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Nissan Launches U.S. Murano Production

November 6, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press

Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has gone global as the company rolls the first all-new 2015 Nissan Murano off the line, marking the first time the model has been produced in the U.S.                 

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Beef Costs Eat Up Wendy's Profit

November 6, 2014 10:00 am | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press

The hamburger chain reported a lower-than-expect profit for its third quarter, noting that beef costs were much higher than initial projections.                               

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Perrigo To Buy Omega Pharma for $3.1B

November 6, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press

Perrigo is expanding its reach into Europe through a $3.1 billion acquisition of one of the continent's biggest suppliers of non-prescription medicines.                            

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Applications for Unemployment Benefits Fall to 278K

November 6, 2014 9:47 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market should continue to improve.                                      

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Tesla Sets Delivery Record

November 6, 2014 9:42 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Electric car maker Tesla Motors beat Wall Street's expectations and set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago.             

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Nissan Pledges Further Expansion of Mississippi Plant

November 5, 2014 2:44 pm | by Jeff Amy, The Associated Press

Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce more than 500,000 vehicles at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex.               

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China-Owned Firm To Open VA Plant, Create Jobs

November 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Lindenburg Industry LLC will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing facility.                            

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Engine in Failed Rocket Launch Likely to be Pulled

November 5, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press

Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff last week.         

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Election Overview: Minimum Wage, Gun Sales, GMOs, Soda Tax

November 5, 2014 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press

Take a look at some of the more controversial issues of the midterm election and how they did on the ballots.                                               

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U.S. Businesses Report 230K New Jobs

November 5, 2014 10:18 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas.                         

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India to Foreign CEOs: 'We're Waiting for You

November 5, 2014 10:13 am | by Katy Daigle, The Associated Press

India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth.                               

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Audi Recalls Nearly 102K Vehicles

November 5, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.                                           

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China Factory Works Overtime to Make Ebola Suits

November 5, 2014 10:01 am | by Zhang Weigun, The Associated Press

Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 7,000 miles away in West Africa.       

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Duck Farming Fading Away on New York's Long Island

November 5, 2014 9:48 am | by Frank Eltman, The Associated Press

Once as synonymous with Long Island as Gatsby mansions, the Long Island duck is quietly fading into the history books. By the end of this year there will be only one duck farm left on Long Island; that's down from a high of more than 100 in the early 1960s that produced up to 7.5 million succulent birds annually.

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Circus Cited for Not Following Manufacturer's Instructions

November 4, 2014 2:50 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats, federal workplace safety regulators said.               

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Northern Irish Whiskey Bushmills Sold to Jose Cuervo

November 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press

British drinks company Diageo says it is selling its Northern Ireland whiskey brand, Bushmills, to tequila king Jose Cuervo in a swap deal that will give Diageo sole ownership of an upmarket Mexican tequila maker, Don Julio.       

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Richard Branson: Space Travel Risks are Worth it

November 4, 2014 2:10 pm | by CNNMoney

Despite the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson says the risk of testing commercial space flights is worth it.                                  

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U.S. Factory Orders Slip in September

November 4, 2014 1:46 pm | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

Orders to U.S. factories declined in September, dragged by falling demand in the volatile aircraft category.                                         

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Women Sue Ford for Harassment and Discrimination

November 4, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press

Several female workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago assembly plant have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.                           

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Engine-Maker Rolls-Royce To Cut 2,600 Jobs

November 4, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press

Airplane engine-maker Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC says it will reduce its staff by 2,600 over the next 18 months as part of a restructuring focused on its aerospace decision.                       

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