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GM Issues 6 More Recalls

July 24, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.                                   

China’s Meat Scandal And Food Fails

July 24, 2014 12:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week a Shanghai television station reported that U.S.-owned meat supplier, Husi Food Co.,...

Texas Firm Recalls Compounded Drugs

July 24, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a...

China Detains Meat Seller's Employees

July 23, 2014 1:28 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and...

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Chrysler Recalls Over 792K Jeeps For Ignition Switch Defect

July 23, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.                                          

California Firm Recalls Fruit

July 22, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.                  

China's Suspect Meat Scandal Spreads

July 22, 2014 1:27 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

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GM Delayed Another Recall

July 21, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers with a recall until last month, according to documents posted by federal safety regulators.       

McDonald's, KFC Face Food Scandal In China

July 21, 2014 1:07 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.                           

FBI Issues Warning For Unapproved Air Conditioner Coolant

July 21, 2014 9:34 am | by Pamela Sampson, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences.           

Subaru Sued Over Dangerous Auto Defect

July 21, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's consumer fraud act, breach of express warranty and other violations. It says piston rings in the vehicles wear out quickly and some vehicles burn excessive amounts of oil.         

Judge: Chinese Drywall Maker In Contempt

July 21, 2014 9:27 am | by Kevin McGill, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees — and to stop doing business in the United States — as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over harm allegedly done by the product.

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'Frankenfood,' Chlorine Chicken Hurt U.S.-EU Trade Talks

July 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement between the United States and the 28-country bloc.

Feinberg Defends GM Victim Pay Plan

July 18, 2014 12:42 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The administrator of the General Motors victim compensation fund, Ken Feinberg, explains the challenges of collecting evidence on years-old crashes.                             

Senators Call On GM To Fire Top Lawyer

July 18, 2014 9:42 am | by Marcy Gordon & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.           

Fuji Heavy To Recall Subaru Legacy Cars

July 18, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it is recalling 10,143 Subaru Legacy sedans with turbo-charged engines sold in Japan to fix a programming fault that could cause engine damage.                   

GM Has Replaced 491K Ignition Switches

July 18, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled.                                 

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Chrysler Can Fix Recalled Jeeps Faster Than Expected

July 17, 2014 1:06 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The development could end a spat between the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to repair about 2.7 million SUVs in a recall announced more than a year ago.     

GM CEO Back In The Hot Seat

July 17, 2014 12:33 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

It will be General Motors CEO Mary Barra's fourth time in front of a congressional panel as legislators try to get to the bottom of an ignition switch defect that cost at least 13 lives.                   

Former Prosecutor Wants Pardon For Fatal GM Crash

July 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Texas prosecutor has asked the state to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance, saying she now believes the accident was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch.         

Airbus A380s Tested For Air Leak Problems

July 16, 2014 12:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus has advised airliners to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a fall in the cabin pressure.               

BMW Recalls 1.6M Cars

July 16, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.                                   

F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire

July 15, 2014 1:08 pm | by F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire | News | Comments

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that Navy and Air Force officials approved the flight resumption on Monday but imposed restrictions that will remain in effect until the cause of a June 23 engine fire is identified and corrected.     

Tesla Settles Lemon Lawsuit

July 15, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors has settled a lawsuit alleging the company sold a defective electric car to a Wisconsin doctor.                                         

Judge Delays Trial In Salmonella Outbreak

July 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided Friday.                 

NHTSA To Probe 500K Ford Cars

July 11, 2014 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars.                                     

Honda To Recall 170K Hybrid Cars

July 10, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall a total of 175,356 Fit and Vezel hybrid vehicles due to a faulty engine control system that could cause problems such as unintended acceleration.                 

Delphi Exec Called By Senate Panel Probing GM

July 9, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate panel investigating General Motors' ignition switch recall is calling on the CEO of the company that made the switches to testify at an upcoming hearing.                         

Settlement Reached In Remington Rifle Suit

July 9, 2014 9:41 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the nation's leading gun manufacturers has reached a settlement in a nationwide lawsuit claiming a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death.                

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