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Barra Compensation Triples To $15.8M In 1st Year As GM CEO

April 27, 2015 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra's compensation more than tripled in 2014 to $15.8 million in her tumultuous first year in the automaker's top job.

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Diet Pepsi Dropping Aspartame On Customer Concerns

April 27, 2015 10:38 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.


Ford Recalls 390,000 Cars To Fix Door Latches

April 27, 2015 10:33 am | by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.


American, United Delay, Change Boeing 787 Orders

April 27, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press

American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand.


Chipotle: Transition To Non-GMO Ingredients Complete

April 27, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food.


10 Best Green Cars List

April 24, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

In honor of Earth Day this week, Kelley Blue Books issued its annual 10 Best Green Cars list.


Tech Industry To Train, Hire 90K Military Vets

April 24, 2015 11:58 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans.


GM CEO Dismisses Talk Of Merger With Fiat Chrysler

April 24, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is dismissing any talk of a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


Amazon's Web Services Boosts 1Q Revenue

April 24, 2015 10:15 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer

Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.


Recall Lawsuits, Costs, Probes Still Haunt General Motors

April 24, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press

Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company.

Microsoft Results Show Company's Shift, But Is It Enough?

April 24, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.


Ford To Lay Off 700 Workers Due To Slow Car Sales

April 24, 2015 10:01 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes.


Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58,833 Manual Jeeps And Dodge Vipers

April 24, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions.


USGS Investigates Link Between Fracking, Increased Earthquakes

April 24, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal officials on Thursday released the first comprehensive look at earthquakes caused by human activity, including fracking.


Desert Shrub Could Become Alternative Rubber Source

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Rubber companies are increasingly looking to a North American desert shrub as a potential alternative to rubber imported from Southeast Asia.


White House Expresses 'Concerns' About Energy Funding Bill

April 24, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

House Republicans and the White House are sparring over research funding for the Department of Energy in the upcoming fiscal year.


Study: Soy Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

April 24, 2015 9:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A common food additive may also provide emergency workers with another tool to combat oil spills.


Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 9:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Another ice cream company is pulling its products from store shelves due to concerns over foodborne illness.


New Pentagon Strategy Warns Of Cyberwar Capabilities

April 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.


Google Wireless Phone Service Challenges Major Carriers

April 23, 2015 10:27 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer

Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use Google's services.


Frito-Lay Helps PepsiCo Crunch Wall St. Expectations

April 23, 2015 10:21 am

PepsiCo's profit in the first quarter topped Wall Street expectations, boosted by the popularity of its Frito-Lay snacks and lower costs.



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