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  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.12 or 3.0 percent, to $39.04. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $10.91. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 43 or 1.3 percent, to $33.68.

  • Brains! Cities to avoid when zombie apocalypse hits Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Should the zombie apocalypse come knocking, these are the 25 worst cities to seek refuge according to Trulia.

  • Ford CEO: We have ability to do Tesla-like vehicle Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Ford CEO Mark Fields says the company is considering a Tesla-style high performance electric vehicle, USA Today reports.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Parcel Service Inc may charge major customers more for a surge in late, unplanned packages or turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season, a top executive said on Friday, trying to avoid a repeat of last year's delivery meltdown. UPS and main rival FedEx Corp, both considered U.S. economic bellwethers, are...

  • Con-way freight business will raise rates Monday Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Trucking company Con-way said Friday its freight business will raise its rates on Monday. Con-way said the increase will offset higher costs, including greater compensation programs for drivers, regulatory compliance and equipment costs. Con-way Inc. gets the majority of its revenue from the freight business.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 67 or 1.8 percent, to $38.59. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 11 or 1.0 percent, to $10.97. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 57 or 1.7 percent, to $33.82.

  • A US port squeeze could ruin holiday shopping Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    Hapag-Lloyd is the sixth largest container line in the world.

    A shortage of transportation equipment at ​the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex could cause holiday shopping issues.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- Robust U.S. consumer and business demand plus strong growth in Asia drove a higher-than-expected quarterly profit at package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc and its top executive said that after a challenging holiday period last year the firm is ready for the 2014 peak season. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, and its main...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- Robust U.S. consumer and business demand plus strong growth in Asia drove a higher-than-expected quarterly profit at package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc.. Atlanta- based UPS also confirmed its full-year profit outlook, predicting earnings per share of between $4.90 to $5.00. UPS posted revenue of $14.29 billion for the quarter,...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Parcel Service Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, driven by growing demand, improving margins in the United States and strong growth in Asia and Europe. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, reported earnings per share of $1.32, up 14 percent from $1.16 a year earlier. Atlanta- based UPS posted revenue of...

  • Australia says missing plane hunt will take months Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday. Peter Foley, an Australian search coordinator, said there is optimism with two ships using high-tech sonar devices to search for...

  • Universal Truckload tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WARREN, Mich. _ Universal Truckload Services Inc. on Friday reported earnings of $13.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Analysts expected $296.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Feds probe plane-helicopter crash in Maryland Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    It said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision. State police identified the men who died as: Christopher D. Parsons, 29, of Westminster, Maryland; William Jenkins, 47, of Morrison, Colorado; and Breandan J. MacFawn, 35, of Cumberland, Maryland. A helicopter of the same make and model belonging to the same company crashed on...

  • Oct 23- American Airlines Group, United Airlines and other carriers reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, and mostly shrugged off concerns that Ebola could affect their outlook. American Airlines, already the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, promised in an earnings call to outstrip its competitors by...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 62 or 1.7 percent, to $37.92. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 32 or 2.9 percent, to $10.86. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 95 or 2.8 percent, to $33.25.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 23- Determined not to repeat a holiday season that left millions of packages delivered too late and customers seething, United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are investing heavily in new infrastructure- but the continued dynamic growth of e-commerce will test those efforts. Even so, the rise in shipping originating with e-tailers including...

  • Swift Transportation tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $50.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.1 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Allegiant flight returns safely to Vegas airport Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 a.m. PDT Thursday and landed safely less than 15 minutes later, after the crew reported unusual...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 82 or 2.2 percent, to $38.12. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 36 or 3.2 percent, to $10.82. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 39 or 1.1 percent, to $33.81.

  • Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    DALLAS— Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop— but don't expect fares to fall too. —The world's biggest airline operator, American Airlines Group Inc., earned an all-time best $942 million profit in the June-through-September quarter, nearly double the amount that American and US Airways earned separately last year before their...

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