IT industry hard hit by flight ban
The ban on flying imposed in Europe because of ash from erupting Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajoekull is beginning to severely affect shipments of components and products in the computer industry.

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UPDATE 3-Airlines scramble to assist Japan exodus
* Flights mostly operating to normal schedules * IATA says premium travel to take a hit * BA says looking at alternative options for Tokyo flights (Adds quote from Air Transport Association. Rewritesthroughout) …

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Fitch: Rising Oil Prices May Impact Business Performance at U.S. Airports
In a special report issued today, Fitch Ratings says rising oil prices could result in some near-term impacts on airport business performance in the U.S. While there have been widely held expectations for improving economic conditions and accelerated growth in air travel for 2011, elevated fuel prices can dampen such prospects.

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