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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fire suspends operations at Dublin Airport Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Dublin Airport says that flight operations have been suspended because of serious fire in a hangar. Irish broadcaster RTE said some flights were being diverted to Shannon in western Ireland or Belfast in Northern Ireland. Dublin Airport said the fire was in a restricted area which is separate from passenger facilities.

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday posted a 24 percent jump in annual profit after benefiting from lower fuel costs and continuing its expansion in Asia and North America. Air New Zealand announced after-tax profits of 327 million New Zealand dollars for the year to the end of June. The company said it plans to add routes to...

  • OSHKOSH, Wis.— Wisconsin- based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers. The Army and Marine Corps plan to buy as many as 55,000 JLTVs by 2040. Nearly 49,100 would be built for the Army with 5,500 going to the Marines. Pentagon officials declined during a briefing for...

  • The Silverton Board of Trustees and the San Juan County Commission approved a joint resolution Monday to seek the money. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had pushed for 25 years to grant Superfund status to the Gold King mine and other idled 19th century mines leaking heavy metals above Silverton. Local authorities spurned federal intervention,...

  • A federal appeals court has upheld a settlement in which Southwest Airlines passengers got free drink vouchers but lawyers who sued the airline got $1.65 million in cash. Southwest includes a drink coupon when passengers buy a higher-priced Business Select ticket. Southwest settled in 2013, with two lead passengers getting $15,000 each and the lawyers...

  • Aug 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, reported lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue as a lull in demand last year meant that it handed over fewer homes in the quarter, and the company narrowed its 2015 home sales forecast. Shares of Toll Brothers, which builds homes that can cost upward of $2 million, fell as much as 2.6 percent in...

  • U.S. new home sales rebound in July, supply improves Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 25- New U.S. single-family home sales rose a bit less than expected in July, but the trend pointed to housing market strength that should underpin economic growth for the rest of the year. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday sales increased 5.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000 units. The housing market is gaining stream,...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July at 10 a.m. Eastern Tuesday. RISING SALES: Economists expect a 7.9 percent increase in new-home sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 520,000, according to a survey by data the firm FactSet. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 2...

  • Aug 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury home builder, said orders have risen 16 percent so far in the quarter started August, outpacing the 12 percent rise in the third quarter, indicating that the housing recovery is gathering steam. Toll Brothers, which builds homes that can cost upward of $2 million, forecast an average selling price of $745,000 to...

  • Aug 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury home builder, reported a 12 percent jump in third-quarter orders, indicating that the housing recovery is gathering steam. Toll Brothers, which builds homes that can cost upward of $2 million, said orders rose to 1,479 homes in the quarter ended July 31 from 1,324 homes a year earlier. U.S. homebuilders, including Toll...

  • Toll Brothers quarterly home orders rise 12 pct Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 5:16 AM ET

    Aug 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury home builder, reported a 12 percent jump in third-quarter orders, indicating that the housing recovery is gathering steam. Toll Brothers, which builds homes that can cost upward of $2 million, said orders rose to 1,479 homes in the quarter ended July 31 from 1,324 homes a year earlier. The company's net income fell to...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would not be considered a "new start" program that could be halted if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016.. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team made up of Boeing Co and...

  • PRAGUE— Flight attendants at the Czech national carrier CSA will go on a three-day strike over low pay. The cabin crew union says the strike begins Wednesday. The Czech government sold a 44 percent stake in the airline to Korea Air in 2013 as it sought a strategic partner for CSA.