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  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    DENVER— The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought. Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biffle says passengers on...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.07 or 3.2 percent, to $34.39. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 36 or 3.2 percent, to $10.86. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $31.05.

  • Honeywell International's aerospace revenue beat some analysts' forecasts, while the division's profit margins improved. "The aerospace segment is the place to be in industrial," said Charlie Smith, chief investment officer of Fort Pitt Capital, which holds Honeywell and GE shares. Friday's results could bode well for other diverse manufacturers with...

  • Rules vary about travel to countries hit by Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective. There are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone to the U.S. No direct flights from the three affected countries to London's...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.42 or 4.3 percent, to $34.74. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 25 or 2.2 percent, to $10.97. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $31.26.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.59 or 4.8 percent, to $34.91. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $11.24. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 48 or 1.6 percent, to $31.42.

  • Austin City Council approves paid ridesharing Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— The Austin City Council has cleared the way for online-based ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to begin operating in 30 days. Council members on Thursday approved the interim ordinance pending the drawing up of final rules. The measure approved by the Austin City Council requires drivers with such transportation network companies to...

  • Oct 17- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern's reported a higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as it shipped more grains and automobiles. Kansas City Southern operates on a unique, north-south route in central United States and derives half of its annual revenue from cross-border business with Mexico. Exports from the United States to Mexico rose...

  • Oct 17- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern's quarterly revenue and profit increased on a jump in grain and automotive shipments. Net income available to common stockholders jumped to $138 million, or $1.25 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $118.3 million, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned $1.29 per share.

  • NEWCASTLE, Australia, Oct 17- Hundreds of protesters on Friday joined environmental activists from a dozen South Pacific countries attempting to halt shipping at the world's largest coal export terminal in eastern Australia by forming a blockade with canoes, surfboards and kayaks. Nonetheless, organisers from the 350. Org environmental group said it...

  • China rail official sentenced to death for graft Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    BEIJING— A former top Chinese railway official was convicted of taking nearly $8 million in bribes and given a suspended death sentence, a court said Friday. The ruling against Zhang Shuguang, formerly the deputy chief engineer for the now-defunct Railway Ministry, came more than a year after the former railway minister Liu Zhijun was convicted of corruption...

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said Ebola fears have not hurt the carrier's bookings, forecasting strong current-quarter margins as it ramps up capacity in the Americas and trims growth on transatlantic and Pacific routes. Many of the capacity changes will begin this winter, after Delta has already reduced seats serving Moscow, Tel Aviv and Ebola-ravaged West Africa...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 94 or 2.9 percent, to $33.32. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 93 or 9.0 percent, to $11.22. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 92 or 3.1 percent, to $30.94.

  • Airline notifying more passengers of Ebola Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DALLAS— Frontier Airlines is expanding the circle of passengers being notified that they flew with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola, or flew on a later flight using the same plane. The executive, Barry Biffle, declined to give figures but told The Associated Press that ticket sales were "not outside the bounds of normal booking ranges" for a midweek day.

  • TSA chief who tightened airport security steps down Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole will retire from public service effective Dec. 31.

    John Pistole served more than four years atop the agency created in the aftermath of 9/11, that screens travelers and luggage at airports, USA TODAY.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.08 or 3.3 percent, to $33.46. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 35 or 3.4 percent, to $10.64. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 77 or 2.6 percent, to $30.79.

  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT IS STILL OPPOSED TO A BAN ON TRAVEL FROM WEST AFRICA, WANTS TO KEEP TRANSPORTATION LINES OPEN.

  • Oct 16- Delta Air Lines said on Thursday that it expected strong margins in the fourth quarter despite widespread concern that the spread of Ebola could curb travel, and its shares rose nearly 2 percent. Delta's outlook "suggests a relatively strong domestic revenue environment is more than offsetting weakening trends in markets," Deutsche Bank analyst...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 78 or 2.4 percent, to $33.16. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $10.24. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 25 or. 8 percent, to $29.77.

  • Airline: Ebola nurse may have had symptoms on jet Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:24 AM ET
    File photo: A Frontier Airlines jet

    The airline that unknowingly transported an Ebola-stricken nurse on a flight placed six crew members on paid leave after CDC warnings. NBC News.

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