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Americans take stock of shutdown's everyday effects

Jan. 20, 2019 12:19 PM EST

You and your loved ones aren't federal employees or contractors, and you don't live in a setting or have a job closely tied to government programs. So what does the government shutdown have to do with you? More than you might think. Washington's doings, or not-doings, can be woven into everyday American life from...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 6:56 PM EST

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal...

Ryanair lowers profit forecast amid tough competition

Jan. 18, 2019 5:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair, Europe's biggest carrier by passengers, has warned its profits will be lower than expected — the second such downgrade in four months — because of weaker fares over the winter. The company said Friday it expects full-year profit of between 1 billion euros...

Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings

Jan. 16, 2019 11:39 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday after strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street. But a report that the U.S. was investigating China's Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from American companies limited gains. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.4...

United's earnings, business-travel bookings boost shares

Jan. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EST

United Airlines executives say business travelers are booking flights at a faster clip than a year ago. The airline said Wednesday that business-travel bookings in the first week of January rose 11 percent from a year ago. On top of its quarterly earnings that beat expectations, the comments helped boost United's...

Asian stocks mixed on poor Japanese data, growth fears

Jan. 15, 2019 11:20 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as poor Japanese data and worries about global growth put a damper on trading. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.6 percent to 20,430.73 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,102.45. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.3 percent to...

United Airlines posts smaller profit but tops expectations

Jan. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit slipped 20 percent due to higher fuel and labor costs, but its profit and revenue both beat analysts' expectations. Shares of United's parent rose in after-hours trading. United is adding seats faster than its rivals Delta and...

FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors

Jan. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EST

Federal officials say they are recalling more aviation-safety inspectors who were idled by the partial government shutdown. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that the agency expects to have about 2,200 inspectors back on the job by the end of this week. That is up from 500...

Delta says shutdown is costing $25M in January revenue

Jan. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines expects to lose $25 million in revenue this month from the partial government shutdown that is also creating checkpoint delays and long lines at the airline's Atlanta hub. Delta's revenue is more than $3 billion a month, so the setback isn't huge, and airline executives say...

Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

Jan. 15, 2019 5:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers. The ver.di union called on staff at airports including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen to walk off the job between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time (0100 and 1900...