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GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:16pm

General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities.

UN report: 70% of world lives where inequality has grown

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:22pm

More than 70% of the world’s people live in countries where inequality has grown since 1990, including China and India, and growing inequalities are benefiting the wealthiest, a U.N. report said Tuesday.

Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:28pm

Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists.

Maryland GOP governor wants more visas for foreign workers

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:05pm

Maryland's Republican governor on Tuesday urged federal officials to allow more H-2B visas for foreign workers to help the state's $355 million seafood industry and seasonal employers.

Toyota recalls 2.9M vehicles; air bags may not inflate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:46pm

Toyota is recalling about 2.9 million cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:35pm

The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards.

Ex-drug execs get over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:22pm

Two former drug company executives were sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the opioid crisis.

Honda recalls 2.4M old vehicles to replace air bag inflators

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:14pm

Honda is recalling 2.4 million older vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

South Dakota board approves Keystone XL water permits

Stephen Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:56pm

The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction.

Reports: Flooding risks could devalue Florida real estate

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:51pm

Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly to the value of South Florida real estate, according to two new reports released last week.

Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:28pm

Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services.

Las Vegas Sands, PetMed fall; Peoples Bancorp rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:19pm

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday:

US stocks close lower amid jitters over virus outbreak

Alex Veiga and Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:48pm

several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago.

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada

Jim Morris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:42pm

Lawyers for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei argued Tuesday that allowing her extradition to the United States would result in Canada bowing to foreign law.

Boeing doesn't expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:02pm

the latest of several delays in the plane's approval process — will create more headaches for airlines by pushing the Max's return further into the peak summer travel season or possibly beyond it.

Iowa wants expert review of Dakota Access Pipeline expansion

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:34pm

Iowa regulators want owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity won't increase the likelihood of a spill, a requirement their counterparts in North Dakota haven't imposed.

Deputies: Worker fatally stabs Trump-loving boss in fight

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:20pm

A worker with anti-government views fatally stabbed his Trump-supporting boss at a highway construction site and placed an American flag next to the body after they got into a political argument, deputies in Florida said Tuesday.

Wyoming, Montana seek Supreme Court ruling on coal exports

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:15pm

Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington State's denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal exports.

Southern burger chain Krystal files for bankruptcy

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:16am

Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open.