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  • AK YAYLA, Turkmenistan, Dec 3- Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran on Wednesday inaugurated a new railway route that will improve resource-rich Central Asia's access to markets in the Middle East and South Asia. "These are just our first steps," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a ceremony in Turkmenistan which marked the end of the building of the final...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Lufthansa's board meets on Wednesday to approve expansion of its budget flights against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with pilots who are now planning their tenth strike this year. However, this year's 160 million euro hit to operating profit as a direct result of the dispute over proposed changes to an early retirement scheme is only...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- Delving into the sensitive subject of women's rights in the workplace, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Wednesday whether employers must provide accommodations for pregnant workers who may have a hard time doing their usual job duties. The case concerns whether package delivery company UPS Inc treated part-time truck driver Peggy...

  • Aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy firms, hospitals, and telecommunications operators based in the United States, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, France, England have been hit by the campaign, the research firm said, without naming individual companies. The 87- page report comes as governments scramble to better understand...

  • Elon Musk wants to hire...a farmer? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Elon Musk

    SpaceX has one job listing that stands out from the rest.

  • The report comes as governments scramble to better understand the extent of Iran's cyber capabilities, which researchers say have grown rapidly as Tehran seeks to retaliate for Western cyber attacks on its nuclear program. It did not identify the companies targeted, but said they included major aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy...

  • Lyft drops quirks to compete with Uber: Report Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    A Lyft car drives along Powell Street in San Francisco, California.

    Lyft is forgoing many of its characteristics to streamline service and meet growing demand.

  • The local government had been planning to shut its bus and city train service after the island's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla was unable to convince enough members of his party to agree to raise the tax on crude oil by 68 percent. Garcia Padilla said on Sunday that the oil tax increase would cost a typical Puerto Rican family $1.17 a week, while a planned tax...

  • TOKYO, Dec 1- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh seven-year high on Monday as strong capital expenditure figures lifted sentiment, with airline shares extending gains as oil prices tumbled further. Exporters also gained after the dollar rose to a new seven-year high against the yen. The Nikkei ended 0.8 percent higher at 17,590.10, the highest closing...

  • SAN JUAN, Nov 30- Puerto Rico's commuters escaped a chaotic transport shutdown after authorities on Sunday reached an eleventh-hour deal to hike a controversial oil tax and averted an escalation of the island's debt crisis. "It will not be necessary to cease operations of any public dependency tomorrow because we have the 26 votes to approve the measure and...

  • Puerto Rico braces for public transport shutdown Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Nov 28- Puerto Rico's capital braced for a public transportation shutdown Monday, as lawmakers and administration officials held last-ditch talks to approve a crude oil tax hike that could keep San Juan's metropolitan area buses and commuter train running. In what would be a major escalation of Puerto Rico's debt crisis, the local government is...

  • Deutsche Bahn to sue airlines over cargo cartel Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    The German magazine said Deutsche Bahn would submit the suit to the regional court in Cologne on Monday, seeking damages from 11 airlines including Lufthansa and British Airways. Deutsche Bahn already announced in August it was suing in the United States for the same price fixing. The airlines' cartel was first exposed seven years ago and triggered fines in the...

  • These stocks are winning on lower oil Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    File photo of United Airlines jets

    Airlines are soaring on lower oil prices, but other stocks are also seeing big boosts after OPEC's decision not to cut rates.

  • *Oil fell to four-year low of $72 on Thursday. SINGAPORE, Nov 28- Airlines in Asia-Pacific are holding off from hedging their fuel costs as they wait for oil to dip below $70 a barrel in hopes of securing lower prices, industry executives said on Friday. The benchmark Brent crude oil price fell more than $6 to under $72 a barrel on Thursday, its lowest since July 2010,...

  • Why oil's slide is a win-win for airlines   Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 9:06 PM ET
    Why oil's slide is a win-win for airlines

    Andrew Cowen, Deputy CEO at Hong Kong Express, says oil makes up about 45 percent of costs so the commodity's recent decline translates into higher profits ahead.

  • Uber on Nevada: '1,000 jobs just disappeared' Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    Lyft and Uber ridesharing car apps

    Uber on Thursday heavily criticized a court decision that stopped its operations in Nevada and said it would not be giving up on the state.

  • Nov 26- Puerto Rico's public transit system will shut down on Monday if lawmakers do not increase a tax on oil, the U.S. commonwealth's Government Development Bank said, accusing politicians of taking an "irresponsible" gamble on the island's economy. The possible shutdown of Puerto Rico's buses and commuter train services, affecting 75,000 commuters, would be a...

  • Nov 26- Puerto Rico's public transit system will shut down on Monday if lawmakers do not increase a tax on oil, the U.S. commonwealth's Government Development Bank said, in what would be a major escalation of the island's debt crisis. The possible shutdown of Puerto Rico's buses and commuter train services threatens a fragile economy and would be a further blow to...

  • Puerto Rico transit network set to shut down Monday Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    The commonwealth's Government Development Bank says the transit system can't make payroll without a tax increase.

  • This guy is betting your flight will be on time Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    People walk past a board that announces cancelled flights at LaGuardia airport on the day before Thanksgiving, in New York, Nov. 26, 2014.

    An insurance company is taking a gamble on airline flights, offering payouts if there are delays or cancellations and if luggage is lost.

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