The emerging competition comes as utilities and smaller solar installers fight over the future of the U.S. energy system.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's investigating the company's Mini brand because it may have been slow to fix cars that didn't pass federal crash tests.
VW intends to submit the details of the plan to government regulators next month; if approved, the company would establish websites to guide drivers of affected vehicles.
The latest American Express OPEN Small Business Growth Pulse survey found that nearly two-thirds of its 1,000 participants established a formal growth plan for their businesses.
Bush has long said that opening domestic energy production is a key to sustained economic growth.
The move fulfills a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama, but sets up a fresh confrontation with Republicans already angry about the administration's plans to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and to regulate small streams and wetlands.
Volkswagen AG has admitted using a piece of engine software to cheat on diesel car emissions tests in the U.S. It said last week the engines concerned are in some 11 million vehicles worldwide, far more than the 482,000 originally identified by U.S. authorities.
Earlier this month, the Memphis-based parcel giant announced that shipping rates would increase by an average of 4.9 percent early next year.
The decision will result in 350 lost jobs in a Milwaukee suburb. GE said the announcement was the fourth time this month that the company was forced to establish jobs overseas in order to gain access to needed financing.
Consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of economic activity, and the latest result supports expectations for it to remain strong in the second half of this year.
So far about 23.4 million Takata driver and passenger airbag inflators have been recalled on 19.2 million U.S. vehicles sold by 11 different companies, including Honda and Fiat Chrysler.
Using parts manufactured in Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the Tilburg facility will assemble upward of 90 cars daily, with room to expand.
The "McB" burger will be available in Germany from Oct. 1 through Nov. 18. The beef patty will reportedly be 100 percent organic and sourced from farms in Germany and Austria.
Company officials said foundation work will begin early next year and the first vehicles are expected to roll off the plant's production line in 2018.
The announcement represents a big change of heart from Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project and cheered the news.
The split is part of a wider movement by companies to spin off units in a bid to boost shareholder value. Often, the strategy helps free the stronger part of a company's business from a weaker segment.
Legal experts say the German automaker is likely to face significant legal problems, including potential criminal charges, arising from its admission that 11 million of its diesel vehicles sold worldwide contained software specifically designed to help cheat emissions tests.
Seattle-based Amazon says it wants the downtown office that's celebrating its grand opening Monday to be a technology hub.
The decisions come after the previous CEO, Martin Winterkorn, quit the job this week over the scandal, which has damaged the company's reputation and threatens its business.
On Tuesday, ConAgra reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $1.2 billion, or $2.85 a share. Connolly told the World-Herald that day that the company had to be willing to embrace change in order to cut expenses and improve performance.