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  • President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives Tuesday including heads of General Motors Co, International Business Machines Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc as he works to gain support for a $1 trillion infrastructure program, tax reform and other administration priorities, a government official briefed on the matter said.

  • President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives Tuesday including heads of General Motors Co, IBM Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc as he works to gain support for a $1 trillion infrastructure program, tax reform and other administration priorities, a government official briefed on the matter said. The business leaders from a variety of sectors...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives Tuesday including the heads of General Motors Co, IBM Corp, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Tesla Inc, BlackRock Inc and Blackstone Group LP as he works to gain support for administration priorities. The business leaders from a variety of sectors also will confer in small groups with five cabinet secretaries...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to nominate a Lyft Inc executive as under secretary of transportation for policy. Derek Kan is general manager for San Francisco- based ride services company Lyft in Southern California. Reuters reported on Thursday that Lyft Inc has nearly completed a funding round of at...

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, April 5- Europe's aviation regulator voiced concern on Wednesday over the risk of battery fires in the cargo holds of passenger planes after U.S. and British authorities banned certain electronics from passenger cabins despite U.S. assurances that its agency had been thoroughly briefed on the proper handling of electronics.

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...

  • *First response by a safety regulator after US, UK bans. BERLIN/ PARIS, April 5- Europe's aviation regulator voiced concern on Wednesday over the risk of battery fires in the cargo holds of passenger planes and urged new safety precautions after the United States and Britain banned laptops and computer tablets from passenger cabins. The Cologne- based agency...

  • DETROIT, April 5- Preliminary U.S. heavy-duty truck orders rose 41 percent in March from the year-ago month as truck firms returned to buying as they see freight volumes rising after a tough environment in 2016, industry forecaster FTR said on Wednesday. Orders for Class 8 trucks- the big rigs that haul the majority of America's freight by road- hit 22,800 units,...

  • SYDNEY, April 5- BHP Billiton, the world's biggest shipper of coking coal, said on Wednesday it won't meet its export commitments from cyclone-struck northeast Australia, while hard running floodwaters threaten to delay repairs to rail lines. Landslides at a mountain pass on the railway connecting coking coal mines in Queensland state to ports have halted...

  • SYDNEY, April 5- BHP Billiton, the world's biggest shipper of coking coal, said on Wednesday it won't meet its export commitments from cyclone-struck northeast Australia, while hard running floodwaters threaten to delay repairs to rail lines. Landslides at a mountain pass on the railway connecting coking coal mines in Queensland state to ports have halted...

  • HOUSTON, April 4- Plains All American Pipeline and Magellan Midstream Partners filed an amended breach of contract lawsuit seeking more than $300 million in damages from Stampede Energy over an oil transport deal, according to court documents. Stampede, a privately held midstream operator, failed to meet its minimum volume requirements on the BridgeTex...

  • *Deal aimed at accelerating production of "robo-taxis". FRANKFURT, April 4- Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and supplier Robert Bosch are teaming up to develop self-driving cars in an alliance aimed at accelerating the production of "robo-taxis". Bosch- which was founded in 1886, the same year that Mercedes founder Carl Benz patented the motorcar- will develop...

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to cut red tape to speed up approval of infrastructure projects and said his overhaul could top $1 trillion on roads, tunnels and bridges, one of his 2016 election campaign promises. Trump, a real estate businessman before he was elected, did not provide further details on the amount or where the money...

  • LONDON, April 4- Growth in U.S. gasoline consumption is slowing after two years of brisk increases between the middle of 2014 and the middle of 2016.. U.S. refiners and fuel blenders supplied an average of 8.5 million barrels per day of motor gasoline to domestic consumers in January, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. U.S. motorists drove 2.2...