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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • BERLIN— The European Union's transport commissioner is calling for a continentwide car toll system that would enable motorists to use all European roads without having to stop at borders. Many countries in the 28- nation EU have highway toll systems, but they are separate and work in different ways. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc told Germany's Welt am...

  • President Donald Trump talks to journalist at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote, accompanied by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017.

    California voted to push ahead with stricter air standards, setting up a potential battle with the Trump administration, The NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on a collision between trains operated by Amtrak and New Jersey Transit at New York's Penn Station:. The Long Island Rail Road says its riders should expect cancellations and delays during the evening rush hour because of an Amtrak derailment Friday morning at New York's Penn Station. Commuters can expect to face a difficult evening rush...

  • NEW YORK— Commuters to both New Jersey and Long Island faced a difficult journey home Friday evening after two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush at Penn Station, jolting riders and creating major travel disruptions but causing no serious injuries. The accident involved an Amtrak Acela Express train headed from Boston to Washington...

  • BERLIN— Germany's Parliament has passed a law introducing a road toll for passenger cars. The disputed law, which was passed Friday, had long been questioned by other European countries and European Union bodies who said it was discriminatory toward non-German car drivers as German owners of cars registered in Germany would have the toll deducted from their...

  • SINGAPORE/ SEOUL, March 24- A little-known South Korean group is in advanced talks to acquire a stake in AirAsia Bhd's aircraft leasing unit, according to three people familiar with the matter. Two of the people said a deal would value AirAsia's fully-owned unit, Asia Aviation Capital, at roughly $900 million. A successful deal would mark South Korea's biggest...

  • WASHINGTON— The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as president doesn't violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. The 2013 lease for the Trump International Hotel expressly forbids any federal official from...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of. They want Virginia to mandate more recycling of the ash that's already here, threatening to contaminate water...

  • BOSTON, March 23- President Donald Trumps White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United States drill its way to independence from foreign oil. According to the SEC, a publicly traded company must deem a matter "material" and report it to the agency if there is a substantial likelihood that a...

  • LIMA, March 22- A railway used by copper, zinc and silver mines to transport concentrates from Peru's central Andes to port is likely be out of action for at least two to three weeks following deadly floods and mudslides, a minister said on Wednesday. Even after the railway resumes operations, exports from the port of Callao near Lima could be delayed by two to three...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- If the swoon this week in financials was one sign of the Trump trade running out of fuel, recent weakness in transportation and infrastructure shares is another. Along with financials, those names helped lead a post-election U.S. stock market rally, fueled by Republican Donald Trump's promises of increased infrastructure spending, tax reform...

  • OTTAWA, March 22- Canada plans to have its infrastructure bank, a key initiative set up to facilitate private financing for infrastructure projects, open for business by the end of the year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in his federal budget on Wednesday. However, Morneau's budget contained few other new details on the new agency, which the Liberal...

  • OTTAWA, March 22- Canada plans to have its infrastructure bank, a key initiative set up to facilitate private financing for infrastructure projects, open for business by the end of the year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in his federal budget on Wednesday. However, Morneau's budget contained few other new details on the new agency, which the Liberal...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, March 22- Indonesia is cracking down on corruption and widespread graft at some of its top coal export hubs, disrupting shipments to destinations across Asia. Police initially raided four port facilities, including the Samudra Sejahtera Stevedores Cooperative office, a Transportation Ministry statement said, based on allegations of "...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, March 22- Indonesia is cracking down on corruption and widespread graft at some of its top coal export hubs, disrupting shipments to destinations across Asia. Police initially raided four port facilities, including the Samudra Sejahtera Stevedores Cooperative office, a statement from the Transportation Ministry said, based on...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred on by lower taxes and cuts in regulations. "President Trump promised that this health care bill would be signed, sealed, delivered...

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets:. Bank of America sank 5.8 percent, while JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo each lost about 3 percent. United Continental dropped 3.3 percent.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about terrorists targeting jetliners. The U.S. ban affects flights from Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;...

  • SANTIAGO, March 18- A 35- year-old driver for ride services company Uber was shot dead in the Chilean capital Santiago as he attempted to resist being robbed by passengers, police said on Saturday. Three people had requested the ride late on Friday using a cash payment option that Uber introduced last year, Santiago police said. Uber's unit in Chile did not...

  • A man who attacked soldiers at Paris Orly airport shouted he would "die for Allah," Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.