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  • LAS VEGAS, May 5- Nevada has given Daimler AG, the world's biggest truck maker, the go-ahead to test its self-driving heavy freight truck for the first time on the open road in ordinary traffic, the two sides announced on Tuesday. "Today is history," Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican, said before posing with Daimler board member Wolfgang Bernhard with a red...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— A Texas air ambulance service is returning to the air more than a week after one of its flight nurses fell to her death from a helicopter hoist. STAR Flight grounded its fleet after Kristin McLain fell from a helicopter hoist while rescuing an injured hiker at the Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin on April 27. Normal equipment checks were completed by...

  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates' chairman and CEO, said in an interview that several American cities have asked Emirates to launch routes connecting them with its ever-expanding hub in Dubai. He declined to name the potential destinations, citing competitive reasons and confidentiality agreements, but said the Dubai government-backed carrier...

  • WOBURN, Mass.— The family of a woman who suffered a brain hemorrhage and died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head has been awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Middlesex Superior Court jury ruled Monday in favor of the family of Barbara Grimes in its lawsuit against American Medical Response, the largest ambulance company in the...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. JetBlue is one of the only U.S. airlines to offer free Wi-Fi on its planes; Southwest offers free Wi-Fi-enabled entertainment like TV shows and TV stations. JetBlue's free Fly-Fi broadband Internet will be available on all JetBlue's Airbus...

  • May 5- JetBlue Airways Corp and Amazon.com Inc have agreed to stream television, movies and music from the Internet retailer in-flight, broadening travelers' entertainment options, the companies said Tuesday. The service will be available on a majority of JetBlue's aircraft this year via the airline's free Wifi, so passengers can use their laptops and mobile...

  • USA Truck posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:27 AM ET

    VAN BUREN, Ark. _ USA Truck Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. USA Truck shares have dropped 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: USA Truck, Earnings Report.

  • WestJet Airlines beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    Calgary, Alberta _ WestJet Airlines Ltd. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $111.3 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. WestJet Airlines shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Its operating loss of 167 million euros compared with a 240 million-euro deficit a year ago. Once everything is accounted for, Lufthansa said Tuesday that it returned to profit during the period thanks to a 503 million-euro one-off gain as the airline accounted for realized gains on shares in U.S. airline JetBlue. Net profit came in at 425 million euros, an...

  • BERLIN— German train drivers started a five-day strike Tuesday, their longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the country's main railway operator. Passenger train drivers walked off the job at 2 a.m., joining freight train drivers who already started their strike Monday. Some subway systems were also affected, including in Berlin and...

  • Despite oil, bullish about summer: Spirit CEO Monday, 4 May 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines

    Oil prices are edging up, but Spirit Airlines can weather those higher costs better than most airlines, CEO Ben Baldanza said.

  • Average new car prices up about 3%—here's why Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    2015 Chevrolet Suburban Texas Edition

    The average price of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. in April was 2.6% higher than in the month a year ago, USA Today reports.

  • The Department of Transportation said Monday that airlines collected $3.5 billion in bag fees last year, a 5 percent increase over 2013, and $3 billion in reservation-change fees, a 6 percent hike. Southwest still lets customers check two bags or change a reservation for free; it gets 95 percent of revenue from the ticket price. Charlie Leocha of the Consumer...

  • BERLIN, May 4- European aviation safety regulators introduced new training requirements on Monday to help prevent accidents by pilots losing control of planes in-flight, such as during a stall or in bad weather. In one such accident, an Air France jet flying between Rio de Janeiro and Paris plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm in June, 2009, killing all...

  • Delta reports dip in key revenue figure for April Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. says a key revenue figure fell in April compared with a year ago as fuel surcharges declined and the strong dollar reduced the value of tickets sold overseas. Delta says demand for travel within the U.S. remains stable, with rising passenger traffic. Shares of Atlanta- based Delta, the third-largest U.S. airline, slipped 28 cents to...

  • NEW YORK— The city will announce this week it's bolstering its capital contribution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority— but, mere days before that increase is unveiled, the MTA is asking for more. City officials told The Associated Press on Monday that Mayor Bill de Blasio's upcoming budget will include $125 million a year for the next five years for...

  • BOSTON— Logan International Airport officials have unveiled a plan to cut to carbon emissions, curb energy consumption, and spend millions of dollars to protect runways and terminals from rising seas as part of an effort to address climate change. The Boston Globe reports that the airport plans to cut its carbon emissions 40 percent and energy consumption by...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia— A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with one of the plane's two electrical systems. The Boeing 737-400 touched down in Vancouver shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.

  • German train drivers to start 5-day strike Tuesday Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    BERLIN— A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a five-day strike starting Tuesday, its longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the national railway operator. The GDL union said passenger train drivers will walk off the job at 2 a.m. Tuesday and won't return until 9 a.m. on May 10. Germany long had relatively cordial...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Federal investigators say a leaking oil train that hauled crude oil from North Dakota to Washington in January had tank cars with faulty valves, which also are installed on thousands of tank cars nationwide. The Federal Railroad Administration investigated the 100- car BNSF train because it had to have 14 cars with slow leaks removed after...

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