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Ga. Judge Cuts Damages In Jeep Fire Death

July 29, 2015 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million.

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U.S. Agency Denies Request For Fiat Chrysler Investigation

July 29, 2015 10:03 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that potentially could cause stalling and other problems.


Danone Reports Higher Sales, Will Sell Formula Line

July 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Danone last week announced strong numbers for the second quarter of 2015, along with its decision to cut ties with its embattled Chinese infant formula line.


Musk, Hawking Among Those Calling For Ban On AI Weapons

July 28, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

More than 1,000 experts, including some of the world's most famous scientists and entrepreneurs, signed onto a letter calling for a ban on artificially intelligent weapons.


Nike Offers Partial Refund To End FuelBand Lawsuit

July 28, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press

Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned.


Federal Officials Examine Probable Cause Of Spaceship Crash

July 28, 2015 10:14 am | by Kevin Freking, Associated Press

The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot.


Cereal Ingredients Inc. To Expand In Kansas

July 28, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Specialty ingredients manufacturer Cereal Ingredients Inc. plants to invest $12 million to expand its operations in eastern Kansas.


Volkswagen Sold More Vehicles Than Toyota In First Half

July 28, 2015 9:49 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.


Report: Pemex Lost More Oil After Offshore Explosion Than Estimated

July 28, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Petroleos Mexicanos apparently lost much more oil production than previously indicated after an offshore explosion this spring.


Japanese Automaker Mitsubishi Motors To End U.S. Production

July 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers.


Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Jump 3.4 Percent In June

July 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, reflecting a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Meanwhile, a key category that reflects business investment rebounded after two months of declines.


EU Clears Nokia Purchase Of Alcatel-Lucent

July 27, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

European regulators on Friday cleared Nokia's proposed $17 billion acquisition of embattled French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent.


China Lifting Ban On Sales Of Video Game Consoles

July 27, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press

China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai.


Daimler Reports Record Sales, Revenue In Second Quarter

July 27, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

German automotive group Daimler announced that vehicle sales, revenue and earnings set records for both the second quarter and the first six months of 2015.


Coke Partners With Startup To Develop Bioplastic Material

July 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A newly announced partnership between Coca-Cola and a New Jersey startup aims to develop soda bottles partly from carbon dioxide.


Fiat Chrysler To Recall More Than 1.6M Vehicles

July 27, 2015 9:40 am | by Steve Rothwell, AP Business Writer

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix two separate issues affecting its Ram pickup trucks.


Life Sentence Urged In Peanut Salmonella Case

July 24, 2015 9:59 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case.


MakerBot Debuts New 3D Printer Factory

July 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Officials from small-scale 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot this week unveiled a new plant that they say doubles its production capacity.


Trade Deals Wipes Out Tariffs On More Than 200 Tech Products

July 24, 2015 9:52 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Reporter

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles.


Iran Hopes To Develop Nearly 50 Energy Projects Following Lifted Sanctions

July 24, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Iranian officials reportedly hope to develop $185 billion in oil and gas projects within five years in the wake of a historic nuclear agreement.


Feds Probe GM-Certified Used Cars That May Have Open Recalls

July 24, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating General Motors because of dealers who advertised certified used cars for sale even though they still needed repairs under existing recalls.



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