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O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

Jun 26, 2015

O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago’s new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday. Aviation industry veteran Ginger Evans told an audience at the City ...

Consumer prices inch higher as Kuroda pumps stimulus

Jun 26, 2015

Consumer prices inch higher as Kuroda pumps stimulus

Consumer prices rose fractionally in May, as Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda tries to generate inflation with unprecedented monetary stimulus. Consumer prices excluding fresh food increased 0.1 percent from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said on Friday, versus forecasts by economists for ...

New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

Jun 26, 2015

New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

The latest models of Google’s self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company’s Silicon Valley headquarters in a test of how they work around other vehicles driven by people. It’s the first time that the pod-like, two-seat vehicles have been allowed ...

Jun 25, 2015

Toyota, Nissan to recall 3 million more cars over air bags

Toyota and Nissan, the country’s two top automakers, on Thursday expanded their global car recall by more than 3 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bags that have already been linked to eight deaths. Toyota said it will call back an additional 2.86 ...

Jun 25, 2015

Quake insurance premiums to rise an average of 19%

A Japanese government advisory panel approved a proposal on Wednesday to raise earthquake insurance premiums by an average of 19 percent in stages, starting in January 2017. It will be the first hike since July 2014 for premiums on earthquake insurance policies jointly offered ...

Jun 25, 2015

Netflix seeks more local content before autumn debut in Japan

Netflix Inc. plans more alliances with Japanese content providers to lure users as the world’s biggest subscription online video service debuts in the country later this year. The new tie-ups would help the company offer more films, drama programs, documentaries and comedy, Greg Peters, ...

Shareholders pressure utilities to ditch nuclear power

Jun 25, 2015

Shareholders pressure utilities to ditch nuclear power

Shareholders and politicians on Thursday urged the nation’s top utilities to exit nuclear power as the central government moves to restart reactors idled by public safety fears in the wake of the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011. Despite a number of ...