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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it has granted preliminary approval to St. Louis to explore putting its city-owned airport under private management. The Transportation Department told Reuters it approved the preliminary application of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, owned and operated by the city of St. Louis,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’ s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Cook then demanded, or Uber’ s app would be kicked out of Apple’ s App Store.

  • The Uber app on a smartphone by waiting cabs in Barcelona.

    An encounter with Apple showed how Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has pushed risk-taking that's landed his company in hot water, The NYT reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- Apple Inc outlined a plan to train operators of self-driving cars in documents submitted to California regulators earlier this month, the latest clues to the company's autonomous vehicle technology aspirations. Apple was granted a permit to test self-driving cars on April 14 by the California Department of Motor Vehicles but the...

  • NEW YORK— Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden took a jab at Republican New Jersey Gov. A Christie spokesman reiterated comments the governor made Thursday that the tunnel wouldn't have been near completion anyway and that it was a bad deal for New Jersey because New York wasn't contributing funding to it. The existing 110- year-old tunnel connecting...

  • DALLAS— United Airlines said CEO Oscar Munoz, who came under withering criticism for the airline's handling of a passenger-dragging incident, will not automatically add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned. The company said Friday that Munoz proposed rewriting his employment contract to remove the expectation that he would become chairman at next...

  • MONACO— In a story April 20 about a flying car, The Associated Press reported erroneously the driving range of the AeroMobil vehicle. By MILOS KRIVOKAPIC and ANGELA CHARLTON. "I think it's going to be a very niche product," said Philip Mawby, professor of electronic engineering and head of research at the University of Warwick.

  • BEIJING— Asian stocks rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate earnings. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.2 percent to 24,093.32 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 0.6 percent to 5,855.90. Benchmarks in New Zealand, Taiwan and Southeast Asia also advanced.

  • OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $16 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $495.8 million.

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Covenant Transportation Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $470,000. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. Covenant Transportation shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • KENOSHA, Wis.— In a story April 18 about a U.S.- Canada dispute over milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Canada had begun imposing import taxes on U.S. ultra-filtered milk. Canada changed its policy on pricing its domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered milk that...

  • FRANKFURT, April 20- A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat "flying taxi" after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet, the company said on Thursday. Munich- based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable of vertical take-off and...

  • FRANKFURT, April 20- A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat "flying taxi" after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet, the company said on Thursday. Munich- based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable of vertical take-off and...

  • The latest on developments in financial markets:. Stocks are closing solidly higher as investors found plenty to like in the latest earnings reports from financial and industrial companies. American Express jumped 5.9 percent after a strong earnings report.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday as transportation companies jump following solid earnings from railroad operator CSX, while paint and coatings maker Sherwin-Williams sends companies that make and sell basic materials higher. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 14 points, or 1 percent, to 1,381.. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLING: Railroad...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK April 19- United Airlines said on Wednesday it planned to testify at an upcoming U.S. House Transportation Committee hearing on commercial airline consumer issues after a passenger was dragged off an April 9 flight in Chicago to make room for crew members. Justin Harclerode, a spokesman for the House of Representatives panel, did not say who...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK April 19- United Airlines said on Wednesday it plans to testify at an upcoming U.S. House Transportation Committee hearing on commercial airline industry consumer issues after a passenger was dragged off an April 9 flight in Chicago to make room for crew members. A spokesman for the House of Representatives panel did not say who the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. House Transportation Committee said Wednesday it plans to hold an upcoming hearing on commercial airline industry consumer issues after a passenger was dragged off an April 9 United Airlines overbooked flight in Chicago to make room for crew members. The House panel did not say who it plans to call as witnesses or what prompted the...

  • LONDON— Thousands of London commuters are stranded after a trackside fire closed Euston Station, one of Britain's busiest rail and subway hubs. The fire knocked out railway signals and triggered a power cut that shut the station Wednesday afternoon, canceling trains between London and the Midlands and northwest of Britain. According to the Office of Rail and...

  • If you're looking for a bargain on an all-wheel-drive car, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer might be the one for you. For $21,130— the starting manufacturer's suggested retail price for a base Lancer ES, including the destination charge— buyers get a five-seat sedan that comes with a continuously variable transmission that operates like an automatic one.