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UK Authorities Arrest 2 In Rolls-Royce Probe

February 14, 2014 3:17 pm | by The Associated Press

Britain's Press Association says U.K. authorities have arrested two people as part of an investigation into the dealings in Asia of the engine maker Rolls-Royce PLC. The arrests come after announcements in December of a criminal investigation into bribery and corruption allegations at the defense and aerospace group.

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Toyota City To Earn 5 Times More Corporate Tax In Fiscal 2014

February 14, 2014 2:59 pm | by The Associated Press

The city of Toyota, where Toyota Motor Corp. is headquartered, is expecting over five times more corporate tax income in fiscal 2014 than the previous year, thanks to the leading Japanese carmaker's robust performance.           

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Report: Engines Failed On Helicopter That Hit Pub

February 14, 2014 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press

A police helicopter that crashed onto a pub in Glasgow, killing 10 people, suffered double engine failure for reasons that remain unclear, investigators said Friday.                         

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Higher Gasoline Prices Are On The Way

February 14, 2014 2:52 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer

The price of gasoline held steady into early February, but an increase is almost inevitable this time of year. Pump prices have gone up an average 31 cents per gallon in February over the past three years.              

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Obama: Immigration, Minimum Wage Top Agenda

February 14, 2014 2:31 pm | by Charles Babington, Associated Press

President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort.         

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Hearing On Fisker Asset Sale Postponed

February 14, 2014 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press

The hearing on whether to confirm the results of an auction of Fisker's assets originally scheduled for Friday in Wilmington is now set for Tuesday. The auction, which began Wednesday, was still going on Thursday night.          

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Military Nears Holy Grail: Pizza That Lasts Years

February 14, 2014 12:58 pm | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Soldiers have been asking for pizza since lightweight individual field rations — known as meals ready to eat, or MREs — replaced canned food in 1981 for soldiers in combat zones or areas where field kitchens cannot be set up.        

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Oreo Maker Mondelez Sees Cookie Troubles In China

February 14, 2014 10:43 am | by The Associated Press

The company, which also makes Cadbury, Chips Ahoy, Ritz, and Trident gum, said its core revenue for the final three months of the year rose 2.5 percent, primarily as a result of higher volume.                  

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Renault Earnings Slashed By Over Half In 2013

February 14, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press

Renault says its earnings were more than halved last year even as car sales began to rebound, as heavy restructuring costs ate into the French car maker's profits.                          

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U.S. Probes Mazda CX-9 For Brake Problem

February 14, 2014 10:30 am | by The Associated Press

U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with the power brakes in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has seven complaints of unexpected loss of power-assisted brakes. No crashes have been reported.

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Cold Weather Causes Factory Output To Drop

February 14, 2014 10:27 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Harsh winter weather led to a steep drop in U.S. factory output in January. Manufacturers made fewer cars and trucks, appliances, furniture, and carpeting, as the recent cold spell ended five straight months of increased production.      

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U.S. Ends Probe Of Chrysler Engine Stalling

February 14, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed an investigation into engine stalling in some Chrysler cars after the company extended the fuel tank warranty. The probe covered nearly 154,000 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum cars from 2006.

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California Bill Seeks Warnings On Sugary Drinks

February 14, 2014 9:52 am | by Don Thompson, Associated Press

SB1000 would require the warning on the front of all beverage containers with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces. The label would read: "STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay."

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Chevrolet To Oversee Restoring Sinkhole Corvettes

February 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

General Motors Design in Warren, Mich., will manage the painstaking work to repair the eight prize vehicles, the automaker said Thursday. The cars were consumed when the earth opened up early Wednesday beneath a display area when the museum in Bowling Green, Ky., was closed.

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Way Cleared For Medical Claims In 2010 BP Spill

February 14, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.            

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Suit Over Missouri Execution Drug Draws Scrutiny

February 14, 2014 9:29 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern in Tulsa, Okla., issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday in a suit filed on behalf of condemned Missouri inmate Michael Taylor. The ruling prohibits Tulsa-based Apothecary Shoppe from selling pentobarbital to the Missouri Department of Corrections. A hearing on the case is next week.

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Google Gets More Guarded About Acquisition Numbers

February 14, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press

The subtle change surfaced this week in Google's 2013 annual report. Google Inc. didn't quantify the total number of deals that it closed last year in the regulatory filing, marking the first time that the U.S. company has withheld that detail since going public in 2004.

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5 Things To Know About The UAW Vote At Volkswagen

February 14, 2014 9:14 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., are voting on whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. With a three-day election wrapping up Friday, here's a look at what's at stake.         

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Avon Sets Aside More Money For Bribery Settlement

February 13, 2014 4:33 pm | by The Associated Press

Avon said Thursday that it could pay up to $132 million to settle a long-running bribery investigation and posted another loss, its fourth over the past five quarters. The beauty products direct seller has been cutting costs, eliminating jobs, and leaving markets as its sales decline.

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Nestle: Consumer Demand To Remain Weak In 2014

February 13, 2014 4:31 pm | by John Heilprin, Associated Press

Nestle, the world's biggest food and drinks maker, said Thursday it expects 2014 to be just as challenging as last year amid falling growth in emerging markets and weaker prices in Europe.                   

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