• Mazda roadster in Guinness World Records Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13- foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage. U.S. models come from Mazda's Hiroshima auto manufacturing complex.

  • *Russia languishes near bottom of air safety league. *Russia lacks systematic approach to safety- pilot. Numerous official investigations and a crackdown in recent years have done nothing to raise Russia from near the bottom of the global league, largely due to weak regulation and the effects of sky-high alcohol consumption.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $37.63. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.55. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $34.88.

  • FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.— FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries. That's a more subdued forecast than a year ago, when FedEx predicted 13 percent growth for the season. FedEx and rival United Parcel Service Inc. struggled last year with severe winter weather in early December, a shorter holiday season, and a surge in late orders that was partly due to...

  • Knight Transportation tops Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $25.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Analysts expected $264.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 22- Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15. With the rise of e-commerce, FedEx's annual peak has nearly doubled since 2007, when it moved 11.5 million packages on Dec. 17. Last year a later-than-usual surge before the...

  • Norfolk Southern railroad 3Q profit up 16 percent Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Norfolk Southern Corp. delivered 16 percent higher third-quarter profit as it hauled more freight, but the railroad's results fell short of expectations because coal and pricing remained weak. Norfolk Southern said it is training hundreds more workers to help handle the increase in freight traffic, and it expects to receive nearly 100 more...

  • Asia needs policy coordination amid slower growth Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Countries in the region are looking to boost financing for the construction of roads, bridges and other necessary infrastructure and will submit proposals to do so to the summit, to be held in Beijing. Emphasizing the importance of infrastructure...

  • Final report: Driver distracted in Md. derailment Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    ROSEDALE, Md.— A dump truck driver who caused a 15- car derailment and chemical explosion was on the phone and distracted when he failed to yield at a private railroad crossing, according to a final report issued by a federal investigative board Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board released the findings of its investigation into the May 28, 2013,...

  • Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark. The driver is the only person to have been detained in the deaths of Total SA Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie and three French crew members, who...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.44 or 4.0 percent, to $37.48. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 33 or 2.9 percent, to $11.56. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.75 or 5.3 percent, to $34.59.

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, Oct 22- From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, low-cost airlines have ordered record numbers of planes in recent years, redefining the jet industry. Between them, Indonesia's Lion Air, Malaysia's AirAsia and Norwegian Air Shuttle have ordered more than 1,400 Airbus and Boeing jets, worth about $140 billion at current list prices.

  • UPDATE 1-CN Rail earnings up on higher volumes Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 21- Canadian National Railway Co reported higher third-quarter earnings on Tuesday as revenue jumped on higher freight volumes. Net income rose to C $853 million, or C $1.04 a share, from C $705 million, or C $0.84 a share, a year earlier. Analysts had been expecting earnings of C $1.05 a share on revenue of C $3.14 billion, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • It's a buyer's market for (used) private jets Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    A Gulfstream G550 jet on display at the Singapore Airshow in February 2014.

    Suddenly, private Gulfstream jets are affordable. Well, "affordable" in a relative sense.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 91 or 2.5 percent, to $36.95. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 23 or 2.0 percent, to $11.46. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.53 or 4.7 percent, to $34.37.

  • Oct 21- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported higher third-quarter earnings and revenue on Tuesday as its operating ratio, a key efficiency measure, set a new record. Earnings and revenue fell short of analyst expectations, but shares rose 1.8 percent to C $225.45 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, in line with rival Canadian National Railway Co.

  • Biz jets: Bigger, farther and more connected Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Bedroom suite onboard Bombardier's Global 7000 business jet.

    The corporate jet is increasingly being used to fly further, and that means new types of aircraft like Bombardier's Global 7000 are more in demand.

  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— The pilot of a private jet failed to follow correct landing procedures and likely was fatigued from a lack of sleep when the plane went down in a fiery crash in eastern Georgia last year, killing a vascular surgeon and four co-workers on board, federal investigators concluded in a report Tuesday. Richard Trammell was at the controls of the jet on the...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.37 or 3.8 percent, to $37.41. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 28 or 2.4 percent, to $11.51. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.71 or 5.2 percent, to $34.55.

  • *Insurers face $800 mln bill; outstrips $60- $90 mln premiums. *Follows downing of MH17 over Ukraine, other incidents. The hefty bill dwarfs the $60- $90 million in income insurers received last year to cover the incidents, which have included the downing of Malaysia Airlines' MH17 passenger jet in Ukraine, and could mean some bow out of the market if the price...

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