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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • BERLIN, April 26- Air passenger arrivals in the United States fell in the first quarter of the year, while arrivals in Canada and Mexico rose, according to data from travel analysis company ForwardKeys. Meanwhile, Canada and Mexico both saw arrivals increase 6.1 percent in the first quarter and bookings for arrival in the second quarter are up 15.7 and 19.8...

  • The U.S. is considering extending its ban on laptops in aircraft cabins to include Europe and Britain, the Times of London reported Tuesday citing "several informed sources".

  • NEW YORK— Double mishaps at Penn Station in New York City caused massive morning and evening rush hour delays and service disruptions. Tuesday's problems were caused by a disabled Amtrak train in the morning and power problems in one of the East River tunnels later in the afternoon. Adding insult to injury, Amtrak on Tuesday said it was putting together plans to...

  • NEW LIMERICK, Maine— A Maine log truck has blown a tire, smashed into a guardrail and crashed into a ditch. Police say Thomas Feezell was operating a 2006 Western Star tractor-trailer. The state Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection responded to the scene.

  • PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $5.2 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share. Swift Transportation shares have risen roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 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...