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  • KALISPELL, Mont. _ Glacier Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $30.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Glacier Bancorp shares have climbed nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar with such cases. It has come under increased scrutiny since a driver died in a May 7 Florida...

  • Forest management and the declining timber industry have emerged as major issues in this year's governor's race, with Weyerhaeuser announcing last month that it would close a Columbia Falls lumber and plywood mill. The closure will put about 100 people out of work in addition to 100 administrative jobs that are being eliminated or moved with Weyerhaeuser's...

  • FARGO, N.D.— Officials with a North Dakota electric power cooperative said Friday that the group's Stanton power plant has become too costly to operate and will shut down within the next 12 months. It continues to operate the Coal Creek station, northeast of Stanton, and the Spiritwood station, near Jamestown. Great River is also the majority owner of Midwest...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety issues wrote Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday, asking the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal May 7 crash involving its Autopilot software. Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Consumer Reports magazine on Thursday urged Tesla Motors Inc to disable the automatic steering function on its electric vehicles and change the name of its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation after a driver was killed while using it. The California- based electric car maker defended the product and the name...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. magazine Consumer Reports on Thursday urged electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. regulators after a fatal crash. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the May 7 crash and death in...

  • DETROIT— Consumer Reports said Thursday that Tesla Motors is misleading car owners by calling its semi-autonomous driving system "Autopilot," potentially giving them too much trust in their car's ability to drive itself. With its statement, Consumer Reports joined a debate over autonomous driving technology that escalated after authorities revealed that...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. magazine Consumer Reports on Thursday urged electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. regulators after a fatal crash. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the May 7 crash and death in...

  • Yet without mandatory, periodic benchmarks for meeting the requirements, the decision to upgrade to safer tank car designs "is left entirely to tank car fleet owners, and may be driven by market factor influences, not safety improvements," NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said in a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigating an accident that has increased scrutiny...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 12- Tesla Motors Co said on Tuesday data suggested that a driver's hands were not on the wheel in a recent accident in Montana in which a Model X veered off the road and collided with a post. The driver had enabled autosteer on an undivided mountain road, a Tesla spokesperson said in a short statement. The company said on Monday that it was looking...

  • Just over 10,300 stronger tank cars mandated by the new rules are available for service, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press from the Association of American Railroads. Fiery accidents and spills involving the older, rupture-prone cars have occurred in Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Illinois, West Virginia and Canada. During the most recent...

  • Terms of the partial shutdown of the 2,100- megawatt Colstrip plant were contained in a consent decree filed in U.S. District Court in Montana. Their presence transformed a sparsely populated agricultural area of southeastern Montana into the bustling industrial town of Colstrip. He said the state was left out of discussions over Colstrip's future that...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigating an accident that has increased scrutiny...

  • DETROIT— Federal investigators looking into electric car maker Tesla Motors' Autopilot system after a fatal crash in Florida are zeroing in on the limitations of the system and how it reacts when obstacles cross its path. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday posted a nine-page letter seeking information from Tesla about Autopilot...

  • DETROIT, July 11- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla Motors Inc waited too long to disclose a fatal crash in May that called into question the safety of a system in the car that takes control of steering and braking, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source. Tesla said in a statement on Monday...

  • Officials in Massachusetts and Montana objected, though, saying the SEC standard could harm the public. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday sided with the SEC and said the agency had "complied with its statutory obligation" to protect investors while meeting the mandate of the JOBS Act. The court ruled that the SEC had a right to tailor...

  • *U.K., Japanese 10- year yields fall to all-time lows. NEW YORK, June 13- U.S. Treasury yields fell to a four-month low on Monday led by shorter-dated maturities as increased fears about Britain exiting the European Union weighed on investor risk appetite and sovereign debt yields in developed markets around the globe fell to all-time lows.

  • *U.K., Japanese 10- year yields fall to all-time lows. Treasury yields fell to a four-month low on Monday as increased fears about Britain exiting the European Union weighed on investor risk appetite and sovereign debt yields in developed markets around the globe fell to all-time lows. Ten-year yields in Germany remained near zero, close to record lows, on Monday...