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  • FORT WORTH, Texas— The president of the flight attendants' union at American Airlines, who helped mobilize worker support for the merger with US Airways, says she will resign her job in December. Laura Glading told leaders of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants about her decision over the weekend. Glading has been president of the American...

  • Interstate 95

    A Florida highway was blocked on Monday after a woman told police she had a premonition that there was a bomb in her car.

  • Oct 5- General Electric Co said it would sell its fixed-wing corporate aircraft financing business in the Americas to Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing for the private aircraft market.

  • Air France planes are parked on the tarmac of Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

    Air France managers fled a meeting on Monday about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room.

  • MANCHESTER, England, Oct 5- Finance minister George Osborne will launch a programme on Monday to spur infrastructure investment in Britain, poaching the policy from the left-wing opposition to stake the government's claim to the centre ground. "Where would Britain be if we had never built railways or runways, power stations or new homes? Labour's new far-left...

  • DUBAI, Oct 4- Emirates airlines indicated on Sunday that it won't be announcing any big orders at next month's Dubai Airshow and said it wouldn't make a decision this year on whether to purchase Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 twin-aisle jets. Tim Clark, the airline's president, asked at an event whether any orders were likely to be announced at the air show which runs Nov....

  • Christopher Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, told Reuters that new emission tests announced on Sept. 25 would continue "indefinitely" as part of the agency's effort to detect so-called defeat devices of the kind Volkswagen AG has admitted using to elude EPA laboratory emission tests for diesel vehicles.

  • The message, posted on unitednegotiations.com, said the company offered significant pay increases, but a deal that the Teamsters reached Wednesday with American Airlines Group Inc "reset the market." It will reconvene talks with the Teamsters in two weeks. "Delta and American are setting the pace, and United is dragging its feet," Teamsters negotiator Clacy...

  • Delta planes flying with fewer empty seats Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta's slowing growth is leading to flights with fewer empty seats. Delta Air Lines Inc. said Friday that traffic rose 2.4 percent in September while its capacity, measured in seats times miles flown, grew less than 1 percent. With the slower growth in tickets for sale, the average flight last month was 85 percent full, compared with 83.7 percent in...

  • Why UPS and FedEx may matter to your health Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Inside UPS's logistics facility in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

    As baby boomers age, UPS, FedEx and DHL expect health-care logistics to become a more important part of their future.

  • New York man sues UPS for blocking bicycle lanes Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    A UPS truck parked in New York City bike lane.

    A New York man says Big Brown is bringing him down by parking its trucks in bike lanes he wants to use.

  • Oct 2- Delta Air Lines Inc on Friday said its third-quarter unit revenue continued to fall during the year's busiest travel season but hinted that financial metrics were already improving. For months, Delta and rivals American Airlines Group Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc have seen steep declines in unit revenue as a strong U.S. dollar hurt travel...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's second-largest airline, Transaero, is in crisis after two creditors on Friday said they will file bankruptcy proceedings following the collapse of a takeover plan. However, the takeover has collapsed in recent days and on Friday two major Russian lenders, Sberbank and Alfa Bank, announced their intention to bring bankruptcy proceedings...

  • BRUSSELS— Here's the main thing the United States and the European Union's auto emissions tests have in common: they have holes so big that manufacturers could, so to speak, drive cars through them. While rules for emissions are the same for all EU nations, the executive European Commission in Brussels has no powers to enforce them on companies.

  • BATROVCI, Serbia/ BUDAPEST, Oct 2- Border closures and tighter controls caused by record numbers of migrants are clogging up trade in southeast and central Europe, driving up costs and forcing transport companies to seek other routes. Freight traffic through Serbia was severely disrupted when Hungary and Croatia closed their borders last month to cope with...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. Officials plan to address the valve issue separately, said Marie Therese Dominguez, chief of...

  • But EPA used the technology primarily to test trucks rather than passenger cars because such heavy equipment was a much bigger polluter. The portable emissions measurement systems that EPA pioneered might have subjected VW diesel cars to on-road tests and discovered they were spewing up to 40 times the allowable levels of key pollutant nitrogen oxide...

  • This is Uber's 'most powerful weapon' Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 9:50 PM ET
    This is Uber's 'most powerful weapon'

    Arun Sundararajan, professor of information, operations and management sciences at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, says consumer support is Uber's most powerful weapon against regulators.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— U.S. officials said Thursday they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids after a series of ruptures that included the costliest onshore oil spill in the nation's history in Michigan. "This is a big step forward in terms of strengthening our regulations," said Marie Therese Dominguez, chief...

  • United's new CEO acknowledges airline's failures Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    Passengers check-in for flights with United Airlines at O'Hare Airport last month.

    Just three weeks into the job, new United CEO Oscar Munoz took out full page ads in papers and put up a video on the United website.

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