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Apple Going Green With Free Recycling, Renewable Energy

April 21, 2014 | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.           

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Motorola Mobility Opens Chicago Headquarters

April 23, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press

Smartphone maker Motorola Mobility has moved its headquarters and 2,000 employees to Chicago's Merchandise Mart.                                       

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Feds Investigating Chevy Impala Brakes

April 23, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning.                          

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Job Market For College Grads Improves

April 23, 2014 9:37 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer

The Labor Department on Tuesday said the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates was 10.9 percent. That was down from 13.3 percent in 2012.                               

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Toyota Sells 2.58M Vehicles, Keeps Top Spot

April 23, 2014 9:28 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer

Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.                               

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Faster Production Brings Boeing $965M Profit

April 23, 2014 9:21 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer

In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year.                               

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U.S. Investigating Mexican Sugar Exports, Price

April 22, 2014 2:12 pm | by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The U.S. Commerce Department is investigating allegations that Mexico is exporting far more sugar than it has in the past and selling it in the U.S. at below fair market price.                      

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CAT CEO's Compensation Cut To $12M

April 22, 2014 1:59 pm | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer

Caterpillar Inc. cut the value of its CEO's pay package by 32 percent to $12 million in 2013, a year when the heavy machinery maker saw its profits fall by a third.                         

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GM Restructuring Engineering After Recall

April 22, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring in response to a series of safety recalls.                                 

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U.S. Rules Against Turkey, Mexico In Steel Dispute

April 22, 2014 1:38 pm | by Hope Yen, Associated Press

President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute.                                

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Tesla Plans Expansion In China

April 22, 2014 10:10 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.            

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No End In Sight For China Shoe Factory Strike

April 22, 2014 9:58 am | by Didi Tang and Kelvin K. Chan, Associated Press

Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.       

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No New Safety Laws A Year After Texas Plant Blast

April 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers.     

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GM Wants More Protection From Lawsuits

April 22, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.                    

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Man Convicted For Fatal N.H. Explosion On Trial

April 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press

A Vermont man convicted for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant is on trial for wire fraud connected to an ammunition company in Maine.                     

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Lawmakers Demand Sanctions On Russia's Chemicals

April 21, 2014 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries.                         

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Gauge Of U.S. Economy Up

April 21, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press

Both hiring and consumer outlooks have improved, which along with interest rates fueled much of the index's improvement.                                     

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Albuquerque Leaders Propose Site For Tesla

April 21, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press

Some Albuquerque leaders are suggesting a site on the city's west side as a location for Tesla Motors' planned new plant to manufacture batteries for its electric cars.                        

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Why Are Americans Obsessed With Missing Malaysia Plane?

April 21, 2014 2:15 pm | by Margie Mason, Associated Press

Many found it impossible to believe that a modern Boeing 777 carrying 239 people could just vanish without a trace in an age where an iPhone can be tracked just about anywhere.                      

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Fiat And Chrysler Building 3 Jeep Models In China

April 21, 2014 9:50 am | by The Associated Press

Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States.                            

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UAW Withdraws Volkswagen Vote Appeal

April 21, 2014 9:47 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

In a statement, the UAW says it will instead focus on a congressional investigation into an anti-unionization campaign by Republican politicians and outside groups.                          

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