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  • May 29- The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday it had fined Southwest Airlines a total of $300,000 for advertising low airfares for which no seats were available.

  • Car, truck crashes cost whopping $871B Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    A North Lenoir firefighter takes equipment back to the truck after a woman, pinned in her white vehicle, was rescued by the jaws of life on U.S. 258 North, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Kinston, N.C.

    Government safety regulators say the economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to $871 billion in a single year.

  • MIAMI, May 28- Local officials and railway executives unveiled plans on Wednesday for a sprawling 3 million-square-foot Miami train station complex including an 80- story skyscraper, to anchor the state's first privately owned intercity railway and help redevelop the downtown area.

  • Uber’s $90K salary could disrupt the taxi business Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Inside a UberX taxi, Washington, D.C.

    Uber's smartphone-based taxi model reduces driver downtime, and may be making traditional taxi regulation unnecessary.

  • BOGOTA, May 28- Venezuela has agreed to release $12 million to Colombian airline Avianca, equivalent to 4 percent of the unrepatriated revenue trapped in Venezuela because of currency controls, the company said on Wednesday.

  • *Abu Dhabi's Etihad owns 24 percent stake. NEW DELHI, May 27- Jet Airways Ltd laid out a three-year restructuring plan on Tuesday vowing to take tough measures to return India's No. 2 airline by market share to profit after posting its worst ever loss.

  • BEIJING, May 28- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will not meet with the families of Chinese passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 when he visits Beijing for the first time since the plane disappeared. A spokesman for Najib's China delegation told Reuters on Wednesday he could not immediately comment on why there would be no meeting.

  • RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., May 27- Google Inc is building cars that don't have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company's efforts to develop self-driving cars.

  • WRAPUP 2-U.S. data boosts economic growth prospects Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 27- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods unexpectedly rose in April and consumer confidence perked up in May, supporting views of a rebound in economic growth this quarter. "It appears that the economy continues to bounce back from the harsh winter," said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York.

  • *Malaysia government, Inmarsat release satellite data. KUALA LUMPUR, May 27- Malaysia's government and British satellite firm Inmarsat on Tuesday released the data used to determine the path of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, responding to mounting calls from passengers' relatives for greater transparency.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 27- Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation and British satellite firm Inmarsat on Tuesday released the data used to determine the path of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, following mounting calls from passengers' relatives for greater transparency.

  • OTTAWA, May 26- Canada is probing two fatal crashes in General Motors Co vehicles which were subject to a recall to fix faulty switches and has received nine further complaints from drivers, the country's top transportation official told Reuters on Monday.

  • *Huge task for Poroshenko to square pro-West move with Moscow.

  • Much-hated seat belt technology making comeback Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    GM plans to test an updated seat belt technology, which prevents the car from starting unless front-seat occupants are buckled up.

  • Business aviation picks up, but jet surplus persists Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    With so many jets not being flown, businesses are finding it more difficult to justify new purchases, said Rolland Vincent, president of Rolland Vincent Associates, a jet consulting firm that works with Utica, New York- based JetNet.

  • NHTSA: Death toll of GM switches still unknown Friday, 23 May 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    NHTSA said GM can determine additional switch-related deaths from lawsuits, incident claims and other sources.

  • *First 1 million barrel cargo being loaded at Ceyhan, Turkey. ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, May 22- Iraqi Kurdistan started loading oil from its new pipeline for shipment from a Turkish port on Thursday, defying the Baghdad government, which claims sole authority over Iraqi crude and declares any independently sold oil as' smuggled'.

  • SEATTLE, May 22- The U.S. agency that investigates air crashes on Thursday called for lithium-ion batteries on Boeing's 787 Dreamliners to undergo more testing to ensure they are safe.

  • The National Transportation Safety Board urged the Federal Aviation Administration to develop better tests for the uncontrolled overheating that led to a battery fire on a Dreamliner in 2013, require Boeing to conduct the tests, and check whether 787 s, and possibly other planes, need more testing to ensure their lithium batteries are safe.

  • LONDON, May 22- Italy's largest infrastructure fund F2i plans to sell up to 49 percent of F2i Aeroporti, which holds stakes in some of the country's main airports, in a deal that sources said could raise up to 500 million euros.

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