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  • PARIS— Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution. To tackle what City Hall describes as an "exceptionally serious" crisis, Paris's Velib bike-share and Autolib electric cars were made free Tuesday, as well as the Paris metro and bus services.

  • LONDON, Dec 6- While many auto executives predict electric vehicles will represent a significant share of vehicle sales in ten years, some oil companies expect electricity to still play only a bit part in transport 20 years from now. The International Energy Agency said it had not yet studied the impact of autonomous driving on oil demand. The Oil View: "There...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 5- Fresh off a historic tie-up with Australia's BHP Billiton Plc, Pemex is aiming for more than five additional joint ventures with other major producers over the next two years, the chief executive officer of the Mexican state oil firm said on Monday. Pemex already plans four shallow water and onshore tie-ups next year, and Pemex CEO Jose Antonio...

  • CHICAGO— Mechanics at United Airlines have approved a six-year labor deal, the latest in a string of pay-raising contracts in the now profitable industry. The contract with the Teamsters union covers more than 9,000 employees at United Continental Holdings Inc. It covers employees of United and the former Continental Airlines; the two merged in 2010..

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- Union mechanics at United Continental Holdings Inc on Monday ratified a six-year joint collective bargaining agreement with the airline, marking the end to several years of contract talks between the two parties. "This contract represents the largest contract for a mechanics group in airline industry history," the director of the Teamsters...

  • President Donald Trump could set up an entity similar to Canada's infrastructure bank to help fund his plans to spend $1 trillion on roads and bridges, one of the world's biggest infrastructure investors said. Michael Sabia, chief executive officer of the Caisse, Canada's second-biggest public pension fund, was on the advisory panel that recommended Canada...

  • "Our North America- to- Hawaii business is very strong at the moment, and we're seeing a lot of bookings for the Hawaii vacation out of North America," Chief Executive Officer Mark Dunkerley said in an interview. Hawaiian shares rose more than 5 percent to hit a record high of $53.90, before paring gains and closing at $51.85. Hawaiian also announced on Monday its...

  • DALLAS— Hawaiian Airlines is raising its fourth-quarter forecast for a key revenue figure and ordering more planes. At an investor conference Monday, executives said leisure trips and spending by foreign visitors to Hawaii are both rising. Those planes will mostly fly between Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast, and they will help Hawaiian speed up retirement of its...

  • BOGOTA, Dec 5- Colombia's principal coal railway Fenoco and two unions representing its workers have extended salary negotiations until Dec. 13 after a first round of talks came to an end without an agreement, the company and unions said on Monday. If a deal is not reached by Dec. 13, workers would meet to decide whether to move toward a strike or continue discussions,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- Union mechanics at United Airlines on Monday ratified a six-year joint collective bargaining agreement with the airline, marking the end to several years of contract talks between the two parties. "This contract represents the largest contract for a mechanics group in airline industry history," the director of the Teamsters airline division,...

  • Backed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, maintenance technicians at Chicago- based United, the No. 3 U.S. airline by passenger traffic, will see pay hikes that will put their compensation packages "2 percent above the highest compensation in the industry every two years."

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 5- Tanzania plans to revamp its cash-strapped national carrier by buying new planes as part of plans to boost tourism and transport sectors, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Monday. Home to the famous Serengeti National Park and Africa's highest mountain Kilimanjaro, Tanzania relies heavily on revenues from tourism- its biggest...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Frontier Airlines says one of its planes flying from Chicago to Florida was diverted to Indianapolis after an issue was reported with its fuel system. WRTV-TV says flight 1334 left Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday for Palm Beach with 205 passengers and seven crew members aboard and landed late Sunday in Indianapolis.

  • The 'LaFerrari' car build by Italian car maker Ferrari is on display during its presentation on April 22, 2013 in Paris.

    All proceeds of the Ferrari auction go to earthquake recovery efforts in Central Italy, reports the Verge.

  • BERLIN— German airline Air Berlin says it is selling its stake in Austrian carrier NIKI to Etihad for 300 million euros. Air Berlin says the sale marks "an important milestone in the implementation of the company's restructuring plan announced in September." Air Berlin said Monday that it would concentrate on business travel in Germany, Italy, the Nordics and...

  • *To start flying to U.S. from Cork, Dublin. Norwegian Air is working on new transatlantic routes from Irish cities like Cork, Dublin and Shannon, and plans to double its staff in the United States, he said. "We expect to start flying from Cork and Dublin already next summer with at least four weekly routes," said Kjos.

  • OSLO, Dec 5- Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle aims to order more aircraft from producers Boeing and Airbus after its Irish subsidiary received long-awaited flying rights from U.S. authorities, the company's Chief Executive told Reuters. "There is no doubt we'll need even more planes after this," Bjoern Kjos said in an interview. Shares of Norwegian Air jumped...

  • NORWEGIAN AIR CEO SAYS ALSO AIMS TO SIGN DEALS WITH EASYJET, OTHERS AIRLINES.

  • YOKOSUKA, Japan— Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships. Nissan executive Haruhiko Yoshimura said the automaker hoped to use the technology throughout the Oppama plant by 2019, and in overseas plants in the future. Kazuhiro Doi, a Nissan vice...

  • San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward says that when the plane landed Sunday afternoon its nose gear collapsed. Skywest Airlines said Skywest Flight 5588 operating as United Express from Houston to Monterrey, Mexico, diverted to San Antonio after the crew got a gear indication. Skywest says there were 51 passengers and four crew members...

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