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  • Delta Airlines planes sit at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

    Industry experts explain why the DOJ will need solid proof to convict airlines of colluding to inflate airfares.

  • A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through inspection at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    Fiat Chrysler will now have to explain to regulators why they didn't notify car owners about defective Takata air bags on time.

  • A bomb threat believed to be a hoax Wednesday night prompted WestJet to divert a Vancouver- to- Toronto flight to Calgary. A flight on Tuesday from Toronto landed at Saskatoon following a threat. A flight from Edmonton to Toronto was diverted to Winnipeg on Monday because of an unspecified threat.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to a central Ohio airport after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements. Airport spokesman David Whitaker says the United Express flight bound for Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia landed safely at Port Columbus...

  • BOSTON— The brutal winter had only a "transitory, and ultimately minor" effect on the state's overall economy, according to economists who said Thursday that Massachusetts is in many ways experiencing its strongest expansion since the late 1990 s. A series of winter storms from late January through early March pummeled Massachusetts with record snowfall.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell more than expected in May on weak demand for transportation and electrical equipment, a sign that manufacturing remained mired in a soft patch. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new orders for manufactured goods dropped 1.0 percent after a revised 0.7 percent decline in April.

  • MOSCOW— A draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Malaysia, Ukraine, the U.S., Russia, Britain, Australia and the Netherlands prior to the release of the...

  • 'Wow, pulled back wrong throttle': Crashed plane capt Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Rescue teams work to free passengers from the TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 turboprop airplane that crashed into the Keelung River, Taipei.

    The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February.

  • US probing whether airlines collude on airfares Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Family holiday vacation airport passengers

    The U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. But the account Thursday by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council— while not assigning blame— added...

  • July 1- Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture Plc, for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Under the terms of the deal, Accenture will be designated as a "strategic partner" for the Amadeus airline IT business, Amadeus said. The company reported revenues of 3,417.7...

  • How airline investigation affects stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    American Airlines plane and terminal

    A government investigation into airline collusion adds pressure to a sector that was "starting to bottom out," an analyst said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. Shares of United Continental, JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, Spirit Airlines all fell against the backdrop of a broader market that was up nearly a half...

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. The Associated Press, which broke the story, said that the department was trying to determine whether the airlines were colluding to grow slowly in a bid to keep airfares high.

  • United Airlines confirms DOJ opens investigation Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    United Airlines and Delta Airlines jets

    The DoJ is investigating whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high.

  • The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats. Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce confirmed that the department is looking into potential "unlawful coordination" among some airlines.

  • ABUJA, July 1- Nigeria should merge its debt-laden airlines and create a national carrier in partnership with a global airline to boost revenue and create jobs, a ruling party strategy report seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows. Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in as president of Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy on May 29, is considering...

  • WASHINGTON— Document shows Justice Dept investigating whether airlines are colluding to keep airfares high.

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere. "I'm used to taking the bus to school every morning," said McCall, who attends Bryant and Stratton College in downtown Milwaukee. At Planet Fitness in downtown...

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