• *Libya oil guards take control of Hariga port, Zueitina pending. NEW YORK, April 10- Global crude oil prices slipped on Thursday on both sides of the Atlantic, pressured by weaker economic data from China as well as the prospect of a rebound in oil exports from Libya.

  • Airlines' on-time record took a beating in Feb. Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    The U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday that only 70.7 percent of domestic flights arrived within 14 minutes of schedule— that's the leeway allowed while still being counted as on-time.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- U.S. lawmakers investigating General Motors' slow recall of 2.6 million cars are zeroing in on engineers and others who may have been aware of problems with ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 42 or 1.2 percent, to $34.31. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $8.95. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 40 or 1.7 percent, to $23.75.

  • HAMBURG, April 10- Ever fancied seeing your name in lights as you boarded a plane? Exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg demonstrated these ideas and more as they sought to win airline customers with new seats, lighting and entertainment systems.

  • *Boeing, Airbus to benefit from low cost carriers boom. BEIJING, April 10- The chairman of Spring Airlines requires his employees to use both sides of a sheet of paper before throwing it away and even removed most of the bulbs lighting the corridor to his office- all part of his quest to save money.

  • Feds investigate chopper crash on hospital roof Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Federal investigators spent Thursday scouring the rooftop of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center in search of clues as they tried to determine what caused a medical helicopter to crash while taking off from the roof.

  • Safety ruling clears Philippines to add US flights Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— American aviation authorities cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved and the European Union opened its skies to the Southeast Asian country's main budget carrier.

  • Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:55 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— An air and sea hunt for the missing Malaysian jet resumed Friday in the same swath of the southern Indian Ocean where an underwater sensor made the fifth detection of a signal in recent days, raising hopes that searchers are closing in on what could be a flight recorder.

  • Clerical workers at Alaska Airlines OK contract Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Union employees at Alaska Airlines approved a contract that will provide pay raises for about 3,000 clerical, office and passenger-service workers.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.22 or 3.6 percent, to $34.73. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 24 or 2.7 percent, to $8.99. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 64 or 2.7 percent, to $24.15.

  • Correction: American Airlines-Bag Fees story Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    In a story April 8 about American Airlines baggage fees, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two fee increases for checking a bag between Europe and the Americas would take effect this June. American Airlines changes bag fees and mileage rules after US Airways merger.

  • More illnesses aboard Princess cruise ship Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— In a story April 8 about illnesses aboard a Princess cruise ship sailing to ports in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the final destination of the cruise. The cruise ends in Los Angeles, not Santa Barbara.

  • Putin's Ukraine adventure may hurt Russian economy Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Pro-Russian activists hold red flags with the communist hammer and sickle during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on April 7, 2014.

    The annexation of Crimea carries hidden costs that could hurt an already struggling Russian economy.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 73 or 2.2 percent, to $34.24. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 19 or 2.2 percent, to $8.94. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 44 or 1.9 percent, to $23.95.

  • Feds say oil trains should have two-man crews Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    The Federal Railroad Administration had asked a freight rail industry advisory committee to make recommendations on whether two-man crews should be required, but the industry officials were unable to reach a consensus after working on the issue for months. The crew proposal was prompted by an accident last July in the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada.

  • Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five years ago. The original plane demonstrated that a solar-powered plane can fly through the night, hop from Europe to Africa and cross the width of the United States.

  • US stocks rally on Fed minutes, earnings news Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Once again, it was the Federal Reserve to the rescue for the stock market. Facebook rose the most in the S&P 500, jumping 7.3 percent, followed closely by biotech company Vertex Pharmaceuticals, up 7 percent.

  • Guns found in carry-on bags at DC-area airports Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Authorities say a Virginia man was recently arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.

  • April 9- Searchers have time and tide against them as they narrow the hunt for a missing Malaysian Airlines jet using final "pings" from flight recorders soon to fall silent.

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