• GALENA, Ill.— A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois on Thursday, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile evacuate, authorities said. The BNSF Railway train derailed around 1:05 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, according to company spokesman Andy Williams.

  • Houston Ship Channel halts after tanker collision Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    The shutdown came hours after the channel reopened following several days of fog that held up traffic.

  • One LaGuardia runway reopened after plane accident Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Delta Airlines plane at LaGuardia airport

    A Delta flight from Atlanta to New York's LaGuardia Airport slid off the runway when landing, according to an FAA official.

  • Here are some other accidents involving planes taking off from or landing at the airport, which is tucked along the East River and Flushing Bay:. —1994: A Continental Airlines jet skidded into rocks at the edge of Flushing Bay after the pilots aborted a takeoff during a snowstorm. —1993: A Continental Airlines jet skidded off a runway during takeoff in a snowstorm,...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.01 or 2.2 percent, to $44.14. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 49 or 2.7 percent, to $17.45. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $43.83.


  • Derailment blocks CN Rail line, causes huge delays Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    A Canadian National Railway train travels eastward on a track.

    CN said traffic running both directions along the route, which links Toronto and Winnipeg, Manitoba, could be delayed by 24 hours or more.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $44.61. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 38 or 2.1 percent, to $17.57. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $43.87.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota alone. The administration's internal debate shows that concern about the risks associated with oil trains reached the upper level of the White House.

  • DENVER— First, smoke was reported on an American Airlines flight after landing in Denver. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate after arriving from Charlotte, North Carolina, when smoke was reported just before noon Wednesday, airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane said. The captain ordered that the chutes be activated, and those aboard slid to...

  • Why US transportation is under-performing  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    The U.S. transportation sector has been underperforming recently. Carter Worth, chief market technician at Sterne Agee, discusses further.

  • South African Airways refunds customers after bungle Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:59 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG— It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. A regular ticket on the same route in business class sells for about $3,400, South African Airways said. "We appreciate the fact that customers would under normal circumstances take advantage of bargains and good travel...

  • SYDNEY— She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. And so Danica Weeks puts down her phone and reaches instead for Paul's wedding ring, which she wears on a chain around her neck. It's the day crews on board four ships that have been...

  • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday after scrubbing nearly 1,700 through early evening on Wednesday, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airports likely to be hit...

  • The Army Corps of Engineers said it hired Illinois- based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to dredge the outer harbor, beginning in the Savannah River off Tybee Island and extending into the Atlantic Ocean. East Coast seaports including Savannah are scrambling for deeper channels to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 63 or 1.4 percent, to $45.15. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $17.94. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $44.01.

  • Md. approves spending $105 million on airport upgrades Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Maryland officials have approved spending $105 million on upgrades to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate more international flights. The money will go toward creating a new security checkpoint, building a new connector between two concourses and adding two new gates to support international...

  • —United Airlines just changed MileagePlus program on Sunday to reward passengers based on spending. —Delta Air Lines, which shifted its SkyMiles program to a spending-based system in January, took away the charts showing the minimum number of points needed for various trips. —Southwest Airlines, which went to a spending-based program in 2011, will change the...

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. But in a compromise between Democrats and Republicans, the bill separates Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington from...

  • After port crisis, retailers want to buy American Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.

    According to a new study, 43 percent of retail CFOs said North America provides the most attractive sourcing opportunities for 2015.

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