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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Many oil-by-rail shipments will slow down through urban areas and track inspections will increase on high-traffic areas in response to a string of fiery derailments in the last several months, the American Association of Railroads said on Friday.

  • By July 1, many large train shipments of oil will abide by a 40 mph speed limit in urban areas, the American Association of Railroads said.

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 20- BNSF Railway Co plans to move into tank car ownership and buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards, the unit of investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS/ WASHINGTON, Feb 20- U.S. airlines have stepped up the pressure on EU countries not to enforce emissions law in the latest twist to an international row over aircraft pollution.

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urged Congress on Thursday to show "a little political courage" and come up with long-term solution to pay for roads. "Congress is going to have to show a little political courage to face this problem," Foxx said.

  • Buffett's BNSF buying up to 5,000 safer railcars Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    A BNSF Railway Company train.

    BNSF Railway plans to buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards.

  • BRUSSELS/ WASHINGTON, Feb 20- U.S. airlines have stepped up the pressure on EU countries not to impose fines for alleged breaches of emissions rules in the latest twist to an international row over aircraft pollution.

  • Feb 19- Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines said it lost a bid for slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington that are being given up by American Airlines Group.

  • Feb 19- Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines said it lost a bid to get takeoff and landing slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington that are being given up by American Airlines Group. "We put in a bid at a price that we thought we could keep our target margin returns in place and we did not win," Spirit Chief Executive Ben Baldanza said on a conference call.

  • China budget carrier Spring eyes $3 bln A320 order Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Feb 19- Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines is set to make an order for up to 30 Airbus A320 aircraft worth $3 billion at list prices, the company's chairman told Reuters. The airline hopes to divide the order between the current model of the Airbus A320 and the re-engined A320neo, Wang Zhenghua said in an interview in Singapore.

  • *MAS waiting for govt approval to order up to 100 aircraft from Boeing, Airbus. SINGAPORE, Feb 19- Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is waiting for government approval to place a multi-billion dollar order for up to 100 Airbus and Boeing passenger aircraft, two people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters, a move aimed at boosting its profitability.

  • Obama made the announcement in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, about 20 miles from Washington, at a distribution center for Safeway grocery stores, next to a trucking rig that had been redesigned to increase fuel economy.

  • One hotel mogul's next frontier: Outer space Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on display during a media briefing at which NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Bigelow Aerospace founder Robert Bigelow announced that BEAM will join the International Space Station to test expandable space habitat technology.

    Hotel pioneer Robert Bigelow has been constructing his latest real estate project in space.

  • Obama made the announcement in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, about 20 miles from Washington, at a distribution center for Safeway grocery stores, next to a trucking rig that had been redesigned to increase fuel economy.

  • *Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA/ ADDIS ABABA, Feb 17- A co-pilot who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines flight to seek asylum in Switzerland on Monday surrendered to police at Geneva airport after jumping out of a cockpit window and scrambling down an emergency rope.

  • *Co-pilot lands in Geneva, demands asylum. *Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- The co-pilot of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight surrendered to Swiss authorities in Geneva on Monday after commandeering his aircraft to seek asylum in Switzerland, police said.

  • *Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday and police said all passengers were unhurt. The airline earlier said the flight from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa had been "forced to proceed" to Geneva.

  • *Ethiopian Airlines plane had been bound for Rome. GENEVA, Feb 17- Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe.

  • HIJACKER OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES PLANE AT GENEVA AIRPORT HELD, SITUATION "UNDER CONTROL", NO INJURIES- AIRPORT POLICE.

  • GENEVA, Feb 17- A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight landed at Geneva's international airport on Monday, but it was not immediately clear who had seized the plane or if any demands had been made.

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