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  • Oct 14- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, a unit of General Dynamics Corp, said it had launched two new business jets, the G500 and G600, and signed agreements for orders of up to 70 aircraft from Flexjet LLC and Qatar Airways. Dallas- based Flexjet LLC, a provider of fractional jet ownership and leasing services, will order up to 50 aircraft, including the 16- seater G450, the...

  • Oct 14- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, a unit of General Dynamics Corp, said it had launched two new business jets, the G500 and G600, and received orders for up to 70 aircraft from Flexjet LLC and Qatar Airways. Dallas- based Flexjet LLC, a provider of fractional jet ownership and leasing services, will order up to 50 aircraft, including the G450, the G500 and G650,...

  • The Indiegogo projects that will 'shock' you Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    Crowdfunding campaigns are taking wearables to the next level, including a habit breaking tracker and a voice controlled smart bracelet.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 14- Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo is close to placing a large order worth billions of dollars for a variety of aircraft and could reach a decision as early as 2015, a senior aviation analyst and several industry sources said. IndiGo, India's largest airline by market share, could pick up a combination of regional planes that can seat up to 100...

  • BOSTON, Oct 13- Emergency crews in protective gear removed five passengers with flu-like symptoms from a commercial airliner that arrived at Boston's Logan Airport from Dubai on Monday, but U.S. health authorities said the possibility of Ebola was "exceedingly low." Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Matthew Brelis said none of the ill passengers had...

  • *VIX at highest close since June 2012. NEW YORK, Oct 13- U.S. stocks dropped more than 1 percent on Monday, with the S&P 500 closing below a key technical support level, as declines in energy and airline shares led a late-day selloff. The CBOE Volatility index ended at 24.64, its highest close since early June 2012.

  • *Luxottica shares tumble as new CEO set to leave. Shares in German lender Commerzbank rose 2.3 percent after sources told Reuters preliminary talks with the European Central Bank have given the bank no reason to believe its capital will fall below stress test requirements. Air France-KLM gained 1.9 percent and Lufthansa climbed 1.6 percent as Brent crude...

  • The fire forced the evacuation of the FAA control center in Aurora, Illinois on Sept. 26. Operations were slowly returned to near normal at O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport in the days after the fire by shifting nearly 200 workers and responsibilities to other sites, the FAA has said. Harris Corp, the FAA telecommunications...

  • *Luxottica shares tumble as new CEO set to leave. PARIS, Oct 13- European stocks paused on Monday following their steep three-week sell-off, with shares in airlines bouncing back as oil prices extended their slide on ample supply. Air France-KLM gained 3.4 percent and Lufthansa climbed 3.3 percent as Brent crude sank below $88 a barrel, its lowest level in almost...

  • LONDON, Oct 13- European stock markets turned positive on Monday, recovering from earlier losses, with airline stocks such as Lufthansa and Air France-KLM boosted by a further drop in the oil price. Germany's DAX also advanced by 0.2 percent, although the DAX remained near one-year lows, while both France's CAC and the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 were up 0.1...

  • *U.S. war funds finally approved to fight Ebola in West Africa. Oct 10- A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people. Airline and hospital officials said a Delta Air Lines plane was...

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif., Oct 9- Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the Model S sedan that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds yet doesn't compromise...

  • *United States, Germany lack political will to spend. In the United States, an Obama administration proposal to overhaul roads and bridges is stymied in Congress, evidence of the difficulty even wealthy nations may face in deciding between higher debt today and future productivity. Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver, speaking to reporters on the sidelines...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Fears are growing in the United States about Ebola with about 200 airline cabin cleaners walking off the job in New York and some lawmakers demanding the government ban travelers from the West African countries hit hardest by the virus. As the government prepares to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever at five major...

  • Drone gap? US has one in farming, say experts Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    A drone flying over vineyards in Pessac, France.

    As the FAA formulates rules regarding commercial use of drones, experts say American farmers are falling behind other countries who use it.

  • Ebola: Airports a focus, but what about seaports? Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Container ships in Port Newark, N.J.

    Although passenger screening is mandatory for airports, the Coast Guard is not requiring the same measure for those arriving by sea.

  • *Alliance would have 35 pct of Asia- Europe route. Maersk said the approval had been the last it needed from regulators around the world, including in China and the European Union, and that the alliance would begin operations in January. The two carriers control 28 percent of the global container shipping market and even more along some big trade routes, leaving...

  • PARIS, Oct 9- Transatlantic aero engine joint venture CFM International said on Thursday it had begun flight trials of its next-generation LEAP engine, stepping up a race for billions of dollars of jet engine sales in the coming years. The company, co-owned by General Electric and France's Safran, said in a statement it was on track to win safety approval for the...

  • The proposal follows the rejection in June of a larger planned venture involving Maersk, MSC and France's CMA CGM by China's Ministry of Commerce on competition grounds. The approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinsky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters. The two shippers still need to win over regulators in Europe and...

  • The tie-up was approved after four out of five commissioners at the Federal Maritime Commission voted not to seek further information from the two shippers about the impact of the alliance on exporters and ports. The U.S. approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinisky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters.

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