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  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said operation of the battery-powered buses in 10 U.S. states, including Utah, Texas, Colorado, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, California and Virginia, would be suspended pending an examination of "safety issues related to both vehicle technology and operations." In July, several news outlets in Utah reported a 76-...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc.' s lack of system safeguards in a fatal 2018 Autopilot crash in California and called U.S. regulators' approach in overseeing the driver assistance systems "misguided." NTSB board members questioned Tesla's design of its semi-automated driving assistance...

  • Feb 25- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Tuesday it has canceled 30 cruises in southeast Asia following the coronavirus outbreak and expects a 90 cents per share hit to its annual profit. The Miami, Florida- based company had previously forecast 2020 profit to be between $10.40 and $10.70 per share, excluding any potential impact from the outbreak.

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said battery-operated buses will be suspended in 10 U.S. states including Utah, Texas, Colorado, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, California and Virginia pending an examination of "safety issues related to both vehicle technology and operations." In July, several news outlets in Utah reported a 76- year-old state...

  • The probe, led by attorneys general in Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas, will examine whether Juul targeted underage users, and its claims about nicotine content and safety, the offices leading the probe said in separate statements. Several other states, including California and Massachusetts, have already sued the San Francisco- based company...

  • Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday said he was confident the administration of President Donald Trump will extend a ban on oil and gas drilling off Florida, despite its enthusiasm for opening much of the country's coasts to petroleum development. "I expect that the Trump Administration will not act to oppose or defeat my efforts to extend the offshore drilling...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stock indexes ticked slightly higher on Tuesday as investors dipped their toes in the water a day after worries about the the worldwide spread of the coronavirus sent the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials to their biggest daily declines in two years. On Tuesday Iran's death toll rose to 16, the highest outside China, while dozens of countries...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to establish the probable cause of a fatal March 2018 Tesla Autopilot crash in California and will issue a series of safety recommendations, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday. The safety board is expected to issue recommendations to the National...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ OTTAWA, Feb 24- Teck Resources Ltd's surprise decision to cancel a planned C $20.6 billion oil sands mine in northern Alberta, citing uncertainty about Canada's climate policy, underscores a global struggle to balance energy growth with environmental concerns. Numerous pipeline and drilling projects in the United States and Canada, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Patterson, who had trained customer service representatives at a Walgreens call center in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The justices declined to review a lower court ruling in Darrell Patterson's religious...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The S&P 500 fell more than 3% at the open on Monday, and the Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 800 points, as investors raced to safe-havens after a surge in coronavirus cases outside China stoked fears of a bigger impact to global economic growth. A rise in cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea over the weekend added to fears of a pandemic.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, led by declines in technology heavyweights, after reports of new coronavirus cases in China and other countries intensified fears over its spread and impact on the global economy. Investors were already skittish after Japan reported two new deaths and South Korea reported a rise in new infections.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. stock indexes fell more than 1% on Thursday, with technology stocks among the hardest hit as investors weighed how bad the economic damage will be from the coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases rise outside of China. Some attributed the fall to a report from the Global Times about infection levels at a Beijing hospital.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. stock indexes fell more than 1% on Thursday, with technology stocks among the hardest hit as investors weighed how bad the economic damage will be from the coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases rise outside of China. Some attributed the fall to a report from the Global Times about infection levels at a Beijing hospital.

  • Feb 20- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd on Thursday forecast a hit to its full-year earnings, citing cancellations and modification of 40 voyages in Asia and refunds to customers due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. More than half of all known cases of the virus outside China were found aboard Carnival's Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was...

  • Feb 20- U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday as a rise in the number of coronavirus cases outside China raised more concerns about the global impact of the epidemic, while a multi-billion dollar buyout deal for E* Trade Financial Corp boosted shares of the online discount brokerage. The mood elsewhere was more subdued, as the number of new coronavirus cases...

  • Feb 20- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd on Thursday forecast an impact of 75 cents per share to full-year adjusted earnings, citing cancellations and modification of 40 voyages in Asia and refunds to customers due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. The health emergency that originated in China's Hubei province and has claimed more than 2,000 lives, has...

  • Feb 19- Mosaic Co expects fertilizer demand to bounce back this year after a delayed planting season as well as a prolonged trade war between the United States and China hurt volumes and prices for potash and phosphate in 2019.. Supply of phosphate has also declined as the spread of coronavirus in China forced much of the production in Hubei province to be...

  • *Experts say too early to tell if outbreak in China contained. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif./ GENEVA, Feb 17- M ore than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. The cruise ship Diamond Princess, which with more than 400 cases...