Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:31:02 EDTBANGKOK -- Most Asian markets took cues from Wall Street on Thursday and edged higher despite serious challenges to the global economy, including Japan's struggle to contain an earthquake-spawned nuclear crisis, Portugal's unresolved financial problems and uprisings in the Middle East.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:03:32 EDTTOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest automaker, said Thursday it expects to halt production at some of its factories in North America due to shortages of parts from Japan following a devastating earthquake.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:40:15 EDT-- A Boeing executive said on Wednesday that the Air Force will get the tanker it ordered - and no more.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:59:01 EDTWASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration has significantly improved its safety oversight of for-hire aircraft companies but hasn't followed through on recommendations regarding air tours and illegal operators, a government watchdog said Wednesday.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:36:54 EDT-- Gasoline-electric hybrid versions of BMW's big, 2011 BMW 7-Series sedans come with the federal government's lowest fuel economy rating of all regular-production hybrids.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:32:35 EDTBANGKOK -- Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following a retreat on Wall Street as the staggering toll exacted by Japan's worst-ever earthquake came into sharper focus and uncertainties grew about the outcome of Western military action against Libya.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:21:27 EDTDETROIT -- United Auto Workers President Bob King on Tuesday criticized the nearly $60 million in stock awards given to Ford CEO Alan Mulally earlier this month.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:57:37 EDT-- Delta Air Lines said on Tuesday that it will drop 25 percent of its departures from Memphis, Tenn., though it insisted that the airport will remain one of its hubs.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:53:24 EDTDALLAS -- Already struggling with high fuel prices, the big U.S. airlines now face a drop in demand for flights to Japan, a lucrative route and gateway for travel to Asia.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:07:58 EDTNEW YORK -- Delta Air Lines Inc. won't fly as much as originally planned in the second half of this year because of the crisis in Japan and rising fuel costs.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:06:02 EDTRussia has made a deal with the former warlord who runs the Chechen Republic, giving him leave to do as he wishes as long as the mountainous region remains outwardly peaceful.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:03:03 EDTRussia has made a deal with the former warlord who runs the Chechen Republic, giving him leave to do as he wishes as long as the mountainous region remains outwardly peaceful.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:19:00 EDTSen. Claire McCaskill admitted Monday that she had failed to pay about $287,000 in property taxes on a plane she and her husband partly own.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:12:26 EDTJERUSALEM -- After years of delays, Jerusalem's historic light rail is set to begin running next month, completing a journey that has circumvented ancient bones, archaeological treasures, budget overruns and political controversies that have repeatedly threatened to derail the project.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:57:00 EDTBANGKOK -- Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, with stocks in Japan clawing back some of the losses inflicted after a massive earthquake struck the country's industrial northeast less than two weeks ago.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:03:39 EDTJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A company partly owned by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and her husband has agreed to sell a small airplane that she used for official business and pay more than $287,000 in overdue property taxes, the senator said Monday.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:26:44 EDTWASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration unveiled a plan Monday for reducing the accident rate for private and corporate aircraft by 10 percent by the year 2018.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:58:18 EDTDETROIT -- General Motors Co. on Monday is halting some production and temporarily laying off workers at a Buffalo, N.Y., engine plant, another sign that Japan's disaster is affecting automakers around the globe.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 20:28:36 EDT-- Nissan Motor Co. plans to resume auto and parts production at more Japanese factories next week, but it may be several months before inventories and other elements of the country's auto industry return to normal.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:28:15 EDTATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- More than 26.6 million people visited Atlantic City casinos last year, a decrease of 6.2 percent. But a new survey finds spending per visitor fell by only half that amount, indicating that the people who have stopped coming to the nation's second-largest gambling market are...
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:10:11 EDTRising gas prices are killing the cabbies and sending other drivers looking for different ways to get from here to there.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:33:58 EDT-- How auto companies have been affected by Japan's disaster:
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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:19:09 EDTLONDON -- A British judge sentenced a former British Airways computer specialist to 30 years in jail Friday for plotting with U.S.-born extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to kill hundreds of people by blowing up a U.S.-bound plane.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 02:41:01 EDTTOKYO -- Japan's major automakers are trying to find alternative parts suppliers to replace those knocked out of action by the colossal earthquake last week that has forced most of the country's car production to a halt.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:57:13 EDT-- Even as airlines added extra flights to get people out of Tokyo, their long-term plans for expansion there have been thrown into doubt.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:25:30 EDTTOBRUK, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi vowed to launch a final assault on the opposition's capital Benghazi and crush the rebellion as his forces advanced toward the city and warplanes bombed its airport Thursday. In the face of Gadhafi's increasingly powerful offensive, the United Nations was to vote on...
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:04:00 EDTTreating every airport passenger as a potential terrorist slows the security system and deters some people from flying, according to a new report.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 06:14:08 EDTOnly 5 percent of U.S. imports come from Japan, but among those products are some of the most well-known among consumers.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:39:28 EDT-- The disaster in Japan has exposed a problem with how multinational companies do business: The system they use to keep supplies rolling in is lean and cost-effective - yet vulnerable to sudden shocks.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:09:05 EDTU.S. stocks dropped sharply into the red early Tuesday following a global sell-off on fears that what appeared to be a serious but contained nuclear accident in Japan is turning into a full-blown catastrophe.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:27:38 EDT-- The biggest Mini in new-car showrooms isn't so mini in size and price.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:40:49 EDTTOKYO -- It took only minutes for the earthquake and tsunami to devastate Japan's northeast. Rebuilding will take years - if it can be afforded.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:01:44 EDT-- Japan's earthquake and nuclear crisis have put pressure on the already fragile global economy, squeezed supplies of goods from computer chips to auto parts and raised fears of higher interest rates.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:16:03 EDTWASHINGTON - U.S. airlines have pulled chemical oxygen generators from restrooms on about 6,000 planes after federal regulators ordered them to remove the devices as a security measure.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:39:01 EDTIn Sendai, a city of 1 million that now has little power or gas and where nearly all shops are closed, survival is ruled not by the law of the jungle but by the orderly rhythms of long queues.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:33:02 EDTThe country's benchmark stock average plummeted 10.6 percent after a 6 percent drop Monday.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 05:28:00 EDTTOKYO - Japan's central bank pumped billions more into the financial system Tuesday to quell fears that the country's banks could be overwhelmed by the impact of the massive earthquake and tsunami. Stocks slumped for a second day as a nuclear crisis escalated.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 02:58:25 EDTBANGKOK -- Japan's Nikkei stock index nose-dived nearly 11 percent Tuesday as the earthquake-shattered country faced an unfolding nuclear crisis after a radiation leak was detected at a crippled power plant and residents were warned to stay indoors. Other Asian markets also tumbled.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:44:36 EDTTOKYO -- Japan's central bank pumped billions more into the financial system Tuesday to quell fears that the country's banks could be overwhelmed by the impact of the massive earthquake and tsunami. Stocks slumped as a nuclear crisis escalated.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:02:01 EDTCHICAGO - The city of Chicago and two major airlines announced a nearly $1.2 billion deal Monday to go ahead with parts of a long-planned expansion for O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest air traffic hubs.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:57:01 EDTPalladium and platinum prices fell Monday after some Japanese automakers suspended operations following a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:53:53 EDT-- Palladium and platinum prices fell Monday after some Japanese automakers suspended operations following a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:29:06 EDTThe price of fuel jumps dramatically, from a national average of $3.12 one month ago to $3.54 as of Friday, according to AAA. In the Washington area, the average price of regular gas hit $3.52 in Maryland and $3.46 in Virginia last week.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:52:01 EDTA lack of suitable crash test dummies has left many car seats unregulated - and untested.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:48:01 EDTA lack of suitable crash test dummies has left many car seats unregulated - and untested.
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