User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


58° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Thursday Afternoon Business Brief

April 24, 2014, 1:57 PM

Thursday Afternoon Business Brief

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street. The major indexes have been moving between modest gains and losses today as investors look over mixed earnings news from a large number of U.S. companies. Traders are also keeping a close watch on escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

  • American Airlines is making money again after its merger with US Airways. The company beat expectations with earnings of $480 million, a record for the first quarter, which is usually the weakest period for airlines. Southwest Airlines is also reporting record quarterly profits, following a rousing report from Delta Air Lines yesterday. But United Airlines lost $609 million during the first three months of the year. The No. 2 airline company behind American is struggling to make the 2010 merger of United and Continental work.
     
  • A survey by the travel website Orbitz finds 88 percent of Americans plan to take vacations this year. Orbitz bookings show the Mexican resort of Cancun as the top destination, but most of the other hot spots for fun-seekers are in the U.S., with Las Vegas, Orlando, Seattle and Los Angeles rounding out the top five. Average airfares are up about six percent from a year ago.
     
  • The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft is launching service in 24 new U.S. markets. The San Francisco-based startup says it is now available in 60 U.S. cities, up from just one - San Francisco - at the beginning of 2013. Its rival Uber expanded to Beijing earlier this week and is now available in 100 cities worldwide.
     
  • Postal workers are protesting the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states today. More than 200 people gathered at a Staples in Washington, D.C., drumming on buckets and holding signs that read: "Stop Staples. The US Mail is Not for Sale."

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Sioux Falls No Longer Best Small City

7/25/2014 11:12 AM

Sioux Falls is no longer the nation's best small city for business and careers.

Full Story
Iowa Town Bracing For Closure Of Tyson Foods Plant

7/27/2014 3:31 PM

One small northwest Iowa town is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee closes, and business own...

Full Story
Simply Mac Coming To Sioux Falls

7/28/2014 1:12 PM

Apple users will soon have another option for sales and service support.

Full Story
Dawley Farm Village Expands

7/25/2014 10:10 PM

If you don't live on the Sioux Falls east side, or haven't taken a drive over there lately, you may not have noticed all the new businesses.

Full Story | Watch
New General Motors Recalls

7/23/2014 2:24 PM

General Motors has issued six more recalls, involving more than 700,000 vehicles.

Full Story


Events