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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Federal health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at U.S. airports this week, Senator Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. The new measures may include screening air travelers for fever when they arrive in the United States from the worst-stricken countries in West Africa, on direct or indirect flights, Schumer said in a...

  • CORRECTED-UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 100 countries, UPS said.

  • Uber hires former Lyft COO Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Lyft and Uber ridesharing car apps

    Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end?

  • UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Oct 7- United Parcel Service Inc the world's biggest courier company, said it bought i-parcel LLC to strengthen its business in the fast-expanding global e-commerce market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. I-parcel helps American e-commerce merchants with international delivery services in over 93 countries, UPS said.

  • The meeting will consider whether adding screenings anywhere in the world might help, Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for the Washington- based group Airlines for America, said on Monday. American officials have said they would consider new ways to curb the worst outbreak of the disease on record after the first case of Ebola was detected in the United States last...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- Federal officials and airlines are discussing whether U.S. airports should screen passengers to identify people who might have Ebola, but the White House on Monday said a ban on travel from West African countries would slow the fight against the virus. "What we're looking to do is review these screening measures," White House spokesman...

  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • John Flannery, 53, was appointed president and chief executive officer of GE Healthcare, effective immediately. With 27 years at GE, Flannery most recently was GE's senior vice president of business development, which recently included a key role in the $16.9 billion purchase of the power assets of France's Alstom. Previously, Flannery served as president and...

  • TORONTO, Oct 6- Air Canada has reached a tentative agreement on a new 10- year contract with its pilots' union, 1-1/ 2 years ahead of the expiration of the current contract at Canada's largest airline. Air Canada has been pushing expansion of its international flights and of Rouge, its low-cost vacation carrier. Tyerman cautioned, however, that Air Canada reached an...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways is to close its Little Red domestic airline next year, it said on Monday, less than two years after it was launched. Reconfirming that the group as a whole was on track to make a profit by the end of this year after two years of losses, Virgin Atlantic said the decision on Little Red followed a review of its network which...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Britain's Virgin Atlantic said its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched. The airline, which is 51 percent owned by its British billionaire founder Richard Branson and 49 percent owned by U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines, said in a statement that Little Red had "not been able to make a...

  • HAVANA, Oct 5- Defense lawyers for a Canadian executive sentenced to 15 years prison in Cuba on bribery and other charges released a raft of documents on Sunday seeking to bolster their case that Cy Tokmakjian was denied a fair trial. Sixteen others including two Canadian employees of his company, the Tokmakjian Group, were convicted and sentenced to terms...

  • *75 percent chance virus will hit France by Oct 24. LONDON, Oct 5- Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 percent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 percent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Nigeria, Senegal and now the United States- where the first case was diagnosed on...

  • Oct 3- American Airlines Group plans to replace jets from its regional unit Envoy Air Inc out of Miami with larger ones from a Republic Airways Inc unit, leading to about 50 job cuts at Envoy. Envoy will roll back its Miami flights to 37 daily departures from 60 starting Dec. 18, according to a letter that Envoy Chief Executive Officer Pedro Fábregas sent to...

  • HAVANA, Oct 3- Dinners at fancy restaurants, week-long family vacations and a flat-screen TV: the bribes that Cuba accused Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian of giving Cuban officials were modest by corruption standards in many developing nations. Tokmakjian's company, the privately held Concord, Ontario- based Tokmakjian Group, says prosecutors failed to...

  • The biggest percentage gains were in airline shares, including JetBlue Airways, up 4.7 percent; Delta Air Lines, up 4.6 percent; and United Airlines, up 4.8 percent. United Airlines said on Wednesday it believed the U.S. Ebola patient flew on its airline from Brussels to Dallas-Fort Worth via Washington on Sept. 20, based on information provided to the airline by...

  • European shares regain poise after sharp sell-off Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 3- European stocks regained some poise on Friday after the previous day's sell-off, led by airlines buoyed by a sharp drop in oil prices while exporters such as Airbus got a lift from the euro's renewed slide after strong U.S. jobs data. Shares in British Airways owner International Airlines Group rose 4.9 percent and Air France-KLM added 3.6 percent,...

  • US TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT EXPECTED TO RELEASE NEW EBOLA WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES LATER TODAY-CDC SPOKESMAN.

  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct 3- Protesters in Kenya ended a blockade on Friday that had disrupted the transport of cargo by truckers on the main trade artery from Mombasa port to Nairobi and the wider east African region. At least 90 percent of all cargo arriving at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa is ferried to final destinations in Kenya and landlocked neighbours by road,...

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