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  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's ANA placed its biggest ever order of 70 new planes, including 20 Boeing 777-9 X wide-body jets in a move bringing relief to the U.S. planemaker which lost a major Japan Airlines order to rival Airbus last year.

  • *Coast Guard stretches shipping cutoff to midnight from 6 p.m.; to resume at daylight. On Tuesday, when both inbound and outbound traffic resumed, the Coast Guard stopped movement at about 6 p.m. CDT to limit the spread of fuel oil floating in Galveston Bay.

  • Here are the world's best airports Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    Singapore's Changi Airport has been voted the world's best airport with not a single U.S. facility making the top 10.

  • Feds warn pilots not to land at wrong airport Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    The National Transportation Safety Board took the time to remind pilots of the need to make it to the proper destination.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- FBI Director James Comey told a House subcommittee on Wednesday he expects his agency to finish an investigation of computer files related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the next one or two days.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert on Wednesday on how airplane pilots can avoid landing at the wrong airport, after recent incidents when planes landed on much shorter runways than their intended destinations.

  • As Assad advances, Syria launches commercial airline Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Esmail Sharaf, Vice Commercial Manager, told Reuters that Kinda Airlines will operate out of Damascus International airport and the coastal city of Latakia. It aims to fly to more than 10 destinations within a year, including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq, and "hopefully Lebanon and Jordan".

  • HOUSTON, March 26- More ships were waiting on Wednesday morning to sail through the Houston Ship Channel as the cleanup of a Saturday fuel oil spill in Galveston Bay continued, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

  • NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD ISSUES SAFETY ALERT ON WRONG AIRPORT LANDINGS AFTER TWO RECENT INCIDENTS.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, March 26- Russia accused Ukraine on Wednesday of putting lives at risk by preventing Russian pilots and crew disembarking from passenger flights but the Ukrainian authorities said the report distorted the facts.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 0430 GMT/12.30AM ET Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR- Even before the loss of its Flight MH370, Malaysian Airline System was bleeding cash, prompting talk that it may need another financial rescue from state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd, its majority shareholder.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Malaysian Airlines and Boeing Co are facing a potential lawsuit over the Beijing- bound flight that disappeared more than two weeks ago with 239 people on board, according to a law firm representing passengers' families.

  • HOUSTON, March 25- The Houston Ship Channel, a critical waterway for oil shipments, gradually reopened on Tuesday after a four-day closure that forced at least one big refiner to cut output and caused a backlog of more than 100 vessels.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- More than a dozen tankers carrying some 9 million barrels of crude should soon begin moving into the Port of Houston after officials began to gradually reopen a key waterway that was shut for four days.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Target Corp missed multiple opportunities to thwart the hackers responsible for the unprecedented holiday shopping season data breach, U.S. Senate staffers charged in a committee report released on Tuesday. There was no indication the No. 3 U.S. retailer responded to warnings that malware was being installed on Target's system.

  • SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, March 26- Even before the loss of its Flight MH370, Malaysian Airline System was bleeding cash, prompting talk that it may need another financial rescue from state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd, its majority shareholder.

  • BEIJING, March 25- The controversy surrounding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has prompted many Chinese tourists, who once saw Malaysia as an attractive holiday destination, to look elsewhere, travel agents said on Tuesday.

  • BEIJING, March 25- China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it hopes Britain will provide satellite data by British firm Inmarsat on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. When asked whether China wants Britain to give China the satellite information, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he hoped the "relevant country" could provide it.

  • *Coast Guard says will re-open channel' as soon as we can'. TEXAS CITY, Texas March 24- The closure of the vital Houston Ship Channel looked set to extend to a fourth day after the Coast Guard struggled to finish cleaning up after an oil barge spill on Monday, threatening to force deeper production cuts at local refiners.

  • LONDON, March 24- Britain's Inmarsat used a wave phenomenon discovered in the 19th century to analyse the seven pings its satellite picked up from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to determine its final destination.

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