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The Swon Brothers , Dustin Lynch and Kristian Bush are teaming up with the Grand Ole Opry and Southwest Airlines to take country music to New York City in the coming weeks.
In an apparent effort to avoid delivery problems like it had last year during the holidays , United Parcel Service Inc. expects to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal workers across the country to handle this year's holiday demand. Positions to be filled include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers, according to a news release.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined city leaders and airport officials Tuesday to mark the start of a $508 million face-lift for the terminal that houses Southwest Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport. Southwest Airlines passengers will have roomier waiting areas, bigger restrooms and a sleeker looking ticketing lobby with additional windows for more natural light.
An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus today before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed. "She sacrificed her own life to save the life of this 10-year-old girl," said Akron police Lt.
Officials are expecting a decision from a federal agency by the end of October on plans for upgrading 106 miles of railroad tracks through southern Indiana. The proposal from Louisville & Indiana Railroad and CSX Transportation would allow the line between Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky, to handle larger and faster trains.
Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, is buying rival mall operator Glimcher Realty Trust for about $2.06 billion. After the deal closes, which is expected to happen in the first quarter of 2015, the company will be renamed WP Glimcher.
UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.
FedEx Corporation has had an exceptional two years, increasing in price from $90 to $150. The outstanding share price performance comes with further upside expectations.
August was the Port of Los Angeles' busiest month in four years, while neighboring Port of Long Beach saw a significant dip in its cargo volumes, according to the latest statistics released Monday. Cargo volume rose 6.7 percent at the Los Angeles port in August compared with the same month a year ago.
JetBlue's on-time performance for July was 65.8%. With a third of all flights arriving late, operational efficiency and reliability have certainly been affected, along with the bottom line.
Air Canada is moving to begin contract negotiations with its pilots union early in hopes of avoiding the acrimony that marked the last round talks that ended up being eventually settled by a federal arbitrator. "We are in talks to determine if there is basis for achieving an early renewal of the pilots' collective agreement," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur wrote in an email.
The cost of flying is increasing for millions of Canadian passengers after WestJet Airlines announced it will start charging some economy fare customers a fee to check their first bag on flights within Canada and to the United States. The new fee, ranging between $25 and $29.50 depending on provincial taxes, will apply to all new bookings made starting Monday for travel on WestJet and its regional airline Encore as of Oct. 29. WestJet said the new charge - to be paid at check-in or up to 24 hours online before travel - is expected to affect one in five of its travellers, or some 4.4 million passengers a year.
Delta Air Lines Inc. - the second busiest carrier flying out of the Piedmont Triad International Airport - posted the second-highest on-time arrival rate in July, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's September 2014 Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, the busiest carrier at PTI, had a 76.7 percent rate.
David Cameron will today make a last-ditch trip north to urge Scots to vote No in the referendum and keep the United Kingdom together. The Prime Minister, who campaigned in Edinburgh last week, will be back in Scotland ahead of Thursday's crucial vote, which could lead to the break-up of the UK if there is a majority for independence.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Bellanca 17 aircraft carrying two people and two dogs crashed in a field about a mile southeast of the Monroe-Walton County Airport Saturday night. Bergen says the pilot was scheduled to land at the Greene County Regional Airport but was diverted because of weather.
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