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  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson, traveled to Mojave on Saturday to...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson, traveled to Mojave on Saturday to...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- Virgin Galactic could have a new spacecraft ready to fly by next year, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space tourism company said in an interview published on Sunday, reacting to concerns about the safety of technology used in the Virgin craft that crashed last week. His remarks followed a somber assessment of the future of Virgin...

  • Branson: I'll get to the bottom of Galactic crash Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
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    Richard Branson said he was determined to find out what caused a spaceship being developed by his tourism company to crash during a test flight.

  • Michael Alsbury, 39, has been identified as the pilot who died in the crash of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, and the surviving pilot is Peter Siebold, 43, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Branson arrived in California's Mojave Desert to meet his Virgin Galactic team and federal officials who were opening their investigation into Friday's...

  • MOJAVE, Calif./ CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 1- B illionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said on Saturday he was determined to find out what caused a passenger spaceship being developed by his space tourism company to crash during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and injuring the other. Branson arrived in California to meet his Virgin...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 1- Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California's Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other. Friday's crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 1- Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California's Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other. Friday's crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Oct 31- A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 31- A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the company said. In May, Virgin Galactic and spaceship developer Scaled Composites, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp, switched to an alternative...

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Oct 29- Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle- area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday. Privately held Planetary Resources counts Google Inc Chief Executive and co-founder Larry Page and Chairman...

  • DC (and these states) may go to pot next week Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Voters in D.C. and in two states will decide on measures to legalize marijuana.

  • Want to fly like the 1%? A guide to private jets Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
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    Had it with first class? Check out Turney Duff's guide to flying like the 1% from the "Starbucks card" option to the "I'll have what Oprah's having."

  • Dallas Love Field reopens to an airfare war Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    A federal amendment expired, paving the way for Dallas Love Field to offer flights again and setting the stage for an airfare war.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Jimmy Choo inched higher on its London stock market debut, watched closely by even the least fashion-conscious of bankers after a flurry of cancelled listings across Europe. "All eyes are on Jimmy Choo." Shares in the brand opened at 141 pence when conditional trading began on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, up 0.7 percent on the 140 pence offer...

  • *FTSE 100 has lost over 8 percent since Sept. 4. The decision to scrap the offering, which could have valued the firm at about 800 million pounds, casts a shadow over the prospects of the bigger and more widely known Virgin Money, another bank seeking to list this month. Aldermore and Virgin are among so-called challenger banks which the government hopes can break the...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways is to close its Little Red domestic airline next year, it said on Monday, less than two years after it was launched. Reconfirming that the group as a whole was on track to make a profit by the end of this year after two years of losses, Virgin Atlantic said the decision on Little Red followed a review of its network which...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Britain's Virgin Atlantic said its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched. The airline, which is 51 percent owned by its British billionaire founder Richard Branson and 49 percent owned by U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines, said in a statement that Little Red had "not been able to make a...

  • Branson's Virgin Money aims to raise $243M in IPO Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    Virgin Money, the U.K. bank founded and part-owned by Richard Branson, said it plans to raise $243.3 million from listing in London.

  • *Demand from U.S. investors, Europe, UK. LONDON, Sept 26- Lloyds Banking Group has sold a further 11.5 percent stake in TSB in a 161 million pound share placing to investors that required no discount to the market price following strong demand. They see TSB as a viable challenger to Britain's "Big Four" banks- Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and HSBC.

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