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  • Obama's $10 oil tax would cost drivers Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 11:35 AM ET
    A woman fills her vehicle with gas at a U-Gas station in Miami, Florida.

    The cost of President Obama's $10 oil tax proposal would likely be passed along to consumers, analysts told USA Today.

  • NEW YORK— Richard Anderson, who oversaw Delta Air Lines' transformation into one of the world's most profitable airlines, will retire this May. His right-hand man, airline president Ed Bastian, will take over as CEO, the Atlanta- based airline said Wednesday. Delta also purchased a 49 percent ownership stake in Virgin Atlantic to gain much-needed access to London...

  • Zika virus: The last thing Puerto Rico needed Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 12:21 PM ET
    The forearm of a public health technician is seen covered with sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes after leaving a recipient to cultivate larvae, in a research area to prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, at the entomology department of the Ministry of Public Health, in Guatemala City, January 26, 2016.

    Puerto Rico has been hit by 19 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. This may be the last thing the heavily indebted island needs.

  • NEW YORK— United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early. The move, which takes effect Feb. 15., lets families with children age two and under get settled in their seats before the rush of other passengers clamoring for overhead bin space. It has forced families to board with everybody else...

  • Monday, American Airlines became the latest carrier to add something back. American, which recently merged with US Airways, hasn't offered free snacks since 2003. US Airways stripped passengers of snacks in 2008.. When Continental Airlines stopped giving out free cookies and mini bags of pretzels in 2011— after its merger with United Airlines— it said the move...

  • More airlines offer Zika refunds to pregnant women Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:16 PM ET

    Zika has been detected mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean. United Airlines and American Airlines say that since early this week they have been giving some passengers going to affected areas the chance to delay their trip or get a refund. On Thursday, a JetBlue Airways spokesman said the airline would give refunds or rebook passengers concerned about...

  • Volatility aside, what we learn from earnings? Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 11:47 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Everyone watching oil and China is overlooking an important earnings season going on, setting up a trade opportunity.

  • As Zika virus spreads, no vaccine in sight Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 11:34 AM ET
    Child neurologist Vanessa Van Der Linden observes the X-ray of a baby's skull with microcephaly at the hospital Barao de Lucena in Recife, Brazil, January 26, 2016.

    A safe vaccine for the Zika virus will likely not be available this year or the following year, an NIH official said Thursday.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower Wednesday, despite higher oil prices, as disappointing quarterly reports weighed and the Fed statement renewed concerns about global economic growth.

  • American Airlines says it will give refunds to pregnant women who were planning to travel to parts of Central America. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned pregnant women to take precautions against mosquito bites when traveling to areas in Latin America and the Caribbean where there have been Zika outbreaks.

  • After-hours buzz: AAPL, T, VMW, COF & more Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 6:33 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Apple, AT&T, VMware and more.

  • Correction: Big Snowstorm-Airlines story Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 11:52 AM ET

    In a story Jan. 24 about airports returning to service after a blizzard hit the East Coast, The Associated Press, relying on information from Delta Air Lines, erroneously reported that Delta's first flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport after the blizzard was to Santiago, Chile. Airports in Washington, New York City and Baltimore were slowly...

  • From Pepsi to Target: Bet on these leaders Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 11:36 AM ET
    Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo.

    Former Medtronic CEO Bill George matches up industry competitors and offers up this scorecard of CEOs with solid strategies that are worth betting on.

  • Public transit recovering from weekend blizzard Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 11:04 AM ET
    A woman shovels a sidewalk in blizzard-like conditions on January 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Multiple deaths from traffic accidents have already been reported as the storm makes its way up the coast.

    The Eastern Seaboard dug out from a record-setting blizzard that killed at least 30 people and paralyzed travel.

  • Iran, Airbus in deal for 8 A-380, 16 A-350 jets Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 | 5:29 AM ET
    An A380 aircraft under construction at an EADS factory in Toulouse, France

    Iran has struck a provisional deal with Airbus to buy eight A-380 superjumbo planes, the deputy transport minister told Reuters on Sunday.

  • Airline loyalty strategies that no longer fly Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 9:58 AM ET
    Traveler portability

    Travel program changes are making it tougher to justify loyalty to one hotel or airline. How travelers can maximize their miles.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher opening Thursday amid ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference.

  • Early movers: TRV, VZ, LUV, UAL, ALK, BBT & more Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 8:03 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • More pain on Wall Street after worst close since 2014 Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 7:09 AM ET
    The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange

    U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, after Wednesday's wild ride on Wall Street, which saw the Dow travel 1,000 points.

  • Oil in charge, short-term relief coming for stocks? Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 6:47 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wednesday's market action smacked of short-term capitulation, but analysts expect more volatility ahead, even if there is a rally.