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  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike against four trucking firms on Monday, demanding recognition as employees rather than contractors in a move reviving labor tension around the country's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to...

  • Swift Transportation beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $37.8 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Swift Transportation shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $46.79. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $19.88. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 82 or 1.9 percent, to $42.67.

  • CHICAGO— The CEO of United Airlines got a 39 percent increase in compensation last year, to more than $11.3 million, according to an Associated Press analysis. He also received the same $975,000 salary as before, plus more than $2.3 million in incentives, and $302,277 in other compensation, about half of which was matching contributions to retirement plans.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday against four trucking companies, a Teamster union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m. Pacific...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $46.88. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $20.01. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 44 or 1.0 percent, to $43.05.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 27- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers planned to notify the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m....

  • *Yemen faces mounting humanitarian crisis. LONDON, April 27- Yemen is facing mounting problems bringing in food by sea as the danger from fighting between Houthis and government supporters is exacerbated by an arms blockade by Saudi-led coalition navies searching ships for weapons destined for the rebels. The Arabian peninsula's poorest country, Yemen...

  • Scorpio Tankers misses 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    MONACO _ Scorpio Tankers Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $40.7 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Scorpio Tankers shares have climbed 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Truckers may stay home from west coast ports Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    A Hapag-Lloyd AG container ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex could stay home Monday in a long-running labor dispute.

  • The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the primary West Coast gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of annual trade, much of it with Asia. About 16,000 truckers work the two ports, and several hundred from four companies were taking part of the job action, Teamsters union spokeswoman Barb Maynard said. The Teamsters union has been trying to organize...

  • Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    Mary Jo Walentovic was driving on a Detroit- area interstate in February when a car kicked up a large chunk of road that smashed through her van's windshield, destroying the rearview mirror and an armrest. Fed up, she plans to vote for a 1- cent sales tax increase on Michigan's May 5 ballot that would put an additional $1.2 billion a year into fixing deteriorating...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 24- Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation's busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute. Picket lines could go up as early as Monday at various terminal yards, rail yards...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $46.98. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 14 or. 7 percent, to $19.89. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $43.49.

  • American, United delay, change Boeing 787 orders Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. It plans to put the first one into service next month on flights between Dallas and Chicago, then use 787 s on international routes starting in June. News of the delay surfaced a day after United Continental Holdings Inc....

  • CARTAGENA, Colombia, April 24- Engineering work ordered by Colombia's constitutional court that would allow the country's main coal railway to operate at night was blocked by protesters shortly after the work got under way this week, a Mines and Energy Ministry official said on Friday. The Fenoco railway, owned and operated by a consortium of coal miners...

  • Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    At American Airlines, passengers flew fewer miles and revenue declined 2 percent in the first quarter. —United Airlines posted record first-quarter earnings of $508 million, even though revenue dipped 1 percent; it saved more than $1 billion on fuel. —Southwest tripled its profit to a record $453 million; fuel savings were $437 million.

  • American's shares traded up almost 4 percent, reflecting bolstered investor confidence in the carrier, the world's largest after it merged in 2013 with US Airways. Rivals Delta Air Lines Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc have also announced cuts for travel outside the peak summer season. American's President Scott Kirby said growing capacity and...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 73 or 1.6 percent, to $47.16. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.83. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 26 or. 6 percent, to $43.52.

  • NEW YORK— The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, New York Gov. "It is the state-of-the-art safety design for the system and it is something that is very important,"...

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