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  • March 2- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777 X aircraft from Boeing Co but instead views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300 ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. Rainey said United is not interested in the more expensive 777 X, to be outfitted...

  • WASHINGTON— Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. Delta Air Lines quiet stopped accepting bulk shipments of the rechargeable batteries, also called...

  • "These vulnerabilities have potential to compromise the safety and efficiency of the national airspace system, which the traveling public relies on each and every day," Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, and Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, wrote to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The FAA has weak controls "intended to prevent, limit,...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 87 or 2.0 percent, to $45.39. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 38 or 2.2 percent, to $17.57. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 98 or 2.3 percent, to $44.22.

  • One area of weakness is the ability to prevent and detect unauthorized access to the vast network of computer and communications systems the FAA uses to process and track flights around the world, the report said. The FAA relies on more than 100 of these air traffic systems to direct planes. —Security weaknesses identified by the FAA weren't always addressed in a...

  • BOSTON— The company that operates the state's commuter rail system has been fined more than $434,000 after nearly two-thirds of the trains were late or canceled during the heavy snowfalls that pounded the region last month, transit officials said Monday. Keolis Commuter Services had an on-time performance rate of roughly 35 percent, the Massachusetts Bay...

  • $4M in gold stolen in roadside heist Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    Armed men made off with barrels of gold from a truck broken down in North Carolina.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 70 or 1.6 percent, to $45.22. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 31 or 1.8 percent, to $17.50. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 70 or 1.6 percent, to $43.94.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut is the latest state to grapple with how to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services being embraced by the public but angering the long-established taxi and livery industry. Drivers for Uber, however, urged the General Assembly's Transportation Committee on Monday to craft rules that allow them to continue operating in...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 76 or 1.7 percent, to $45.28. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 47 or 2.7 percent, to $17.66. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 58 or 1.3 percent, to $43.82.

  • HELSINKI— Scandinavian Airlines canceled some 50 flights to and from Denmark on Monday after a four-day protest strike by 1,300 cabin crew members in Denmark, but most had returned to work by the evening, the airline said. Meanwhile in Norway, some flights by Norwegian Air Norway, a subsidiary of budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, were disrupted for a third day...

  • Scorpio Tankers misses Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:37 AM ET

    MONACO _ Scorpio Tankers Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $495,000. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Scorpio Tankers shares have fallen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Apple and Google cars aren’t a threat: Ghosn Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:08 AM ET

    As tech giants Apple & Google edge towards the car industry, Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan's CEO, insisted that traditional automakers shouldn't worry.

  • SINGAPORE, March 2- Malaysia Airlines is re-negotiating contracts, reviewing its fleet and routes, and identifying almost a third of staff to lay off as part of a state-led restructuring programme, owner Khazanah Nasional Bhd said on Monday. The sovereign wealth fund's update on Malaysian Airline System Bhd is the first since it took the carrier private in...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— The crowd at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is likely to top 40,000 as the company marks 50 years of Warren Buffett's leadership. Berkshire investors routinely fill Omaha's downtown arena and overflow rooms at the conference center and a hotel across the street for the meeting. Not long before the arena doors open at 7 a.m. on May 2, a...

  • The knowledge gained so far is of little comfort to family and friends of the 239 people still missing from the plane, which vanished last March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. In the Indian Ocean west of Australia, where experts believe the plane crashed, scientists have been mapping the sea floor to aid in the search for wreckage.

  • SYDNEY— Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370, which...

  • SYDNEY— Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370, which...

  • HIGHLIGHTS-Warren Buffett's letter to investors Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday, written with his usual mix of business facts, common-sense advice and showmanship. On lodging for the May 2 annual meeting in Omaha:. Airbnb's services may be especially helpful to shareholders who expect to spend only a single night in Omaha and are aware...

  • ATLANTA— Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta- based Delta Airlines. Earl Ehrhart would remove the break for all airlines, updating his original proposal to end only Delta's. Ehrhart still bristled this week at the...

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