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Flights by U.S. airlines hit 10-year low | Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. airlines in 2011 operated the fewest number of flights since the hijack attacks on New York and Washington depressed air travel and accelerated the industry’s worst-ever financial downturn, government figures on Tuesday showed. The Transportation Department said major airlines, their chief low-cost competitors and the biggest regional …

Salvage experts weigh the options for Concordia

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — From raising the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk to securing drilling platforms wrenched loose by Hurricane Katrina, Dutch companies have a long history of mopping up after maritime disasters.  The Rotterdam-based Smit Salvage has not yet won the contract to salvage the $450 million Costa Concordia …