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GM Recall Total Continues To Rise

April 1, 2014 9:30 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

The new recall brings the number of vehicles GM has recalled since February to 6.3 million.                                             

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Black Hawk Copter Maker Pays $3.5M For Inflating Parts Prices

March 31, 2014 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press

Federal prosecutors say helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it inflated the cost of spare parts.                            

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Airline Says Plane Systems Partly To Blame For Crash

March 31, 2014 2:28 pm | by Justin Pritchard and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press

Asiana Airlines says a Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert the crew to problems with air speed.                              

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4 Hurt, 200 Evacuated After Washington Plant Fire

March 31, 2014 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press

Authorities say four workers were injured and about 200 residents were evacuated after a large explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing plant in Washington.                      

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Mulally's Pay Up 11 Percent In 2013

March 31, 2014 2:05 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

Ford CEO Mulally's compensation rose 11 percent to $23.2 million in 2013, as the company reported record profits in North America and Asia.                                

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Marchionne: Fiat Chrysler Can Boost Output To 6M Cars

March 31, 2014 2:00 pm | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer

Fiat and Chrysler CEO Marchionne said that the merged company will be able to increase production to more than 6 million cars a year, a level he says is the minimum for an automaker to compete globally.               

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Beer Brewers In Uproar Over Proposed FDA Rule

March 31, 2014 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press

A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers' blood boiling.                                  

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Rolls-Royce Plant Explosion Injures 9

March 31, 2014 9:52 am | by Rick Callahan, Associated Press

Nine workers at a Rolls-Royce aircraft-engine assembly plant near the Indianapolis International Airport were injured Friday when a tank of nitric acid exploded.                          

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UAW Membership Grows For Fourth Straight Year

March 31, 2014 9:47 am | by Ken Sweet, Associated Press

In a filing with the Department of Labor, the United Auto Workers said its membership grew by nearly 9,000 people last year.                                     

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More Recalls Push GM Total To 4.8M In 1 Month

March 31, 2014 9:41 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers

General Motors announced two more recalls, bringing the recall total to 4.8 million cars, trucks, and SUVs in the past month.                                      

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Groups Want More Humane Chicken Slaughter

March 31, 2014 9:15 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally dropped alive into scalding tanks every year.                    

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Another Apple-Samsung Battle Heads To Court

March 31, 2014 9:11 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer

The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the two tech giants that underscore a much larger concern about what is allowed to be patented.                     

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BMW Plans $1B Expansion In S.C.

March 28, 2014 2:16 pm | by Jeffery Collins, Associated Press

BMW is celebrating its 20th anniversary of building cars in the United States by investing $1 billion in its plant in South Carolina to build two of its new X-series vehicles.                       

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GM Tells Dealers To Halt Sales Of Some Chevy Cruzes

March 28, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors has told dealers to stop selling some 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars. But the company won't say why.                                   

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Head Of VW's Lone U.S. Plant Going Back To Germany

March 28, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press

Frank Fischer, who has headed Volkswagen's only U.S. plant in Chattanooga since its construction, is leaving to manage the automaker's factory in Emden, Germany.                         

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$1.5M Needed To Save Rosie's Plant

March 28, 2014 2:02 pm | by Mike Householder, Associated Press

A group trying to save the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter became an icon of American female empowerment during World War II said Friday that it must raise $1.5 million in the next few weeks to save the site from being demolished.  

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Unemployment Rates Fall In 29 U.S. States

March 28, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press

Unemployment rates fell in most states in February and two-thirds of the states reported job gains, evidence that most of the country is benefiting from slow but steady improvement in the job market.               

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Spin-off Of iBL From Allied Reliability Group To Eruditio

March 28, 2014 11:04 am | by Allied Reliability Group (ARG)

ARG’s iBL offering has redefined active learning in the maintenance and reliability space and proven that project-based experiences can have greater than a 10:1 return on investment.                     

Toyota Recalling Over 100K Avalons

March 28, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press

Toyota is recalling 119,000 Avalon sedans from the 2003 and 2004 model years because their air bags could deploy inadvertently.                                   

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Ford Adding Jobs In Ohio

March 28, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press

Ford says it will invest $500 million and add 300 jobs at its engine plant in northwestern Ohio so that it can begin making a new V-6 engine.                               

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