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  • Universal Truckload tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WARREN, Mich. _ Universal Truckload Services Inc. on Friday reported earnings of $13.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Analysts expected $296.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    It said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision. State police identified the men who died as: Christopher D. Parsons, 29, of Westminster, Maryland; William Jenkins, 47, of Morrison, Colorado; and Breandan J. MacFawn, 35, of Cumberland, Maryland. A helicopter of the same make and model belonging to the same company crashed on...

  • Oct 23- American Airlines Group, United Airlines and other carriers reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, and mostly shrugged off concerns that Ebola could affect their outlook. American Airlines, already the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, promised in an earnings call to outstrip its competitors by...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 62 or 1.7 percent, to $37.92. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 32 or 2.9 percent, to $10.86. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 95 or 2.8 percent, to $33.25.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 23- Determined not to repeat a holiday season that left millions of packages delivered too late and customers seething, United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are investing heavily in new infrastructure- but the continued dynamic growth of e-commerce will test those efforts. Even so, the rise in shipping originating with e-tailers including...

  • Swift Transportation tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $50.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.1 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Allegiant flight returns safely to Vegas airport Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 a.m. PDT Thursday and landed safely less than 15 minutes later, after the crew reported unusual...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 82 or 2.2 percent, to $38.12. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 36 or 3.2 percent, to $10.82. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 39 or 1.1 percent, to $33.81.

  • Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    DALLAS— Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop— but don't expect fares to fall too. —The world's biggest airline operator, American Airlines Group Inc., earned an all-time best $942 million profit in the June-through-September quarter, nearly double the amount that American and US Airways earned separately last year before their...

  • Oct 23- Several U.S. airlines reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, with many topping Wall Street's earnings per share estimates. The exception was United Airlines which fell 1.4 percent after it projected unit revenue for the current quarter below Wall Street's expectations. However, the Chicago- based carrier as...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.11 or 3.0 percent, to $38.41. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 32 or 2.9 percent, to $11.50. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 71 or 2.1 percent, to $34.91.

  • Southwest CEO: Demand strong despite Ebola scare Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    A Southwest Airlines airplane departs Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington.

    The 27 percent rise in quarterly profits reflected an increase in passenger boardings and lower fuel costs.

  • Senators push for nationwide air bag recall Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    A man walks past a sign board of Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp's Annual General Meeting in Tokyo June 26, 2014.

    Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata.

  • Marten Transport misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    MONDOVI, Wis. _ Marten Transport Ltd. on Tuesday reported earnings of $7.7 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Marten Transport shares have declined 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Oct 23- American Airlines Group Inc, the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, said on Thursday that third-quarter net income soared 87 percent, topping analysts' estimates, buoyed by declining fuel costs. Combined American and US Airways net income was $505 million a year earlier. American Air and US Airways completed a merger in December 2013.

  • American Airlines posts record 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    DALLAS— Summer vacations were good for American Airlines. The net income reported by American Airlines Group Inc. was an 87 percent increase over the $505 million earned by American and US Airways a year earlier, when they were still separate companies. Excluding special items, many related to the merger, the profit was $1.2 billion, or $1.66 per share.

  • Cheaper fuel helps United's 3Q profit take off Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    CHICAGO— United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter net income soared to $924 million, or $2.37 per share, compared with $379 million a year earlier. Stifel, Nicolaus& Co. analyst Joseph DeNardi said the forecast surprised investors because...

  • American Airlines tops 3Q net income expectations Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $942 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share. Analysts expected $11.16 billion, according to Zacks.

  • JetBlue Airways quarterly profit rises 11 pct Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Oct 23- JetBlue Airways Corp reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit, as it flew fuller planes. The company's net profit rose to $79 million, or 24 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $71 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier. JetBlue's load factor, a key indicator of capacity, rose to 86.2 percent from 85 percent, the company said.

  • Southwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percent Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    DALLAS— More passengers and lower fuel prices are pushing Southwest Airlines to record profits, and the airline expects an even bigger break at the gas pump this winter. Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday that net income rose 27 percent to $329 million, or 48 cents per share, in the July-to-September quarter. Southwest spent $2.94 per gallon on fuel in the third...

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