|U.S.-E.U.: WTO rules Boeing got $5B in illegal US subsidies|
by John Heilprin, Associated Press
March 12th, 2012
The World Trade Organization ruled that U.S. planemaker Boeing received $5.3 billion in illegal government subsidies over a quarter-century. Airbus and Boeing have both complained to the WTO that the other is receiving state aid. They are locked in a long-running trade dispute over a market believed to be worth more than $3 trillion over the next decade.
|CANADA: Canadian Rail Engineers Begin a Strike|
by Ian Austen, New York Times
November 28th, 2009
About 1,700 locomotive engineers with the Canadian National Railway went on strike early Saturday. The walkout followed a decision by Canadian National to impose a new contract on its workers, including a 500-mile increase in the distance engineers are required to cover each month. The union said that the increased distance would sometimes make engineers work seven-day weeks without overtime.
|US: American Airlines Hit
By $7.1 Million in Fines
by PAULO PRADA and ANDY PASZTOR, Wall Street Journal
August 15th, 2008
The Federal Aviation Administration, proposing one of its biggest penalties ever, said it plans to fine AMR Corp.'s American Airlines $7.1 million for allegedly violating employee drug- and alcohol-testing procedures and knowingly flying airplanes that broke maintenance regulations.
|US: Airlines fined $504m in US probe|
June 26th, 2008
Five airlines have agreed to pay fines totalling $504m (£253m) for conspiring to fix prices for air cargo rates, the US Justice Department says.
|US: Study says diesel emissions raise cancer risk|
by Elizabeth Fernandez, Chronicle Staff Writer, The San Francisco Chronicle
March 20th, 2008
The analysis by the California Air Resources Board, released Wednesday night, shows that the greatest health dangers related to toxic air emissions stems from diesel trucks traversing the freeways and other roadways around West Oakland and the Port of Oakland.
|US: Politics Forcing Detroit to Back New Fuel Rules|
by Micheline Maynard, The New York Times
June 19th, 2007
This week, with a vote possible in the Senate on an energy plan, car companies retreated from their longstanding argument that any legislation to increase fuel economy standards would rob them of profits, force them to lay off workers and deprive consumers of the vehicles they wanted to buy. They are now lobbying for a modest increase in mileage standards, a position already adopted by Toyota, in the hopes of silencing calls for even tougher targets.
|EU: Ryanair hits back in 'green' row|
January 5th, 2007
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has hit back at criticism from the climate change minister, saying his airline was "the greenest in Europe".
|US: FedEx subpoenaed in US probe of cargo industry|
July 14th, 2006
FedEx Corp. (FDX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Friday that it has received a grand jury subpoena as part of a probe by the U.S. government into possible criminal violations of antitrust laws in the air cargo transportation industry.
|US: Big Dig problems may date back to 1999 |
by Steve LeBlank, The Associated Press
July 13th, 2006
Contractors knew as early as 1999 that there were problems with some of the bolts attaching massive concrete panels to the ceiling of the Big Dig highway tunnel where a woman was crushed by 12 tons of falling concrete, Massachusetts' attorney general said.
|UK: Watchdog inquiry threat over rolling stock |
by David Teather, The Guardian (UK)
June 28th, 2006
The companies supplying the trains and carriages that run on Britain's railways are facing the threat of a competition inquiry today amid allegations they are ripping off passengers by charging the rail-operating firms too much.
|UK: Airlines Face Investigation for Price Fixing|
by Heather Timmons, The New York Times
June 22nd, 2006
British and American regulators are investigating major airlines that operate long-distance flights to and from Britain, suspecting that they may have illegally conspired to fix the amounts of fuel surcharges they impose on passengers.
|US: Privately Funded Trips Add Up on Capitol Hill|
by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Washington Post
June 6th, 2006
Over 5 1/2 years, Republican and Democratic lawmakers accepted nearly $50 million in trips, often to resorts and exclusive locales, from corporations and groups seeking legislative favors, according to the most comprehensive study to date on the subject of congressional travel.
|KATRINA: Trailer deals go to Fluor ally|
by James Varney, Times-Picayune
May 9th, 2006
Through a partnership with a smaller, minority-owned company, a sprawling multinational firm whose federal contract for travel trailers was up for rebidding has landed four new deals that could be worth $400 million, federal records show.