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  • Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:54:25 GMT
    Delta is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and fuel costs inch downward from last year.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.
  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:35:19 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations and a hefty price tag.
  • Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:34:33 GMT
    By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.
    By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.
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