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  • Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    SACO, Maine— Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Ry Russell, general manager of Saco Drive-In, launched a social-media campaign to win an $80,000 digital projection system in a contest sponsored by Honda.

  • United Airlines reducing Venezuela flights Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    CHICAGO— United Airlines is the latest carrier to say it will reduce flights to Venezuela over a dispute about money trapped by tight currency controls in the South American country. American Airlines Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc. and several foreign airlines have previously announced cutbacks.

  • NEW YORK, July 11- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it would drop its daily flight to Caracas, Venezuela, from Houston, starting in September, joining other U.S. carriers who have cut service over the country's foreign exchange controls.

  • NEW YORK, July 11- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it would drop its daily flight to Caracas, Venezuela, from Houston, starting in September, joining other major U.S. carriers who have reduced service because of problems repatriating their revenue through the country's foreign exchange controls.

  • Argentina grain truckers say to strike from July 21 Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, July 11- Argentine truckers said on Friday they would go on strike from July 21 for an indefinite period in a move that could affect the delivery of grains to the main export ports in the agricultural powerhouse.

  • New York won't keep oil train details secret Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's homeland security agency is refusing requests from freight railroads to further restrict public information about their crude oil shipments, concluding it's not sensitive security information and will be given to local emergency planners.

  • US: Man posed as airline worker to get free travel Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said that 37- year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta remained in custody Friday on $75,000 bond after pleading not guilty to mail-fraud charges. Officials said Myers was arrested earlier this week at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, after agreeing to meet a ticket buyer who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.

  • West Coast ports 'can't stand another disruption' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:09 PM ET
    United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez throws in his support of striking truckers at a press conference in Wilmington, Calif.

    Ports along the nation's West Coast face issues like labor strikes that could see them suffer a further decline in business.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $37.28. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.6 percent, to $10.90. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $27.29.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $37.43. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $10.78. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $27.42.

  • Authorities: Man set fire at California airport Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— A man is in custody on suspicion of arson after authorities say he set fire to cardboard inside a baggage claim area at a San Francisco Bay Area airport. The fire around 3:30 a.m. Friday at Oakland International Airport charred a wall but otherwise caused no damage.

  • United Airlines agrees to keep 220 Hawaii jobs Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    HONOLULU— United Airlines has agreed with a union to keep about 220 jobs at airports on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David said the airline came to an agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, with employees voting on the agreement Thursday.

  • NHTSA to investigate fatal truck tank explosion Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will probe a fatal truck explosion that happened last spring when a forklift pierced the vehicle's natural gas fuel tank. The federal agency said the April 3 accident in Howard, Wisconsin, occurred when a Daimler 2014 Freightliner Business Class M2 truck was carrying a three-wheel electric forklift.

  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.

  • Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Now that he's had a taste of running the world's busiest air hub for international passengers, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths is determined to hang on to the honor while setting his sights on an even bigger prize: beating Atlanta for the title of busiest airport on the planet.

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Washington— The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. "We need to rebuild our infrastructure," said Brusaw, the head of Solar Roadways, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington.

  • Paltry car sales seen as sign of Cuba's priorities Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    A price list hanging on the green chain-link fence hints at why: $85,000 for a 6- year-old Peugeot compact; $46,000 for a tiny 2008 Citroen C3 hatchback that would cost less than a third of that in Europe.

  • Boeing to offer more bin space on some new planes Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Boeing said Thursday that its "space bins" will hold six standard-size carry-on bags— two more than fit in current bins on the 737.. Alaska Airlines will be the first carrier to get the larger bins on new planes, starting in late 2015. The airline's treasurer, Mark Eliasen, says the extra space will let passengers keep personal items in the cabin.

  • YOUR MONEY -When airport clubs are worth the money Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    July 10- When you fly several times a month, as Gabriella Ribeiro Truman does, finding a comfortable place to wait for a flight and grab a snack can make traveling a lot more enjoyable.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 42 or 1.1 percent, to $37.38. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.63. United Continental Holdings Inc. rose $3.92 or 9.8 percent, to $43.99.

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