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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose to a five-month high last week, but this likely does not signal a shift in labor market conditions as claims for several states were estimated because of Monday's holiday. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ WASHINGTON, Nov 11- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Monday downgraded Malaysia's air safety rating, restricting the country's airlines from adding new flights to the United States. At present, the only Malaysian airline route to the United States is AirAsia X Bhd services from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Osaka, Japan.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The United States and China are working to narrow their differences enough to sign a "phase one" trade deal as early as this month, but suggestions for a signing venue range from Alaska to Greece. On the other hand, one Chinese official said Beijing was floating the possibility of a meeting in Greece, where Xi is due to arrive on Sunday, after which he...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Leaders from the United States and China encountered a new obstacle in their struggle to end a damaging trade war on Wednesday, when the summit where they were supposed to meet was canceled because of violent protests. The White House said afterwards the United States still expects to sign an initial trade agreement with...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Leaders from the United States and China encountered a new obstacle in their struggle to end a damaging trade war on Wednesday, when the summit where they were supposed to meet was canceled because of violent protests. The White House said afterwards the United States still expects to sign an initial trade agreement with...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Leaders from the United States and China encountered a new obstacle in their struggle to end a damaging trade war on Wednesday, when the summit where they were supposed to meet was canceled because of violent protests. The White House said afterwards the United States still expects to sign an initial trade agreement with...

  • Oct 29- Japan's ANA Holdings Inc on Tuesday cut its full-year operating income guidance by 15%, citing a decline in cargo demand stemming from U.S.- China trade issues, a slowdown in business demand and intensifying competition in the budget sector. In the passenger market, ANA said that revenue increased year on year as it expanded in Hawaii and Europe, but that...

  • Sept 24- As many as 60 million Americans tend to have a hard time qualifying for credit cards and other loans, making it more difficult for them to recover from financial setbacks, according to a report released on Tuesday by the New York Federal Reserve. The findings show that the number of Americans who cannot easily access loans may be twice as many as previously...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. motorists most likely to feel the hit from rising gas prices following the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities are on the West Coast, which accounts for nearly half of all of U.S. crude imports from the kingdom. However, California motorists, some 8,000 miles away from Saudi Arabia, could be hit the hardest. Saudi Arabia exports more than 7...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose modestly last week, suggesting little impact on the labor market from trade tensions, which have eroded business confidence and undercut manufacturing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 217,000 for the...

  • The Alhambra palace complex in Granada, Spain, with the Sierra Nevada mountains visible in the background, on June 11, 2013

    The World Economic Forum ranked 140 countries based on their appeal to tourists, but warned that many countries were nearing a tourism "tipping point" that threatened to overwhelm or damage their resources.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- U.S. and Japanese officials in Tokyo agreed to increase daytime services between Tokyos Haneda Airport and U.S. destinations for two dozen new flights daily, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Wednesday. The department announced earlier this month that American Airlines Group Inc will get flights from Dallas/Fort Worth and Los...

  • Aug 15- U.S. budget-friendly carrier Southwest Airlines Co will add another daily flight to Hawaii from January 2020, the company said on Thursday, as it counts on leisure travel from the West Coast to boost its growth. Southwest started flying to Hawaii from California in March, just days after a fatal crash involving Boeing Co's 737 MAX jet led to the global...

  • Aug 15- U.S. budget-friendly carrier Southwest Airlines Co will add another daily flight to Hawaii from January 2020, the company said on Thursday, as it counts on leisure travel from the West Coast to boost its growth. Southwest started flying to Hawaii from California in March, just days before a fatal crash involving Boeing Co's 737 MAX jet led to the global...

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed concerns over a protracted trade war with China despite a warning from Beijing that Washington's decision to label it a currency manipulator would lead to chaos in financial markets. Trump, who announced last week he would slap a 10% tariff on a further $300 billion in Chinese imports starting on Sept. 1, tweeted that "...

  • *China opposes U.S. labeling, says rationale unreasonable. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 6- China's central bank said on Tuesday that Washington's decision to label Beijing as a currency manipulator would "severely damage international financial order and cause chaos in financial markets." "China advised the United States to rein in its horse before the precipice, and...

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    Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss this quarter's recent round of airline earnings, as well as increased competition.

  • July 25- Boeing Co's top two U.S. customers warned on Thursday of an increasing financial toll from the prolonged grounding of the 737 MAX jet, which prompted a "frustated" Southwest Airlines Co to announce it was ending operations at Newark Liberty International airport. It's the only thing we're dealing with, "Southwest Chief Executive Gary Kelly told...

  • American, the No. 1 U.S. airline, said it expected the grounding to hit its 2019 pre-tax earnings by about $400 million, about $50 million more than it had previously forecast. Both have ordered dozens more MAX jets, but with deliveries frozen, American said it is extending the lifespan of some of its other 737 models as well as some 757 s and A320s, while Southwest is...

  • July 25- Southwest Airlines Co eked out a small profit in the second quarter on Thursday as strong bookings offset the financial blow of the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets, which forced the carrier to cease operations at Newark Liberty International airport. Southwest, the world's largest user of the 737 MAX with 34 planes and dozens more on order, said it would...