Politics Bill Nelson

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary said Wednesday that he favors "sensible trade," is pro-union and believes his vast business dealings have given experience fighting other countries' unfair trade practices. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross cited his relationship with the United Steelworkers Union, which has...

  • On Thursday, the EPA accused Fiat Chrysler of violating the law by using hidden software to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected in about 104,000 vehicles. The EPA said they were "illegally sold" because the software was not disclosed to regulators. UK regulators said on Friday they were urgently seeking information from the EPA over its allegation.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- A top U.S. senator asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV deceptively marketed its diesel-powered SUVs and trucks.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. government charged Japan's Takata Corp with criminal wrongdoing on Friday in connection air bag inflator ruptures linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide. It was expected to plead guilty to the charge as part of a $1 billion deal with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a government probe into its handling of the air bag safety defect,...

  • Dec 9- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata Corp air bag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall. On a conference call with reporters, the department said the Takata recall would eventually include about 42 million...

  • Dec 9- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata Corp air bag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall. On a conference call with reporters, the department said the Takata recall would eventually include about 42 million...

  • SENATOR BILL NELSON OF FLORIDA SAYS MANY CARS WITH' TICKING TIME BOMB' OF FAULTY AIR BAGS WILL NOT BE FIXED UNTIL NEXT DECADE.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 4- Chicago soybean prices fell on Tuesday, snuffing out a three-session rally as an accelerating U.S. harvest shifted attention back toward the prospect of record production. Chicago Board of Trade's most-active November soybean contract fell 1.1 percent, or 9-1/ 2 cents, to $9.63-1/ 2 a bushel, after prices on Monday hit their highest point...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 4- Chicago soybean prices fell on Tuesday, snuffing a three-session rally as an accelerating U.S. harvest shifted attention back towards the prospect of record production. Chicago Board of Trade's most-active November soybean contract fell 0.5 percent, or 5-1/ 4 cents, to $9.67-3/ 4 a bushel by 10:34 a.m. CDT, after prices on Monday hit...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he might change his proposal to allow tens of millions of U.S. pay TV subscribers to ditch costly set-top boxes and access video programming online. At a Senate hearing on Thursday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defended his revised proposal, which is scheduled for a final vote on Sept. 29.

  • That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's current crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    An executive from Japan's Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday that the company may not be able to move quickly enough with air bag fixes.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida's unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in September, a slight improvement from the previous two months and the final state job numbers available to voters before Election Day. Florida unemployment was 8. 8 percent in July and August. "These numbers tell us two things," Florida Gov.

  • Vice President Joe Biden to deliver a feisty performance Thursday evening during a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan and seize back momentum in the race for the White House.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Senators from the U.S. Gulf Coast urged President Barack Obama on Friday to ensure that any legal settlement for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill does not undermine a recently passed law that would funnel billions of dollars worth of fines to their states.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Senators from the U.S. Gulf Coast urged President Barack Obama on Friday to ensure that any legal settlement for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill does not undermine a recently passed law that would funnel billions of dollars worth of fines to their states.

  • WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.