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Asian shares weaker after spike in crude oil rattles market

Sep. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing plant caused crude prices to soar, prompting selling of airlines and other fuel-dependent industries. The U.S. and international benchmarks for crude fell back slightly after vaulting more...

Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply

Sep. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

Global energy prices spiked more than 14% Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record. It was an increase on par with the 1991 Gulf War and analysts said heightened tensions in the Middle East could keep prices elevated for the...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

Report says airlines' carbon emissions are growing fast

Sep. 12, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group's report. The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016 to 2018,...

Emails: Albuquerque spent $1.6M on canceled Mexico flights

Sep. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque spent nearly $1.6 million to promote a Mexico-based airline that had promised — then canceled — regular international flights and city officials raced behind the scenes to unsuccessfully save the direct service amid uncertainty from the Mexican...

British Airways grounds nearly all flights as pilots strike

Sep. 9, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways has canceled almost all its flights for 48 hours, affecting as many as 195,000 travelers, due to a strike by pilots over pay. The U.K.'s flagship carrier said in a statement Monday that it had "no way of predicting how many (pilots) would come to work or which aircraft they...

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

Sep. 6, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging a plane because he was upset over stalled labor contract negotiations was fired from another airline several years ago and briefly had his mechanic's license suspended, according to court documents. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani appeared...

Travel boom: TSA says its 9 busiest days were this summer

Sep. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says the nine busiest days in its history occurred this summer as travelers jammed airports. TSA acting deputy administrator Patricia Cogswell said Thursday that the agency screened 262 million people and 164 million checked bags from just before...

American Airlines vows to fix problems vexing its passengers

Sep. 4, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The past glories and present struggles at American Airlines were on display across the country Wednesday. American flew its last two dozen MD-80 planes into retirement in the New Mexico desert. Some still bore the sleek, polished aluminum livery created in 1967 by Italian designer Massimo...

JetBlue shares fall after airline warns of weaker revenue

Sep. 4, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of JetBlue Airways are falling after the airline warns about weaker demand overall and a hit from Hurricane Dorian. The shares were down 74 cents, or 4.3%, to $16.43 in midday trading Wednesday. JetBlue said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that a key revenue measure for the third...