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  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 22- Asian stocks dipped on Friday after weak corporate results halted Wall Street's record run overnight, while the yen held to large gains made after the Bank of Japan governor downplayed the need for "helicopter money" stimulus. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent. China's CSI 300 index and the...

  • SYDNEY, July 22- U.S. corn edged lower on Friday and was poised for weekly losses of nearly 5 percent as weather forecasts indicated an easing of unfavourable weather conditions across key U.S. growing regions, reducing fears of widespread crop losses. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were set for a fifth straight weekly slide.

  • *Weak results from Intel and transport companies weigh on Wall St. TOKYO, July 22- Asian stocks dipped early on Friday after weak corporate results halted Wall Street's record run overnight, while the yen held to large gains made after the Bank of Japan's governor downplayed the need for "helicopter money" monetary policies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • TOKYO, July 22- Few doubt Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to invest public funds in a $90 billion dollar high-tech "maglev" railway makes political sense. Proponents say lending government money to Central Japan Railway Company to speed up the launch of a service linking Tokyo and Osaka with a high-speed, magnetically levitated train will spark...

  • SEATTLE— The troubled project to replace an aging double-decker highway bridge hugging Seattle's waterfront with a tunnel faces up to $223 million in cost overruns, Washington transportation officials said Thursday. Those delays have increased the administration and oversight costs, made it more expensive to acquire right of ways to build the tunnel and...

  • OMAHA, Neb. _ Werner Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $18.3 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $495.5 million.

  • *Dow snaps nine-day winning streak. July 21- Wall Street cooled off on Thursday as disappointing quarterly reports from tech stalwart Intel and from transportation companies stalled momentum in a U.S. corporate earnings season that has been better than feared. "You've got some weakness in that important group, and the broader market might be taking some cues...

  • PHOENIX _ Swift Transportation Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $42.9 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Swift Transportation shares have increased 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Wall Street cooled off on Thursday as disappointing quarterly reports from tech stalwart Intel and from transportation companies stalled momentum in a U.S. corporate earnings season that has been better than feared.

  • *Dow set to snap nine-day winning streak. July 21- Wall Street cooled off on Thursday as disappointing results from tech stalwart Intel and from transportation companies stalled momentum in a U.S. corporate reporting season that has been better than feared. "You've got some weakness in that important group, and the broader market might be taking some cues from...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Fuel tax collections for North Dakota's Transportation Department are tanking with fewer vehicles on the road due to the state's economic slowdown, the agency's director said Thursday. North Dakota has a 23- cents- a-gallon tax on motor fuel, which has not been raised since 2005 and is a nickel less than the national average. Each penny of North...

  • July 20- Delta Air Lines Inc said its $1.9 billion plan to upgrade its terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were approved by the airport on Wednesday. Under a lease approved by Los Angeles World Airports' Board of Airport Commissioners, the carrier will connect terminals 2 and 3 over the next seven years and relocate there from terminals 5 and 6..

  • A Southwest Airlines jet takes off at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

    Southwest Airlines is investigating technical issues impacting all its online platforms, the company tweeted on Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON July 20- The top U.S. auto safety regulator said the government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind said at a conference Wednesday the agency is...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Four U.S. carriers have won tentative approval to launch daytime U.S. flights to Tokyo's Haneda airport as early as this fall, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Wednesday. Approvals were given to Delta for flights from Los Angeles and Minneapolis, Hawaiian from Honolulu, American from Los Angeles, and United from San Francisco.

  • 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...

  • GRAPEVINE, Texas— Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport officials say some runways were briefly closed as police responded to a driver who led them on a chase and refused to exit her car. The FAA briefly closed runways in the vicinity but flight operations quickly resumed. An FAA spokesman said fewer than 10 flights were delayed.

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Wednesday he is tentatively approving daytime flights to Japan's Haneda Airport from the United States for American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines Inc, and United Airlines Inc.. The proposed U.S. cities are Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Minneapolis and are scheduled to start as...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc has agreed to pay $177 million in penalties and improved safety measures in a settlement with the U.S. government announced on Wednesday arising from 2010 oil spills from pipelines in Michigan and Illinois. The settlement, disclosed by Enbridge along with the U.S. Justice Department and the...

  • LONDON, July 20- Substantial improvements in vehicle fuel economy are a centrepiece of the U.S. government's plan to cut greenhouse emissions and meet commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement. The standards were based on projections which saw gasoline prices steadily increasing from $2.80 per gallon in 2011 to $3.40 in 2020 and $3.55 by 2025.