• LOS ANGELES, April 27- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers planned to notify the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m....

  • *Yemen faces mounting humanitarian crisis. LONDON, April 27- Yemen is facing mounting problems bringing in food by sea as the danger from fighting between Houthis and government supporters is exacerbated by an arms blockade by Saudi-led coalition navies searching ships for weapons destined for the rebels. The Arabian peninsula's poorest country, Yemen...

  • Scorpio Tankers misses 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    MONACO _ Scorpio Tankers Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $40.7 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Scorpio Tankers shares have climbed 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Truckers may stay home from west coast ports Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    A Hapag-Lloyd AG container ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex could stay home Monday in a long-running labor dispute.

  • LOS ANGELES— Truck drivers who haul goods from the busiest port complex in the United States walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their wages and employee status, months after another West Coast labor conflict cost major delays in billions of dollars of trade. The move comes after a weekend vote from the Teamsters. "Several hundred" drivers from four...

  • Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    Mary Jo Walentovic was driving on a Detroit- area interstate in February when a car kicked up a large chunk of road that smashed through her van's windshield, destroying the rearview mirror and an armrest. Fed up, she plans to vote for a 1- cent sales tax increase on Michigan's May 5 ballot that would put an additional $1.2 billion a year into fixing deteriorating...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $46.98. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 14 or. 7 percent, to $19.89. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $43.49.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 24- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation's busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute. Picket lines could go up as early as Monday at various terminal yards, rail yards...

  • American, United delay, change Boeing 787 orders Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. It plans to put the first one into service next month on flights between Dallas and Chicago, then use 787 s on international routes starting in June. News of the delay surfaced a day after United Continental Holdings Inc....

  • CARTAGENA, Colombia, April 24- Engineering work ordered by Colombia's constitutional court that would allow the country's main coal railway to operate at night was blocked by protesters shortly after the work got under way this week, a Mines and Energy Ministry official said on Friday. The Fenoco railway, owned and operated by a consortium of coal miners...

  • Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    At American Airlines, passengers flew fewer miles and revenue declined 2 percent in the first quarter. —United Airlines posted record first-quarter earnings of $508 million, even though revenue dipped 1 percent; it saved more than $1 billion on fuel. —Southwest tripled its profit to a record $453 million; fuel savings were $437 million.

  • American's shares traded up almost 4 percent, reflecting bolstered investor confidence in the carrier, the world's largest after it merged in 2013 with US Airways. Rivals Delta Air Lines Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc have also announced cuts for travel outside the peak summer season. American's President Scott Kirby said growing capacity and...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 73 or 1.6 percent, to $47.16. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.83. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 26 or. 6 percent, to $43.52.

  • NEW YORK— The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, New York Gov. "It is the state-of-the-art safety design for the system and it is something that is very important,"...

  • Top private-jet routes of the rich Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Private Jet

    Like migrating birds, private jet setters follow a basic instinct when it comes to their flight paths: They follow better weather.

  • *Airbus not ready to decide whether to upgrade the A380. *Airbus, Rolls-Royce may seek European loans for project. PARIS, April 24- Europe's Airbus pledged on Friday to boost sales of its A380 superjumbo, as the world's largest passenger jet prepares to celebrate a bitter-sweet 10- year anniversary in the skies having booked no new airline orders since 2013..

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 48 or 1.0 percent, to $46.91. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $19.77. United Continental Holdings Inc. rose $1.20 or 1.9 percent, to $64.00.

  • Brazil trucker strike sputters on second day Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, April 24- Participation in a trucker strike in Brazil weakened on Friday, its second day, as the number of blockages on highways fell to 11 from 17 the night before, according to police. Truckers in Brazil resumed roadblocks across the country's main farm belt early on Thursday, after failing to reach common ground in talks with the government and freight...

  • Wild weather to worsen as twister threat intensifies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET

    The wacky weather that slammed the South this week is expected to get worse on Friday, NBC News reports.

  • April 24- American Airlines Group Inc on Friday reported first-quarter profit above analysts' expectations and declared a $0.10 dividend as cheap fuel continued to help its bottom line. Excluding special items, it earned $1.2 billion, or $1.73 per diluted share, compared to analysts' average estimate of $1.71 per diluted share, according to Thomson Reuters...

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