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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a U.S. Senate panel on Thursday. The vote by 13 Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee sends the legislation, which would allow whistleblowers to share in...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 94 or 2.0 percent, to $45.90. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 16 or. 9 percent, to $17.37. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $43.94.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a U.S. Senate panel on Thursday. The vote by 13 Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee sends legislation to the floor of the Senate that would allow...

  • Brazil's government told truckers and transport companies late on Wednesday it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles from a state development bank and help truckers and transport companies work out a framework for setting freight rates. Although the flow of trucks was normal in Brazil's richest state of Sao Paulo, which guaranteed normal...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey drivers bracing for an increase in the state's gas tax might have gotten a reprieve until 2016.. Chris Christie says the state's transportation trust fund has enough cash to run through June 2016, not June 2015 as many lawmakers and outside interest groups have been saying. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff explained the date...

  • BOSTON— The head of the French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system apologized for the breakdowns and delays that have plagued the system after a series of storms dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the region and vowed that full service would be restored— but not until the end of next month. Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary said a plan...

  • Flights again affected as Mexican volcano spews ash Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— The Popocatepetl volcano east of Mexico City has been spewing ash into the sky, forcing cancellation of flights at the nearby Puebla International Airport for a second consecutive day. The government's airport oversight agency says through its Twitter account Thursday that flights to Monterrey, Houston, Guadalajara, as well as inbound flights...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $46.77. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $17.61. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $44.40.

  • *Greece still faces risk of exit from euro zone. LONDON, Feb 26- The global slump in demand for dry freight commodities is adding more pain to Greece's already crisis-hit banks by heaping pressure on many of their shipowner clients, particularly the smaller companies. Greece has secured an extension to its bailout from its European partners, but the danger of it...

  • PHILADELPHIA— About 500 passengers are stranded without power or heat after overhead electrical wires fell on their suburban Philadelphia commuter train. A SEPTA spokeswoman says the Warminster Line train became disabled around 8:12 a.m. Thursday just south of the Roslyn station, about 12 miles north of Philadelphia. Redfern says the agency is...

  • GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, leading to a closure of an assembly plant and axing some 500 jobs.

  • Musk's Hyperloop moves closer to reality Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 AM ET
    A rendering of a Hyperloop by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.

    Elon Musk's Hyperloop is now one step closer to becoming a reality, and here is why.

  • US travel company begins booking flights to Cuba Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    A young woman talks on her mobile phone as she walks past a mural depicting Cuban revolutionary leaders January 24, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.

    CheapAir.com on Thursday started providing customers with a simple way to book a trip to Cuba online.

  • SAO PAULO— The government and truck drivers unions have reached an agreement meant to end the weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers, but many drivers continued to block roads on Thursday, causing shortages of gasoline and other products. The Transportation Ministry said the government agreed Wednesday night to avoid fuel price increases for at least six...

  • Feb 26- Gogo Inc, an in-flight internet services provider, gave a full-year revenue forecast range that was largely above analysts' average expectation, driven by a surge in demand from commercial and business aviation clients. Gogo forecast revenue of $490- $510 million for the year ending Dec. 31, compared with analysts' average estimate of $491.5 million,...

  • Thai Airways plane hits turbulence, 11 on board injured Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    BANGKOK— A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people Thursday, the airline said. The Airbus A340-600 landed safely at its destination, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, according to airline President Jarumporn Chotikasathein. The extent of their injuries was unclear, and Thai Airways has not specified the...

  • Image of Asia: Improving India's crowded railway system Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    In this photo by Bikas Das, passengers hang from the doors of the coaches of a crowded local train on the outskirts of Kolkata, India. The railways budget unveiled Thursday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu envisions $137 billion being invested over the next five years to modernize trains and stations, improve safety and sanitation and expand the reach of the...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asia's top budget carrier, AirAsia, said Thursday it suffered a net loss of 428.51 million ringgit in the quarter ending in December, hit by higher costs and a weaker currency. "We have seen the competition becoming more rational in the second half of 2014," AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said in a statement.

  • Brazil's government told truckers and transport companies late Wednesday it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles from a state development bank, keep diesel prices unchanged for six months, and help truckers and transport companies work out a framework for setting freight rates. The strike has disrupted food and fuel supplies in at least 10 of...

  • New Mexico House panel OKs Uber, Lyft regulation bill Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— A measure aimed at regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft in New Mexico cleared its first hurdle Thursday. Monica Youngblood, R- Albuquerque, and Sen. Last year, the Public Regulation Commission ordered the San Francisco- based Lyft to cease operations in Albuquerque.

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