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Nissan Expands Faulty Air Bag Recall

July 28, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.                                 

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Son of Salmonella Victim Hopes Trial Sends Message

July 28, 2014 1:41 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week.         

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Fertilizer Companies Blame Texas City for Blast

July 28, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the blast.    

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Russia: McDonald's Food Does Not Meet National Regulations

July 28, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press

Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.         

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GM Proposes Expansion for Michigan Crossover Plant

July 28, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press

The Detroit automaker is seeking a tax break for work at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, which makes the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.                          

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Tyson Closing Plants in Iowa, N.Y., N.M.

July 28, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total of 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.                         

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EU Antitrust Body Clears $3B Apple-Beats Deal

July 28, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press

The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.                         

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Obama Aide: Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously

July 25, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.                         

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Russian Execs Fear Lasting Damage From Plane Crash

July 25, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. 

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Coors CEO To Retire

July 25, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press

Molson Coors Brewing Co. President and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring at year's end. The 61-year-old Swinburn has served as CEO since 2008.                                

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Orders for Durable Goods Up in June

July 25, 2014 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.                       

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Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.                

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Bombardier To Cut 1,800 Jobs

July 25, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press

Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations.                                        

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Biden Pushes Infrastructure, Job Training in Ohio

July 25, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press

Biden said the keys to putting more people in better-paying jobs and spurring economic growth in cities are workforce training to meet today's business needs and improving roads, bridges and other transportation.            

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House Panel Clears Way for Obama Lawsuit Vote

July 25, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.   

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China Expected To Declare Qualcomm a Monopoly

July 25, 2014 9:37 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.                          

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Layoffs Becoming Rare Across U.S. Job Market

July 25, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press

The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It raises the hope that workers' pay will finally accelerate after grinding through a sluggish recovery for the past half-decade.     

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GM Issues 6 More Recalls

July 24, 2014 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press

The largest is for faulty seats in just over 475,000 cars and small SUVs. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power steering failures, loose suspension bolts and faulty roof rack bolts.        

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Perry's Tech Startup Fund Is Not All It Seems

July 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Paul J. Weber, Associated Press

A closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, one of Perry's signature initiatives in his 14 years as governor, reveals that some of the businesses that received money are not all they seem.                

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Japan Trade Deficit at Record $75B

July 24, 2014 1:51 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer

Japan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen ($74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday.                

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