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  • DETROIT, Jan 22- The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a change to its safety ratings program that awards cars and trucks up to five stars in crash tests, the Detroit News reported. The head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mark Rosekind, said the change in the five-star New Car Assessment program will be announced by...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— The state of Alaska on Wednesday canceled bids for a ferry terminal update that the Canadian government threatened to block because of a dispute over the use of American steel. The dispute centered on "Buy America" requirements for steel, iron and manufactured products used in projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 20- Alaska can use an existing British Columbia ferry terminal for several more years if Canada enforces an order blocking so-called "Buy America" purchasing rules from being applied to its reconstruction, a state official said on Tuesday. A $15 million plan to overhaul the Prince Rupert ferry terminal, which is located in Canada, has escalated...

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif.— SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments a nearly 10 percent stake in SpaceX, a Hawthorne, California, company that employs more than 3,000 people. Musk, 43, also has publicly talked...

  • Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Tuesday to fulfill a long-held dream for New York City travelers: a rail link to LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the nation. That really is inexcusable, and that is going to change, "Cuomo said in a speech to a gathering of the business group Association for a Better New York in Manhattan. The construction would be managed...

  • NEW YORK— Authorities say a passenger jet at John F. Kennedy Airport was given the all clear following a bomb threat. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Delta Air Lines Flight 468 from San Francisco to New York with 171 passengers landed at JFK Airport just after 7:40 p.m. Monday. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff said another airline received the...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 19- The Canadian government signed an order on Monday blocking the United States from applying controversial "Buy America" purchasing rules on the demolition and reconstruction of a ferry terminal that is located on Canada's Pacific Coast but operated by Alaska's Department of Transportation. The state of Alaska has refused to waive the...

  • LOS ANGELES— A labor dispute between dockworkers at the West Coast's sea ports and their employers didn't take a day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents terminal operators and ocean-going shipping lines, accuses members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of purposely slowing work to...

  • WASHINGTON— Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may...

  • Spend $10,000 a night to stay on this new ship Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Seven Seas Explorer

    Regent Seven Seas cruise line unveiled what it boasts will be "the most luxurious ship" ever, and the price of a stay won't be cheap.

  • DETROIT, Jan 16- U.S. safety regulators said on Friday they have opened an investigation into an estimated 50,415 newer Jeep Cherokee SUVs, a key model for the profitability of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, after receiving complaints of engine compartment fires. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it opened the preliminary evaluation...

  • DETROIT— U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating engine compartment smoke or fire complaints in two Jeep Cherokees, and air bags that didn't inflate properly in two Nissan Rogues. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Friday that the Cherokee probe covers 50,000 of the SUVs from the 2015 model year.

  • U.S. oil train safety proposal due in May Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The U.S. Transportation Department will offer a new design for oil trains by mid-May as officials try to make sure crude oil is moving safely on the tracks, officials said this week. The Office of Management and Budget, which gives federal proposals a final review, is due to make the report public by May 12. Reuters reported this week that Canada is...

  • CALGARY, Jan 15- The Canadian government will unveil its budget this year later than it usually does, waiting at least until April because of market volatility, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday. We need all the information we can obtain before finalizing our decisions, "Oliver said in the text of a speech he was giving in Calgary. Oil prices have more than...

  • CALGARY, Jan 15- The Canadian government will unveil its budget this year later than it usually does, waiting at least until April because of market volatility, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday. We need all the information we can obtain before finalizing our decisions, "Oliver said in the text of a speech he was giving in Calgary. The federal budget is...

  • DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet search company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Jan 14- Canada is committed to taking outmoded tank cars off the rails years earlier than U.S. officials envision, sources familiar with negotiations say, leaving the trading partners at an impasse as they try to harmonize oil train safety measures. Canada wants fuel deliveries in the older wagons to end by May 2017. In a sign of concern, U.S....

  • Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving car Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed up efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a top Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car...

  • Surge pricing battle brewing?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    Will New York get a cap in surge pricing? Ydanis Rodriguez, New York City Council Member (D), provides insight to the battle over car service pricing in the Big Apple.

  • Jan 13- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long...