• DETROIT/ TOKYO, Sept 26- The safety recall in parts of the United States of millions of vehicles with potentially defective air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp may expand to include General Motors Co, according to documents filed this week with U.S. regulators.

  • Two advisory firms back Starboard in Darden fight Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A shareholder advisory firm said Friday that Darden Restaurants shareholders should elect a new board of directors proposed by activist investor Starboard Value. Darden Restaurants Inc. is based in Orlando, Florida, and it runs restaurants including the Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and The Capital Grille.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26- Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets. In 2016, the first climate change bonds will be issued from Africa- unique instruments that will enable the world's poorest continent to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events such as prolonged drought or extreme heat.

  • *Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."

  • Sept 25- Advisory firms Glass, Lewis& Co and Institutional Shareholder Services each have recommended that Darden Restaurants Inc investors back Starboard Value LP's 12- director slate, which would oust the embattled company's full board.

  • Sept 25- Advisory firms Glass, Lewis& Co and Institutional Shareholder Services each have recommended that Darden Restaurants Inc investors back Starboard Value LP's 12- director slate, which would oust the embattled company's full board.

  • At a glance: Gasoline prices by state Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    The usual autumn decline of the price of gasoline is getting an assist from lower global oil prices. Up to 30 states could see an average price below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Source: AAA, OPIS and Wright Express.

  • UPDATE 1-Two U.S. home loan banks agree to merge Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    Sept 25- The Des Moines and Seattle Federal Home Loan Banks agreed on Thursday to merge in a move that, if approved by their regulator and members, would result in an entity with nearly $120 billion in assets.

  • Fed's Lockhart says inflation risk still low Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said Thursday that he has increasing confidence in the economy but still wants to see more data to prove that growth is on a sustainable path before raising interest rates, saying he doesn't expect rates to rise until mid-2015 or later.

  • Senators: Widen Medicaid program for frail seniors Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.

  • Jabil reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    ST PETERSBURG, Fla.— Jabil Circuit Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $26.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts expected $3.81 billion, according to Zacks. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $4.09 billion.

  • Charge on Florida insurance bills to be removed Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    WINTER PARK, Fla.— Florida's so-called "hurricane tax" will finally come off the insurance bills of its residents. Citizens Property Insurance agreed Wednesday to remove a 1- percent surcharge on homeowner and auto insurance policies, including the policies of people who aren't even Citizens customers.

  • Small businesses helping workers buy health plans Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small business owner decided he couldn't afford coverage that complies with the health care overhaul.

  • Track workers deaths prompt transportation study Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    A report approved Wednesday at a meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board found that differences between regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can be confusing.

  • Revel casino auction to continue on Tuesday Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A bankruptcy court auction for Revel, the failed luxury casino-hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, will resume on Tuesday. The lone bid made public thus far is $90 million from Florida developer Glenn Straub, who envisions a gathering place for "geniuses" tackling a number of problems, with or without a casino.

  • Deer are pests for airports, threats to pilots Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    Unwary motorists aren't the only ones who need to beware of the four-legged bane of gardeners, especially at this time of the year. Pilots are also having deer encounters that rarely end well, especially for the deer.

  • Lawyer: Offers made for closed Revel casino Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held Wednesday.

  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp will relocate its chief operating officer to Shanghai from Miami and expand his role, underscoring the increasing importance of Asia for the world's largest cruise operator. The $29 billion global cruise industry is expected to benefit in the coming years from the rise of the middle class in emerging economies such as China and India.

  • UCF moving ahead with plans for downtown campus Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— The University of Central Florida is moving ahead with plans for a multimillion dollar expanded campus in downtown Orlando that the UCF president called "a game changer" for the school and the community. University President John Hitt announced the joint initiative with Valencia College during a Tuesday breakfast with community leaders.

  • Carnival beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    MIAMI— Carnival Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.25 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.43 per share. Analysts expected $4.88 billion, according to Zacks.