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  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 1:27 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.49 or 3.0 percent, to $48.72. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $17.11. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 87 or 1.9 percent, to $46.12.

  • DALLAS— Pilots at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a single labor contract, a step toward combining workforces at the two carriers, which merged in December 2013. Pilots at American and US Airways will get the retroactive pay raises plus annual raises of 3 percent through 2019. The contract does not include profit-sharing, which pilots get at...

  • Jan 30- American Airlines Group pilots have voted to accept a five-year contract that will raise their wages substantially and cement their relationship with the management, the pilots union said Friday. About 66 percent of the pilots who voted during the two-week election cast their ballots in favor of the contract, which will raise their pay by 23 percent...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.28 or 2.5 percent, to $48.93. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $17.03. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.04 or 2.2 percent, to $45.95.

  • LONDON/ ATHENS, Jan 30- While Greece's new leftist government seems set on a collision course with the European Union, it is likely to steer clear of confronting the country's critical shipping industry. The Syriza party of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, which swept to power last Sunday, once promised to take on shipowners and their generous tax allowances.

  • JetBlue says its pilots' quick reaction averted a collision. A passenger, Megan Sikorski, tells the station that as the JetBlue plane shot upward in a defensive maneuver, she could hear the "whoosh" of the small plane beneath it. When the JetBlue plane landed, Sikorski and her mother say the pilots seemed shaken and announced that someone had been "joyriding" in their...

  • BEIJING— About 100 Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims. Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on...

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group worth around 1.15 billion pounds, building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the oneworld alliance. "IAG represents an excellent opportunity to further develop our Westwards strategy," Qatar Airways Chief...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe and intensifying competition with the airline's fast-growing Gulf rivals. "It makes sense for us to work more closely together in the near term and we look forward...

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Airlines Group, worth around 1.15 billion pounds, building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Spain's Iberia in the oneworld alliance. "IAG represents an excellent opportunity to further develop our Westwards strategy," said Qatar Airways Chief Executive...

  • Qatar Airways takes 9.99 pct stake in BA-owner IAG Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 30- Qatar Airways said on Friday it had bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Airlines Group, the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the oneworld alliance. Qatar's national airline said it would look to strengthen commercial ties with the European group, and may consider increasing its stake over time, although it was not...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Delta Air rose $1.75 or 3.6 percent, to $50.21. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose $1.39 or 8.8 percent, to $17.16. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.19 or 2.6 percent, to $46.99.

  • Werner beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $32.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. Analysts expected $558.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • DALLAS— Shares of Hawaiian Airlines' parent fell sharply in extended trading Thursday after the company said a key revenue measure would decline in the first quarter. Hawaiian Holdings Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $11 million, or 17 cents per share, down from year-ago earnings of $17 million, or 31 cents per share. Excluding costs of fuel-hedging...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 29- Brazilian miner Vale's mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm's head of investor relations said on Thursday, as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. In 2012, China's Ministry of Transport banned the ships from the country's ports, citing safety concerns. A month later, one of the ships docked at a port in...

  • 2011 vehicle models with highest and lowest death rates Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    The Insurance Institute for Highway safety examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looking at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as a rate per million registered vehicle years. It found there was an average of 28 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three decades as rates for all the four vessel types continued to flounder. "Dry bulk remains under pressure across all segments on the back of very thin spot demand," Omar Nokta of Clarkson...

  • US Airways flight returns to Austin, landing gear issue Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— A US Airways flight bound for North Carolina has safely returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with a possible landing gear issue. Spokesman Matt Miller says nobody was injured in Thursday's incident with Flight 5634, operated by Mesa Airlines. Miller says the CRJ-900 regional jet was heading for Charlotte, North Carolina, when a...

  • These 9 vehicles have zero highway deaths Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    A Honda Odyssey is displayed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo.

    A record total of nine models sold during the 2011 model-year have had a driver death rate of zero, NBC News reports.

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