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Delta CEO Ed Bastian discusses testing, summer 'surge'

Passenger traffic on U.S. airlines has dropped again to levels not seen in a couple decades, but Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian thinks there will be a summer surge, at least within the United States. ...

US factories grew in January, but at a slower pace

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — American factories continued to expand in January, but at slower pace than December. The Institute for Supply Management reported Monday that its gauge of m...

American Airlines set to issue new stock after price run-up

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines’ stock rose earlier this week during market volatility around struggling companies, and now the airline is using the opening to sell up to $1.1 billion in new shares. ...

Airlines close books on rotten 2020 and so far, 2021 is grim

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines lost $3.1 billion last year, its first full-year loss since Richard Nixon was president and gasoline sold for about 36 cents a gallon with no extra charge for the atte...

Pandemic pushes Southwest to first full-year loss since 1972

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday it lost $3.1 billion in 2020, its first full-year loss since its early days in 1972, and said bookings for early this year have stalled in the face o...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka reopens to tourists after 10 months

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka reopened to foreign tourists Thursday after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the Indian Ocean island nation's lucrative travel industry. ...

US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid-2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — American factories grew in December at the fastest pace in more than two years as manufacturing continued to weather the pandemic better than the battered services sector. ...

Thailand finds new coronavirus clusters in south and east

BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials in Thailand said Saturday that two new clusters of coronavirus cases have been found that appear to be linked to a major outbreak discovered a week earlier among migran...

GMO Research collaborates with EK2A & InsightXplorer to launch new service brand "Engagement Lab"

- Engagement as a Service (EaaS) for Game / Cosmetics / Outdoor / Travel industry - TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 21 December 2020 - Leading online research solution platform GMO Research, in partne...

Democratic push on COVID-19 aid welcomed by some in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — As Congress bargains over more financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic, some of the hundreds of thousands of Georgians who are casting ballots for the Jan. 5 runoffs that will ...

Amid pandemic, grants keep Army veteran's business afloat

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nicole Walcott’s lip started to quiver as she turned her misty gaze away from a reporter’s question. “I don’t want to cry on camera,” the 33-year-old said when asked why she’...

England to cut travel quarantines to 5 days with tests

LONDON (AP) — Just in time for holiday travelers, England is cutting the two-week quarantine facing people arriving from regions not on Britain's coronavirus safe list, reducing it to as little as fiv...

BA, American Airlines plan voluntary COVID-19 testing plan

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday that it will start testing passengers flying from the U.S. to London’s Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in an effort to persuade the British government it shoul...

Future of business travel unclear as virus upends work life

For the lucrative business travel industry, Brian Contreras represents its worst fears. A partner account executive at a U.S. tech firm, Contreras was used to traveling frequently fo...

Japan picks Mitsubishi Heavy to develop own stealth fighter

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has picked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as a main contractor to develop the country's own next generation stealth fighter for launch in the 2030s, the defense minister said Friday. ...