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  • Singapore is taking the next step in the world's move towards self-driving vehicles with the first public trial of autonomous-drive taxis.

  • SINGAPORE— The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut...

  • Shoals Entrepreneurial Center in Florence: $1 million for an entrepreneurship program in a nine-county region in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. University of Kentucky Research Foundation in Lexington: $1.5 million, for downtown revitalization projects in eight Kentucky communities. Youngstown State University, Youngstown: $23,000 to develop a...

  • Clinton Arthur Holmes, 49, of Alburtis, was cited for 28 instances of animal cruelty, said the Montgomery County district attorney's office and Douglass Township police in a statement. The charges followed an investigation at Holmes Farm that revealed seven gerbils, seven chinchillas, six hamsters, six guinea pigs, one rabbit and one ferret weren't properly...

  • PITTSBURGH— The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled. In entering his plea, Nicholas Trombetta, 61,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in July after four straight months of strong gains, as a lack of inventory limited choice for buyers, but further price rises suggested the housing market remained on solid ground. The slump in sales reported by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday is likely to be temporary, given that a...

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • *Express Inc plunges after slashing forecast. Aug 24- Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday morning as investors played a waiting game ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday for clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. "This is going to be a lackluster drift upwards, with perhaps some stocks that have really run-up being the...

  • *Express Inc plunges after slashing forecast. Aug 24- Wall Street was set open little changed on Wednesday as investors kept up their wait for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday for clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. "This is going to be a lackluster drift upwards, with perhaps some stocks that have really run-up being the targets for...

  • Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. Mylan N.V., which has headquarters in Hertfordshire, England, and Pittsburgh, has hiked prices as frequently as three times a year...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Lannett Co. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $3.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Lannett expects full-year revenue in the range of $690 million to $700 million.

  • *Nasdaq touches record intraday high. Aug 23- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, as gains in the tech sector helped buoy the Nasdaq to a record intraday high and solid housing market data provided more evidence the economy may be picking up momentum. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday at Jackson Hole will be scrutinized for clues on the timing...

  • Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania sued Volkswagen over excess diesel emissions related to its use of cheating software while the state of Washington has filed a notice of penalty against Volkswagen. VW spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said the automaker "is committed to reaching a fair and efficient resolution of remaining federal and state...

  • Mobileye's U.S.-listed shares were up 8.3 percent at $50.42 in mid-day trading, while Delphi's shares rose 3.2 percent to $67.15. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Ride services giant Uber Technologies Inc last week said it had acquired self-driving truck startup Otto and planned...

  • Aug 23- Volkswagen AG and several U.S. states that sued the German automaker seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for state law violations agreed to hold settlement talks, the automaker said in a court filing Tuesday. Volkswagen has been sued over excess diesel emissions related to its use of "defeat devices" by Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and...

  • Aug 23- Toll Brothers Inc's home orders in the third quarter rose the most in two years, and the company joined other large U.S. homebuilders in posting big jumps in quarterly revenue, underscoring steady growth in the U.S. housing market. Shares of Toll, which builds homes that cost upwards of $2 million, rose as much as 6 percent to $31 on Tuesday- their highest in more...

  • Shares of the company, which builds homes that cost upwards of $2 million, were up 2.3 percent on Tuesday. The company revised its forecast of home deliveries for the year ending Oct. 31 to 5,900-6,200 from its previous range of 5,800-6,300 homes. The Horsham, Pennsylvania- based company raised the lower end of its average selling price forecast for the year ending...

  • Mobileye, a key supplier of vision-based sensing systems, and Delphi, a provider of automotive safety systems, said they plan to begin testing a jointly developed turn-key system for self-driving cars early next year. The Mobileye/ Delphi alliance is the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at speeding deployment of automated driving systems.

  • DETROIT— Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. Delphi and Mobileye plan to build a complete autonomous driving platform that they will sell to automakers worldwide. Delphi already has taken an autonomous Audi on a...