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  • TORONTO, May 1- Ontario's minority Liberal government unveiled a budget on Thursday that projected a larger-than-forecast deficit for fiscal year 2014-15, but it was not clear whether the budget would get enough opposition support to pass and stave off a summer election.

  • *Malaysia Airlines urges passengers' families to go home. KUALA LUMPUR/ PARIS, May 1- Malaysia on Thursday released its most comprehensive account yet of what happened to missing Flight MH370, in a preliminary report that detailed the route the plane probably took as it veered off course and revealed the confusion that followed.

  • *Malaysia Airlines urges passengers' families to go home. KUALA LUMPUR/ PARIS, May 1- Malaysia on Thursday released its most comprehensive account yet of what happened to missing Flight MH370, in a preliminary report that detailed the route the plane probably took as it veered off course and revealed the confusion that followed.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The U.S. agency that investigates airplane crashes urged the U.S. safety regulator on Thursday to audit several Alaska- based air carriers after a series of accidents over 19 months in which six people were killed.

  • May 1- Canada's Bombardier Inc on Thursday reported slightly weaker-than-expected quarterly results and a sharp jump in spending, which sparked some analyst concern about the company's liquidity as it continues to pour money into its CSeries aircraft program.

  • May 1- Canada's Bombardier Inc reported slightly weaker than expected results on Thursday, prompting some analysts to express concerns about the aircraft and train maker's cash burn rate as it continues to pour money into its CSeries aircraft program.

  • *Germany shipyards' group forecasts rise in new orders. FRANKFURT, May 1- German shipyards expect orders to rise this year as they focus more on high-tech vessels for oil and gas exploration and for installing and servicing offshore wind farms, and as the global shipping industry emerges from a five-year slump.

  • May 1- Canada's Bombardier Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it earned less from the sale of its aircraft. The costly CSeries could be Bombardier's ticket into the big leagues, with its CS100 and CS300 models suited to compete with the smaller planes made by rival Boeing Co and Airbus Group.

  • Highway tolls could spring up coast-to-coast Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Federal dollars for highways funded by gas taxes are drying up, and the White House may want states to pick up the slack.

  • 'Computer issue' halts departing flights at LAX Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    All flights out of Los Angeles International Airport have been halted because of a "computer issue" at Los Angeles Flight Center in Palmdale, Calif.

  • SAO PAULO, April 30- Embraer SA, the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, said on Wednesday that first-quarter profit more than tripled, beating estimates with surging defense and business jet revenue.

  • Ryanair buys five more Boeing 737-800 planes Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    DUBLIN, April 30- Low cost carrier Ryanair said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy five more Boeing 737-800 aircraft, taking its order book to 180 new Boeing planes worth over $16 billion. Ryanair, Europe's largest airline by passenger numbers, said four of the five planes would be delivered in the summer next year, with the fifth coming in Feb, 2016..

  • MILAN, April 30- Etihad Airways has signalled that it is ready to continue talks on a potential investment in Italy's troubled Alitalia but it refuses to budge on tough conditions on debt restructuring and job cuts, a source close to the talks said on Wednesday.

  • UPDATE 1-Miner Grupo Mexico's Q1 profit drops 35 pct Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, April 29- Mexican metals miner and railroad operator Grupo Mexico said on Tuesday its first-quarter profit fell 34.8 percent compared with the same period a year earlier as an increase in production failed to offset steep falls in metal prices.

  • SAN JUAN, April 29- Puerto Rico's governor announced a $1.4 billion cut in public spending on Tuesday as the commonwealth government agencies braced for measures that will be taken to produce the first balanced budget in years.

  • Air France pilots plan daily strikes in May Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    PARIS, April 29- Pilots of Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM plan to strike for several hours per day in May to protest against what they say are limits on their right to strike. Air France's leading pilot union SNPL said it plans to strike daily between 5:45 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and 3.45 p.m time between May 3 and May 30.

  • Power struggle blights Libya's chaotic main airport Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, April 29- With a bomb on the runway, pets boarding planes and passengers jetting off without visas, Tripoli International Airport typifies the chaos that has gripped Libya since the 2011 ouster of Muammar Gaddafi.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 29- AirAsia X Bhd, the long-haul arm of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Bhd, is betting its dual strategy of scale and multi-country hubs will make it the region's dominant airline and help it survive the short-term impact of declining yields.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Two Democratic U.S. senators on Monday called on the Department of Transportation to urge owners of 2.6 million recalled General Motors cars to stop driving them until they are repaired, which could take months as dealerships wait for replacement ignition switches.

  • OSLO, April 28- Budget airline Norwegian Air has suspended talks on buying 20 Dreamliner planes from Boeing because of a delay in receiving U.S. backing for its long-haul plans, Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos said in a letter.

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