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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • MACAU, March 29- Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in Chinas gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers for more than a decade. Now the government has hearkened calls to reposition Macau as a tourism destination, with the number of international visitors growing 8...

  • Housing is in high demand in most of the nation, but the housing recovery is becoming increasingly uneven, depending on location.

  • Shares of the company closed down 12.3 percent at $7.98 on the Nasdaq. The managing director of a Bangladesh- based textile firm said his company is using only a handful of its production lines to manufacture products for Sears' 2017 holiday sales. Mark Cohen, the former chief executive of Sears Canada and director of retail studies at Columbia Business School in...

  • March 22- A lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges on Wednesday sought to discredit former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, who told jurors he used a special "bat phone" to give Walters confidential tips. Lawyer Barry Berke's cross-examination, which began on the fourth day of trial in Manhattan federal...

  • DUBAI, March 22- Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy Dubai- based internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East's online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are among the top markets worldwide for mobile phone penetration.

  • March 22- Sears Holdings Corp's disclosure that it could lack the financial strength to continue as a going concern is turning attention to the key difference maker for any cash-strapped retailer: vendors. The managing director of a Bangladesh- based textile firm said his company is using only a handful of its production lines to manufacture products for...

  • LAS VEGAS, March 21- Kohl's Corp's chief executive officer said on Tuesday the department store operator needs to "change faster" in order to remain a strong competitor to online and brick-and-mortar retailers. "We aren't as agile as we need to be in order to be a better competitor," CEO Kevin Mansell said at retail conference Shoptalk. The company has been hurt by a...

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Former Dean Foods Co Chairman Tom Davis on Tuesday told jurors in Manhattan federal court that he passed insider information to Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters using a cell phone the two called the "bat phone." Prosecutors say Walters was able to make more than $40 million thanks to tips from Davis, and that Walters passed insider...

  • LAS VEGAS, March 21- Amazon.com Inc is expanding a program to remove counterfeit goods from its website this spring as part of a broader push to assure brand owners that the online retailer is an ally rather than a threat. As early as next month, any brand can register its logo and intellectual property with Amazon so the e-commerce company can take down listings...

  • March 21- Former Dean Foods Co Chairman Tom Davis on Tuesday told jurors in Manhattan federal court that he passed insider information to Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters using a cell phone the two called the "bat phone." Prosecutors say Walters was able to make more than $40 million thanks to tips from Davis, and that Walters passed insider...

  • Duke Blue Devils guard Frank Jackson drives in a game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on March 10, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • March 15- The lawyer defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges said the U.S. government's key witness, former Dean Foods Co Chairman Tom Davis, turned on his client to win a sweetheart deal for himself. "The only thing Billy Walters is guilty of is being friends with and trusting Tom Davis," lawyer Barry Berke said in...

  • Trump on Monday signed a revised executive order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from travelling to the United States. Those countries account for a tiny percentage of U.S. visitors, but there is growing concern that the order could hurt the image of the United States and scare other tourists away. The U.S. dollar has gained more than 5 percent...

  • Trump on Monday signed a revised executive order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States. Those countries account for a tiny percentage of U.S. visitors, but there is growing concern that the order could hurt the image of the United States and scare other tourists away. The U.S. dollar has gained more than 5 percent...

  • March 3- Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc for years has used a secret tool to avoid authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the company confirmed on Friday. The New York Times first reported the existence of the program, called Greyball, which uses data from the Uber app and other methods to identify...