- Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 04/19/2014 - 04:17 AM
Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
- Judge says American can't end retiree benefits yet
Associated Press, Friday - 04/18/2014 - 05:09 PM
A federal judge is telling American Airlines that it can't yet act alone to cut off benefits for many retirees.
- US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013
Daily Oklahoman, Friday - 04/18/2014 - 02:00 PM
U. S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising. The Newspaper Association of America says the industry's revenue fell 2.6 percent to $37.59 billion in 2013. Revenue from print advertising dropped 8.6 percent to $17.3 billion, while circulation revenue rose 3.7 percent to $10.87 billion. Newspapers have looked in recent years to replace declining print advertising and circulation revenue with contributions from online sources. While digital advertising revenue increased 1.5 percent to $3.42 billion last year, it is still less than 10 percent of the industry's overall revenue. The NAA's numbers are based on a sample of public and private company data collected on a confidential basis.
- Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem
Associated Press, Friday - 04/18/2014 - 08:41 AM
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
- Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show
Associated Press, Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 04:22 PM
Who says America has lost its muscle?
- Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 02:47 PM
DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and margins improved in almost every one of them. The Wilmington, Del., chemical maker reported net income Thursday of $1.4 billion, or $1.54 per share, for the quarter ended March 31.
- Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 02:02 PM
Facebook users in the U. S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
- GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong
Miami Herald, Thursday - 04/17/2014 - 07:07 AM
General Electric is reporting lower net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was "positive."
- Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 11:42 AM
Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.
- If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 04:34 AM
Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U. S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
- Oil price gain tempered by China growth slowdown
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/16/2014 - 04:20 AM
The price of oil rose Wednesday as Ukraine took action against pro-Russian separatists in its east but slower Chinese growth tempered gains. Benchmark U. S. crude for May delivery was up 16 cents at $103.91 a barrel at 0835 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
- Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans
Associated Press, Tuesday - 04/15/2014 - 10:14 PM
A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U. S. crops.
- Yahoo's 1Q shows modest gains in ad business
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 04/15/2014 - 04:36 PM
Yahoo's listless advertising sales showed signs of life in the first quarter to overshadow a 20 percent drop in earnings. The results released Tuesday highlight the contrasting performances of Yahoo's investment portfolio and the company's business of running ad-supported online services.