Politics Bill Nelson

  • MIAMI— Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Honda Motor Co Ltd is expanding its recall in North America of late-model vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata air bags, adding 2.23 million vehicles, the automaker said Wednesday. Honda said certain Acura and Honda vehicles from model years 2005-2016 are being recalled to replace Takata PSDI-5 driver-side...

  • House Transportation committee chairman Bud Shuster, R- Pa., said last summer when he announced his idea that the U.S. is lagging behind other nations in the transition from a radar-based system to one based on satellites. The Federal Aviation Administration, which operates the present system, has been working on its "NextGen" modernization program for more than a...

  • *Soybeans, meal rally from multi-year lows set last month. Corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade drifted lower, erasing early gains, while nearby wheat futures fell to contract lows on technical selling and poor export demand for U.S. supplies. At the CBOT as of 12:05 p.m. CST, soybeans for January delivery were up 8 cents at $8.91-1/ 4 per bushel while January...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry's campaign to delay a Dec. 31 deadline to install technology to prevent such disasters appeared to be finished. Last week, under pressure from companies including Buffett's BNSF Railway Co, which has spent more...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. regulators will decide next month whether to take the unprecedented step of coordinating the Takata air bag inflator recall, saying the task of replacing nearly 24 million potentially deadly devices could be too massive to succeed without intervention. The recall has focused on front air bags so far, but could be expanded to Takata Corp...

  • DETROIT, Sept 22- A U.S senator on Tuesday asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate marketing claims of "clean" diesel engines made by Volkswagen AG. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency along with the California Clean Air Board on Friday said VW rigged software in its small diesel cars to fool regulators checking amounts of toxic fumes the cars...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part due to the rapidly growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. "The Puerto Rico vote in Florida, a swing state, is substantial," said U.S. Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate and...

  • Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    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...

  • Takata warns about ability to fix deadly air bag Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:07 PM ET
    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.

  • Florida has 8.7 percent unemployment in September Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Chamber launches voter mobilization effort Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    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.