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  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The U.S. Department of Energy said workers finished installing the cover over the weekend at the former plutonium production site near Richland, Washington. The Energy Department has said no workers were...

  • WASHINGTON/ DEARBORN, Mich., May 22- Ford Motor Co on Monday named James Hackett as chief executive officer, responding to investors' unease about the U.S. automaker's stock price and ability to withstand threats from longtime industry rivals and Silicon Valley. Hackett, 62, who overhauled furniture maker Steelcase Inc and then turned around the ailing...

  • WASHINGTON/ DEARBORN, Mich., May 22- Ford Motor Co on Monday named James Hackett, who heads its unit developing self-driving cars, as chief executive officer, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's stock price and prospects. He replaces Mark Fields, 56, who spent less than three years as CEO. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. and the board...

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, May 22- Ford Motor Co is replacing Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields with James Hackett, the head of the unit developing self-driving cars, the U.S. automaker said on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease over its stock price and prospects. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. and the board have been unhappy with the company's...

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, May 22- Ford Motor Co on Monday said it was replacing replace Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields with James Hackett, the head of the unit developing self-driving cars, in response to investors' growing unease over the U.S. carmaker's stock performance and prospects. Hackett, 62, a former CEO of furniture manufacturer Steeelcase Inc, will take...

  • *Mobility boss James Hackett to be new CEO- sources. *Ford of Europe boss to return to US-based role- sources. PARIS/ DETROIT, May 22- Ford Motor Co. is set to replace Chief Executive Mark Fields with James Hackett, the head of its mobility arm, company sources said, responding to growing investor unease over the U.S. carmaker's stock performance and prospects.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The man who led President Donald Trump's transition team for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Myron Ebell, told a conservative conference last month that the new administration is moving too slowly to unravel climate change regulations. In closed-door remarks to members of the conservative Jefferson Institute in Virginia on...

  • LONDON, May 22- Zinc and nickel touched their highest in over two-weeks on Monday after China launched a regional crackdown on the steel industry, including production of the two metals. Benchmark zinc on the London Metal Exchange rose 1 percent to $2,641 per tonne, its highest since May 2 while nickel hit its highest since May 3, up 0.6 percent to $9,415.

  • MELBOURNE, May 22- Shanghai zinc and nickel surged on Monday on the back of a sustained crackdown in China's polluting steel industry, which fueled worries about supply of the construction material and lifted prices of its raw materials. "It's all very macro-driven at the moment," said analyst Daniel Morgan at UBS in Sydney. London Metal Exchange zinc rallied 0.9...

  • MELBOURNE, May 22- Shanghai zinc and nickel surged on Monday on the back of a sustained crackdown in China's polluting steel industry, which fueled worries about steel supply and lifted the prices of its raw materials. Both metals were jolted out of a downtrend that last week saw them touch their lowest for the year amid concerns about a slowdown in China's metals...

  • In coming days, Trump is to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories before heading to Europe. Mogherini said that Europe does "not see eye to eye" with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can "easily" work with the U.S. on the conflicts in Syria and between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- President Donald Trump's administration plans deep cuts to state environmental programs, a summary of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 budget showed on Friday, even after some Republicans in affected states raised concerns when the agency released an initial outline of the budget in March. The EPA's grants to state and local...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to update software that it expects will resolve the concerns of U.S. regulators about excess emissions in 104,000 older diesels, the Italian-American automaker said on Friday. The EPA declined to comment. In January, the EPA and California accused Fiat Chrysler of illegally using undisclosed software to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for more Volkswagen cars caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal, giving their owners an option to keep the vehicles instead of having the automaker buy them back, regulators announced Friday. The EPA alleged the scheme let the cars spew up to 40 times the allowable limit of nitrogen...

  • FCA said it has updated the faulty software that the EPA said affected 104,000 Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram pickups for model years 2014-16. The automaker said it would install the updated software in the 2014-16 models pending approval from the EPA and California Air Resources Board. A representative for the EPA declined to comment. Bloomberg News reported...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Opponents are praising a decision to suspend deliberations on the proposed financial rescue of Ohio's two nuclear plants, even as Akron- based FirstEnergy continues to push for the deal. FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones took his case to the Ohio Senate on Thursday, testifying for more than an hour before the Senate Public Utilities Committee on...

  • BRUSSELS, May 19- European Union car and truck safety rules will be revised by the end of the year after pressure from campaigners to cut the number of road deaths by forcing manufacturers to include technologies which make vehicles safer. Meanwhile, blind spots in todays outdated truck designs are killing hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians each year, " Stef...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Friday announced approval of a fix for about 84,000 older Volkswagen diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions. Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker, agreed last year to offer to buy back up to 475,000 2.0- liter diesel vehicles that had been sold in the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Friday are expected to announce approval of a fix for about 84,000 older Volkswagen diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions, two sources briefed on the matter said. Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker, agreed last year to offer to buy back up to 475,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Friday are expected to announce approval of a fix for about 84,000 older Volkswagen diesel vehicles that can emit excess emissions, two sources briefed on the matter said. Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker, agreed last year to offer to buy back up to 475,...