Pietsch leaving state’s aerospace office to join WSU

The state’s aerospace-industry coordinator, Alex Pietsch, is leaving the Governor’s Office to take a position as associate vice president for industry relations at Washington State University.

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House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival. The developments set the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial highway deadline in the midst of the...

Senate resurrects Ex-Im Bank; House showdown next

In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat and setting up a showdown with House leaders.

Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. The Transportation Department sent letters on Friday to Delta, American, United, Southwest and JetBlue airlines seeking information...

Alaska Air posts record profit on increased traffic

Alaska reported its biggest quarterly profit ever of $234 million though shares dropped on a unit revenue decline. Facing competition from Delta, the carrier is putting all cabin and gate staff through customer-service training.

NTSB says Southwest captain erred in 2013 nose landing

Federal officials say the captain of a Southwest Airlines plane that made a hard landing in 2013 should have pulled up and attempted a fresh approach to the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport. In a report released Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board faulted the captain for taking over control from the co-pilot while...

Delays on tanker pull down Boeing’s 2Q earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its earnings plunge by a third in the second quarter because of repeated delays with a military fuel tanker. The Chicago-based company on Wednesday posted a $1.11 billion net profit, down from $1.65 billion during the same period last year. The bulk of that drop is...