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U.S. Rules Against Turkey, Mexico In Steel Dispute

April 22, 2014 | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.   

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Tesla Plans Expansion In China

April 22, 2014 1:34 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.         


No End In Sight For China Shoe Factory Strike

April 22, 2014 9:38 am | by Didi Tang and Kelvin K. Chan, Associated Press

Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.       


GM Wants More Protection From Lawsuits

April 22, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.                  


Man Convicted For Fatal N.H. Explosion On Trial

April 22, 2014 9:27 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press

A Vermont man convicted for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant is on trial for wire fraud, but defense attorneys say he was trying to create jobs, not defraud the government.         


No New Safety Laws A Year After Texas Plant Blast

April 22, 2014 9:23 am | by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press

Despite investigations that have yielded new information about safety deficiencies at the plant in West and voluntary safety steps taken by the fertilizer industry, there hasn't been a single state or federal law passed since the explosion requiring change.


Apple Going Green With Free Recycling, Renewable Energy

April 22, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.           


High Court Considers Juice Label Dispute

April 21, 2014 1:32 pm | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press

The Supreme Court seems likely to rule that juice maker Pom Wonderful can bring false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co. over a competing juice product.                         


AT&T Considers Super-Fast Internet Expansion

April 21, 2014 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press

AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas.                                     


Gauge Of U.S. Economy Up

April 21, 2014 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press

A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow.                      


Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

April 21, 2014 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.                                         


Documents Detail Delayed GM Saturn Recall

April 21, 2014 9:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.   


Fiat And Chrysler Building 3 Jeep Models In China

April 21, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.   


Study Says Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

April 21, 2014 9:38 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press

The conclusions deal a blow to what are known as cellulosic biofuels, which have received more than a billion dollars in federal support but have struggled to meet volume targets mandated by law.               


TreeHouse Foods Buys Protenergy For About $150M

April 21, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press

TreeHouse Foods is buying private label food and beverage company Protenergy Natural Foods for about $150 million.                                       


Ammunition Plant Explosion Ruled Accidental

April 21, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press

The deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant was accidental, according to a preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.                        


UAW Withdraws Volkswagen Vote Appeal

April 21, 2014 9:24 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The UAW says it will instead focus on a congressional investigation into an anti-unionization campaign by Republican politicians and outside groups.                             


Chobani To Expand Offerings

April 18, 2014 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press

Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast-growing category.                                  


Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.                                             


Apartheid Abuse Cases Against Ford, IBM Go Forward

April 18, 2014 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press

A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.         


Judge Denies Motion To Park GM Cars

April 18, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press

A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired.           



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