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GM Faces Possible Criminal Charges

May 27, 2015 | by CNBC | Comments

General Motors could face criminal charges over faulty ignition switches.

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Craft Brewers Choosing to Stay Small, Local

May 29, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press

A small brewery in Maine is part of an explosion of local breweries that see their mission as catering to their home base rather than developing into a big business.


Is $100M F-35B Combat Ready?

May 29, 2015 2:39 pm | by Bloomberg Business

The Marines have begun testing the brand-new F-35B in the hopes it will be ready for combat in July. When July hits, however, the $100 million, notoriously delayed fighter jet won't necessarily head right to a war zone.


Corvette Stingray Review: It's Better Than You Think

May 28, 2015 3:56 pm | by Bloomberg Business

The new convertible from Chevrolet is fast, nimble and powerful. And just a little obnoxious. 


Why Aston Martin Needs Women

May 28, 2015 2:42 pm | by Wall Street Journal

The new chief executive of Aston Martin wants to increase the company's value by targeting a new customer base: women. 


The Companies Feeding America's Craving for Natural Foods

May 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by CBS News

Small start-ups and major food companies alike are scrambling to keep up with the growing consumer demand for foods that seem healthier and include more natural ingredients. 


Fixing Takata Airbags Will Take Years, Says Expert

May 26, 2015 2:28 pm | by CBS News

Drivers trying to get their defective Takata airbags fixed have been told it'll take months before they can bring their car in. Confusion and back orders have led to long delays that are increasing frustration among drivers.


$28,000 Compact SUV Challenge

May 26, 2015 2:25 pm | by USA TODAY

After four days of testing outside of Baltimore with experts from, USA Today and "MotorWeek" as well as a real-life family, here's a video on how each car performed. 


Confusion, Delays Follow Takata Airbag Recall

May 22, 2015 11:57 am | by CBS News

The nearly 34 million vehicles recalled due to faulty Takata airbags may take years to fix. As Jeff Glor reports, many drivers are left confused and waiting for information about what to do.


Drone's Eye View of Tesla's Massive Battery Factory

May 22, 2015 11:54 am | by Bloomberg Business

Tesla is building what will be the world's largest battery factory. New drone footage taken in the desert of Nevada shows how far construction has moved along.


Is the Reshoring of U.S. Manufacturing a Myth?

May 21, 2015 2:51 pm | by KnowledgeAtWharton

While it’s true that some companies are bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., just as much new outsourcing is underway, according to new Wharton research.


Battle of the Flying Cars

May 20, 2015 2:24 pm | by CNNMoney

Small companies from around the world are racing to commercialize their flying cars in the next few years, convinced their vehicles will transform the transportation sector. 


Meet the All-New Chevy Camaro

May 18, 2015 2:42 pm | by CNNMoney

General Motors unveiled the all-new lighter, faster Camaro, on sale later this year. 


The Story Behind Blue Bell Layoffs

May 18, 2015 2:33 pm | by USA TODAY

Blue Bell Creameries will lay off hundreds of workers and reduce hours and pay for others in wake of its voluntary recall last month of all ice cream. 


This is How a Driverless Truck Works

May 15, 2015 3:02 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Regulatory and technological obstacles may hold back the driverless car for decades. But one of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving, legally, on the highways of Nevada.


End of the Migrant Miracle: China's Turning Point

May 15, 2015 2:54 pm | by Financial Times

China's labor force is shrinking, and the flow of workers migrating from farm to factory is dwindling. The end of surplus labor has profound implications for the Chinese economy.

Why Does the Dollar Keep Falling?

May 14, 2015 1:58 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Dollar bulls are bewildered amid a sea of setbacks as investors ponder what’s left of the rally that had pundits talking of dollar hegemony just months ago. 


Making the Machines That Make Machines

May 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by USA Today

At the Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co. in Taichung, Taiwan, skilled workers build the machines that build the machines that make the things the world buys. Here's a quick peek into their main plant.


On the Road with the 2017 Ford GT

May 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by CNET

Brian Cooley takes a look at the 2017 Ford GT and explains why light and lithe is key to its story.


Tesla Welcomes Apple to Build an Electric Car

May 11, 2015 2:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Apple entering the electric car business? Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks that 'would be great,' but says he's not losing significant talent to Apple. 


Solar Plane Set to Embark on Toughest Journey Yet

May 11, 2015 2:17 pm | by Wall Street Journal

In a historic first attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2 is halfway there. Next up is the hardest leg yet, as pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard set off from China for Hawaii. 



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