Politics Bill Nelson

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari NV are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a U.S. Senate report said on Wednesday. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, said the vehicles include the 2016 Mercedes-Benz...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari NV are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a U.S. Senate report said on Wednesday. The vehicles are legal to sell since the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved. The House had passed the measure earlier in the week and it now goes to President Barack Obama, who must sign the bill by Friday when the FAA's current operating authority expires to avoid a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the "unsafe" cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cited new test data that shows some...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Tuesday it will halt the use of a Takata air bag inflator that will be subject to a future recall and will notify buyers of its 2016 Jeep Wrangler, the only vehicle equipped with the device, at the time of sale. The company said it will halt production with the inflator, which lacks a drying agent, for North America...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Leading U.S. Senate Democrats on Monday urged quick passage of legislation defeated last year to impose additional gun controls in the wake of the weekend mass shooting in Florida. Four Democratic senators, led by Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, called for immediate passage of a bill preventing people on "terror watch lists"...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it had told its U.S. dealers to disclose, at the time of sale, the identity of vehicles with defective Takata air bag inflators that will be subject to recalls by 2018.. After criticism by members of Congress, the automaker made public a list of vehicles with inflators subject to future recalls.

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- A U.S. senator wrote to 14 major automakers on Wednesday, urging them to disclose whether they are selling new vehicles with defective Takata air bag inflators that will be recalled by 2018.. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, last week released a report that found Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Volkswagen AG and...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, June 7- U.S. regulators on Tuesday told banks to review cyber-security protections against fraudulent money transfers in the wake of revelations that a hacking group used such messages to steal $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. Similar cases later came to light including an earlier $12 million theft from Banco del Austro in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Volkswagen AG and Mitsubishi Motors Corp are still selling new vehicles with defective air bags that will eventually need to be recalled, according to a report by a U.S. lawmaker overseeing the agency handling the largest-ever auto safety recall. The automakers and Takata have been hit with...

  • May 4- The U.S. Transportation Department and Takata Corp confirmed on Wednesday that automakers will recall another 35 million to 40 million U.S. air bag inflators assembled by the Japanese manufacturer by 2019.. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials said Tesla Motors Inc, Fisker Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover will recall Takata air...

  • May 4- The U.S. Transportation Department confirmed on Wednesday that automakers will recall another 35 million to 40 million U.S. air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019.. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the decision "follows the agency's confirmation of the root cause behind the inflators' propensity to rupture."

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate reached a deal on Thursday to boost travel security at airports in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, according to a source familiar with the matter. The deal is being brokered by Senator John Thune of South Dakota, Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and the panel's top...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT April 6- Honda Motor Co and U.S. regulators said on Wednesday that a 17- year-old driver in Texas was killed last month after a Takata Corp air bag ruptured, marking the tenth U.S. death linked to a defect that has led to the recall of tens of millions of vehicles worldwide. The latest death took place on March 31 in a recalled 2002 Honda Civic in Fort...

  • Verizon Wireless agreed to get consumer consent before sending data about "supercookies" from its more than 100 million users, under a settlement. The FCC said Verizon Wireless failed to disclose the practice from late 2012 until 2014, violating a 2010 FCC regulation on Internet transparency. The FCC also said the supercookies overrode consumers privacy...

  • Verizon Wireless agreed to get consumer consent before sending data about "supercookies" from its more than 100 million users, under a settlement. The FCC said Verizon Wireless failed to disclose the practice from late 2012 until 2014, violating a 2010 FCC regulation on Internet transparency. The FCC also said the supercookies overrode consumers privacy...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- The top U.S. auto safety regulator said an expanded recall of Takata air bag inflators proposed by a U.S. senator would not enhance public safety and complicate the process of replacing the equipment, the lawmaker revealed on Wednesday. Senator Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Commerce Committee that is investigating the recalls, said the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The top U.S. auto safety regulator has failed to make a number of safety improvements agreed in 2011 in areas including staff oversight and the training of vehicle defect investigators, a federal audit released on Friday said. The U.S. Transportation Department's Office of Inspector General said the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 23- U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday stepped up pressure on federal regulators and Takata Corp to accelerate the recall of millions of airbag inflators, citing evidence that the Japanese company manipulated data to cover up problems with its products. Reuters reported on Monday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...