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Asia stocks inch higher despite world woes

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:31:02 EDT

BANGKOK -- 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.


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Toyota to curb N. America production after quake

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:03:32 EDT

TOKYO -- 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.


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Boeing: US gets the tanker it wanted, nothing more

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.



Watchdog: FAA improves for-hire aircraft oversight

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:59:01 EDT

WASHINGTON -- 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.
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Big BMW sedan adds hybrid

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.


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Asia stocks mixed amid uncertainty in Japan, Libya

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:32:35 EDT

BANGKOK -- 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.


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UAW chief says Ford CEO's pay excessive

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:21:27 EDT

DETROIT -- 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.


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Delta Air to cut Memphis departures by 25 percent

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.
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Airlines whipsawed by costly fuel, Japan disaster

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:53:24 EDT

DALLAS -- 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.


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Delta cuts global flying plans again this year

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:07:58 EDT

NEW 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.


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In Chechnya, apprehensions over a roughshod leader

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:06:02 EDT

Russia 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.


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In Chechnya, apprehensions over a roughshod leader

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:03:03 EDT

Russia 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.
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McCaskill admits to $287,000 in unpaid taxes on personal plane

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:19:00 EDT

Sen. 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.



A tram at last winds round Jerusalem complexities

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:12:26 EDT

JERUSALEM -- 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.



Asian markets higher as Japanese stocks jump

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:57:00 EDT

BANGKOK -- 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.


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Plane used by McCaskill to be sold, taxes paid

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:03:39 EDT

JEFFERSON 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.
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FAA targets private, corporate aircraft accidents

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:26:44 EDT

WASHINGTON -- 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.



General Motors lays off workers at NY plant

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:58:18 EDT

DETROIT -- 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.


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Nissan to restart more auto, parts plants in Japan

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.



Atlantic City casinos see 6.2 percent visitor drop

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:28:15 EDT

ATLANTIC 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...
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Drivers feel the pain as gas nears $4 a gallon

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:10:11 EDT

Rising gas prices are killing the cabbies and sending other drivers looking for different ways to get from here to there.


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Production affected by Japan crisis, at a glance

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:33:58 EDT

-- How auto companies have been affected by Japan's disaster:



Coming & Going: Reporting airport crime

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:41:01 EDT

Reporting airport crimes, plus online and airline innovations



BA worker jailed for 30 years for plane bomb plot

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:19:09 EDT

LONDON -- 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.
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Japan car makers seek parts suppliers after quake

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 02:41:01 EDT

TOKYO -- 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.


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Some airlines put Japan expansion on hold

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.


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Gadhafi vows to retake rebel east; UN eyes action

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:25:30 EDT

TOBRUK, 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...


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Panel urges TSA to implement 'trusted travelers' program

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:04:00 EDT

Treating every airport passenger as a potential terrorist slows the security system and deters some people from flying, according to a new report.
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In Japan, production of consumer brands popular in U.S. is halted after earthquake

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 06:14:08 EDT

Only 5 percent of U.S. imports come from Japan, but among those products are some of the most well-known among consumers.


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Japan crisis a threat to companies' supply routes

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.


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U.S. markets plunge on fears of nuclear catastrophe in Japan

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:09:05 EDT

U.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.


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Mini isn't so mini anymore

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:27:38 EDT

-- The biggest Mini in new-car showrooms isn't so mini in size and price.
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Rebuilding northeast Japan to take years, billions

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:40:49 EDT

TOKYO -- It took only minutes for the earthquake and tsunami to devastate Japan's northeast. Rebuilding will take years - if it can be afforded.


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Japan disaster another worry for global economy

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.


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Feds tell airlines to remove oxygen generators from restrooms as security measure

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:16:03 EDT

WASHINGTON - 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.



In Sendai, long lines of quiet desperation

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:39:01 EDT

In 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.
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Japanese production of autos, computer chips, other goods at risk

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:33:02 EDT

The country's benchmark stock average plummeted 10.6 percent after a 6 percent drop Monday.


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Japan central bank injects another $98 billion into financial system as stocks slump

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 05:28:00 EDT

TOKYO - 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.



Nuclear crisis whacks stocks in Japan, across Asia

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 02:58:25 EDT

BANGKOK -- 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.


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Japan feeds more money to banks as stocks slump

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:44:36 EDT

TOKYO -- 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.
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Chicago reaches nearly $1.2 billion agreement with United, American on O'Hare expansion

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:02:01 EDT

CHICAGO - 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.



Platinum, palladium fall as some Japanese auto manufacturers halt operations after earthquake

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:57:01 EDT

Palladium and platinum prices fell Monday after some Japanese automakers suspended operations following a devastating earthquake and tsunami.



Palladium, platinum fall on closed Japan plants

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.



Rising gas prices hit businesses big and small

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:29:06 EDT

The 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.
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Inadequacy of crash test dummies leaves many child safety seats with no federal standards

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:52:01 EDT

A lack of suitable crash test dummies has left many car seats unregulated - and untested.



Inadequacy of crash test dummies leaves many child safety seats with no federal standards

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:48:01 EDT

A lack of suitable crash test dummies has left many car seats unregulated - and untested.



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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT

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