• Qatar Airways takes 9.99 pct stake in BA-owner IAG Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 30- Qatar Airways said on Friday it had bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Airlines Group, the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the oneworld alliance. Qatar's national airline said it would look to strengthen commercial ties with the European group, and may consider increasing its stake over time, although it was not...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.75 or 3.6 percent, to $50.21. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose $1.39 or 8.8 percent, to $17.16. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.19 or 2.6 percent, to $46.99.

  • Werner beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $32.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. Analysts expected $558.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • DALLAS— Shares of Hawaiian Airlines' parent fell sharply in extended trading Thursday after the company said a key revenue measure would decline in the first quarter. Hawaiian Holdings Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $11 million, or 17 cents per share, down from year-ago earnings of $17 million, or 31 cents per share. Excluding costs of fuel-hedging...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 29- Brazilian miner Vale's mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm's head of investor relations said on Thursday, as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. In 2012, China's Ministry of Transport banned the ships from the country's ports, citing safety concerns. A month later, one of the ships docked at a port in...

  • 2011 vehicle models with highest and lowest death rates Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    The Insurance Institute for Highway safety examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looking at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as a rate per million registered vehicle years. It found there was an average of 28 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three decades as rates for all the four vessel types continued to flounder. "Dry bulk remains under pressure across all segments on the back of very thin spot demand," Omar Nokta of Clarkson...

  • US Airways flight returns to Austin, landing gear issue Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— A US Airways flight bound for North Carolina has safely returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with a possible landing gear issue. Spokesman Matt Miller says nobody was injured in Thursday's incident with Flight 5634, operated by Mesa Airlines. Miller says the CRJ-900 regional jet was heading for Charlotte, North Carolina, when a...

  • These 9 vehicles have zero highway deaths Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    A Honda Odyssey is displayed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo.

    A record total of nine models sold during the 2011 model-year have had a driver death rate of zero, NBC News reports.

  • JetBlue Airways profit beats on cheaper fuel Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Customers check in at the JetBlue counter at John F. Kennedy Airport

    JetBlue Airways reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefitted from lower fuel prices and flew more passengers.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $48.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.56. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $45.81.

  • WASHINGTON— The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Improved vehicle designs and safety technology have a lot to do with the reduced risk, but a weak...

  • Jan 29- JetBlue Airways Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefitted from lower fuel prices and flew more passengers. JetBlue, whose shares were up 4.6 percent in premarket trading, said average fuel cost per gallon fell to $2.70 in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $3.10 a year earlier. JetBlue's net profit increased to $88 million,...

  • Toyota recalls 52K Avalons for fire risk Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    2011-2012 Toyota Avalon

    The Japanese car manufacturer issued the recall because of a wire problem that could lead to a fire.

  • JetBlue Airways profit rises 87 pct Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Jan 29- JetBlue Airways reported an 87 percent rise in quarterly profit as it flew more passengers and benefitted from lower fuel prices. Average fuel cost per gallon fell to $2.70 from $3.10 a year earlier. Net profit increased to $88 million, or 26 cents per share, from $47 million, or 14 cents per share.

  • MH370 declared 'an accident', clears way for claims Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:33 AM ET
    New satellite map of MH370 search area.

    Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the MH370 crash an accident, allowing efforts to proceed with compensation claims.

  • Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines jet, which disappeared March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people, "remains a priority." The plane is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, off the coast of western Australia. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the...

  • Dozens of flights cancelled in German airport strikes Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    BERLIN— Dozens of flights are being canceled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages. Cologne-Bonn was canceling 40 of 190 flights and Duesseldorf 205 of 530 on Thursday due to the one-day warning strike, the dpa news agency reported. Employers so far have rejected the...

  • New York lawmakers to review transportation funding Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— There's new leadership at the New York Thruway Authority but no new answers for the state lawmakers who asked Thursday about how the state plans to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. The $3.9 billion bridge now under construction is set to replace the aging Hudson River crossing between Westchester and Rockland counties.

  • Ducey explains decision to stop citing Uber, Lyft drivers Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    Doug Ducey on Thursday said he stopped state regulators from citing drivers for rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft because the policy wasn't working and was hampering job creation. It comes as the Legislature works on a deal allowing the new and growing ridesharing industry to operate legally while protecting consumers. The Legislature passed a bill...

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