NEW YORK, March 14- Power producers' coal ash disposal ponds like the one that leaked toxic sludge into a North Carolina river in February may soon become a thing of the past. At least 30,000 tons of arsenic-laced coal ash were released into North Carolina's Dan River in early February when a pipe broke under Duke Energy Corp's 27- acre ash pond.» Read More
CNBC's Sri Jegarajah says the home of the pilot has yet to be searched, and the Malaysian transport minister says the ongoing search for missing Malaysia Flight 370 is an unprecedented investigation.
Boeing Co, for instance, expects a large percentage of its U.S. workers to retire in a few years and does not see a ready pool of replacements, said Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief operating officer.
WASHINGTON/ PARIS, March 13- Communications satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the investigation said on Thursday.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday promised an "aggressive investigation" into whether General Motors was slow to report to the federal government problems with ignition switches in its autos, which have led to 12 deaths.
NEW YORK-- A new report says New York City needs to spend $47 billion over the next five years to upgrade its aging infrastructure. The Center for an Urban Future says many of the city's bridges, subways, sewer systems and public buildings are over 50 years old. The public-policy think tank says 47 bridges were deemed structurally deficient in 2012..
AUSTIN, Texas-- Swag given to attendees of the South By Southwest festival set off airport security alarms Wednesday, leaving passengers complaining of long delays as they tried to head home.
KUALA LUMPUR/ PHU QUOC, Vietnam, March 13- Search planes found no sign on Thursday of a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft in an area where satellite images had shown debris, taking the as-yet fruitless hunt into the sixth day.
The Highway Trust Fund, which receives money from a federal tax on every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel sold in the United States, is expected to become insolvent by 2015..
WASHINGTON, March 12- The United States will hold the first test sale of crude from its emergency oil stockpile since 1990, offering a modest 5 million barrels in what some observers saw as a subtle message to Russia from the Obama administration.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the expanding search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Vincent Bolloré, CEO of Bolloré Group, hopes to solve London's traffic and pollution problem with an electric car rental service.
The Department of Justice has opened a criminal probe of the General Motors recall, according to Reuters, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, March 11- Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Motors is criminally liable for failing to properly disclose problems with some of its vehicles that were linked to 13 deaths and led to a recall last month, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
*Interpol says doubts "terrorist incident". KUALA LUMPUR, March 12- Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday.
NBC's Keir Simmons reports on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
WASHINGTON, March 11- Deborah Hersman, who headed the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board during high-profile investigations into plane crashes and other transit mishaps, said on Tuesday she would leave the agency in April.
KUALA LUMPUR/ NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 12- I nvestigators trying to solve the disappearance without trace of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner face an extremely rare challenge that could hinder their efforts: they lack the powers of a formal air safety investigation.
General Motors is hiring two outside law firms to oversee its ignition switch recall investigation. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on The New York Times' article blasting NHTSA.
Mary and Leo Ruddy's daughter was tragically killed in 2010 when her Chevy Cobalt suffered what the family believes was an ignition switch failure while driving. Mary Ruddy says "we have no answers, and there has been no closure for our family." They never would have bought the car if they'd known about the ignition switch issue, they say.
"It's highly probable this plane could be inland in a jungle environment," says former NTSB investigator Greg Feith, discussing the search for missing Malaysia flight MH370.