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  • *Qatar Airways close to Italy's Meridiana deal. DUBAI, April 24- Qatar Airways will finalise a long-negotiated agreement to buy 49 percent of Italy's Meridiana in the coming days, and soon apply to Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to start an Indian airline. Qatar Airways will sign the agreement with Italy's second biggest airline in the next "few days", Chief...

  • *Qatar Airways apply for Indian airline licence. *Qatar Airways close to Italy's Meridiana deal. DUBAI, April 24- Qatar Airways plans to start direct flights to San Francisco early next year as part of efforts to expand its routes into the United States.

  • Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said uncertainty about travel to the United States is "affecting the business, but to a very small extent. "We didn't have massive decline like other carriers so we still have robust loads to the United States and we will continue our commitment to our passengers in the United States," al-Baker said. "Qatar Airways does not plan and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’ s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Cook then demanded, or Uber’ s app would be kicked out of Apple’ s App Store.

  • The Uber app on a smartphone by waiting cabs in Barcelona.

    An encounter with Apple showed how Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has pushed risk-taking that's landed his company in hot water, The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a faulty Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honda has said at least 10 deaths and more than 150 injuries in the United States are linked to the inflators in its vehicles. This month, a federal judge in Detroit said he...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $4.5 million. The Las Vegas- based company said it had profit of 16 cents per share. Keywords: Consumer Portfolio Services, Earnings Report.

  • LAS VEGAS— Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by a Las Vegas casino, a year after the King's estate filed a lawsuit to get those valuables back from a short-lived exhibit. Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino's chief operating officer Mark Waltrip said Wednesday that the items— including stage outfits, jewelry and letters,...

  • A March crash in Las Vegas that nearly killed a young woman exposes another problem to watch for when buying a used car. The Associated Press has found that federal laws don't prevent reuse of air bags and other parts, and states don't have laws preventing it either. In the Las Vegas case, the woman's family bought a used 2002 Honda Accord but didn't know it had been...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a faulty Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honda has said at least 10 deaths and more than 150 injuries in the United States are linked to the inflators in its vehicles. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Detroit...

  • In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, photo, a white 2002 Honda Accord involved in a March 3, 2017, crash in which an exploding Takata air bag inflator badly injured the driver, Karina Dorado, sits in a driveway in Las Vegas.

    One hole in the government's Takata crackdown? Nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and used to repair other vehicles.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Honda Motor Co said Wednesday a driver of a 2002 Accord was seriously injured after a Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a March 3 crash in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Japanese automaker said the faulty inflator was not installed by a dealer but likely a salvaged part from a junk yard. Honda said it has purchased more than 60,000 salvaged Takata...

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. Karina Dorado's trachea was punctured by shrapnel from an inflator after a relatively minor crash in Las Vegas on...

  • LAS VEGAS— Fire officials in Las Vegas say a faulty light fixture on an exterior wall of the Bellagio shopping complex sparked a fire on the roof last week that tourists stopped to watch near the iconic fountain show on the Strip. Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said Tuesday that the fire has been ruled accidental. Gusty winds fanned the fire, forcing...

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • LAS VEGAS— The Latest on a fire that damaged the roof of a shopping annex at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip:. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said Friday officials suspect an exterior electrical or lighting malfunction started the blaze late Thursday atop the Via Bellagio shops. Sean Kim of Los Angeles said Friday that he and his friends...

  • Sean Kim told The Associated Press on Friday that he realized something was wrong when plastic-smelling smoke began billowing and police rushed to evacuate shop employees. Gusty winds fanned the blaze, forcing employees out of tony stores such as Tiffany& Co. and Chanel. Pedestrian bridges to Bally's and Caesars Palace closed, and busy Las Vegas Boulevard was...

  • April 6- An attorney defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges told jurors on Wednesday that prosecutors introduced testimony about star golfer Phil Mickelson to cover up the weakness of their case. In a closing argument in Manhattan federal court, lawyer Barry Berke said prosecutors brought in evidence...

  • April 5- A U.S. prosecutor on Wednesday urged jurors in Manhattan federal court to convict Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters on insider trading charges, describing a pattern of "repeated conduct that can only be described as brazen." Attorney Brooke Cucinella said Walters' trading and phone records proved that he traded in Dean Foods Co stock based...

  • April 5- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday in a broad-based rally, spurred by private-sector employment data that blew past expectations and boosted investors' confidence in the strength of the economy. "The real driver of this leg up heading into earnings season is all about economic data," said Peter Kenny, senior market strategist at Global Markets Advisory Group,...