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  • NEW DELHI, Feb 16- India sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka on Monday, its first breakthrough with the new government of the tiny Indian Ocean island where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years. Under the deal, India will help Sri Lanka build its nuclear energy infrastructure, including training of personnel,...

  • *Honda slowing North American car production as parts held up. SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Feb 16- A labor dispute at ports on the U.S. West Coast is disrupting supply chains across the Pacific, forcing some Asian suppliers to resort to costly air freight and pushing up shipping rates as more freighters are caught up in long queues to dock. Japan's Honda Motor Co said on...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The U.S. aviation regulator proposed rules on Sunday for commercial drone flights that would lift some restrictions but would still bar activities such as the delivery of packages and inspection of pipelines that have been eyed by companies as a potentially breakthrough use of the technology. The FAA acknowledged the limitation but said...

  • Blizzard conditions forced the cancellation of more than 1,800 U.S. airline flights, most of them into and out of airports in Boston and New York, where wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour were predicted. The temperature at 1 p.m. in Boston was around 18 degrees Fahrenheit, but felt like zero thanks to wind chill. "Hopefully, it will stop eventually," Boston Mayor Martin...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15- Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the United States' two busiest cargo hubs on Sunday due to a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help broker an agreement. By Sunday morning, 34 container ships,...

  • Canada's second-largest railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference could not agree on scheduling and rest time before a midnight deadline passed. Commuters in Montreal will also feel the effects, since CP operates some commuter trains in Canada's second largest city. Canada's Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, who intervened in the talks on Friday to try...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15- Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the United States' two busiest cargo hubs on Sunday due to a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help broker an agreement. By Sunday morning, 34 container ships,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The U.S. aviation regulator proposed rules on Sunday for flying drones for commercial purposes that would lift some restrictions but would still limit activities such as inspections of pipelines that have been eyed by companies as a potentially breakthrough use of the technology. The FAA acknowledged the limitation but said those flights...

  • The 79- page analysis, dated February 2015, suggests the FAA favors making it easier for farmers, photographers and other businesses to fly drones to survey crops, shoot videos and inspect remote facilities, such as oil pipelines, drilling rigs and electrical power towers, among other uses. The analysis was not a copy of the draft rule itself, and it was not...

  • CP RAIL WORKERS REPRESENTED BY TEAMSTERS CANADA UNION GO ON STRIKE- UNION SPOKESMAN.

  • US labor secretary jumps into West Coast port fray Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker a deal between shipping companies and dockworkers in the West Coast port fight.

  • U.S. labor secretary to help reach West Coast port deal Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker an agreement between shipping companies and dockworkers in a dispute that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, the White House said on Saturday. "The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast ports have been taking place for months with the administration...

  • *Car technology now a focus for Silicon Valley. FRANKFURT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- Technology giant Apple is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with the discussions said on Saturday. The Cupertino, California- based...

  • Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker an agreement between shipping companies and dockworkers in a dispute that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, the White House said on Saturday. "The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast ports have been taking place for months with the administration...

  • UPDATE 1-Greece to review airport lease deal-minister Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET

    ATHENS, Feb 14- Greece plans to review a 1.2 billion euro deal for German airport operator Fraport to run 14 regional airports, one of Greece's biggest privatization deals since its debt crisis began in 2009, the state minister said on Saturday. Fraport, in partnership with Greek energy firm Copelouzos, agreed with the Greek privatization agency in 2014 to run...

  • Greece to review airport lease deal-minister Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    ATHENS, Feb 14- Greece plans to "review" a 1.2 billion euro deal for German airport operator Fraport to run 14 regional airports, its state minister told Greek TV on Saturday. Fraport, in partnership with Greek energy firm Copelouzos, agreed with the Greek privatization agency in 2014 to run airports in popular tourist destinations like Corfu.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Clogged ports along the U.S. West Coast were closed to cargo freighters for the third time in a week on Friday night, and shippers vowed to keep a partial shutdown in effect through Monday barring a settlement in labor talks with the dockworkers' union. The latest halt in loading and unloading of container ships at the 29 ports came as contract...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Clogged ports along the U.S. West Coast reopened to cargo vessels on Friday after a daylong closure, but shippers planned to reimpose a partial shutdown through the holiday weekend barring a settlement in stalled labor talks with the dockworkers union. Contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which...

  • Feb 13- The U.S. airline industry expressed concerns on Friday about the tentative merger of Expedia Inc and Orbitz Worldwide Inc, saying it could hurt the travel business, but hinted it would not lobby actively against the deal. Expedia's agreement on Thursday to buy Orbitz for $1.33 billion marked the latest in a spree of acquisitions it and the larger...

  • UPDATE 2-Apple is working on creating a car -WSJ Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 7:22 PM ET

    Feb 13- Apple Inc has a secret lab working on the creation of an Apple- branded electric car, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. It would take years to finish the project, and it is not certain if Apple will eventually build a car, the Journal said. The news signals that Apple is sharply raising its ambitions for...

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