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  • PYONGYANG, North Korea— If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse. They are clearly not the world's worst airline, "said Simon Cockerell, of the Koryo...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's second-largest passenger airline, the struggling Transaero, will be taken over by the country's top carrier, Aeroflot. Transaero has been struggling with debt at a time when Russia's economic problems have buffeted the airline industry. Aeroflot led Russian airlines by transporting 14.6 million passengers on domestic and international...

  • Hotels should also be required to include any mandatory fees in their room rates, the Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections recommended. The panel's recommendation on hotels was directed to the Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating such so called drip pricing. The Transportation Department...

  • *Manufacturing expands at weakest pace since May 2013. WASHINGTON, Sept 1- U.S. factory activity hit a more than two-year low in August as manufacturers struggled with a strong dollar, weak global demand and the lingering effects of deep spending cuts in the energy sector. The Institute for Supply Management said its national factory activity index fell to 51.1...

  • U.S. construction spending rises to seven-year high Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 1- U.S. construction spending rose in July to the highest level in just over seven years as private outlays surged, providing another sign of solid economic momentum at the start of the third quarter. Construction spending increased 0.7 percent to $1.08 trillion, the highest level since May 2008, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.08 trillion, the highest level since May 2008.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Judge grants class-action status to case in California against Uber over payment of drivers.

  • AMARILLO, Texas— Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight said they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing in Amarillo, Texas. All are jailed without bond in the Randall County Jail in nearby Canyon, Texas, pending a federal detention hearing in...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US construction spending Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 7:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on July U.S. construction spending at 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday. This would mark a strong acceleration from the 0.1 percent gain in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.06 trillion, the strongest pace since 2007.. In July, housing starts rose 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.21 million...

  • "The power of this app is the more people we get using it, the better it's going to be," Preiss told the Dayton Daily News. Pilots spotted more than 650 unmanned aircraft as of Aug. 9; there were fewer than 250 sightings all of last year, the FAA reported. The FAA generally restricts drone flights to beneath 400 feet and at least 5 miles from an airport.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Private equity and strategic buyers have been pouring into the sector,...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 28- United Airlines plans to change the way it schedules flights and to use new technology to tackle the delays and cancellations that have hurt its competitiveness, company executives told Reuters. The new initiatives aim to narrow the gap in performance between United Continental Holdings Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc, which has the best on-time...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said Thursday that construction to convert...

  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the civil investigation into the July 17, 2014, crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board...

  • NOIDA, India, Aug 26- After a decade labouring on building sites around New Delhi, Akhilesh Kumar lost his scaffolding job last month when his employer halted work on an array of 30 residential towers. He joins more than half a million workers let go from sites around India's capital in the last 18 months, in a stark sign that the reality in Asia's third-largest...

  • NOIDA, India, Aug 26- After a decade labouring on building sites around New Delhi, Akhilesh Kumar lost his scaffolding job last month when his employer halted work on an array of 30 residential towers. He joins more than half a million workers let go from sites around India's capital in the last 18 months, in a stark sign that the ground reality in Asia's...

  • Labor trouble with pilots deepens at Republic Airways Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:18 PM ET

    DALLAS— The Teamsters group representing pilots at Republic Airways is balking at allowing a vote on the company's contract offer, deepening the rift between labor and management at the regional airline. He said the Teamsters national organization could override the local and order a ratification vote. Shares of Indianapolis- based Republic Airways...

  • Tips for finding cheap airline fares Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Two of the slowest periods for air travel are Dec. 1 to Dec. 14 and then Jan. 4 to Feb. 15. Sites like ITA Software and Cheapair.com let travelers pull up a calendar with the cheapest days to fly between two airports. Driving an extra 50 miles might save $100 per person.

  • Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 roundtrip and New York to Los Angeles, with a connection, for $150 roundtrip. "This is the big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices," says Seth Kaplan, managing...

  • Indian construction slowdown hits Modi's jobs promise Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    He joins more than half a million workers let go from sites around India's capital in the last 18 months, in a stark sign that the ground reality in Asia's third-largest economy is far from as rosy as official data suggests. The deepening downturn in India's crucial building sector makes it easily understandable why Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image as the...