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  • Bird strike forces flight to return to Los Angeles Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A Spirit Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport is back on its way to Florida after a bird strike initially forced it to return to LAX following an extended holding pattern. It's due at Fort Lauderdale at 9:36 a.m. local time. Spirit spokesman Paul Berry tells City News Service that the flight may not have been able to immediately...

  • *Q3 adjusted profit $0.12/ shr vs est $0.09/ shr. Q3 revenue up 21 pct to $4.91 bln vs est $4.81 bln. Oct 30- Bombardier Inc, a Canadian plane and train maker, on Thursday reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings as aircraft deliveries shot up nearly 60 percent.

  • Oct 30- Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc reported a better-than-expected profit in the third quarter as the number of aircraft it delivered shot up nearly 60 percent. After hiking the estimated cost of the program by $1 billion to $4.4 billion in February, test flights were halted in May after an engine failed during tests. Revenue from the...

  • Roster of largest TIGER grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    The Transportation Department doled out $584 million in September for 72 so-called TIGER grants for transportation projects. —$25 million to help fund a replacement bridge spanning Democratic-held districts in Maine and New Hampshire. —$24 million for the Mountain Parkway in an eastern Kentucky district represented by House Appropriations Committee...

  • Democratic areas win more transportation grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Just 33 percent of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants were awarded to GOP- held districts. Republicans claim GOP- represented areas have been shortchanged every year since the TIGER grants were established in 2009 as a small part of President Barack Obama's $840 billion stimulus package to help bring the U.S. economy out of a...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $39.58. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 16 or 1.4 percent, to $11.54. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 40 or 1.2 percent, to $34.13.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 55 or 1.4 percent, to $39.29. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.37. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 54 or 1.6 percent, to $33.99.

  • Next up for Uber? Maybe Fiji, Greenland, Siberia Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Travis Kalanick, Uber founder and CEO, tells CNBC the controversial car service may head to towns as small as 20,000 people.

  • The 14- story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the space station. Orbital Sciences stock fell 15.9 percent to $25.54 on Wednesday. The loss of the supply...

  • UPS predicts 11 percent hike in December packages Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it will handle 585 million packages worldwide in December, which would equal the 11 percent increase that the company predicted last week. Rival FedEx Corp. expects a busy holiday season too, with December shipments up 8.8 percent from the same month last year. Shares of Atlanta- based UPS fell 40 cents to $102.50 in...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 29- Canada has issued an emergency order to railways detailing how many handbrakes they must set on unattended trains to prevent deadly runaways, and will hire new staff to conduct an "audit blitz" of rail companies' safety systems. The announcement on Wednesday came in response to the Canadian Transportation Safety Board's final report in August on...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 74 or 1.9 percent, to $39.10. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.2 percent, to $11.24. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 70 or 2.0 percent, to $33.83.

  • Cape Girardeau again looks for airport tenant Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.— Cape Girardeau is looking for an airport tenant for the second time in the past decade, after a private manufacturing company again went bankrupt. The 52,500- square-foot building at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has sat vacant since Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation was evicted in 2011, unable to pay its rent.

  • Republic Airways posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS _ Republic Airways Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $18.5 million, or 35 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Indianapolis, posted revenue of $349.7 million in the period. Republic Airways shares have risen 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • PARIS, Oct 29- Air France-KLM said it would limit investments and accelerate cost controls next year to mop up the remaining impact of a recent pilots' strike that helped slash its operating profit by more than half in the third quarter. The Franco-Dutch airline group said on Wednesday its revenue fell 6.7 percent in the third quarter to 6.695 billion euros, while...

  • Houston bus owner gets probation in 2008 crash Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    HOUSTON— The owner of a Houston bus company who was charged after a 2008 crash that killed 17 passengers on their way to a religious retreat has avoided prison after a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation in a plea agreement. Le's 62- year-old mother, Catherine Tuong So Lam, was one of 55 members of Houston's Vietnamese Catholic community who had...

  • Beijing subway fares poised to double Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:09 PM ET
    Chinese commuters crowd onto a subway car on the metro during rush hour in Beijing, China.

    Beijing has warned users that subway fare increases could more than double the cost of an average commute. The Financial Times reports.

  • LIMA, Oct 28- Hundreds of indigenous community members took control of a small Amazonian airport inside Peru's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Pluspetrol and the government over pollution and use of local resources. The airport, in the district of Andoas in Peru's northern region of Loreto, was...

  • Oct 28- An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The 14- story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight...

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