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  • SAN JUAN, Oct 30- Puerto Rico will begin overhauling its tax system and financially shoring up its highways and transportation authority in coming months, commonwealth officials said on Thursday, as the commonwealth fights to gain budget stability. Under the reforms, which were designed in consultation with KPMG at a cost of $4.7 million, Puerto Rico would...

  • MADRID, Oct 30- The Spanish government has decided to postpone its plans to privatise airport operator Aena with a $10 billion public share offer, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The sale of a 49 percent stake in the world's biggest airports operator had promised to be the largest initial public offering in Europe this year.

  • LIMA, Oct 28- Hundreds of indigenous community members took control of a small Amazonian airport inside Peru's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Pluspetrol and the government over pollution and use of local resources. The airport, in the district of Andoas in Peru's northern region of Loreto, was...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Tuesday it is looking into a complaint that Delta Airlines Inc used "unfair and deceptive practices" to block development of a second major airport near Atlanta. The agency's action comes in response to a complaint filed by county commissioners and a private group trying to develop commercial air...

  • LIMA, Oct 28- Indigenous protesters took control of a small airport in the Peruvian Amazon near the country's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Pluspetrol and the government over pollution and use of local resources. The airport, in the district of Andoas in Peru's northern region of Loreto, was...

  • Canexus did not name the company, which signed a take-or-pay agreement in December 2013, and said the contract was cancelled after delays in connecting the crude-by-rail terminal to the Cold Lake pipeline system. "We are very disappointed that the delay in the tie-in of the Cold Lake pipeline system to the unit train facility triggered the termination right...

  • RUSSIAN VNUKOVO AIRPORT CEO AND HIS DEPUTY RESIGN AFTER TOTAL CEO PLANE CRASH- INTERFAX.

  • *Total CEO a defender of Moscow policies. MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. "Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO...

  • *Defender of Moscow policies killed in plane-plow crash. MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. The collision occurred during takeoff of the Dassault Falcon business...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snowplow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. De Margerie, 63, a graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce business school in Paris, became chief executive officer of Total...

  • How to save, and even cash in, on airport parking Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    A little research can uncover deep discounts, freebies and even options to get paid for leaving your car while on vacation.

  • NEWCASTLE, Australia, Oct 17- Hundreds of protesters on Friday joined environmental activists from a dozen South Pacific countries attempting to halt shipping at the world's largest coal export terminal in eastern Australia by forming a blockade with canoes, surfboards and kayaks. Nonetheless, organisers from the 350. Org environmental group said it...

  • Time to invest in infrastructure: Wesley Clark Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Wesley Clark

    There's a lot of money sitting on the sidelines of the global economy. Let's put it to work to benefit all, says Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark.

  • BOSTON, Oct 13- Emergency crews in protective gear removed five passengers with flu-like symptoms from an airplane at Boston's Logan Airport on Monday, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority said. The Emirates flight 237 was from Dubai, and none of the ill passengers had recently been to West Africa, said spokesman Matthew Brelis.

  • EMERGENCY CREWS REMOVE FIVE PASSENGERS WITH FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS FROM AIRPLANE AT BOSTON'S LOGAN AIRPORT- MASSACHUSETTS PORT OFFICIAL.

  • The fire forced the evacuation of the FAA control center in Aurora, Illinois on Sept. 26. Operations were slowly returned to near normal at O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport in the days after the fire by shifting nearly 200 workers and responsibilities to other sites, the FAA has said. Harris Corp, the FAA telecommunications...

  • The tie-up was approved after four out of five commissioners at the Federal Maritime Commission voted not to seek further information from the two shippers about the impact of the alliance on exporters and ports. The U.S. approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinisky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters.

  • DALLAS, Oct 8- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever. The case has stirred attention and concern that someone with Ebola had been able to fly into the United States...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- The United States said on Wednesday it will begin enhanced screening of travelers from West Africa arriving at five of the country's largest airports as it increases efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak. The enhanced screening will start at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday and be extended next...

  • DALLAS, Oct 8- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday and the government ordered five airports screen passengers from West Africa for fever, underscoring concerns about U.S. treatment and preparedness for the virus. The administration of President Barack Obama has been under pressure from lawmakers to enhance screening...