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  • Jan 14- A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The 230- foot rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST to deliver 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.. SpaceX founder and entrepreneur Elon...

  • Jan 14- A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The launch of the 230- foot rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST aimed to deliver 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.. SpaceX's founder and...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on the launch of a SpaceX rocket in California:. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 9:54 a.m. Saturday to place 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday morning to place 10 satellites into...

  • Jan 14- A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST aimed to deliver 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.. SpaceX's founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk's...

  • Jan 14- A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, a launch webcast showed, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST aimed to deliver 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.. SpaceX's founder and...

  • LOS ANGELES— A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:54 a.m. carrying a payload for...

  • The 55- year-old theater producer connected the device to his phone and his laptop computer, which instantly lit up with a service unimaginable in the Cuba of just a few years ago— relatively fast home internet. Home internet came to Cuba last month in a limited pilot program that's part of the most dramatic change in daily life here since the declaration of...

  • Jan 14- SpaceX plans to blast off a rocket on Saturday for the first time since a launch pad explosion in the fall sidetracked the ambitious flight plans of company founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk. A 20- story tall Falcon 9 rocket is slated to launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST to put into orbit 10 satellites for Iridium...

  • On Thursday, the EPA accused Fiat Chrysler of violating the law by using hidden software to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected in about 104,000 vehicles. The EPA said they were "illegally sold" because the software was not disclosed to regulators. UK regulators said on Friday they were urgently seeking information from the EPA over its allegation.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- A top U.S. senator asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV deceptively marketed its diesel-powered SUVs and trucks.

  • BERLIN, Jan 13- Ten employees of United Technologies Corp's Pratt& Whitney unit, including the head of its F135 engine programme, have left the company after an internal audit uncovered an ethics issue linked to a visit by a South Korean delegation, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Three sources said the ethics problem occurred during a business...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. government charged Japan's Takata Corp with criminal wrongdoing on Friday in connection air bag inflator ruptures linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide. It was expected to plead guilty to the charge as part of a $1 billion deal with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a government probe into its handling of the air bag safety defect,...

  • Bank of America jumped 2.1 percent to $23.41, their highest since the financial crisis. JPMorgan surged 2.2 percent at a record high of $88.17 and Wells Fargo gained 3.1 percent to $56.20. "There is a lot of optimism regarding the financial sector but any kind of cautious statement from them might cause a bit of a pullback," said Scott Brown, chief economist at...

  • A Volkswagen car dealership in San Diego.

    Volkswagen managers who set foot in the U.S. are apt to being arrested in connection to the diesel emissions scandal surrounding the German automaker.

  • Jan 13- U.S. stock index futures gave up some gains on Friday after disappointing quarterly reports from Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo was down 1 percent at $53.95 after it reported a fall in profit and its revenue fell short of market expectations. "There is a lot of optimism regarding the financial sector but any kind of cautious statement from them...

  • MUNICH/ BERLIN, Jan 12- Senior Volkswagen managers have been warned not to travel to the United States, legal and company sources told Reuters, after six current and former managers were indicted for their role in the German carmaker's diesel test-cheating scheme. But leaving Germany at all could pose a risk of being extradited to the United States from a third...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Officials with Amazon have announced that the popular online retailer plans to add 2,500 new full-time jobs in New Jersey over the next year and a half. New positions are also available in Washington, Texas, California, Kentucky, Illinois and Florida. Amazon already employs a total of 11,000 workers at seven sites in New Jersey.

  • WASHINGTON— Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record. College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions. The request to use the drug would come if executioners weren't confident the first of three lethal drugs would render a prisoner unconscious, Gary Mohr,...

  • Jan 12- Florida's insurance commissioner is allowing MetLife Inc and Unum Group boost long-term care premiums, alleviating financial stress the insurers have been facing from rising medical costs and policyholders living longer. MetLife's Florida subdivisions can increase average monthly premiums by $4 to $44 over the next three years, while two Unum...