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  • VAN BUREN, Ark. _ USA Truck Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.5 million. USA Truck shares have fallen 31 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: USA Truck, Earnings Report.

  • American Airlines and United Airlines soon followed. American spokesman Ross Feinstein said it's largely symbolic because his does not serve Africa. United, which only has one flight to Africa, also announced Monday afternoon its own restriction.

  • SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic— The main truckers union in the Dominican Republic on Monday blocked transport of all freight through border crossings into neighboring Haiti, citing concerns about their safety. The Dominican truckers said they were protesting recent violence against them while in Haiti. Union leader Blas Peralta said the blockade will...

  • How apps are transforming US trucking Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Cargo truck

    New smartphone apps are making trucking more convenient and profitable, but serious safety concerns remain an issue.

  • Teamsters take on Silicon Valley Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    In Silicon Valley, residents are used to seeing big buses rolling through transporting workers for tech companies. Now, those drivers want more money.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Construction of a second track for the expanded rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Massachusetts, began Monday, and commuters will be bused along the route for the next year. The project will boost north-south rail transportation from six daily round-trip trains to 17 a day south of Hartford and 12 north of Hartford. It's also part of a broader...

  • Why collectors aren't buying Cuba's old cars Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Classic cars line the streets of Havana, Cuba.

    Car collectors will not be descending on Cuba to buy up the thousands of antique American cars still on the road in the Caribbean nation.

  • You can't trust this govt. "trust fund" Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Cars sit in miles-long traffic jam on southbound highway 101 near Mill Valley, California.

    The Highway Trust Fund has been limping along on short-term extensions and general fund transfers for years.

  • Loews profit rises, but revenue drops Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The holding company Loews said Monday that its second-quarter net income rose more than 46 percent, even as revenue fell at its insurance and oil drilling businesses. Revenue edged up 1 percent to $299 million at its Boardwalk Pipeline natural gas transportation company and jumped 49 percent to $167 million at its Loews Hotels unit.

  • Experts aim to determine whether the part comes from the plane, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The fragment was found on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion and returned to the French mainland last week. Before the part arrived in France, investigators had a high-degree of confidence that...

  • Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 1:44 AM ET

    While New York City riders have increasingly more choices in how to get from here to there with the rise of e-hailing apps— and lawmakers grapple with how to regulate the booming industry— the drivers who keep cars moving are stuck in the middle. "In three years, there will be no taxis on New York City streets," Uber driver Michael Keflom predicted as he prowled the...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. said in a document...

  • Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash— The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers— already paying above the national average— may see even higher prices at the pump following Saturday's 7- cent- per-gallon increase in the state's gas tax. With state gas taxes now up to 44.5 cents a gallon, adding in the current federal gas tax of 18.4 cents, the total per gallon gas...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. Mark Rosekind, who heads the National Transportation Safety Administration, said his watchdog agency is trying to...

  • UPS to buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8B Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A woman walks past the logo of United Parcel Service in Chicago, Illinois.

    United Parcel Service said it would buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion, and hope to add to earnings next year.

  • LONDON/ CAIRO, July 31- Imports of food, including wheat, are dropping sharply to Libya, which has the highest per capita bread consumption in the world, as foreign shippers run scared of making direct deliveries due to worsening turmoil. The risks are now so high ship owners should contact their insurers before each trip, said Jonathan Moss, head of transport with...

  • This could help solve what happened to MH370 Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing.

    A wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries.

  • Plane debris points to MH370 mystery breakthrough Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:37 AM ET
    French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. France's BEA air crash investigation agency said it was examining the debris, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.

    Plane debris is part of a Boeing 777, aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.

  • LONDON, July 31- IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, said on Friday it will continue to focus on driving down costs as competition intensifies both within Europe and as rivals put on more capacity on its all-important transatlantic routes. IAG, which is buying Aer Lingus to add to a portfolio comprising BA, Iberia and Vueling, said its unit revenue per...

  • LONDON, July 31- British Airways- owner IAG reported a forecast-beating 40 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday, putting it on track to hit annual targets and confirming its position as one of the strongest airlines operating in Europe. The group, which reiterated its full-year profit forecast, also signaled it was close to sealing its takeover of Aer...

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