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  • Cautious investors saw surprising results in 2014

     Cautious investors saw surprising results in 2014
    Last year didn't turn out to be what analysts thought it would be for stocks in Illinois or nationally, as surprise twists in the economy turned expected losers into winners and global behemoths like Caterpillar into losers. In general, companies that...
  • Vacation in Havana? Not so fast. Here's what the easing of the US travel ban means for you

    Americans are one step closer to being able to vacation in Cuba, but don't pack your bathing suit and sunscreen just yet. A new set of government regulations takes effect Friday, severely loosening travel and trade restrictions that have been in place...
  • For US airlines, new Cuba travel rules don't mean flights just yet

    MIAMI Passengers eager to travel to Cuba on commercial U.S. airlines won't be able to book flights as they would for any other destination just yet. Beginning Friday, U.S. regulations will no longer prohibit air carriers from scheduling regular flights...
  • Southwest Airlines fined $1.6 million for stranding passengers

    Southwest Airlines has agreed to pay a $1.6-million fine, the largest penalty so far for stranding passengers on a delayed flight for more than three hours. The fine was imposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation over the storm-related delays of...
  • Southwest hit with record fine for tarmac delays at Midway

    Southwest hit with record fine for tarmac delays at Midway
    Southwest Airlines was slammed with a record fine by the Transportation Department on Thursday after the airline forced passengers to remain on arriving planes at Midway airport for hours during severe weather last winter. Delays involving 16...
  • Want to travel to Cuba? Don't pack your bags yet

    Americans are one step closer to being able to vacation in Cuba, but don't pack your bathing suit and sunscreen just yet. A new set of government regulations takes effect Friday, severely loosening travel and trade restrictions that have been in place...
  • John Travolta to host show honoring 'Living Legends' of flight

    John Travolta to host show honoring 'Living Legends' of flight
    Actor and pilot John Travolta is set to host an evening dedicated to the flying world's A-listers at the 12th Living Legend Aviation Awards on Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards honor pilots, entrepreneurs, industry giants, astronauts and...
  • Odds are 1 in 5 that your flight will arrive late; but airline cancellations decline slightly

    AirTran Airways tops all U.S. airlines in the latest rankings for on-time arrivals, knocking off perennial winner Hawaiian Airlines. The bad news for passengers who love punctuality: You can't fly on AirTran anymore. The low-fare carrier flew its last...
  • Southwest continues to improve on-time rates

    Southwest continues to improve on-time rates
    Southwest Airlines shot up the leaderboard for on-time rates in November, continuing a trend for the carrier and its largest airport for departures, Chicago's Midway Airport, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation....
  • Southwest's on-time rates: Better but not best

     Southwest's on-time rates: Better but not best
    Southwest Airlines, whose customers endured chronic delays for more than a year, is improving its on-time performance after changing its schedule in the summer, according to federal and industry reports. The dominant airline at Midway airport has ranked...
  • Airlines' healthy food choices are few, report says

    DALLAS Many jokes have been made about bad airline food. But a recent report is no laughing matter. The report from DietDetective.com shows that airline food whether it's free or not is not very good for you. Virgin America is the only carrier "doing...