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  • Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportation Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    MEDINA, Wash.— Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. "It's a pretty elegant solution for the state of Washington. The state will face a 52 percent drop in its maintenance budget and 71 bridges will become structurally deficient if the Legislature is not able to pass a transportation budget in the 2015 session, he said.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $2.42 or 5.1 percent, to $45.38. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 50 or 3.3 percent, to $14.44. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $2.00 or 4.8 percent, to $39.58.

  • Several hurt after American jet meets turbulence Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— An American Airlines jet encountered severe air turbulence shortly after taking off from Seoul, South Korea, prompting an unscheduled landing at Narita International Airport in Tokyo after 14 people asked for medical attention. A statement issued by the Fort Worth, Texas- based carrier says American Flight 280 was headed for Dallas-Fort...

  • FedEx truck crashes in Georgia, spills packages Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    FORSYTH, Ga.— A FedEx truck crash along a Georgia interstate sent packages spilling all over the highway just nine days before Christmas. A FedEx truck also overturned in New Jersey on Monday, one of the company's busiest shipping days of the year. FedEx spokeswoman Connie Avery says customers with questions on their shipments should track their packages online,...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $2.01 or 4.2 percent, to $45.79. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 45 or 3.0 percent, to $14.50. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.56 or 3.8 percent, to $40.02.

  • 'Nut rage' gives Hawaii macadamia nuts a boost Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A Korean Air Lines executive's tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii's $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost. Cho Hyun- ah, an airline vice president of cabin service and daughter of the company's chairman, ordered a flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight from New York City after she was served...

  • Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportation Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    MEDINA, Wash.— Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. "It's a pretty elegant solution for the state of Washington. The state will face a 52 percent drop in its maintenance budget and 71 bridges will become structurally deficient if the Legislature is not able to pass a transportation budget in the 2015 session, he said.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.15 or 2.4 percent, to $46.65. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 25 or 1.7 percent, to $14.69. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.15 or 2.8 percent, to $40.43.

  • Southwest bag workers picketing over flight delays Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    For years, Dallas- based Southwest was the most punctual of big U.S. airlines, but it stumbled after trying to squeeze in more flights into its schedule. Southwest has also prided itself on keeping its employees happy, believing that would guarantee good service for its customers. "That recipe is kind of gone and it's profits over people and that's not acceptable,"...

  • TORONTO, Dec 15- The parent of Canada's Porter Airlines is nearing the sale of a passenger terminal it operates at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport, according to three sources familiar with the process. One of the sources familiar with the process said at least two separate bids are expected this week from pension fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp...

  • FedEx truck crashes, spills packages on NJ highway Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:15 PM ET
    A file photo of a FedEx truck

    A FedEx truck overturned in New Jersey on Monday, spilling packages on to a roadway during one of the company's busiest times of the year.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $47.80. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $14.94. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $41.58.

  • Zurich airport partially closes after threat Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:10 PM ET
    A file photo of the airport in Zurich, Switzerland

    Parts of Zurich airport were closed on Monday evening after it received an unspecified threat.

  • Union, shippers see slow progress in port talks Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Cranes for unloading shipping containers stand at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Contract talks that bogged down movement in West Coast ports are making slow but steady progress, the union and shippers said.

  • Dec 15- American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said airlines should stop sharing profits with employees and improve wages instead, despite persistent pressure from his own workers to link part of their pay to the company's performance. Competitors Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines still tout the millions of dollars they give to...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association,...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $47.55. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.1 percent, to $14.98. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $41.42.

  • Schumer: Investigate expensive airplane tickets Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Sen. Charles Schumer

    Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal investigations of high airfares, questioning why they're not dropping along with fuel costs.

  • FedEx truck overturns on highway, spills packages Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MAHWAH, N.J.— State police say a Fed Ex tractor-trailer truck overturned in northern New Jersey, spilling dozens of packages on the roadway. It's not clear what caused the accident, which occurred around 2:45 a.m. Monday in a northbound lane of Interstate 287 in Mahwah. The accident occurred on a day that FedEx says is typically their busiest day of the year.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $47.84. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.2 percent, to $14.99. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $41.75.

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