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Engine Maker: CSeries Could Fly Again Soon

June 5, 2014 1:39 pm | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Bombardier's CSeries planes could resume flight testing in a few weeks after the plane's engine manufacturer believes it has found the cause of an incident a week ago that grounded the four test aircraft.              

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GM Launching Compensation Program for Crash Victims

June 5, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors says it will launch a compensation program for crash victims or their families as a result of faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths that prompted a recall of 2.6 million cars.             

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Safety Board Faults Key Device in BP Oil Spill

June 5, 2014 1:32 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

A U.S. board's investigation into the 2010 BP oil spill concludes that a last-ditch safety device on the underwater well had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today.         

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Fed: Economy Showing Improvement Across U.S.

June 5, 2014 9:59 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending.                         

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3 Key Questions About the GM Recall Report

June 5, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Why the recall delay happened — and who is responsible — should be revealed Thursday, when a report by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas is made public.                           

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Siemens Donates $2B in Software to Va. Colleges

June 5, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

Electronics and engineering company Siemens Corp. is donating software worth more than $2 billion to seven Virginia universities and community colleges.                             

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Walmart Facing Big Hurdles

June 5, 2014 9:37 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer

Revenue at established Walmart stores in the U.S., which accounts for 60 percent of the company's total sales, has declined for five consecutive quarters.                             

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UAW Names Williams as New President

June 5, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press

Dennis Williams is the union's current secretary-treasurer. He'll replace the retiring president, Bob King.                                         

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Majority of Small Businesses Skip Websites

June 5, 2014 9:26 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer

It's cheap. It's easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don't have a website.                              

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Players Helped Develop World Cup Ball

June 4, 2014 1:40 pm | by Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press

German manufacturer Adidas says the "Brazuca" was tested by more than 600 of the world's top players, and 30 teams in 10 countries over two and a half years.                            

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Fiat Adds Lower-Priced Maserati to Lineup

June 4, 2014 1:32 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press

The new four door called the Ghibli has Italian flair, a Ferrari engine and a lower price tag than Maserati's other models that are all priced above $100,000.                            

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GM Will Release Recall Report on Thursday

June 4, 2014 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors says it will release the results of an outside attorney's investigation into its mishandled recall of small cars on Thursday morning.                             

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Productivity Falls in 1Q

June 4, 2014 1:09 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

U.S. productivity fell even more than previously thought in the January-March period while labor costs rose at a faster pace.                                    

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U.S. Trade Deficit at 2-Year High

June 4, 2014 1:07 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a two-year high in April, as sales of exports declined and imports surged to a record high.                                    

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GMO Label Bill Passes Hurdle in N.Y.

June 4, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press

The labeling legislation was endorsed Tuesday by the state Assembly's Committee on Codes, a key panel that often signs off on bills before they proceed to a vote of the full House.                    

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Survey: Companies Added 179,000 Jobs in May

June 4, 2014 9:48 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

U.S. businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months, a private survey showed.                                         

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New Mexico Utility Adding More Solar Power

June 4, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press

New Mexico's largest electric utility says it will meet a state standard for renewable energy by building four more solar arrays in 2015.                                 

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UAW Raising Dues for 1st Time in 47 Years

June 4, 2014 9:38 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention have voted to raise dues by 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years.                             

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Chobani Laying Off Workers at Idaho Plant

June 4, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press

Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness tells The Times-News the layoffs include temporary workers as well as some regular workers.                                 

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U.S.: China Tensions Bad for Business

June 4, 2014 9:34 am | by Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press

A senior U.S. official said that Washington wants to expand economic ties with Asia, the world's fastest growing region, but warned that China's provocative conduct in the South China Sea raises tensions that are bad for business.      

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