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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday. Joshua Brown was killed when his vehicle drove under the tractor-trailer.

  • ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. "This means Florida has become the first state in the nation to have local transmission of the Zika...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions. Five plants in states from Florida to California have shut since 2013 and many...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday. Joshua Brown was killed when his vehicle drove under the tractor-trailer.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported what is believed to be the first evidence of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. Governor Rick Scott said the state believed active transmission of the virus...

  • July 29- Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday. Tesla staff members told congressional aides at a briefing Thursday they are still trying to...

  • DETROIT— Tesla engineers told members of a Senate committee they are looking into the role cameras and radar played in the fatal crash of a Model S using self-driving mode, according to two people familiar with a meeting held Thursday. John Thune, R- S.D., whose committee oversees transportation and could hold a hearing on self-driving technology at a later date.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported what is believed to be the first evidence of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause rare but serious birth defects. Governor Rick Scott said the state believed active transmission of the virus...

  • NextEra Energy Inc. said it was buying Oncor Energy Delivery Company from parent firm Energy Future Holdings, which entered bankruptcy in 2014 facing more than $40 billion in debt fueled by low energy prices. The company said the deal will cover all debt associated with Energy Future Holdings' control of Oncor, which supplies power to more than 3 million people...

  • CDC- FLORIDA INVESTIGATION LINKS FOUR RECENT ZIKA CASES TO LOCAL MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUS TRANSMISSION.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. The university says Robert Fano died July 13 in Florida. He was on MIT's faculty from 1947 until 1984..

  • GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS AREA OF ZIKA TRANSMISSION IS ONE SQUARE MILE NORTH OF DOWNTOWN MIAMI.

  • GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS 4 CASES IN MIAMI DADE AND BROWARD OF LIKELY LOCAL MOSQUITO BORNE CASES OF ZIKA; ONE WOMAN, THREE MEN.

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— AutoNation Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $112 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.05 per share. AutoNation shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 6 percent.

  • NAPLES, Fla. _ Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.5 million. The Naples, Florida- based company said it had profit of 11 cents per share. Keywords: Beasley Broadcast Group, Earnings Report.

  • TAMPA, Fla. _ Bloomin' Brands Inc. on Friday reported a second-quarter loss of $9.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Bloomin' Brands shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WINTER PARK, Fla. _ Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $6.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Ruth's Hospitality shares have fallen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. _ IRadimed Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $2.2 million. IRadimed expects full-year earnings in the range of 91 cents to 93 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $39 million to $40 million. IRadimed shares have decreased 34 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MIRAMAR, Fla.— Spirit Airlines Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $73.1 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $586.4 million.

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $33.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida- based company said it had profit of 94 cents. Keywords: Universal Insurance Holdings, Earnings Report.