Tag Archives: air travel

Federal audit reveals more problems at D.C. airports

McLEAN, Va. — A federal audit of the authority that runs metropolitan Washington’s two major airports has revealed more problems, including overreliance on no-bid contracts and executives accepting expensive gifts from contractors. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has faced withering ...

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Airports and stock exchange reopen; N.J. devastated

NEW YORK — Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck. ...

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Storm’s cost may hit $50B; rebuilding to ease blow

WASHINGTON — Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the long run, the devastation the storm ...

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Southwest posts small profit after weak September

Southwest Airlines, the largest carrier at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, eked out a small third-quarter profit in spite of a September slowdown, the company said. Traffic at all the big airlines fell last month. September is traditionally when vacationers ...

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Factory orders fall on sharp decline in aircraft

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August, mostly because of a sharp drop in volatile aircraft orders. The decline offset an increase in orders that reflect corporate investment plans. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders fell ...

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Plane museum proposed at Cumberland airport

CUMBERLAND — Two high-flying brothers are proposing an aviation museum at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport. The Cumberland Times-News reports that retired Northwest Airlines captain Steve Van Kirk says he and his brother Malcolm have eight airplanes and an extensive ...

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