Business, Technology, Autonomous

Chipmaker Nvidia Becomes Most Valuable Company in S&P 500

Nvidia’s startling ascent in the stock market reached another milestone June 18 as the chipmaker rose to become the most valuable company in the S&P 500.

June 18, 2024
Government, Safety, Logistics

Large Chunk of Wyoming’s Teton Pass Road Collapses

JACKSON, Wyo. — A chunk of the Teton Pass collapsed in Wyoming, leaving a chasm in the highway and severing a well-traveled link between towns in Idaho and the tourist destination of Jackson.

June 10, 2024
Business, Equipment

Average US Vehicle Age Hits Record 12.6 Years

DETROIT — Cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. keep getting older, hitting a record average age of 12.6 years in 2024 as people hang on to their vehicles largely because new ones cost so much.

May 22, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Biden Hikes Tariffs on Chinese Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced plans to slap new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, advanced batteries, solar cells, steel, aluminum and medical equipment.

May 14, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Resume Robotaxi Tests in Phoenix This Week

General Motors’ troubled Cruise autonomous vehicle unit said May 13 that it will start testing robotaxis in Arizona this week with human safety drivers on board.

May 13, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics

Tornadoes Destroy Michigan FedEx Facility but Workers Safe

PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two reported tornadoes struck a Michigan city and the surrounding area May 7, destroying homes and commercial buildings, including a FedEx facility.

May 8, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

I-95 in Connecticut Closed for Days as Crash Damages Bridge

NORWALK, Conn. — Workers on May 3 began removing a bridge over a Connecticut highway that was damaged in a fiery crash  — a project expected to keep both sides of I-95 closed through the weekend.

May 3, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Body of Fifth Worker Found After Baltimore Bridge Collapse

BALTIMORE — Authorities said they have recovered the body of a fifth person who was missing after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge more than a month ago.

May 2, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Stock Leaps on Reports of Chinese Approval of FSD

NEW YORK — Shares of Tesla stock rallied April 29 after CEO Elon Musk paid a surprise visit to Beijing over the weekend and reportedly won tentative approval for its driving software.

April 29, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Supreme Court Rejects Musk Appeal Over Tesla Tweets

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Elon Musk over a settlement with securities regulators that requires him to get approval in advance of some tweets that relate to Tesla.

April 29, 2024