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Obama Works to Promote Trade, Tax Fix, Innovation

December 11, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press

President Barack Obama is meeting with corporate advisers and pushing for a simpler tax code for businesses and expanded trade, two policy proposals that are certain to put him at odds with some fellow Democrats as he enters the last two years of his presidency.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Officially Ending

December 10, 2014 2:29 pm | by Corey Williams, The Associated Press

Detroit is formally emerging from bankruptcy, marking the end of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday.                         

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Senator's Family Sues Manufacturers After Plane Crash

December 10, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press

The family of a U.S. senator whose son was killed in a plane crash is seeking damages from the aircraft's manufacturers in a negligence lawsuit.                               

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Lawmakers to Review Genetically Modified Labeling

December 10, 2014 2:01 pm | by Mary Claire Jalonick, The Associated Press

The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Setting the stage for debate after Republicans take control, a House subcommittee on Wednesday was to review legislation that would make such food labels voluntary.

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Exxon Sees Abundant Oil, Gas Far Into Future

December 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press

North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast.

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IAC Celebrates Opening of Expanded Manufacturing Operation in AL

December 10, 2014 1:48 pm | by PR Newswire

International Automotive Components (IAC), a leading automotive interior components supplier, celebrated the opening of its newly expanded manufacturing operation in Anniston, Ala.                    

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Hyundai Recalls 43K Cars for Brake Lights

December 10, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press

Hyundai is recalling nearly 43,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the brake lights can fail to illuminate.                                         

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Food Company Fined After Nebraska Worker's Death

December 10, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press

Regulators found five safety violations after a 23-year-old worker died earlier this year at Michael Foods Inc.'s operation in Wakefield.                                 

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Nissan Agrees to Settle Faulty Brakes Lawsuit

December 10, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press

Nissan has agreed to pay some customers up to $800 each to settle claims that certain vehicles had faulty brakes.                                       

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GM's Opel Takes Complete Control of German Parts Centers

December 10, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors Co.'s Opel unit says it will take full control of two auto parts distribution centers in Germany that are currently operated by a joint-venture company in which Opel holds a 20 percent stake.             

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BP: Restructuring to Cost $1 Billion in Next Year

December 10, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

Oil giant BP has warned that plans to streamline its business will cost it $1 billion over the next year.                                         

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up in 2014

December 9, 2014 1:07 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.80 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                                 

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U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Up in October

December 9, 2014 1:01 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

Stockpiles at the wholesale level increased 0.4 percent, matching September's figure, the Commerce Department reported.                                     

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Chrysler Plans $266M Spending for Indiana Plants

December 9, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press

Chrysler is expected to spend $266 million on new equipment for two central Indiana factories.                                             

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Supreme Court Rules Against Pay for Amazon Warehouse Security Checks

December 9, 2014 12:50 pm | by Sam Hananel, The Associated Press

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.               

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Nissan Recalls 470K Vehicles

December 9, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.                                           

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UAW Reaches Top Tier of VW Labor Policy in TN

December 9, 2014 9:59 am | by Erik Shelzig, The Associated Press

The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.             

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 38

December 9, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press

At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                                   

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EU Calls for Japan to Eliminate Trade Barriers

December 9, 2014 9:50 am | by The Associated Press

The European Union is calling on Japan to make further efforts to eliminate trade barriers in the auto and food safety sectors as they began a fresh round of bilateral free trade negotiations Monday in Tokyo.         

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New Rules Expand EPA's Scope

December 9, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press

The state environmental agency says a proposed federal rule to reduce carbon dioxide releases from power plants exceeds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority, will put electrical grids at risk and is unfair in how it would be applied to states.

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