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  • Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    ROMULUS, Mich.— Flights are starting to resume at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Conway says one Delta Air Lines plane landed around 7 a.m. but skidded off a taxiway into grass. Icy conditions have caused numerous accidents on Detroit- area roadways, including a multi-vehicle crash on M-14 in western Wayne...

  • Executives brave frigid Detroit night for charity Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Forty business executives, college administrators and other professionals found out firsthand, for at least one night, what it's like to be homeless in Detroit. Andrea Fischer Newman, senior vice president for government affairs at Delta Air Lines, and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson and his wife, Jacqueline Wilson, were among those given a pair of...

  • Delta orders 50 Airbus jets, bypassing Boeing Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday it would acquire 50 new planes from Europe's Airbus to replace older Boeing Co. jets. Boeing did win an order for 10 wide-body 777-300 ER jets from Kuwait Airways, however. Shares of Boeing rose 9 cents to close at $131.70.

  • Nov 20- Delta Air Lines Inc confirmed on Thursday a $14 billion order for 50 widebody jets from Airbus Group NV, a victory for the European planemaker that replaces older generation aircraft from Boeing Co in Delta's fleet. It follows a closely fought competition with Boeing, which had offered its 787 Dreamliner. Airbus emerged as the front-runner in part after...

  • UPDATE 1-Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets - sources Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:07 PM ET

    PARIS/ SEATTLE, Nov 20- European planemaker Airbus has won a crucial order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, three people familiar with the matter said. Airbus emerged as the front-runner in part after it became clear its revamped A330neo could be delivered earlier than Boeing's temporarily...

  • Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets - sources Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    PARIS, Nov 20- European planemaker Airbus has won an order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, two people familiar with the matter said. Airbus emerged as the front-runner after it became clear its revamped A330neo could be delivered earlier than Boeing's temporarily sold-out 787 Dreamliner, one of...

  • Nov 19- JetBlue Airways Corp announced new checked baggage fees on Wednesday and plans to stuff more seats into its aircraft, prompting praise from Wall Street, but a chorus of criticism from consumers. They had widely expected changes at JetBlue once it was announced two months ago that president Robin Hayes would take over as chief executive in February.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Nov 19- The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle rejected arguments by U.S. airlines and unions that his efforts to build a low-cost, long-haul airline serving the United States would undermine U.S. wages and working standards. A round-trip flight from New York to London in December costs as little as $483 on Norwegian, compared with $835 on...

  • Nov 19- JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will charge certain customers for their first checked bag, yielding to pressure from analysts who criticized the airline for not adding fees in step with other carriers. In particular, they show that new strategies have landed at JetBlue since it announced two months ago that its president Robin Hayes will...

  • You'll never guess who's ruling hedge fund world Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The real money is being made by a host of less well-known funds that have managed to find gems even in battered sectors.

  • Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Planes are full. New planes are on order. In the 12 months ended in September, U.S. airlines saved $1.6 billion on jet fuel— their largest expense.

  • Airbus applies to patent 'flying saucer' plane Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    The Airbus patent design

    Airbus is hoping to patent a new plane that looks more like a doughnut or flying saucer than the usual passenger plane.

  • US airline profits, stock prices have soared Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    The Arca index of airline stocks is up 111 percent since the start of 2013, and Virgin America's IPO jumped on Friday. —Southwest Airlines Co., stock up 285 percent. —Delta Air Lines Inc., stock up 271 percent.

  • Virgin America shares jump in public-trading debut Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    Virgin America made a successful takeoff in its public trading debut Friday. After years of losing money, Virgin America is now profitable. The airline priced the shares at $23, near the middle of its announced range of $21 to $24 each, and raised more than $300 million before expenses.

  • Midday movers: Amazon, Macy's, SunPower & more Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • David Gerstenhaber

    Delta Air Lines stock headed higher despite a strong run-up, Argonaut Capital's David Gerstenhaber says.

  • China's Xi Jinping: Global recovery still unstable Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama is welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit banquet at the National Aquatics Center in the Chinese capital.

    The global economic recovery is unstable and nations in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) bloc should speed up free trade talks to spur growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.

  • American Airlines crew reject union contract Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    A file photo of American Airlines flight attendants

    American Airlines flight attendants rejected a contract, forcing the world's largest carrier and its union for cabin-crew workers into binding arbitration.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2130 GMT / 4:30 PM ET Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    BEIJING- The risks faced by China's economy are not that scary and the government is confident it can head off the dangers, President Xi Jinping tells global business leaders in an effort to dispel worries about the world's second-largest economy. As Obama visits Asia, old alliances face new strains in face of China's influence. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA- As President...

  • 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...