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  • Congress likely to make key decisions on drones Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. Meanwhile, except for a small number of companies that have received FAA exemptions, a ban on commercial drone flights remains in place.

  • Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 4:13 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore.

  • Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season. FedEx delivered more than 99 percent of express packages as promised on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, according to shipment tracker ShipMatrix. The improved performance comes after delays by FedEx and UPS last year...

  • Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Jordan Peterson works on an Airstream travel trailer at the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2014.

    Not only are the retro-looking travel-trailers still being built by hand, but the company also can't keep up with demand.

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 26- With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 45 or. 9 percent, to $48.50. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.0 percent, to $15.65. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $41.93.

  • Aspen airport fees rise; effect on fares unknown Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    ASPEN, Colo.— Landing fees at the airport serving the Aspen ski resorts will increase by 4 percent in 2015, but it wasn't immediately clear whether fares would increase as a result. The Aspen Times reported Friday the fee for landing a typical commercial airliner at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport will rise to $345, from $332. The Pitkin County commissioners, who...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $48.13. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 12 or. 8 percent, to $15.62. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $41.54.

  • Lincoln Airport exec says morning crush has eased Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— The morning rush at Lincoln's airport has eased, thanks to efforts by airport officials to get the recent crush of morning passengers through ticket and security gates. Airport officials have worked with Delta Air Lines and the Transportation Security Agency to solve problems that began when another flight to Atlanta was added to the airport's...

  • S. Korean official arrested over nut rage incident Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    The official was suspected of providing the information to a Korean Air Lines executive, who allegedly tried to cover up the incident. Cho, the daughter of Korean Air's chairman, resigned as vice president at the airline earlier this month amid mounting public criticism that she forced a Dec. 5 plane bound for South Korea from New York to return to a gate and kicked...

  • *Japan Post President: no comment on scale of offering. TOKYO, Dec 26- Government-owned Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd said it plans to list in the second half of the next business year and its bank and insurance units. Japan Post President Taizo Nishimuro declined to comment on the potential scale of the offering, saying that would be determined by market conditions at...

  • Ouch! Aston Martins recalled for smoldering seats Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    The V12 Vanquish S, Aston Martin

    Aston Martin has recalled 7,256 vehicles due to faulty electronic modules in their front seat heaters.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 83 or 1.8 percent, to $47.96. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.4 percent, to $15.50. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 80 or 2.0 percent, to $41.78.

  • Oil slide 'turbocharging' airline profits: Expert Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Passenger at the O'Hare International Airport, Chicago.

    Airline profits are set to soar as oil prices remain suppressed when the big four are already flying high, Mark Gerchick said.

  • UPS, FedEx cap air express deliveries: Report Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:45 AM ET
    UPS cargo planes in Louisville, KY.

    UPS and FedEx started limiting air express deliveries after an increase in packages caused some retailers to exceed agreed-upon limits.

  • SKorean prosecutors to arrest 'nut rage' official Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Cho, the daughter of the Korean Air chairman, earlier this month resigned as vice president at the airline and all roles from the airline's affiliates as public outrage mounted over her behavior. Chang Man-yong, a transport ministry official, said the ministry had asked prosecutors to investigate a transport ministry official suspected of leaking secrets...

  • South Korea prosecutors indict Uber unit: report Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:31 PM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone in Madrid, Spain.

    South Korean prosecutors indicted U.S. taxi-hailing service provider Uber's local unit for violating a law governing public transport, Yonhap reported.

  • Dec 23- American Airlines Group Inc said Tuesday that it plans to pay flight attendants an additional four percentage points on top of raises already averaging 10 percent, thanks to profits that have strengthened as oil prices have collapsed. Unions have called on Parker to tie employee compensation to the company's performance, but Parker has opposed...

  • SKorean prosecutors to arest 'nut rage' official Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:38 PM ET

    Cho, the daughter of the Korean Air chairman, earlier this month resigned as vice president at the airline and all roles from the airline's affiliates as public outrage mounted over her behavior. Chang Man-yong, a transport ministry official, said the ministry had asked prosecutors to investigate a transport ministry official suspected of leaking secrets...

  • China railway strategy goes off track Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:38 PM ET
    Mechanics check a high-speed train at Xi'an Electric Multiple Unit Maintenance Base

    A decade after splitting two railroad manufacturers from the same company to promote competition, China now wants to recombine them. The Financial Times reports.

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