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  • OTTAWA, Jan 23- The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will recommend sturdier tank cars for carrying crude oil by rail, after examining the July 6 derailment at Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people, the Globe and Mail said on Thursday.

  • Jan 23- U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines Co posted a better-than-expected profit in the fourth quarter, aided by higher fares and lower costs for fuel and aircraft maintenance. Shares jumped 2.3 percent to $22.28 in premarketing trading. Net income rose to $212 million, or 30 cents a share, from $78 million, or 11 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- United Continental Holdings Inc on Thursday reported a quarterly profit that easily topped Wall Street expectations, helped by an increase in passenger travel, higher ticket prices and lower fuel costs.

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 22- Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Chilean shipper Vapores have agreed to a business tie-up that would create the world's fourth largest container-shipping company, the companies said on Wednesday. It said it will sign a pact with Hapag-Lloyd key shareholders: the city of Hamburg and businessman Klaus-Michael Kuehne.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is joining with two top U.S. universities to launch research into automated driving technology.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- When Delta Air Lines announced it was buying the Trainer oil refinery from Phillips 66, in April 2012, the U.S. carrier hailed the transaction as "an innovative approach to managing our largest expense". The refinery remained in the red in 2013, reporting a loss of $116 million.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Iran's oil exports have picked up modestly in January for the third consecutive month, according to sources who track tanker movements, adding to signs that the easing of sanctions pressure on Tehran is helping its oil exports to recover.

  • ABU DHABI, Jan 22- Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways has secured a deal to share route codes with U.S. carrier JetBlue Airways, it said on Wednesday, a move which extends the reach of its apparent network in the United States and nearby markets.

  • Silicon Valley firms to pay shuttle fee amid backlash Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    San Francisco's transportation agency agreed to charge tech companies $1 every time one of their commuter shuttles uses a public bus stop.

  • BOC to lease Airbus jets to new Indian airline - sources Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 4:37 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Jan 22- Singapore- based BOC Aviation looks poised to supply aircraft to India's latest airline as new players jostle to capture growth in Asia's third-biggest economy, two industry sources said. The fleet of 20 planes would initially be sourced from leasing companies, rather than purchased direct from Airbus.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours. Norwegian said it did not have more detail about the problem because Boeing is responsible for maintenance of the airline's 787 fleet.

  • Another 787 problem: Fuel leak delays flight Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight to be delayed by 19 hours.

  • Fuel leak on Boeing 787 delays Norwegian Air flight Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Jan 21- Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours. Norwegian said it did not have more detail about the problem because Boeing is responsible for maintenance of the airline's 787 fleet.

  • Delta, the third-largest U.S. airline behind American Airlines Group Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc, said it would "significantly improve" profitability this year by controlling costs and offering more customer amenities.

  • Jan 21- U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc reported a higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, aided by lower fuel costs and higher fares. Delta, now the third-largest U.S. airline behind the newly merged American Airlines Group Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc, said it expected margins to widen in the current period.

  • Expanding Arctic ocean to get its own shipping rules Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    TROMSOE, Norway, Jan 21- New shipping rules are soon to be agreed for the Arctic, where summer sea ice has shrunk by about two-thirds over three decades, opening a new ocean with vast natural resources. The Northern Sea Route along Russia's edge can reduce the sailing distance between Asian ports and Northern Europe by 40 percent.

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 21- A deal that would cut Israeli shipping company Zim's debt by at least half will likely be signed by the end of this week, two sources close to the negotiations said on Tuesday. Following the latest restructuring and write-off, Zim's debt will fall to $1- $1.5 billion.

  • Chart of the Day: Port of Los Angeles floats high Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A tug boat moves into position with the Hyundia Force container ship at the Port of Los Angeles, in California.

    Some $262.27 billion in goods moved through the Port of Los Angeles during the first 11 months of 2013, a report shows.

  • *Expects fourth-quarter earnings/shr $1.25 vs est $1.43. *Expects 2013 earnings/shr $4.57 vs $4.65- $4.85 forecast earlier. Jan 17- United Parcel Service Inc warned its fourth-quarter earnings would fall well short of market forecasts as it spent up large to try to deliver a surge in parcels in time for Christmas.

  • Jan 17- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc, a provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, said British Airways Plc terminated a lease agreement ahead of schedule.

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