The Pantagraph reported Saturday that the Bloomington, Illinois-based company has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It asks for two exemptions to existing rules. One would allow it to operate unmanned aircraft at a private State Farm test site in Central Illinois. A second would allow it to use them during actual catastrophes. …
The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies. After weeks of speculation over the fate of Europe’s economy, Ebola fears and plunging oil prices, investors were able to get back to basics. Read more
U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers. So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been
Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.