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Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

May. 22, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory, as a part of China on their global websites, in line with Beijing's demands that the White House called "Orwellian nonsense," The Associated...

Smoke forces evacuation of plane at Newark airport

May. 22, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A smoking engine forced the evacuation of a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport. United Airlines says that when Flight 2160 from San Francisco landed at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the air traffic control tower notified the crew that smoke was seen coming from one of the engines....

Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

May. 22, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates this month on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself. It's a story of how a wonky aviation pact became a bitter, lobbyist-fueled international incident when Peter Navarro, President...

PayPal, Deere rise; Campbell Soup, Applied Materials fall

May. 18, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Campbell Soup Co., down $4.85 to $34.37 The company cut its profit forecast and said CEO Denise Morrison would retire immediately. Nordstrom Inc., down $5.55 to $45.36 The upscale department store chain reported that sales at its...

APNewsBreak: US, Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat

May. 11, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal Friday to resolve a years-old spat over alleged Emirati government subsidies to its airlines and accusations of unfair competition in the U.S. After months of negotiations, a deal was reached that was carefully constructed to...

Tesla not the first stock to fall after disastrous call

May. 3, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

Elon Musk says he doesn't care if day traders sell their Tesla stock. Now those words are pinching his net worth. The electric car manufacturer's stock fell almost 6 percent Thursday after Musk's contentious conference call with analysts over the company's first-quarter earnings. The sell-off lopped almost $3...

Agency: Pilots caused 3 San Francisco airport close-calls

May. 2, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pilot error was responsible for three of the five close-calls involving aircraft reported in the past 16 months at San Francisco International Airport, federal authorities said Wednesday, while another incident was blamed on an air traffic control problem. In most incidents, planes...

Today in History

May. 2, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2018. There are 243 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 2, 1908, the original version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, was published by Von Tilzer's York Music Co. On...

United Airlines CEO did not get a bonus last year

Apr. 23, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, who was criticized for his initial response to a passenger being violently dragged off a plane, says he gave up his 2017 bonus. Munoz's compensation, mostly in stock awards, fell to $9.6 million in 2017 from $18.7 million the year before. United Continental...

Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal

Apr. 21, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — It's not uncommon to see brand new commercial jets flying in and out of Paine Field, just north of Seattle, defying rain and low visibility that define the region. That's because the airport with two runways has for decades served as home to Boeing assembly lines, rolling out models...