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Delta Air Lines’ 1Q profit rises 27 percent to $946 million

Delta Air Lines' 1Q profit rises 27 percent to $946 million

DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel continues to give airlines a lift, helping Delta boost its first-quarter earnings by 27 percent to $946 million. The airline spent one-third less on fuel than it did a year earlier, a savings of more than $700 million. That offset higher spending on labor, especially profit sharing for employees. The news was not entirely ...

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Delta suspending flight service to Dickinson

Delta Airlines will suspend its service to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport as of December 1 due to the route’s poor passenger demand and profitability, reports the Dickinson Press. Delta spokesperson Anthony Black said, “We have seen a decline in passenger traffic over the past several months.” Flights from Dickinson to and from Minneapolis used to take off twice daily, ...

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Is Louisiana delta growth giving hope to state’s coastline?

For more than 80 years, Louisiana has been losing ground. Literally. But one area of Louisiana’s coastline is giving the state reason to hope. Two deltas in Atchafalaya Bay have exhibited phenomenal growth over the last 30 years, and the scientific community is hoping they will provide some hints on how to save Louisiana’s boot from disappearing. The West Lake ...

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Why cheaper jet fuel won’t mean lower airfares anytime soon

DALLAS — Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren’t likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many flights are already full. Instead, the airlines will use their windfall to pay down debt and reward shareholders. Airline CEOs worry that oil prices could just as easily go higher. They hope ...

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From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

WASHINGTON — Cheap oil doesn’t only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he’ll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and ...

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York County directs Marcellus Shale funds toward Delta parks, recreation

Residents of Delta in southern York County might soon get to enjoy public parks and other recreational development in their neighborhood. At their regular Wednesday morning meeting, York County Commissioners directed $25,000 of the county’s share of Marcellus Shale impact funds for calendar year 2015 toward the borough to fund a recreational needs assessment study. According to an Aug. 6 ...

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Northampton Community College lands $10 million ‘job-driven training’ grant

Sam Kennedy | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) Northampton Community College has been named the winner of a $10 million federal “job-driven training” grant, Vice President Joe Biden’s office announced Monday morning. NCC was the lead applicant for the grant, which was written in partnership with Lehigh Carbon Community College and Luzerne County Community College, NCC spokeswoman Heidi Butler said. “We ...

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Wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes

LOS ANGELES — The push for clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases has led to multibillion-dollar investments in wind and solar projects, but finding an economical way to store renewable energy that comes and goes like the breeze or the sun has proved challenging. An alliance of four companies say they have found an answer in an underground salt formation. ...

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Proposed Wyo. wind farm dubbed the new ‘Hoover Dam’

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Four companies have announced plans for an $8 billion wind energy project outside Wheatland, Wyoming that developers are calling the Hoover Dam of its generation, according to a recent report by the Casper Star-Tribune. The project would deliver electricity generated in Wyoming to consumers in California via a 525-mile transmission line running between the ...

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