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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of defects in a Tesla Motors Inc car involved in the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, on his Twitter account, praised the decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. regulators has found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday it will not...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a...

  • WASHINGTON— Tesla Motors Inc. won't face a recall or fine as a result of a fatal crash involving its Autopilot system, but U.S. safety regulators are warning auto manufacturers and drivers not to treat semiautonomous cars as if they were fully self-driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday it found that the system had no safety...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. regulators are expected on Thursday to close a six-month-old investigation into the death of a man whose Tesla collided with a truck while he was using its semi-autonomous driving system and not seek a vehicle recall, according to a source briefed on the matter. Tesla's Autopilot, introduced in October 2015, has been the focus of intense...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday is expected to close a six-month-old investigation into the death of a Tesla Motors Inc car driver using its semi-autonomous driving system Autopilot without seeking a recall, according to a source briefed on the matter. Tesla in September unveiled improvements to its...

  • PARIS, Jan 19- Europe's largest construction and concessions group Vinci will submit a bid for the construction of the new Mumbai airport in the coming weeks, its chairman and chief executive told Reuters on Thursday. "We are associated with Tata for the new Mumbai airport. The Navi Mumbai airport is a new greenfield project, aiming to ease congestion at the...

  • BREGA, Libya, Jan 19- Guards and officials at major ports in Libya's eastern Oil Crescent say they are hoping foreign workers will soon return as they struggle to build on output gains with meagre resources. The lifting of a long blockade at the ports helped Libya's oil output to more than double to over 600,000 barrels per day. Recent and future gains threaten to...

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.. But Hawaii officials aren't planning to make everyone get rid of their fuel-powered cars— at least not yet. "We can say we want 100 percent clean transportation technology, but the...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 19- Green bond issuance worldwide could cross $200 billion in 2017, doubling the 2016 record, as it continues to be driven by the Paris climate agreement, China's clean energy campaign, as well as new issuers and structures, rating agency Moody's said on Thursday. China- based issuers were the biggest source of these bonds in 2016 accounting for $32.9...

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.. But Hawaii officials aren't planning to make everyone get rid of their fuel-powered cars— at least not yet. "We can say we want 100 percent clean transportation technology, but the...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people. Feinberg, whose tenure as the Federal Railroad Administrator ends with Donald Trump's inauguration as president on Friday, embraced her outsider...

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico will be the Trump administration's first trade priority, U.S. He did not discuss Trump's threats to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the United States but said countries that fail to provide a fair trading field should be "severely punished."

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico will be the Trump administration's first trade priority, U.S. Ross also told the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee that China was the "most protectionist" country among large economies. Trump has leveled criticism at both NAFTA and...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's privatization agency has signed a deal to sell the country's state-owned Trainose railway operator to Italian state's Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane for 45 million euros. The agency says the sale of its 100 percent stake to the Italian railway company is subject to approval by European Union authorities. Wednesday's agreement is...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary said Wednesday that he favors "sensible trade," is pro-union and believes his vast business dealings have given experience fighting other countries' unfair trade practices. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross cited his relationship with the United Steelworkers Union, which has...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, will tell senators on Wednesday he is not "anti-trade" but that the United States should not put up with malicious practices or unfair subsidies from foreign trading partners. The 79- year-old billionaire investor said in his prepared opening statement that...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with financials, transports and other big post-election gainers losing ground as earnings season kicked into gear. The bank's finance chief, Jonathan Pruzan, said Morgan Stanley will not increase its quarterly target for the business until it is clear that recent revenue trends were sustainable.

  • EDGEMONT, S.D.— Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports the scene is just north of where the tracks cross under U.S. Highway 18 near Edgemont. Edgemont is about 60 miles southwest of Rapid City.