http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2012/01/faa-reauthorisation ON FRIDAY afternoon, National Journal reported that congressional negotiators were nearing a deal to reauthorise funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), America's airline regulator. A day later, the Hill added the news that Congress will probably still have to pass a short-term funding bill while negotiators hammer out the details of the larger, four-year bill. But the biggest fight in the bill—over rules governing airline and railway workers' ability to form unions—seems to be over. If you're a business traveller, it's time to rejoice. Congress certainly is: "Congressional leaders were happy to have agreed on something at last," wrote the National Journal.