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  • 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.

  • TORONTO, April 16- Canadian National Railway Co, hit by a recent string of derailments, will spend C $500 million to upgrade its feeder network in Western Canada to improve safety and boost capacity, the railway said on Thursday. The new multiyear program allocates about C $100 million for branch lines in northern Alberta in 2015. CN plans capital spending of C...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Authorities say a wolverine tried to escape from its metal carrier at a New Jersey airport and had to be tranquilized. Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says officers were called to Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. The wolverine was traveling from Norway to Alaska.

  • New York's TSA collected HOW MUCH in loose change?! Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    copper pennies

    The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year.

  • Where are the planes at China's lovely airport? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    After a $6 million refurbishment, fewer than 4,000 passengers have passed through the gates of China's Dachangshan island airport.

  • DACHANGSHAN ISLAND, China, April 10- When officials reopened the airport on the sparsely populated Dachangshan island off China's north-east coast after a $6 million refurbishment in 2008, they planned to welcome 42,000 passengers in 2010 and another 78,000 in 2015.. However, fewer than 4,000 passengers- or just a 10 a day- passed through its gates in 2013, data...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 1- Cargo congestion at the two busiest U.S. container ports has eased considerably in the six weeks since West Coast dockworkers and shippers reached a tentative labor deal, but port officials said it would take several more weeks for freight traffic to return to normal. The most obvious sign of improved cargo flow through the ports of Los...

  • West Coast port fiasco over? Not so fast Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    A shipping container is moved at the Port of Oakland.

    Serious damage has been done to the West Coast ports business and it needs to be addressed quickly, say the CEOs of the US Chamber, NRF and NAM.

  • Rough seas ahead for container shipping industry Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:47 AM ET
    A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    The world’s shipping lines risk bankruptcy and will have to shed assets in order to stay afloat, an industry expert has warned CNBC.

  • SINGAPORE, April 1- A backlog of over 30 oil tankers has built up outside the Iraqi port of Basra and shippers face lengthy delays of up to three weeks to load oil because of bad weather and possible oil quality issues, shipping industry sources said. The problems could delay or limit the number of oil export cargoes from Basra in April, potentially pushing down...