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  • Michigan road funds deal in doubt this session Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    Rick Snyder and legislative leaders failed Wednesday to negotiate a potential tax increase to improve Michigan's deteriorating roads, as chances of a $1.2 billion deal dwindled before lawmakers adjourn for the year. The Senate and House approved vastly different plans after the November election. The Senate plan would more than double the 19- cents-...

  • Beijing to get third airport to reduce congestion, delays Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:39 AM ET

    BEIJING— China has green-lighted a third airport for the capital Beijing in a bid to reduce congestion and chronic delays, state media reported Wednesday. China is splashing out on specific infrastructure as part of efforts to limit its economic slowdown. State planning agency the National Development and Reform Commission has set the airport's...

  • TORONTO, Dec 15- The parent of Canada's Porter Airlines is nearing the sale of a passenger terminal it operates at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport, according to three sources familiar with the process. One of the sources familiar with the process said at least two separate bids are expected this week from pension fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association,...

  • CEO of Berlin's troubled new airport to step down Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    BERLIN— The chief executive of Berlin's troubled new airport has announced that he will step down, ending a two-year stint in charge of the project days after officials said it will begin operating in the second half of 2017.. An airport statement said Monday that Hartmut Mehdorn offered to stay on until a successor is found, but will step down by June 30.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. The public assistance in states like New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon comes as railroads are posting record profits, and...

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • "I'm not one who often calls for regulation," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said in an interview on the sidelines of the organization's global media day. Tyler's concern comes amid growing reports of dangerous drone flights at airports, stadiums and military bases in the United States and elsewhere.

  • Senate OKs tighter Internet sales tax collection Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— Amazon and other online retailers with ties to Michigan would have to collect its 6 percent sales tax on purchases under legislation approved Thursday by a divided Senate. It won approval on a 21-16 vote in the GOP- controlled Senate, picking up support from 11 Democrats and 10 Republicans. The bills could raise in the ballpark of $50 million a year...

  • Sweeney wants more money for local roads, bridges Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Senate President Steve Sweeney is renewing calls for New Jersey to roughly double the share of money local governments receive for road and bridge projects. Sweeney detailed his plan during a news conference Thursday at the statehouse, speaking alongside members of the New Jersey Association of Counties, League of Municipalities and AAA.

  • Congress told US lags other nations on drones Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    The Federal Aviation Administration bars all commercial use of drones except for 13 companies that have been granted permits for limited operations. Several European countries have granted commercial permits to more than a 1,000 drone operators for safety inspections of infrastructure, such as railroad tracks, or to support commercial agriculture,...

  • Port Authority approves $7.8 billion budget Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:29 AM ET

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.— The Port Authority of New York& New Jersey approved a 2015 budget Wednesday that the agency said holds operating expenses at or below the rate of inflation for the ninth year in a row but was criticized for not allocating enough money to replace New York's aging bus terminal. The Port Authority on Wednesday said the proposed $7.8 billion budget...

  • BERLIN, Dec 8- Airports and train stations are home to ever increasing numbers of retail outlets, serving travelers who want to buy goods on the go and brands targeting a global and mobile audience. It's about squeezing it in to our hectic lifestyles, "said Ben Perkins, consumer expert at consultants Deloitte. The sector is enjoying 10 percent annual growth and...

  • Aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy firms, hospitals, and telecommunications operators based in the United States, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, France, England have been hit by the campaign, the research firm said, without naming individual companies. The 87- page report comes as governments scramble to better understand...

  • The report comes as governments scramble to better understand the extent of Iran's cyber capabilities, which researchers say have grown rapidly as Tehran seeks to retaliate for Western cyber attacks on its nuclear program. It did not identify the companies targeted, but said they included major aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy...

  • BOSTON, Nov 20- Irving Oil has told regulators that recent air quality testing it commissioned around its oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada's largest such facility, shows no cause for public health concern. All the pollutants measured in the study "were found to be below available regulatory objective limits," Irving said in a summary...

  • PARIS, Nov 13- Indonesia's Lion Group is pushing forward with revived plans for a 2016 initial public offering now designed to fund an airport vital to securing its growth, chief executive Rusdi Kirana said. The 51- year-old former travel agent captured international attention when he announced record purchases of jets from Boeing and Airbus to serve...

  • Mansion-gate: Mexican leader hit by house scandal Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:42 PM ET
    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto

    A scandal is engulfing Mexico's president, but it's not likely to disrupt energy auctions scheduled for next year.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- A decision by the U.S. aviation regulator has moved forward plans by a small Georgia airport to begin commercial airline service, despite strong opposition by Delta Air Lines and the city of Atlanta, the local county authority said on Friday. The approval by the Federal Aviation Authority, related to the handling of federal grants for the Paulding...

  • Nov 7- Four people were hospitalized after a rough landing at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta late on Thursday, the Air Canada Express flight's operator said on Friday. Airport spokeswoman Traci Bednard said the flight, operated by Jazz Aviation, had been diverted to Edmonton before the incident. Chorus Aviation Inc.' s Jazz Aviation was operating...