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  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Oct 21- Chinese automakers from state-owned FAW Co to Zhejiang Geely are racing to sell more eco-friendly cars as they try to meet tough fuel economy rules due next year as part of Beijing's battle against pollution. But many of China's smaller indigenous automakers will struggle to make the costly upgrades needed to meet the new rules, which...

  • *Total CEO a defender of Moscow policies. MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. "Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO...

  • Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:32 PM ET

    MOSCOW— The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snowplow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. De Margerie, 63, a graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce business school in Paris, became chief executive officer of Total...

  • U.S. airlines raise fares by $2 on average Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Oct 20- Major U.S. airlines have raised domestic one-way fares by $2 on average since Thursday, marking the first industry wide increase in half a year. The news may quell investors' concern that airline revenue will fall if the Ebola virus discourages people from traveling, and the stocks of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines rose on average...

  • Trinity faces $525M in damages after guardrail trial Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:13 PM ET
    A guard rail shown going through a car in Texas.

    A federal jury found the company liable on Monday for failing to tell a highway agency about changes it made to a guardrail system.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.65 or 4.8 percent, to $36.04. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 37 or 3.4 percent, to $11.23. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.79 or 5.8 percent, to $32.84.

  • UPS increases some shipping rates by 4.9 percent Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    ATLANTA— UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.. The Atlanta- based company said Monday it is increasing rates for its ground, air, international, UPS Freight, and UPS air freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The increase goes into effect on Dec. 29.

  • UPS says U.S. rates to rise 4.9 pct as of Dec. 29 Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 20- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday that rates for its services within and between the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will rise by an average of 4.9 percent as of the end of the year. Last month, the company's main rival FedEx Corp announced a similar rate increase of 4.9 percent, which also includes shipments...

  • Werner meets 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Monday reported profit of $26 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 36 cents per share. Analysts expected $543 million, according to Zacks.

  • Dallas Love Field reopens to an airfare war Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    A federal amendment expired, paving the way for Dallas Love Field to offer flights again and setting the stage for an airfare war.

  • US airlines raise base fares on domestic flights Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    JetBlue Airways raised fares by $4 per round trip on a small number of routes Thursday, and Delta Air Lines picked up and greatly expanded the breadth of the increase, according to FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney and J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker. The hike got an important boost when Southwest matched it a day later. United Airlines and American Airlines, which...

  • Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011, claiming it illegally refused to...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 90 or 2.6 percent, to $35.29. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.6 percent, to $11.03. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.24 or 4.0 percent, to $32.29.

  • American, US Airways complete cargo combination Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines and US Airways say they have finishes combining their cargo operations. American Airlines Group Inc. said Monday that it was the first time that operating divisions at the two carriers have become fully combined. Shares of Fort Worth- based American Airlines rose $1.13, or 3.4 percent, to $34.51, as oil prices dipped and...

  • Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Biden, the White House's loudest voice on the need to update the nation's crumbling infrastructure, was gently teased by Cuomo, who announced a design competition to modernize John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports as well as...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 89 or 2.6 percent, to $35.28. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 27 or 2.5 percent, to $11.13. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.38 or 4.4 percent, to $32.43.

  • Feds nix wind farm near Erie airport, cite radar Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    The FAA had previously approved the wind farm in North East Township. But when that approval expired in May, the FAA revisited the question of radar safety and earlier this month decided it would be a problem, the Erie Times-News reported Monday. "The analysis done by FAA Technical Operations indicates that all of the wind turbines would be in the radar line of...

  • Adrift Russian ship towed safely to Canadian port Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia— The Russian container ship that had been drifting powerlessly off the British Columbia coast, raising fears of a fuel spill, is now safe at a Canadian port. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Victoria says the vessel was towed into the port city of Prince Rupert at 3 a.m. Monday. It was headed from Everett, Washington, to Russia...

  • Oct 20- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said on Monday that it had ended talks to buy CSX Corp and that the two companies planned no further discussions, sending shares of the No. 3 U.S. railroad operator down more than 3 percent. Neither side had confirmed the talks, initially reported by the Wall Street Journal a week ago. However, analysts had said service problems...

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