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  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 80 or 2.0 percent, to $38.64. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $11.36. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 67 or 1.9 percent, to $34.56.

  • Flight attendants reach tentative deal with AA Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— A flight attendants' union says it has a tentative contract covering crews at American Airlines and US Airways. The union said Friday that negotiators reached an agreement with American Airlines Group Inc. with industry-leading terms. Shares of American Airlines fell $1.42, or 3.7 percent, to close at $36.63.

  • Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    PARIS— Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week. The SNPL union announced Friday they are extending the strike through Sept. 26.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 56 or 1.4 percent, to $38.88. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.3 percent, to $11.48. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 33 or. 9 percent, to $34.90.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 34 or. 9 percent, to $39.10. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $11.39. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $34.89.

  • The link between illegal fishing and piracy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

    Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

  • Newark airport runway repairs nearing end Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— Repairs to a major runway at Newark Liberty International Airport could be more of an annoyance to residents of two New Jersey cities than to air travelers. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the airport's other runways will be available to handle flights. But that means more planes will be flying over Jersey City and Bayonne.

  • Sept 18- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18- Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will sign a contract to build and lease a floating production ship for its giant Libra offshore project this month, company Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Foster said on Thursday.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 50 or 1.3 percent, to $39.44. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.2 percent, to $11.33. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 80 or 2.3 percent, to $35.23.

  • JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals.

  • After record profits, airlines keep adding jobs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing— although slowly— as some of them post record profits. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 386,243 full-time workers in July, up 1.3 percent from the same month last year.

  • Leaking lime juice sends responders to cargo jet Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports the leak Tuesday on the Alaska Airlines 737-700 was traced to a container of lime juice that broke open during a flight from Seattle. Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove says workers first detected the sour-smelling liquid coming from a cargo container.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 42 or 1.1 percent, to $39.36. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.3 percent, to $11.34. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 79 or 2.3 percent, to $35.22.

  • Uber must face lawsuit over tips: Ruling Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone

    Uber must face multiple civil counts, including an allegation the company violated California's unfair competition laws.

  • Sept 18- Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday.

  • Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season.

  • Calif gov signs historic ridesharing legislation Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law.

  • Air Canada adds new bag fee, following WestJet Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 18- Air Canada said on Thursday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag on flights within Canada and to the Caribbean and Mexico, days after rival WestJet Airlines Ltd introduced a similar fee.

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