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  • July 20- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday he will roll out a new master plan for the electric luxury car maker this evening, after hints he intends to make Tesla a renewable energy enterprise offering products and services beyond vehicles. Musk told more than 4 million Twitter followers that a "post should go live on Tesla website" around...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar with such cases. It has come under increased scrutiny since a driver died in a May 7 Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari NV are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a U.S. Senate report said on Wednesday. The vehicles are legal to sell since the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...

  • Newly installed signs warn of alligators and snakes on a closed section of beach following the death of a 2-year-old boy who was killed by an alligator near a Walt Disney World hotel on June 18, 2016, in Orlando, Florida.

    The parents of a child killed by an alligator at a Disney resort this June issued a statement saying they will not sue the company.

  • Despite suffering from a past heart attack and diabetes, Kentucky resident Mary Blair was able to receive medical coverage through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

    The 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid have seen less dramatic reductions in uninsured rates than expansion states.

  • Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, looks for signs of mosquito larva in a drainage ditch as he works on eradicating them as the county continues to be proactive in fighting a possible Zika virus outbreak on May 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

    Florida officials are investigating a case of Zika infection that does not appear to have stemmed from travel to another region with an outbreak.

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Tents, ladders, coolers, canned goods, tennis balls and bicycle locks are banned in the area surrounding the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. When Ohio Governor John Kasich on Sunday rejected the Cleveland police union's request to ban the open carrying of firearms near the Quicken Loans Arena, he weighed into a national debate...

  • Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said in a news release that he would disclose details of the Volkswagen suit on Tuesday that accuses VW of violating state environmental laws and defrauding regulators. New York state and Massachusetts are filing separate lawsuits related to the same issue, according to a source. New York state said last month it had...

  • Donald Trump Republican presidential candidate

    Critics say Donald Trump's immigration policies will wreck the US economy. These five states in particular could be the biggest casualties.

  • Hillary Clinton leading Trump in key election states

    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in four of the most diverse presidential battleground states, according to the latest polls.

  • *Dollar hits 3- week high vs yen after mostly upbeat China data. TOKYO, July 15- Asian shares extended gains to nine-month highs on Friday, on track for a solid weekly rise, as better-than-expected economic data from China lifted risk sentiment that was already buoyant after record highs on Wall Street. Financial bookmakers at IG and CMC Markets expected...

  • *News of truck attack in France bolsters safe-haven yen. TOKYO, July 15- Asian shares rose to eight-month highs on Friday, on track for solid weekly gains, as record highs on Wall Street offset the impact on sentiment of an attack in France that lifted the safe-haven yen. "I don't think that will have a big impact on the market today" in Asian trading, said Kaneo Ogino,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety issues wrote Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday, asking the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal May 7 crash involving its Autopilot software. Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and...

  • July 14- Digital Bridge Holdings LLC, a firm that invests and operates companies that power wireless communications, is buying DataBank Ltd, a private Dallas- based data center company, the companies said on Thursday. A source familiar with the deal said the company, which is based in the Federal Reserve Bank Building in Dallas, was valued in the hundreds of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Consumer Reports magazine on Thursday urged Tesla Motors Inc to disable the automatic steering function on its electric vehicles and change the name of its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation after a driver was killed while using it. The California- based electric car maker defended the product and the name...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. magazine Consumer Reports on Thursday urged electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. regulators after a fatal crash. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the May 7 crash and death in...

  • Small business with American flag

    States are dishing out billions in subsidies to attract big companies, but the deals are stiffing small-biz owners, says a watchdog group.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. magazine Consumer Reports on Thursday urged electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. regulators after a fatal crash. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the May 7 crash and death in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. magazine Consumer Reports on Thursday urged Tesla Motors Inc to disable its automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system that's under investigation by U.S. officials. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a May 7 fatal crash in Florida of a Model S driver who was using...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- CSX Corp, the third-largest U.S. railroad, on Wednesday posted a lower second-quarter net profit that beat expectations as lower costs partly offset a 34 percent drop in coal volumes. The railroad's shares rose more than 4 percent on the news which came before the market closed. On Wednesday the Association of American Railroads said that...