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Boeing Checking Plane Parts for Damage After Accident

July 8, 2014 | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.                

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Bay Area Governments Buy 90 Electric Vehicles

July 10, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press

A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.               

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Harley-Davidson Recalls Over 66K Motorcycles

July 10, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press

Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.                             

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China, U.S. Differ on Plan To Cut Emissions

July 9, 2014 1:42 pm | by Louise Watt, Associated Press

China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.       

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Ford Gets Impressive Mileage out of 3-Cylinder Fiesta

July 9, 2014 1:39 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press

The 2014 Fiesta four door with SE EcoBoost package has government fuel economy ratings as high as those for some diesel-powered sedans from BMW, Audi and Volkswagen.                         

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Old Tires Find New Lives in Myanmar

July 9, 2014 1:34 pm | by Aye Aye Win, Associated Press

Old truck tires are transformed into rubber washers and bushings for cars and rice mills. Machine parts, buckets and flip-flops are among the biggest sellers for tire recyclers like Nyunt.                   

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China: It's Up To U.S. To Drive Global Economy

July 9, 2014 1:20 pm | by Louise Watt, Associated Press

China's finance minister said Wednesday that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy.                          

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NASA, Boeing Sign Space Launch System Contract

July 9, 2014 1:17 pm

Boeing has finalized a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built and destined to propel America’s return to human exploration of deep space.           

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Ford Recalling Over 100K Vehicles

July 9, 2014 1:15 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries, accidents or fires related to any of the defects have been reported, Ford said.                              

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Birthplace of GM Mulls Bankruptcy

July 9, 2014 10:02 am | by Jeff Karoub, Associated Press

Flint, which was the birthplace of General Motors and once had 200,000 residents, also has suffered a spectacular drop in population and factory jobs and a corresponding rise in property abandonment.               

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EU Fines Drug Makers $580M

July 9, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press

The European Union's antitrust body is imposing a fine of 428 million euros ($580 million) on France's pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for distorting competition.              

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Chinese Auto Sales Cool in June

July 9, 2014 9:54 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer

Car sales in China cooled in June, with domestic brands falling further behind their foreign rivals in the world's biggest auto market, an industry group reported Wednesday.                      

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Boeing Gets $56B Emirates Airline Order

July 9, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press

Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777X aircraft for Dubai's Emirates Airline. The order's value is based on list prices, which can vary greatly after negotiations.                  

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Delphi Exec Called by Senate Panel Probing GM

July 9, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press

The Senate panel investigating General Motors' ignition switch recall is calling on the CEO of the company that made the switches to testify at an upcoming hearing.                          

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Settlement Reached in Remington Rifle Suit

July 9, 2014 9:47 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press

One of the nation's leading gun manufacturers has reached a settlement in a nationwide lawsuit claiming a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death.                

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Mitsubishi Will Acquire Stake in UAE Water Firm

July 8, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press

Japanese companies Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced Monday they have entered into an agreement with a water firm in the United Arab Emirates to acquire a 38.4 percent share in its water and wastewater projects.   

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GM: Small Crossovers Are the New Utility Players

July 8, 2014 2:01 pm

Overall, demand for compact crossovers and SUVs has nearly doubled since 2008, from 10 percent to 18 percent of the market, according to AutoTrader.com.                            

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Report: Global Demographics Play Emerging Role for Manufacturers

July 8, 2014 1:58 pm | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

The era of constrained labor supply is just beginning, and the decreasing share of populations that are in the working age cohort will keep human capital a front-burner issue for goods producers for decades, according to a new Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) report.

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Is This the Soda Tax's Last Stand?

July 8, 2014 1:52 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer

If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?                                        

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Walmart’s First-Ever “Made in the USA” Open Call for Suppliers

July 8, 2014 1:39 pm

For the first time ever, Walmart is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers today at its world headquarters during the company’s first-ever “Made in the USA” open call.                      

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5 Factors That Helped the U.S. Economy

July 8, 2014 9:52 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer

How does the U.S. economy do it? Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. Here are five reasons the United States is outpacing other major economies.             

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