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  • *Will "comfortably" reach 2015 adj EBIT of over 1.5 bln eur. FRANKFURT, Sept 4- Lufthansa's drive to cut costs on its European routes and invest billions in its fleet are paying off, with the German airline enjoying a better than expected summer, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday. "We have seen the strongest summer ever, business has been substantially better...

  • NEW YORK— A Transportation Security Administration screener has been charged with stealing a passenger's $7,000 diamond watch from a plastic bin at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint. The Brooklyn resident was arraigned Thursday night in Queens on charges of grand larceny and official misconduct. The case was announced Friday by Queens District...

  • Beginning Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is reassigning gates at its 65- year-old bus terminal in Manhattan in a bid to reduce delays and overcrowding for the 110,000 passengers who use it daily. The Port Authority also will display signs at strategic locations and staff also will be on hand to direct passengers to their gates.

  • Lufthansa CEO sees opportunities in Iran Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 9:22 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Sept 4- Germany's Lufthansa is excited by the possibilities offered by the opening up of Iran, especially for its maintenance and catering divisions, the airline group's chief executive told Reuters. Carsten Spohr said he would be travelling to Iran shortly and that talks with partners had intensified. Iran and six world powers struck a deal on...

  • Airbus orders reach 754 jets after August surge Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 5:31 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 4- European planemaker Airbus said on Friday that it won 754 orders in the first eight months of the year, boosted by an order surge last month that included one worth $26.55 billion at list prices from Indian carrier IndiGo. Airbus delivered 397 aircraft in the period from January to August, according to its latest figures published on Friday.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— More than two months after calling a special session to address California's transportation funding backlog, Gov. The $65 charge would generate $2 billion a year, while $500 million would come from fees charged to polluters and $100 million from so-called "efficiencies" at Caltrans, which the independent state legislative analyst has said...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 4- Japan must drop its requirement for government guarantees if it wants to stay in the race against China to build an Indonesian railway link from Jakarta to Bandung, a senior minister said on Friday. Meanwhile China doesn't require that. Indonesia scrapped plans for the nation's first high-speed railway linking the two cities at the 11th hour on...

  • Flaperon confirmed as debris from MH370: France Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 10:12 PM ET
    French gendarmes and police inspect 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. French prosecutor announced on Thursday that we can say with certainty that the wing part found on Saint-Andre beach was from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

    The piece of wing found on Reunion Island has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

  • This Chinese firm will make cars for Boston's subway Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 7:50 PM ET
    People look at booth of CRRC during UrTran 2015 on June 16, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    China's encouraging its technology and infrastructure companies to export their skills abroad, the New York Times reports.

  • DALLAS— Southwest Airlines says it has reached an agreement with union negotiators on terms for a new contract with pilots, whose approval would be needed before it takes effect. Southwest Vice President Craig Drew says the process is far from complete but the company is pleased to have this agreement. Shares of Dallas- based Southwest Airlines Co. fell 29 cents...

  • Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. The proposal says the $65 annual charge would generate $2 billion a year, while $500...

  • NEW YORK— A doctor who has an office at New York's Kennedy Airport is accused of selling oxycodone prescriptions to his patients, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing his arrest. Gerald Surya, 45, was arrested Thursday morning at his Long Island home on 26 counts of criminal sale of a prescription, said Bridget Brennan, New York City's special narcotics...

  • Dominica estimates storm damage at nearly half of GDP Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    ROSEAU, Dominica— A preliminary assessment of the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on the island of Dominica has found damage to basic infrastructure alone that amounts to nearly half of the small country's GDP, the prime minister said Thursday. Repairs to roads and bridges across the eastern Caribbean island will total more than $226 million, Prime Minister...

  • NEW YORK— Authorities say a doctor who's treated airline pilots at New York's Kennedy Airport is accused of selling oxycodone prescriptions. Prosecutors say Surya, who has an office at a medical facility at Kennedy Airport, wrote prescriptions for people who didn't need them. They say he charged $60 for a prescription, but increased the price to $100 after...

  • The Associated Press recently tried out both systems on a 2016 Honda Accord. "Anything that takes your attention away from the task of driving is not something you want to engage in," said Kathy Lane, a spokeswoman for the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization created by Congress to promote safety. Neither system has been tested yet by the Insurance...

  • COLUMBUS, Ky.— Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The cargo tank was ruptured, causing thousands of gallons of oil to spill into the river, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said it was working with the barge owner, Inland Marine Services, and an oil...

  • PARIS— French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. Malaysian authorities had already declared that the wing fragment was from the jet that went missing en...

  • A TRAIN FULL OF MIGRANTS LEFT HUNGARY EASTERN RAILWAY STATION, BOUND FOR SOPRON NEAR AUSTRIAN BORDER- REUTERS REPORTER.

  • DALLAS— More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group. For instance, 1.14 million people are expected to use intercity buses, an increase of 5 percent compared to last year, according to the...

  • LONDON, Sept 3- EasyJet raised its full-year profit outlook on Thursday to forecast growth of up to 21 percent after a record number of August passengers turned to the British low-cost airline to get away. EasyJet said it now expected full-year profit before tax to be in a range of 675 million pounds to 700 million pounds for the year to the end of September,...

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