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  • *Many European, Asian firms express interest in Indonesia's airports. JAKARTA, Nov 21- Indonesia's need for more and better airports is drawing strong interest from foreign transport and construction companies, hungry for a slice of the action in one of world's the fastest growing markets for air travel.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Nov 14- U.S. railroads on Thursday urged regulators to improve safety standards for tank cars carrying flammable liquids, following a spate of accidents in the booming crude-by-rail industry.

  • Nov 12- The deal American Airlines and U.S. Airways Group struck to sell gate slots at half a dozen airports in exchange for government clearance for a merger could lift a cloud that has hung over a popular corner of the municipal bond market since late summer.

  • *Boeing seeking tax incentives and new 8- year labor contract. Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat, called the session to seek roughly $8 billion in tax breaks, a streamlined permitting process for Boeing and $10 billion in funding for transportation improvements.

  • *Spain in talks with Asian airlines over Madrid flights. *Deals would help Aena sale and boost tourism to Spain. LONDON, Nov 7- Spain is in talks with Asian airlines to bring more flights to Madrid's underused Barajas airport ahead of the planned privatisation of debt-laden airport operator Aena, its industry minister told Reuters.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Flashing lights on the roof, tailgating politicians' motorcades, smashing up toll booths, and beating up toll collectors.

  • Nov 4- Hertz Global Holdings Inc's quarterly adjusted profit beat analysts' estimates, helped by higher off-airport car rentals and strong performance of Dollar Thrifty, which it bought last year.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- In the decade to 2013, shale gas and oil transformed the U.S. and global energy markets. Freight trucks powered by liquefied natural gas rather than diesel could become a common sight on the U.S. interstate highway system under plans being developed and financed by Royal Dutch Shell.

  • The joint project is to develop a railway network linking Oman in the south to Kuwait in the north through the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

  • Maersk: Container demand to rise 4-6%     Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    David Skov, Head, South China, Maersk Line expects global container demand to pick up to 4-6% growth in the next few years, as compared to a forecast of 2-3% gain this year.

  • Greener terminal lands at San Diego airport Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:28 PM ET
    New seats with USB ports, power outlets and cup holders at the San Diego International Airport.

    San Diego International Airport opens its $907 million expansion at Terminal 2 this week, with solar panels, car chargers and seats equipped with power outlets and USB ports.

  • Tall trucks smash into Indiana bridges 400 times Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 6:23 AM ET
    Truck accident on the Virginia Avenue Bridge, Indianapolis, IN

    Video shows the Virginia Avenue Bridge in Indianapolis getting hit by multiple tall trucks. In all, seven area bridges have been hit more than 400 times. Bad GPS may be to blame.

  • How the Cowboy State lassoes business Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

    Diverse incentives make the Cowboy State a "Top State" for business, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says.

  • Worst Airports for Connections Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport.

    Gah! Connecting flights can be maddening for travelers. Here are the 10 worst airports for connections.

  • Chinese Tycoon Looks to Build Panama Canal Rival Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 1:21 PM ET
    The Panama Canal

    Nicaragua's congress has passed bill granting a little-known Chinese tycoon the exclusive right to develop a multibillion-dollar rival to the Panama Canal.

  • Airbus Comes to US, Puts More Pressure on Boeing Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    After years of battling Boeing for commercial and military jet orders in the U.S., Airbus is taking the battle to American soil.

  • Fliers More Fed Up Than Ever Before, Study Shows Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    The annual Airline Quality Rankings by Wichita State University and Purdue University show carriers bumping more passengers from oversold flights and delivering service that often leaves customers frustrated.

  • Closures of 149 air traffic control towers, which was a visible sign of the 'sequester' budget cuts, has been postponed until June 15 by the FAA.

  • February Durables Soar, Bolstered by Transportation Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Demand for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in February, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Chinese Firm Looks to Tap US Natural Gas Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET
    Engineers at work on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility.

    One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

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