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  • The Marshall Islands- flagged MV Maersk Tigris was taken Wednesday to Bandar Abbas, the main port for Iran's navy, under escort by Iranian patrol boats, according to Maersk Line, the Danish shipping company that had chartered it. The incident comes at a critical time in Iran's relations with the United States and the West, as talks about its contested nuclear...

  • *Saudi-led alliance bombs Yemen's Sanaa airport runway. "Tensions are so high in that region with the impending Iran-U.S. nuclear deal that any event implied to be U.S.-linked has an immediate effect on oil prices," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. Tensions were also fueled as jets from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the runway...

  • *Saudi-led alliance bombs Yemen's Sanaa airport runway. "Tensions are so high in that region with the impending Iran-U.S. nuclear deal that any event implied to be U.S.-linked has an immediate effect on oil prices," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. Tensions were also fueled as jets from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the runway...

  • Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $100 billion, 30- year overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system. Ben Barnes, Malloy's budget director, offered those and other ideas for the Governor's Transportation Finance Panel to ponder over the coming months. In 2013, Oregon lawmakers passed the first legislation in the U.S. to create such a system, authorizing the...

  • CHICAGO— Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board announced its findings at a meeting in Washington, D.C., and made nationwide safety...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta has returned to Buffalo, New York, after the crew received an indication of a possible issue with one of its two engines. The airline says Flight 1672 landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Thursday morning and maintenance technicians are evaluating the aircraft.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Union Pacific's first-quarter profit improved 6 percent but fell short of expectations as railroad shipping volume slowed 2 percent on weak coal demand and a labor dispute at West Coast ports. CEO Lance Fritz said Union Pacific Corp. wasn't as efficient as could have been due to the sharp drop in volume, but that the railroad is working to adjust its...

  • Lawsuit challenges airport noise curfews in the Hamptons Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:14 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— The battle for the skies above the Hamptons is headed to a courtroom. On Tuesday, Friends of East Hampton Airport filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, claiming among other things that local governments have no authority to impose airport noise or access restrictions; the suit says that is the purview of the Federal Aviation...

  • Is Indonesia successfully wooing foreign money? Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    A fisherman sits in his boat with the Green Bay Pluit residential and commercial project in North Jakarta, Indonesia in the background.

    Indonesia's courtship of foreign investors may get a fillip from Chinese and Japanese money seeking a fresh home.

  • Woman strip-searched at Detroit airport settles lawsuit Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    DETROIT— A woman of Arab and Jewish descent who was strip-searched at a Detroit- area airport has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. Frontier Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration and Wayne County Airport Authority were named in the federal lawsuit. Hebshi of Sylvania, Ohio, was...

  • Start-up aiming to disrupt shipping raises $50M Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A Shyp package being prepared for shipment.

    Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 billion shipping industry.

  • Mohegan Sun to build casino at Korean airport Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW LONDON, Conn.— The Indian tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has reached an agreement to build and run a gaming resort on the grounds of Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the Incheon International Airport Corporation announced Monday they have signed a memorandum of...

  • Unplugged no more: Subways going digital Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    Woman using smartphone in subway

    Subways may no longer be digital black holes for riders, as many of the country's largest cities are working to bring cell service underground.

  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday. In the immediate aftermath of the December arrest, Johnson ordered a 90- day...

  • LONDON— Flights have been briefly disrupted at Britain's Manchester Airport after reports of a drone in the area. An official report last year disclosed that a device believed to be a drone came within 20 feet of an Airbus A320 landing at Heathrow airport in July. British Civil Aviation Authority regulations state that drones must not be flown beyond the...

  • In Silicon Valley, the private jet business soars Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Jets flying over Golden Gate Bridge

    Traffic is a serious problem in Silicon Valley, but for residents who value their time, and who boast deep pockets, there's a solution.