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*Frankfurt judge sets aside previous injunction. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.
Sidecar recently secured $15 million in funding, as it competes with Uber and Lyft. Is the ridesharing bubble about to pop?
Delta Air fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $38.94. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $11.19. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.01.
LOS ANGELES— Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years— but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. Google's souped-up Lexus SUVs are the biggest fleet, with 25 vehicles. Google alone is closing in on 1 million miles.
PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. Airbus is sticking to its target for a first flight in the third quarter, or by the end of September, the spokesman said.
Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.
*Europe airlines squeezed by budget rivals, Gulf carriers. "We're continuing to negotiate, we have made proposals, we have heard the concerns of pilots who imagined that Transavia France could suddenly replace all of Air France across France," Air France Chief Executive Frederic Gagey told Europe 1 radio.
ATLANTA— UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season— an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.
Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees ahead of an expected surge in package deliveries through the holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.
ROMULUS, Mich.— Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been awarded a $5 million federal grant to renovate its taxiway. Michigan's two U.S. senators announced the grant from the U.S. Transportation Department on Monday. The Detroit News reports the airport in Romulus is the 18th busiest airport in North America in terms of total passenger traffic.
CARACAS, Sept 16- Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a' no-fly' zone.
ATLANTA— Atlanta airport officials say they're closing the northernmost runway until mid-October for maintenance. The airport's general manager Miguel Southwell says the runway's pavement is at the end of its life span and the work is expected to be done by Oct. 15.
Delta Air fell$. 49 or 1.2 percent, to $39.20. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 93 or 7.6 percent, to $11.26. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $33.86.
HARTFORD, Conn.— Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad, lawyers involved in the case said Monday.
French businesses see hope for change tied to government confidence vote US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip Video-streaming giant Netflix launches in France as part of push to tap new markets Paying workers to leave: United Airlines offers up to $100,000 to flight attendants who quit
DALLAS— United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants' union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continental Airlines, which hired 485 flight attendants last year.
ATLANTA— Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon.
Delta Air fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $39.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 80 or 6.5 percent, to $11.40. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $34.19.
TORONTO, Sept 15- Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Monday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag, sending its stock, as well as the shares of rival Air Canada, up more than 6 percent.
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