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  • OMAHA, Neb.— Union Pacific has furloughed about 900 railroad workers because shipping demand has been weaker than expected. Union Pacific Corp. spokesman Aaron Hunt said the recent furloughs were also part of the railroad's effort to align its workforce with the current market. The number of shipments Union Pacific has been delivering so far this year is down...

  • The project includes developer Skanska USA Inc., architecture and engineering company HOK and financial firms Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. The work is expected to be completed by 2021 at a cost of $3.6 billion, according to the Port Authority's capital plan. "For too long, LaGuardia has been the stepchild of our region's airports compared to JFK and Newark...

  • LONDON— Ireland's parliament on Thursday voted in favor of selling off the country's share in the Aer Lingus airline as part of a 1.4 billion euro takeover bid by International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways. But Walsh's bid must still clear many hurdles, and needs backing from low-cost carrier Ryanair, the largest shareholder of Aer...

  • Railroad bridge fire and collapse ruled accidental Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn.— Canadian National Railway officials are working around the clock to rebuild an old wooden railroad bridge that burned and collapsed near Minnesota's northern border. Koochiching County Sheriff Perryn Hedlund says officials started removing debris from the bridge and three train cars hours after the bridge caught fire and then...

  • The best hurricane forecasting model isn't American Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A satellite image of Hurricane Earl (left) and Tropical Storm Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 31, 2010.

    Europe has the best hurricane forecasting model, for a variety of reasons, including funding. The U.S. could catch up if it was organized better.

  • Want to travel at the speed of sound? It’s happening Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    A rendering of a Hyperloop by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.

    Hyperloop, the transportation brainchild of Tesla boss Elon Musk, which plans to take you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes, could be be free to use.

  • ABOARD THE EMPIRE BUILDER, May 28- Its passengers are mostly silver-haired retirees, oil-field workers and a few young families gazing out the windows of Amtrak's least-profitable and third-longest line, rumbling from Chicago through eight states and on to the American West Coast. A coach ticket between Spokane, Washington and Williston, capital of North...

  • Etihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:53 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year but warned that "aggressive protectionist sentiment" in the West threatens its future prospects. The government-backed airline, which has bought up stakes in several foreign carriers...

  • DUBAI, May 28- Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, one of three Gulf airlines that U.S. rivals say benefit from state subsidies, reported a 52 percent rise in annual profit on higher passenger numbers and increased revenue from cargo and partner airlines. Unlike Dubai- based rival Emirates, Etihad has based part of its expansion on investing in other carriers and owns...

  • Still no trace: Search for MH370 under scrutiny Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:21 PM ET
    A crew member of a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in flight over the Indian Ocean off the coast of Perth, Australia.

    Nearly a year after the disappearance of MH370, authorities and search teams are being criticized over their search approaches.

  • SkyWest flight diverts to Boise for medical emergency Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:59 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— A SkyWest Airlines flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver has suffered damage after it diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical issue and made a hard landing. Briggs says there were still passengers waiting for a plane to Denver at 3 p.m. after originally landing in Boise at 7:30 a.m.. Briggs didn't know how many passengers were originally on the...

  • Wal-Mart, Tracy Morgan settle over fatal crash Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    Wal-Mart settled a lawsuit with the representatives of Tracy Morgan and two others, who were seriously injured in an accident involving its truck.

  • BNSF plans temporary layoffs with slipping freight demand Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— BNSF Railway Co. says it's planning employee furloughs due to slipping freight shipping demand across its rail network. BNSF is based in Fort Worth, Texas, but is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska. The railroad is the biggest player in North Dakota's oil patch, hauling most of the the more than 1.1 million...

  • Stocks of major US airlines end 6-session losing streak Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    Airline stocks rose Wednesday to break a losing streak caused by investors' concern that cheaper oil has tricked the carriers into growing too quickly. Airline stocks started sliding last week after Southwest announced another increase in its planned expansion for 2015, and after Parker said that American would cut prices to match moves by discount...

  • 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.

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