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  • HAVANA— The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday. Barring other major announcements, it would be the most significant development in U.S.- Cuba trade since Presidents Barack...

  • Gina Raimondo on Thursday signed into law a contentious plan to toll certain large commercial trucks at several locations around the state. The total for an 18- wheeler crossing the entire state along Interstate 95 would be about $20. The state on Friday announced the bidding process for several consultants for work such as constructing and operating toll...

  • BAYONNE, N.J.— The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage. Royal Caribbean was forced to cancel Anthem of the Seas' seven-day cruise to the Bahamas, and the ship returned to Bayonne on Wednesday night after a storm packing...

  • BOSTON— A fuel van has struck a plane at Boston's Logan Airport, damaging the jet but causing no injuries to the passengers. Authorities say the van, which did not have a driver, struck a Tampa, Florida- bound JetBlue plane at a gate at about 6 a.m. Friday. JetBlue says in a statement that the aircraft is being inspected and passengers were placed on other flights to Tampa.

  • BERLIN— Police in southern Germany say a third black box has been recovered from the wreckage of two trains involved in a fatal head-on crash. Eleven people died and scores were injured, some seriously, when the commuter trains slammed into each other at speed Tuesday near Bad Aibling, 60 kilometers southeast of Munich. The German news weekly Der Spiegel reported...

  • Democrats failed in their attempt to amend the legislation to retain the flight service as part of the FAA. The failed Democratic amendment to keep air traffic control within the FAA would have made FAA funding mandatory, protecting it from political squabbles over the budget. It would also have required reforms to ensure adequate controller staffing and the...

  • Bill Shuster, R- Pa., said "transformational" change is needed because the FAA's air traffic modernization program is taking longer and costing more than anticipated. Both sides agree the delays and cost overruns have come partly because Congress has subjected the agency to shutdowns, furloughs and repeated short-term funding extensions.

  • Uber agrees to settle safety lawsuits for $28.5M Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:19 PM ET
    Uber shirt

    Uber settle a lawsuit for $28.5 million after customers alleged it misrepresented the quality of its safety practices.

  • Boeing shares tumble on reports of SEC probe Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:28 PM ET
    Boeing shares tumble on reportst of SEC probe

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Boeing after shares fell 11 percent following reports of a possible SEC investigation.

  • A measure offered by Representative Peter DeFazio, top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sought to protect the Federal Aviation Administration from funding disruptions and to address other issues that Republicans view as reasons for transferring air traffic control from the FAA to a new private, nonprofit corporation.

  • Titanic II! Replica of doomed ship to set sail Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 10:32 AM ET
    Model of Titanic II

    The Titanic II, a replica of the doomed ship and the ambitious brainchild of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, is slated to set sail in 2018.

  • Boeing to cut jobs in commercial airplane unit Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 10:28 AM ET
    A maintenance technician works on the jet engine of a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airplane at the Boeing Global Services and Support facility in San Antonio, Texas.

    Boeing did not set a time frame for job cuts and said the number "will depend on how effectively we bring down costs as a whole."

  • Virgin Australia: We've improved across the board Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 10:13 PM ET
    Virgin Earnings

    John Borghetti, CEO of Virgin Australia, says each business division has picked up, except for cargo which is going through major changes.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 10- Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars. In a Nov. 12 letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed by Reuters on Wednesday, the director...

  • NEW YORK— Prosecutors have upgraded charges in a gun trafficking case in which they allege at least two Delta Air Lines employees helped take guns on commercial flights in carry-on luggage from Georgia to New York. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says five people have been charged. Atlanta- based Delta Air Lines Inc. has said it cooperated with the...

  • Feb 10- Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars. In a Nov. 12 letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed by Reuters on Wednesday, the director of Google's...

  • Fact sheet: 2016 Audi Q3 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:00 PM ET

    2016 Audi Q3 2.0 T quattro Tiptronic. BASE PRICE: $33,700 for Premium Plus with front-wheel drive; $35,800 for Premium Plus quattro; $38,600 for Prestige with front-wheel drive; $40,700 for Prestige quattro. OPTIONS: Sport package $550; Mythos Black metallic exterior paint $575.

  • President Barack Obama' s budget would raise $319 billion over 10 years from the phased introduction of an oil fee equivalent to $10.25 per barrel on crude oil, according to budget documents published on Tuesday. The Office of Management and Budget has not shared its revenue-modelling assumptions or proposal for how the fee would be administered.

  • DETROIT— Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided. The redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, which is developing self-driving cars that get around without steering wheels, pedals—...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 9- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google, a unit of Alphabet...

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