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  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $39.23. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $11.31. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 22 or. 8 percent, to $28.65.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in June. The number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.8 percent, while international traffic was up 9.2 percent for the month.

  • United 1st US airline to resume flights to Israel Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip. The Chicago- based airline says it will resume service to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv with a 4:45 p.m. eastern flight from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

  • Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates. Union Pacific Chief Executive Jack Koraleski said those shipments show the economy is continuing to gradually improve.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:14 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    French official: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanishes over northern Mali Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006 World shares subdued despite China manufacturing as reports say EU mulls new Russia sanctions General Motors 2 Q profit falls 85 pct., drained by massive recall costs Ford's second quarter net income up 6 percent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again Flush with more revenue, American Airlines posts profit, declares first dividend since 1980 With summer travel season in full swing, United Airlines breaks into the black Higher fares, more full seats help push Southwest Airlines to record 2 Q profit of $465 million Wal-Mart promotes exec of Asia division Greg Foran as new CEO of Wal-Mart US stores Caterpillar 2nd- quarter profit rises, revenue falls; lifts full-year earnings forecast

  • Southwest reports record profit of $465M for 2Q Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest Airlines is reporting a record profit for the second quarter, more than doubling its earnings from a year ago. Southwest Airlines Co. is in the midst of several big changes, including phasing out the AirTran Airways brand, starting international flights on Southwest, and expansion in Dallas and other key markets.

  • Britain's easyJet to resume flights to Tel Aviv Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    LONDON, July 24- British low cost carrier easyJet said it will resume flights to Tel Aviv as scheduled from Friday 25 July after regulators lifted advice over flying into the Israeli airport.

  • An American Airlines plane (left) and a USAirways jetliner at Dallas-Fort Worth.

    *Adj Q2 profit of $1.98 a share compares with $1.95 estimate. American, the largest airline by traffic, which was formed from the late 2013 merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, declared a dividend of 10 cents a share for shareholders of record Aug. 4.

  • American Airlines boosts profit on higher revenue Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— Profit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that it earned a record $864 million in the second quarter, up from the $507 million that American and US Airways earned separately a year ago, before their merger.

  • Jet carrying 116 people vanishes over west Africa Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    An Air Algerie jet is shown at Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport.

    A commercial jetliner carrying 116 people disappeared over west Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers. NBC News reports.

  • July 24- Union Pacific Corp, the largest publicly traded U.S. railroad, reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit, mainly due to higher shipments of agricultural products and coal. Coal is Union Pacific's largest cargo in terms of volumes. Union Pacific has benefited from a rise in grain shipments meant for export to Mexico and China.

  • United Airlines posts 2Q profit, reversing 1Q loss Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    CHICAGO— United Airlines is making money after a slow start to the year. The airline's net income in the second quarter hit $789 million, topping Wall Street expectations and marking a turnaround from the first quarter when United was the only major U.S. carrier to report a loss.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:11 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    French official: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanishes over northern Mali Flush with 2 Q profit, American Airlines will pay its first dividend to shareholders since 1980 General Motors 2 Q profit falls 85 pct., drained by massive recall costs Ford's second quarter net income up 6 percent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again Caterpillar 2nd- quarter profit climbs, revenue falls; lifts full-year earnings forecast World shares subdued despite China manufacturing as reports say EU mulls new Russia sanctions Survey finds eurozone economic growth picking up in July but faces uncertainty from Ukraine Applications for US jobless aid likely rose last week; layoffs still at pre-recession levels New home sales expected to slow in June Dunkin' 2 Q profit increases 13 percent

  • American Airlines not ready to resume Israel flights Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    "We have to make sure, as all airlines do, that conditions are indeed stable," CEO Doug Parker told CNBC on Thursday.

  • July 24- American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it will pay its first dividend since 1980 and buy back stock as it reported higher second-quarter earnings. American, the largest airline by traffic, formed from the late-2013 merger of US Airways and AMR Corp, declared a dividend of 10 cents a share for shareholders of record Aug. 4.

  • American Airlines to pay first dividend since 1980 Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980.. American Airlines Group Inc. made the announcement as it reported net income of $864 million in the second quarter, up from $220 million a year earlier. Southwest Airlines pays one, and Delta Air Lines restored its dividend last year.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT, the official Algerian news agency APS said.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:48 AM ET

    BERLIN— Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.

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