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  • WASHINGTON, July 2- The Obama administration is pushing for increased security precautions at European airports because of concerns that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen have teamed up to develop bombs that can be smuggled onto planes, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

  • Booked! 20 busiest airports for July 4 travel Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    Passengers at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

    The Friday start to the long holiday weekend is shaping up to be the busiest travel day of the summer, according to forecasts.

  • West Coast ports talks more positive this time Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 4:38 PM ET
    A Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat prepares to guide the MOL Endurance Container ship out of its berth at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    After years of strife between dockworkers and terminal operators, both sides are taking a more positive tone in talks.

  • Here's Amazon's biggest problem Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Amazon delivery via Prime Air drone

    Here is the one big roadblock to Amazon's success, says Jake Novak.

  • Los Angeles finally approves airport transit link Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    LAX Airport could get a transit link to the Metro as soon as 2022.

  • June 26- Benet Wilson is one of the 2.5 million Americans who have paid a yearly fee to skip security lines at airports and thinks it's worth every penny she paid for a five-year membership in the Global Entry program offered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department. The value of spending $100 for Global Entry comes down to how often you fly.

  • SANAA, June 26- Suspected Islamist militants attacked an airport in the eastern Yemeni city of Seiyun early on Thursday, clashing with soldiers and occupying parts of the building, sources at the airport said.

  • Islamists attack airport in Yemen's Hadramawt region Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    SANAA, June 26- Suspected Islamist militants attacked the airport in Seiyoun in Hadramawt province of eastern Yemen early on Thursday, occupying parts of it and clashing with soldiers, sources at the airport told Reuters. There were no immediate reports of casualties but the sources said fighting continued in the airport.

  • Free Wi-Fi coming to New York airports: report Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Passengers at JFK, La Guardia, Newark and Stewart airports will soon get free Internet under a proposed contract.

  • TRIPOLI, June 22- Libya's eastern Hariga oil port has reopened and received a first tanker loading oil, a spokesman for state-owned National Oil Corp said on Sunday after the government paid salaries of protesting state security guards at the terminal.

  • New airport plan for Mexico City eyes 6 runways - sources Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY, June 19- Mexico is reviewing design plans for a new 120 billion peso Mexico City airport which will eventually have six runways and should begin operating by 2018, according to sources familiar with the plan.

  • INTERVIEW-Greece seeks bidders for $1 bln Crete airport Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    ATHENS, June 18- Chinese, French, German and Spanish firms are vying to build an 800 million euro airport on the island of Crete, one of a number of projects planned by Greece as it recovers from a recession, the infrastructure minister said. Crete is considered a prime spot because of its strategic location wedged between Europe, Asia and Africa.

  • Private jet charter to the World Cup—$250K and up Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    Competition to secure a private plane for the World Cup is heating up as Brazilian airports fill up.

  • MOSCOW, June 9- Russia will not privatise telecoms company Rostelecom, shipping company Sovkomflot and the Novorossiisk sea port this year, RIA news agency quoted Deputy Finance Minister Tatyana Nesterenko as saying on Monday. "We expect a significant decline in revenues from privatisation, to 170.8 billion roubles.

  • RUSSIA WILL NOT PRIVATIZE TELECOMS COMPANY ROSTELECOM, SHIPPING COMPANY SOVKOMFLOT, NOVOROSSIISK SEA PORT THIS YEAR- RIA CITES DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER NESTERENKO.

  • HONG KONG, June 6- Shares in China's Qingdao Port International Co Ltd weakened in their Hong Kong trading debut on Friday amid concern that the company could be hurt by a probe into metal financing at the world's seventh busiest port.

  • HONG KONG, June 6- Shares in China's Qingdao Port International Co Ltd are set open flat in their Hong Kong trading debut on Friday amid concern that the company could be hurt by a probe into metal financing at the world's seventh busiest port.

  • SAO PAULO, June 5- Brazil is seeking immediate help from U.S. and other foreign companies to perform $1.5 billion worth of dredging and other improvements at seaports, U.S. Foxx was in Brazil last week and saw firsthand the country's infrastructure bottlenecks as he got stuck in Sao Paulo's rush-hour traffic on a Friday night.

  • *Dufry to cement lead over DFS as largest airport retailer. ZURICH/ LONDON, June 4- Swiss travel retailer Dufry is buying rival Nuance for 1.55 billion Swiss francs, expanding its presence in Asia and cementing its position as the world's largest duty-free retailer ahead of Hong Kong- based DFS Group.

  • Media companies are among the commercial groups not allowed under current FAA rules, but tens of thousands of drones are already in use in the United States, often flouting federal restrictions, for a wide range of tasks from farming to film making.. The FAA last month highlighted a case where a drone nearly collided with a passenger plane near a Florida airport.