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  • FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    The head of the Federal Communications Commission circulated a proposal Wednesday designed to close loopholes, reaffirm current anti-robocall rules, and encourage wireless and wireline carriers to do more to fight against unwanted telemarketing calls and spam text messages to consumers. "We are giving the green light for robocall-blocking technology,"...

  • Trucks aren't bare-bones workhorses anymore and GMC's new Sierra HD All Terrain pickup proves it. With standard fancy chrome wheels, leather-trimmed seats with accent stitching, standard four-wheel drive, technology that reads text messages to you and turns the truck into a Wi-Fi hotspot, the 2015 Sierra HD All Terrain pickup is a modern workman's command...

  • Philadelphia eyes 27-acre property for airport expansion Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The city is hoping to purchase a 27- acre property on Route 291 in Delaware County as part of a long-range expansion of Philadelphia International Airport. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports an ordinance was introduced in city council paving the way for the city-owned airport to buy International Plaza, which has two office buildings that were...

  • Traders bet on cloudy skies for airlines Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:10 AM ET
    Customers check in at the JetBlue counter at John F. Kennedy Airport

    Airline stocks have been hitting some turbulence and now traders are taking bets there could be more downside ahead.

  • NEW YORK— Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely between the Rockaway Boulevard and Broad Channel stations in Queens...

  • Electrical failure paralyzes Belgian air traffic Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— A power failure at a control center paralyzed most of air traffic in and over Belgium for much of Wednesday and caused chaos at Brussels airport because of delays, detours and cancellations of flights. Planes slowly started flying again by mid-afternoon but by that time, thousands of passengers at Brussels airport had been affected.

  • Wizz Air sees more growth as annual profit soars Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:52 AM ET

    LONDON, May 27- Eastern European- focused budget airline Wizz Air reported a 67 percent jump in annual profit and said it was confident of further profit growth this year as it continues to expand capacity. In its first results as a London- listed company, Wizz Air said underlying net profit came in at 146 million euros in the twelve months ended March 31, compared to...

  • SINGAPORE— Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai. Singapore Airlines said no "anomalies" were detected in either of the engines after the plane arrived in Shanghai, and...

  • The plane was inspected and its passengers' luggage was screened as EVA Air Flight 12 sat on the tarmac at the airport, but there was no evidence of a threat, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. The FBI, airport police and the Los Angeles police bomb squad jointly investigated the threat, which came by telephone. In one case, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France...

  • DUBLIN— Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States, the government announced Tuesday. It confirmed promises to keep Aer Lingus as a separate brand, to reserve its valuable landing slots at...

  • *IAG presents formal bid for Aer Lingus. DUBLIN, May 26- The Irish government agreed on Tuesday to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, paving the way for the owner of British Airways and Iberia to make a formal bid to buy the Irish carrier. International Consolidated Airlines Group's proposed 1.36 billion euro offer for Aer Lingus was recommended by the...

  • May 26- Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday announced new flights from Seattle to five destinations in its latest move to strip market share from Alaska Air Group Inc, which is based in that city. Investors worry that overlaps with the airport's larger operator Alaska Airlines could lead to lower ticket prices and revenue from Seattle. Delta said it would begin...

  • Taxi drivers fight back against Uber and Lyft Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    A New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission medallion sits on the hood of a taxi in New York.

    As taxi medallion values decline, some cab drivers are trying to fight back against ride-hailing start-ups including Uber and Lyft.

  • LAGOS, Nigeria— Nigeria's outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new president in the country, oil suppliers said Wednesday. Chaos reigned Tuesday at Nigerian airports where most flights were cancelled. Nigeria— Africa's biggest oil producer—...

  • Sinkhole closes runway at big transit hub Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Delays and cancellations at DFW Airport on the first day of FAA furloughs were minimal, but the ripple effect from other airports nationwide could affect operations.

    A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the busiest airports.

  • *Government approval would leave takeover in Ryanair hands. DUBLIN, May 26- The Irish government expects to make a decision later on Tuesday on the potential sale of its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways and Iberia which offered to buy the Irish carrier in January. International Consolidated Airlines Group's proposed 1.36...

  • UPDATE 1-Sinkhole closes runway at DFW airport Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    May 26- A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the largest transit hubs in the United States. American Airlines Group Inc, which operates more flights from the airport than any other airline, has seen "no operational impact," according to spokesman David Magaña. The U.S. Federal Aviation...

  • *Profit up 66 pct in year to March 31. DUBLIN, May 26- Ryanair forecast a 10 percent rise in profit and passenger numbers in its current financial year as it targets more primary airports and improves its online offering to compete better with rivals such as easyJet and former flag carriers. Ryanair has made huge strides in catching up with rivals since launching...

  • Small business jet rolls partly off runway at Baltimore Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    BALTIMORE— Aviation officials say a small business jet rolled partly off a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Maryland Aviation Administration spokesman Jonathan Dean says no one was hurt in the incident Tuesday morning. He says the Cessna Citation arrived shortly after 8 a.m. and was traveling from a runway to a...

  • AMSTERDAM, May 26- In handing out lucrative public procurement contracts, Qatar is likely to favor countries whose airports grant take-off and landing slots to state-owned Qatar Airways, its chief executive said on Tuesday. While he later stressed that he had no direct influence over public procurement decisions, he said Qatar offered rich pickings for...

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