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Trade Pacts May Boost Small Business

March 26, 2014 1:48 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer

Small businesses may get an export boom under trade agreements the federal government is hammering out with Pacific and European countries.                   

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Nissan Recalls Vehicles For Air Bag Issue

March 26, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press

Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.            

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Ohio To Allow Tesla Sales To Continue

March 26, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press

Ohio auto dealers have struck an agreement that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state.                     

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Senators Focusing On GM Recall Problems

March 26, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press

Congress is increasingly putting the pressure on General Motors and the government's auto safety agency over a delayed recall of small cars.                   

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Amy's Kitchen To Open New Orange County Plant

March 26, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press

Empire State Development says the company will invest nearly $100 million and build a 500,000-square-foot organic food-manufacturing plant with nearly 700 new jobs.               

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Orders Up For U.S. Manufactured Goods

March 26, 2014 9:46 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in February by the largest amount in three months, helped by solid gains in demand for airplanes and autos.             

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Ind. City Looks To Sell Failed Solar Panel Facility

March 25, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press

A central Indiana city is looking to sell off the factory that a failed solar panel manufacturer bought with hundreds of thousands of dollars in public subsidies.                          

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Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls After Burn Incidents

March 25, 2014 1:51 pm

Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.                                           

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Investors: Coca-Cola Exec Pay Is Excessive

March 25, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press

An investment fund is taking issue with Coca-Cola's pay plan for management, saying it's particularly excessive in light of the beverage maker's slowing growth.                          

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Effort To Rewrite Tenn. Whiskey Law Fails

March 25, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press

The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year.                               

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35 Countries Promise To Boost Nuclear Security

March 25, 2014 1:34 pm | by Mike Corder, Associated Press

Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, a move aimed at preventing terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear material.                

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RV Maker Adding Workers In Indiana

March 25, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

A recreational vehicle maker is adding workers for a third production line at a northern Indiana factory.                                         

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Wanxiang Affiliate Buys Fisker Plant

March 25, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press

New Castle County officials say an affiliate of Wanxiang America has acquired the Fisker Automotive plant near Newport.                                         

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Obama Keeping BlackBerry For Now

March 25, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press

The White House is shooting down the notion that Obama's device is caught up in a pilot program designed to transition away from BlackBerry smartphones.                            

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Judge Finds Labor Company Liable For Worker Abuse

March 25, 2014 9:57 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

A federal judge has found a California-based labor contractor liable for discrimination and abuse of hundreds of Thai workers at Hawaii farms.                                

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Toyota Case Highlights Difficulty In Prosecuting Execs

March 25, 2014 9:53 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned that "someone will go to jail if lies are repeatedly told."          

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Climate Report: Warming Is Big Risk For People

March 24, 2014 2:31 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

The key message from leaked drafts and interviews with the authors and other scientists: The big risks and overall effects of global warming are far more immediate and local than scientists once thought.              

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Malaysia Says Missing Flight Crashed In Indian Ocean

March 24, 2014 2:22 pm | by Eileen Ng and Todd Pitman, Associated Press

The missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, the nation's prime minister said Monday night, citing a new analysis of satellite data.                      

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Washington's Exports Soar Thanks To Boeing

March 24, 2014 2:08 pm | by Richard Read, The Oregonian

The focus on Boeing, the nation's biggest exporter, brings up a more fundamental difference between the economies of Washington and Oregon that has national implications.                        

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Saving A Life With 3D Printing

March 24, 2014 2:01 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net

Dr. Glenn Green and Scott Hollister came up with the solution to save a young boy's life: use 3D printing to build small splints that would help keep his trachea open until it was strong enough to do so itself.            

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