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GM To Outfit Chevy Vehicles With 4G From AT&T

January 6, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press

GM says it will start outfitting most Chevrolet vehicles with 4G cellular capabilities in partnership with AT&T. The technology will let drivers make phone calls and allow passengers to surf the Web without burning through the voice and data limits on their phone plans.

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Porsche Reports Record Sales In 2013

January 3, 2014 1:18 pm | by Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche Cars North America, Inc., the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars including the Macan and Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera sports sedan, announced it has once again set an all-time U.S. sales record, with 42,323 cars sold in 2013 (plus 21 percent over 2012).

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Will A Surge Of Older Workers Take Jobs From Young?

January 3, 2014 1:03 pm | by Matt Sedensky, Associated Press

It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people. One problem, many economists say: It isn't supported by a wisp of fact.     

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Bank Gives $40M Boost To U.S.-Haiti Industrial Park

January 3, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press

The Inter-American Development Bank plans to award $40.5 million to help an industrial park in northern Haiti with its expansion, the international agency said Thursday.                       

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Original Cheerios To Go GMO-Free

January 3, 2014 12:49 pm | by Candice Choie, AP Food Industry Writer

Original Cheerios will now be labeled as "Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients," although that it is not an official certification. The labels will also note that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process, said Mike Siemienas, a company spokesman.

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4 Dead After Cambodian Police Fire On Garment Workers

January 3, 2014 12:45 pm | by Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press

Workers at most of Cambodia's more than 500 garment factories are on strike, demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $160 a month, double the current rate. The government has offered $100 a month. The local human rights group LICADHO said in a statement that at least four civilians were shot dead and 21 injured.

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Ex-BP Engineer: Juror Misconduct Tainted Verdict

January 3, 2014 12:42 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

Kurt Mix's lawyers said they interviewed jurors after the verdict and learned that one juror told the others during their deliberations about overhearing a conversation in a courthouse elevator that made that juror feel more comfortable about convicting Mix.

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Odds Dim For Fisker Production In Former Del. GM Plant

January 3, 2014 10:05 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer

Hybrid Technology LLC, owned by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, is seeking to buy Fisker's remaining assets in bankruptcy after paying $25 million for DOE's outstanding loan, resulting in a loss to U.S. taxpayers of $139 million, but would then sell the former General Motors plant meant for production.

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Auto Sales Finish 2013 8 Pct. Up, Strongest Since 2007

January 3, 2014 10:02 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Most analysts are predicting that Americans bought around 1.4 million new cars and trucks last month, the fourth-best month of the year. That means the industry will finish 2013 with sales of about 15.6 million cars and trucks, roughly 8 percent better than the 14.5 million vehicles sold in 2012.

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Wal-Mart Eyes Legal Action Over Fox In Donkey Meat

January 3, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.                      

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Gun Firm Makes Good On Leaving Colo. Over Gun Laws

January 3, 2014 9:53 am | by Bob Moen, Associated Press

Erie, Colo.-based Magpul Industries announced Thursday that it was moving its production, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne and its headquarters to Texas, making good on a vow it made to leave Colorado during last year's heated gun control debate.

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Chrysler Sales Up 6 Pct. As 2013 Finishes Strong

January 3, 2014 9:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Chrysler finished 2013 with a 9 percent sales increase, posting its best annual numbers in six years as the auto industry's recovery hit full stride. The company said Friday that it sold just over 1.8 million cars and trucks last year, up from 1.65 million a year earlier.

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Some Workers Set To Reach $100K Pay In Boeing Deal

January 3, 2014 9:42 am | by Mike Baker, Associated Press

A group of top-level union workers at Boeing already earn more than $90,000 in base pay annually, not counting shift differentials, overtime or incentive payments, according to union wage tables. While the contract offer going to a vote Friday would slow the growth of machinists' wages starting in 2016, workers would still get regular cost-of-living adjustments, plus an extra 1 percent pay increase every other year.

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Molto Properties Selects Cushman & Wakefield to Manage 11 Industrial Assets

January 2, 2014 1:52 pm | by Cushman & Wakefield National Industrial

Molto Properties, LLC has appointed Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial property management group to maintain its 3.9 million-square-foot, Class A industrial portfolio. The assignment includes 10 assets in the Chicago metropolitan market and one building in San Bernardino County, Calif.

A Look At What 2014 May Hold For Small Businesses

January 2, 2014 1:23 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer

What stresses small business owners the most? Our conversations with them and the research we come across suggest it's a lack of clarity. Well, there's no small business crystal ball — at least one we are aware of — but if one existed, here's a look at what it might reveal for 2014:

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Global Stocks Drop On Weaker Chinese Market

January 2, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press

Global markets began the New Year on a subdued note, falling Thursday after a Chinese survey suggested the world's second-largest economy might be slowing.  Major indexes closed out 2013 at or near record highs, but investors seemed reluctant to chase more gains in the new year.

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HP Confirms Higher Layoffs Than Expected

January 2, 2014 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press

Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally planned expected to lose jobs by October 2014.      

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Ill. Chemical Plant Unit Down Pending Fire Probe

January 2, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the Cook County judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction against Blue Island Phenol in suburban Alsip. It requires the company to investigate the cause of the Dec. 13 explosion and fire that injured two workers and identify corrective measures.

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Ala. International Paper Closure Leaves Regional Scars

January 2, 2014 12:56 pm | by Errol Castens, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Memphis-based International Paper Co.'s plan to shut its Courtland, Ala., paper mill next year may impact landowners and businesses across Northeast Mississippi.  Logging jobs may be lost or moved, and timber owners in some counties may find it difficult to market pulpwood at all.

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ISM: 55 Months Of Consecutive Manufacturing Growth

January 2, 2014 12:52 pm | by Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the seventh consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 55th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

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