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  • US trade deficit narrows slightly; exports rise Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Shipping container trucks at the port in Long Beach, Calif.

    The U.S. trade deficit narrowed less than expected in October as lower crude oil prices failed to offset a jump in imports.

  • *Christoph Mueller credited with turning round Aer Lingus. KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5- The man credited with turning round Irish carrier Aer Lingus has been picked to head the successor company to Malaysian Airline System Bhd, which is being taken private after being hit by two separate air disasters. Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund and MAS's...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5- Trading in shares of Malaysian Airline System Bhd will be suspended from Dec 15, the first step towards the struggling airline's delisting from the stock exchange as part of a government-led restructuring. State fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the majority shareholder in MAS, plans to take the airline private by the end of the year.

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 4- In an industry where size matters, German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd, which is merging with Chile's Compania Sud Americana de Vapores, will consider adding mega container ships to its fleet to boost competitiveness. Earlier this week, the companies received the last outstanding regulatory approvals for the merger, clearing the way...

  • Russians are buying American—while they can Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    A billboard promotes the Ford Kuga outside a Ford dealership in Moscow, April 3, 2014.

    Russians are rushing to buy high-end, U.S.-made items like cars before prices in their native rubles spike.

  • Orion hopes to launch Friday—if rocket works Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft is seen at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37, Dec. 3, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

    Thursday's planned maiden voyage was scrubbed after delays caused booster rocket fuel valves to get cold and sluggish.

  • McLaren to unveil its top-secret P13 car in April Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    McLaren's flagship sports car, the P1, goes from zero to sixty in 2.7 seconds.

    McLaren's CEO said the company's top secret McLaren P13 car will debut at the New York Auto Show in April.

  • DUBAI, Dec 4- Qatar Airways will receive Airbus' newest plane, the A350 jetliner, on Dec. 13, the Gulf carrier said in a statement on Thursday. The aircraft is the first of the 80 jets ordered by Qatar Airways, making it the first airline to receive Airbus' new wide-body long-haul jet. Qatar Airways said it would first deploy the jet for commercial service on the Frankfurt...

  • Uber's small growth dip during bad press: Study Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    The Uber Technologies Inc. logo is seen on the ground at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C.

    A firm found that Uber's growth decelerated by 3.6 percent during the week of November 17, when negative news came out about Uber. Re/code reports.

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Dec 4- Pilots at Lufthansa started their second strike this week on Thursday, grounding about half of scheduled long-haul flights at the German flagship carrier, in a drawn-out dispute over an early retirement scheme. VC board member Joerg Handwerg said VC would discuss the offer at a meeting of its pay committee at the start of next week.

  • NAIROBI, Dec 4- On the edge of Kenya's capital, two doors down from a gleaming display of Germany's luxury Porsche cars, another showroom offers Africa's answer to the continent's potholed roads. Mobius Motors hopes to succeed where many others have failed: designing, building and selling a product in Africa, which has long provided the raw materials to feed the...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 4- Pilots at Lufthansa started their second strike this week on Thursday, grounding about half of scheduled long-haul flights at the German flagship carrier, in a drawn-out dispute over an early retirement scheme. The Germany- wide strike, the tenth this year, started at 02:00 GMT on Thursday and is to last until 22:59 GMT. Lufthansa's board on...

  • Dec 3- Logistics company UTi Worldwide Inc said it held "exploratory" talks to be acquired by Nordic trucking company DSV A/S, denying a Bloomberg report that discussions were at an advanced stage. "UTi can confirm that exploratory conversations have taken place between the companies, in response to an inquiry from DSV A/S, those discussions never progressed...

  • China Railway Construction flexes muscles abroad Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    China Railway Construction's shows ambitions to become a global force in transport projects and take on the likes of Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier.

  • Chrysler expands recall for Takata air bags Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    A Chrysler assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    Chrysler on Wednesday recalled 149,150 pickup trucks over concerns about the air bag inflators.

  • Meet Loup: The love child of Uber and a bus service Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Screen image from the Loup app

    If you were to create a hybrid of a public bus service and Uber, you’d get Loup, Re/code reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared unsure on Wednesday how to decide a case that could determine whether employers must provide accommodations for pregnant workers who may have physical limitations on duties they can perform. During a one-hour argument before the nine justices, two of the court's three women- Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Lufthansa's board approved plans on Wednesday to expand its budget flight operations against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with its pilots who are set for their tenth strike this year. Lufthansa is battling to remain competitive in the face of budget carriers such as Ryanair and easyJet and Gulf operators including Emirates, Etihad...

  • Dec 3- Hawaiian Holdings Inc, operator of Hawaiian Airlines, will add more seats to its short-haul aircraft next year, a senior company executive said on Wednesday. Hawaiian Holdings, which mainly operates flights in Hawaii, will add as many as 10 seats to each of its 18 Boeing 717 jets, Peter Ingram, the company's chief commercial officer, said at an investor day in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared unsure on Wednesday how to decide a case that could determine whether employers must provide accommodations for pregnant workers who may have physical limitations on the duties they can perform. During a one-hour argument before the nine justices, two of the court's three women- Ruth Bader Ginsburg and...

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