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  • Hertz names Icahn-backed candidate as CEO Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    John Tague in 2003

    Sources familiar with the search have said that a number of funds were pushing for a different candidate, former Dollar Thrifty CEO Scott Thompson.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $44.37. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.3 percent, to $13.42. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $39.18.

  • Drones near airports a real danger: Aviation pro Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    A Virgin Atlantic plane taxis past a Delta plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in N.Y.

    Recent close calls between airplanes and drones near a New York City airport are raising concerns about passenger safety.

  • Uber hires privacy czar and launches audit Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick gestures as he speaks during the Institute of Directors annual convention in London, Oct. 3, 2014.

    Uber has hired a law firm to audit its handling of customer data after a week full of data-related controversies, NBC reports.

  • Southwest, pilots far apart in contract talks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    DALLAS— The union representing pilots at Southwest Airlines has asked federal mediators to help break a two-year stalemate in contract negotiations. Southwest said that it had been optimistic about an agreement, but that the union ended negotiations and filed for mediation. Southwest Airlines Co. earned $946 million in the first nine months of this year, up...

  • What's behind the Uber/BuzzFeed fight? Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Emil Michael, Uber Technologies

    BuzzFeed accused Uber SVP Emil Michael of criticizing journalists, but USA Today's Michael Wolff has a different take. The USA Today reports.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $44.37. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 25 or 1.8 percent, to $13.00. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 39 or 1.0 percent, to $38.88.

  • Feds investigating drone sightings at NYC airport Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached New York City's Kennedy Airport this week. The FAA says the latest incident occurred Wednesday as a JetBlue flight from Savannah, Georgia, reported spotting a drone when it was about two miles from the runway.

  • MBTA commuter rail operator fined more than $800K Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    BOSTON— The general manager of the MBTA is defending the $2.7 billion contract given to the new operator of the commuter rail system, despite revelations that the company has been fined more than $800,000 in just four months. The Boston Herald reported this week that Keolis Commuter Services had been fined $434,000 for failing to meet on-time targets in all...

  • AirAsia to launch Southeast Asian air pass Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:53 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level. AirAsia, which has dominated cheap travel in the region for years, faces rising competition from the proliferation of discounts...

  • Ferry firm head gets 10 years in jail over sinking Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:51 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— A South Korean court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison Thursday over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students. Kim Han- sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd, also received a 2 million won fine for failing to stop the improper storage and overloaded cargo on the ship that...

  • Seattle city council member arrested in wage-hike protest Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:08 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 19- A Seattle City Council member was among four people arrested late on Wednesday outside Alaska Airlines offices in the suburb of SeaTac during a protest over what organizers say was the carrier's opposition to a voter-backed $15 minimum wage. "Alaska Airlines supports fair-wage jobs and voluntarily increased wages in April for more than 1,000...

  • Nov 19- JetBlue Airways Corp announced new checked baggage fees on Wednesday and plans to stuff more seats into its aircraft, prompting praise from Wall Street, but a chorus of criticism from consumers. They had widely expected changes at JetBlue once it was announced two months ago that president Robin Hayes would take over as chief executive in February.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Nov 19- The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle rejected arguments by U.S. airlines and unions that his efforts to build a low-cost, long-haul airline serving the United States would undermine U.S. wages and working standards. A round-trip flight from New York to London in December costs as little as $483 on Norwegian, compared with $835 on...

  • Pilots report sighting drones flying near JFK Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:27 PM ET

    One of the pilots saw a drone not for far from the JFK airport at approximately 400 feet high, NBC 4 reported.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $44.45. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 53 or 4.1 percent, to $13.25. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 40 or 1.0 percent, to $39.27.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated transportation expert Mark Rosekind to lead the top U.S. auto safety regulator, which has come under criticism this year for a perceived slow response to major scandals. Rosekind, if confirmed by the Senate, would come to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after spending the past...

  • Obama picks NTSB member as new auto safety chief Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    DETROIT— President Obama is nominating a transportation safety and human fatigue expert to revive the troubled agency charged with keeping the nation's highways safe. Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, still must be confirmed by the Senate before he can take over the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Rosekind, if confirmed by the Senate, would come to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after spending the past four years as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, the agency that investigates major transportation accidents.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $44.55. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 54 or 4.3 percent, to $13.26. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $39.34.

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