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  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine needs to consider borrowing money and reallocating resources to find an additional $70 million annually to ensure the safety of the state's bridges and prevent significant long-term costs, transportation officials told lawmakers Tuesday. The Maine Department of Transportation currently dedicates about $70 million annually for...

  • Mongolia, which has Russia and China as its neighbours, has large quantities of natural resources including copper, gold, silver and uranium deposits. Merkel outlined the difficulties involved in getting start-up financing for infrastructure and mining projects, and the need for infrastructure expansion in Mongolia. "Thirdly, Mongolia has big neighbours...

  • Dubai's Emirates says adds $7.6 bln to EU GDP Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    DUBAI, March 3- Dubai's flagship airline Emirates contributes 6.8 billion euros to the European Union economy, it said on Tuesday, in an apparent response to criticism from rivals that government subsidies give Gulf carriers an unfair advantage. Emirates first flew to Europe in 1987 and since then has grown to 350 passenger flights a week from Europe, its...

  • WASHINGTON— Israeli leader: World must unite to' stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror'.

  • Now THIS carmaker is planning a driverless car Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    When it comes autonomous cars, Google has dominated the headlines - but it's not the only company making waves in this space.

  • SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.— The Scottsbluff airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in recommending new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes Airlines for government-subsidized flights. All three airports had initially selected Beachwood, Ohio- based Aerodynamics Inc., but in January the Transportation Department said Aerodynamics did not...

  • Daimler: We welcome an Apple Car  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Dieter Zetsche, chair of Daimler, says that he is unsure why Apple would want to enter the car industry, but that he would welcome them as either a partner or competition. Zetsche adds that Daimler would "exploit" any new technology opportunity.

  • Daimler's best markets are UK, Germany  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Dieter Zetsche, chair of Daimler, talks about the firm's new vehicles and how Daimler's sales are improving in certain markets.

  • Daylight saving time bill springs forward Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— A Senate committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska and allow for consideration of another time zone in the state. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider moving part or all of Alaska to Pacific time. Anna MacKinnon, R- Eagle River, originally...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year. The company's earnings report released Wednesday shows flydubai's profits were around 12 percent higher than in 2013. The fast-growing airliner added 23 new routes last...

  • Audi CEO: We're strong in China, Europe  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says the business is going strong in China and Europe, and there's potential within the U.S. market.

  • Audi was 'heavily affected' by Russia  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says the devaluation of the Russian ruble had the biggest impact on Audi in Russia.

  • How does Infiniti stay successful?  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti, says that the success of the brand is down to its strong partnership with its dealers.

  • RUTHERFORD, N.J.— If New Jersey continues its decades-old pattern of borrowing money to fund transportation infrastructure projects, it will jeopardize its ability to do the same in the future, a legislator told a group of business leaders Tuesday. Assembly Transportation Committee chairman John Wisniewski said the state must identify a dedicated source of...

  • Tests conducted last month by the Federal Aviation Administration show that rechargeable batteries, also called lithium-ion batteries, consistently emit explosive gases when they overheat or short-circuit, The Associated Press has learned. In the recent tests, as well as other FAA tests last year, the buildup of gases— primarily hydrogen— led to fierce...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Prospective Ohio drivers would see added training requirements and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to accept credit and debit cards under a state transportation budget that easily cleared the Ohio House on Tuesday. The $7 billion, two-year spending blueprint lays out priorities for Ohio highway, road, bridge and public safety...

  • NEW YORK— At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200 ER is hard to miss. In an age when a missing iPhone or a FedEx package can be tracked, it's unfathomable that something the size of a Boeing 777 could never be found. "The public's perception of what's acceptable has changed radically," said Todd Curtis, a former Boeing safety...

  • SYDNEY— Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. The current phase of the search in the deep, dark and desolate waters of the Indian Ocean has failed to yield a single clue about the plane's fate. A: Crews have scoured more than 40...

  • March 2- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777 X aircraft from Boeing Co but views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300 ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. While Rainey has said the 777-300 ER interests United, he noted Monday that the aircraft...

  • March 2- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777 X aircraft from Boeing Co but instead views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300 ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. Rainey said United is not interested in the more expensive 777 X, to be outfitted...

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