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  • HOBOKEN, N.J.— Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. The National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about what caused the train to barrel through a station and crash into a barrier. Authorities want to know why the...

  • The stake would make the consortium the third largest shareholder in SeaWorld, according to Thomson Reuters Data. SeaWorld, which operates marine parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio, faced criticism after the release of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which depicted the captivity and public exhibition of killer whales as inherently cruel.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The former CEO of an international pharmaceutical company was indicted Friday in a more than $100 million fraud scheme that authorities say led to the collapse of one of Puerto Rico's largest banks. The U.S. Justice Department said Jack Kachkar faces eight counts of wire fraud from his time as chairman and CEO of Inyx Inc. from 2005 to 2007..

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— If SpaceX founder Elon Musk's plan to establish a city on Mars sounds like science fiction, then consider the name of his first passenger ship. Musk is leaning toward the name "Heart of Gold," the starship in the novel wtih Infinite Improbability Drive. The name generated applause at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, where...

  • Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale while moving west- southwestward over the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. Matthew was located about 495 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, the Miami- based weather...

  • Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale while moving west- southwestward over the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. Matthew was located about 495 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, the Miami- based weather...

  • DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators have closed a yearlong investigation into the Jeep Grand Cherokee's automatic braking system without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in June of last year after getting complaints that the system braked for no reason, increasing the risk of rear-end crashes.

  • Zika worries put a crimp in Florida travel plans

    Americans are booking fewer flights to Florida during the peak fall and winter vacation seasons this year.

  • FRANKFURT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- A Tesla Motors Inc car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in northern Germany, but the electric car maker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane. It has been the focus of intense scrutiny since it was revealed in July that a Tesla Model S driver was killed while using the...

  • FRANKFURT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- A Tesla Motors Inc car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in northern Germany, but the electric car maker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane. It has been the focus of intense scrutiny since it was revealed in July that a Tesla Model S driver was killed while using the...

  • Zika's travel impact

    How much has Zika been impacting the travel business? CNBC's Susan Li reports. The "Fast Money" traders share their take on travel stocks.

  • WASHINGTON— A former Delta Air Lines Inc. executive will pay more than $5 million to settle charges that he profited improperly by manipulating trades in energy futures. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday that Jon P. Ruggles would give up $3.5 million in ill-gotten profits and pay a $1.75 million civil penalty. Ruggles, of Orlando, Florida,...

  • Superintendent Don Neubacher announced his plan Wednesday, said Andrew Munoz, a spokesman for the National Park Service. Neubacher said in an email to Yosemite employees that regional administrators had decided it was time for new leadership and offered to transfer him to Denver as a senior adviser. Neubacher headed Yosemite for nearly seven years and spent...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a challenge to a New York state law barring retailers from imposing surcharges on customers who buy with a credit card rather than cash, a measure merchants contend violates their right to free speech. The court will hear an appeal by a group of merchants to a September 2015 ruling by the New York-...

  • The Navy insists the costly littoral combat ship program is going to be fine after a bumpy start. But two senior senators, Arizona Republican John McCain and Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed, say it's time for the Navy to question all of its assumptions about the littoral combat ship program, which has been criticized for its growing costs, questions about the...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 29- A Tesla car whose driver said he was using the "Autopilot" driving assistance system crashed into a bus on a motorway in northern Germany on Wednesday, police in the German town of Ratzeburg said on Thursday. Tesla's Autopilot, introduced last October, has been the focus of intense scrutiny since it was revealed in July that a Tesla Model S driver...

  • Sept 29- Testing of nine wells near a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida, site of a massive leak of contaminated water, shows that water meets safe drinking standards for radioactivity and damage has not spread beyond the site, the company said. A sinkhole 45 feet in diameter and 240 feet deep opened in late August at Mosaic's New Wales phosphate...

  • BERLIN— Police in northern Germany say a Tesla being driven with its Autopilot system engaged collided with a bus on a highway. Ratzeburg police say that the crash happened Wednesday afternoon on a stretch of autobahn about 50 kilometers east of Hamburg. A Tesla spokeswoman in Palo Alto, California, said Thursday the Autopilot system was on and functioned...

  • Sept 29- BBX Capital Corp, a Florida company once known as BankAtlantic Bancorp, and its ex-chief executive have won a new trial in a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing them of defrauding investors before the 2008 financial crisis. "While the decision leaves open the possibility of a new trial, it decimates any ability of the SEC to win,"...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over state laws that prohibit merchants from imposing fees on customers who use credit cards. The federal appeals court in New York upheld the state's law. The Atlanta- based court of appeals struck down Florida's version of the same law.