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  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 61 or 1.3 percent, to $47.38. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 36 or. 9 percent, to $40.26. United Continental Holdings Inc. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $64.14.

  • US says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    DETROIT— Driving is getting safer. A total of 32,719 people died in U.S. crashes in 2013, down from 33,782 in 2012, according to figures compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman said the drop came because of safer vehicles, stronger laws and enforcement, and consumer education campaigns.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Motorists took to U.S. roads and highways in record numbers in October, fueling the fastest rise in miles driven since 2006, according to data released on Friday by the Federal Highway Administration. Drivers logged 264.2 billion vehicle miles in October, the most ever for that month and a 2.6 percent increase over October 2013, according to the...

  • How a freight bill went from $5,000 to $68,000 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Shipping containers at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif.

    A small maker of exercise equipment ended up moving its product by air because of shipping problems on the West Coast, nearly wiping out its profit.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $47.10. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $15.29. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $40.28.

  • Air France-KLM stock drops on profit warning Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    PARIS— Air France-KLM shares have plunged more than 8 percent in the wake of the airline's warning that weak demand on several long-haul routes and other factors would wipe hundreds of millions off profits this year. In a statement late Thursday, Air France-KLM said a combination of factors, including weak demand, higher costs from a crippling pilots' strike, and...

  • Oil price fuels Carnival Cruises' success  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Carnival Cruises earnings have beaten expectations in its fourth quarter, with lower fuel prices being a great help, says David Dingle, UK chairman of Carnival Cruises.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $46.69. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 11 or. 7 percent, to $15.26. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 51 or 1.3 percent, to $40.11.

  • Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    DETROIT— Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall comes after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that began in June. The recall includes nearly 257,000 trucks in the U.S., another 22,000 in Canada,...

  • LA airport OKs $4B link from terminals to trains Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Leaders at the Los Angeles International Airport have formally given the go-ahead to a $4 billion plan to build an "automated people mover" that would connect terminals to the region's rail system. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to approve the project, which would take people around the nation's...

  • Shanghai shares ease off 4-year intraday peak, HK gains Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:44 PM ET

    *Hong Kong positive on Fed "patient" stance on rates. BEIJING, Dec 19- Shanghai shares retreated from their highest intraday level in four years on Friday, while Hong Kong stocks rallied for a second day on positive global sentiment. China COSCO China Shipping Development, China Shipping Container Lines and China Merchants Energy Shipping jumped by their 10 pct...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California administrative court and whose outcome will not be known until next year, pits Uber...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 60 or 1.3 percent, to $46.77. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.6 percent, to $15.37. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 50 or 1.2 percent, to $40.62.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California administrative court and whose outcome will not be known until next year, pits Uber...

  • PARIS, Dec 18- Air France-KLM on Thursday issued its third profit warning in six months, cutting its 2014 earnings goal by 200 million euros as higher-than-expected costs from a recent pilot strike added to weaker unit revenues. Air France-KLM said it faced continued weakness in unit revenues in several of its long-haul markets. This widening of the spread...

  • Officials from the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union resumed negotiations on Thursday morning at the San Francisco headquarters of the association, said Craig Merrilees, a spokesman for the union. The waterfront cargo slowdowns have coincided with prolonged labor talks between 20,000 dockworkers and the...

  • Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    While the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island nation, globe-trotting tourists won't be able to hop on a plane to Havana anytime soon. Still, travel companies are salivating at the chance to set up shop in Cuba. Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and the Carnival Corp. all expressed interest this...

  • PARIS, Dec 18- Air France-KLM cut its 2014 earnings goal by 200 million euros on Thursday, blaming higher-than-expected costs from a September pilots' strike and fuel hedging. The Franco-Dutch airline group trimmed its forecast to 1.5- 1.6 billion euros in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization and said it would step up investment and cost...

  • Consumer Reports' best value car for 2015 is... Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    2012-2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Consumer Reports' annual roundup of the best and worst cars considered road test scores, reliability surveys and cost per mile for 200 cars.

  • Tax-refund debate flares up again in Colorado Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    DENVER— Colorado's economy has been on an upswing, and government officials are getting more comfortable asking the state for help with their funding needs after years of budget cuts. But more revenue means Colorado is required to start giving refunds to taxpayers, rekindling a decades-old debate over how much money state government should be allowed to keep...

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