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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Metro awards Purple Line contract to trusted firm despite cost

County officials on Thursday selected trusted construction firm Skanska to lead a joint venture to build the Purple Line subway extension despite a bid from a competitor for about $200 million less.


Related Topix: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

UPS Driver Accused of Stealing, Trafficking Guns For Illegal Street Sales

A Southland United Parcel Service driver was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing dozens of guns going through an Ontario shipping hub and providing them to an associate who sold the weapons in underground transactions, authorities said.


Related Topix: Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US News, ATF

10 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Louisiana firm wins West Pier contract

The company will build a transit shed for tenants Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and Crowley Liner Services Inc., and Dole's administrative office building and entry gate.


Related Topix: Crowley Liner Services, Modesto, CA, Business News

14 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

JetBlue weighs first-bag fee to boost revenue

JetBlue Airways Corp. planes sit docked at the gates of Terminal 5 as another of the company's jets lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Airlines, JetBlue Airways

18 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

A forensic team recovers human remains among the wreckage of crashed TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on the outlying island of Penghu, Taiwan, Thursday, July 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Weather, Air Accidents, Israel, World News, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

22 hrs ago | WVKL-FM Virginia Beach

Put Your Tray Tables in the Upright Postion, and Don't You Dare Tweet

A Minnesota man was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver for taking to Twitter to voice a complaint about the service he'd received at the gate.


Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Twitter

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Business Journal

Alaska Air execs: We're fighting back against competitor Delta

By the end of the year, Alaska will have 55 percent of seats on domestic flights operating from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, its executives say.


Related Topix: Alaska Air Group, Airlines, Alkane Energy, Energy, Oil & Gas, Delta Galil Industries, Apparel, Delta Air Lines

LA Daily News

Traffic top priority for MTA chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Taking over as chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday the agency needs to look beyond the boundaries of any one city and deal with the various county transit issues as a whole.


Related Topix: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand

Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines

News 4 Jax

New Jersey Turnpike Authority sues Florida pizza shop

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.


Related Topix: New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent

The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said Thursday that profit increased to $1.29 billion, or $1.43 per share, in the second quarter.


Related Topix: Union Pacific, Railroads

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Family Booted Off Southwest Airlines After Dad Tweeted About 'Rude' Gate Agent

A Minneapolis man said he and his two children were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after the father tweeted about a "rude" gate agent who refused to give his kids priority boarding.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Kids, Family

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Moray Firth Radio

US Lifts Ban On Airlines Flying To Tel Aviv

A ban on US airlines flying to Israel's Tel Aviv airport amid rocket fire from Gaza has been lifted.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Airlines, Delta Air Lines

KHQ-TV Spokane

Helicopter Crash in Wenatchee

Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton says the crash occurred on Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons.


Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Barack Obama, Federal Aviation Administration

Bellingham Herald

Norfolk Southern 2Q profit rises 21 percent

The Norfolk, Virginia, company said net income increased to $562 million, or $1.79 per share, from $465 million, or $1.46 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.


Related Topix: Railroads, Norfolk Southern


Man, 2 children asked to deplane over tweet

A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines

Delta 2Q profit rises 17 percent

The Atlanta-based company said net income increased to $801 million, or 94 cents per share, from $685 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.


Related Topix: Delta Air Lines, Airlines

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with ... (more)


Related Topix: Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Georgia, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Maersk's APM Terminals to sell container terminal in Virginia

Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it would sell a big U.S. container terminal to infrastructure investor Alinda Capital Partners and a British private pension fund.


Related Topix: APM Terminals, Portsmouth, VA


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