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  • *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.

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA— UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. United Parcel Service Inc. said that the seasonal jobs have long served as an entry point for permanent employment. Shares of UPS fell 13 cents to $97.49 in morning trading.

  • 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.

  • Detroit airport gets $5 million grant for taxiway Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    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 airport closing runway for maintenance Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    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.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    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.

  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    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.

  • United offers up to $100K if workers leave Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    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.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:49 p.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    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

  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    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.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Vermont rail upgrade grant rejected by feds Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Monday he was disappointed the state didn't get a federal grant that would have helped complete an upgrade to the rail system between Rutland and Burlington, but officials remain committed to restoring passenger rail service to the route.

  • 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.

  • NHTSA asleep at the wheel, NYT probe finds Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    NHTSA's David Friedman testifies in April at a House hearing on the GM ignition-defect recall.

    A Times investigation finds that NHTSA has frequently been slow to identify issues, tentative to act and reluctant to use its legal powers.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:44 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    Microsoft will acquire' Minecraft' game maker for $2.5 billion Stocks open lower ahead of this week's Fed meeting; Molson Coors jumps amid brewing M&A US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York ZF Friedrichshafen buying TRW Automotive for about $11.74 billion Apple iPhone 6 orders exceed supply, some pre-orders to ship in October Office Depot says it is moving its stock to the Nasdaq from the New York Stock Exchange Air France pilots launch weeklong strike as airline economizes to compete with low-cost rivals

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $39.66. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 42 or 3.4 percent, to $11.77. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $34.06.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:27 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Microsoft will acquire' Minecraft' game maker for $2.5 billion Stocks open lower ahead of this week's Fed meeting; Molson Coors jumps amid brewing M&A US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York ZF Friedrichshafen buying TRW Automotive for about $11.74 billion Apple iPhone 6 orders exceed supply, some pre-orders to ship in October Office Depot says it is moving its stock to the Nasdaq from the New York Stock Exchange Air France pilots launch weeklong strike as airline economizes to compete with low-cost rivals

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