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VW Names Head of Porsche Unit as New CEO

September 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Geir Moulson and Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen's board has named Matthias Mueller, the head of the group's Porsche unit, to be the new CEO and to lead the world's top-selling automaker past a growing emissions-rigging scandal.

Clinton Plans to Tackle Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

September 29, 2015 7:45 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a series of steps on Wednesday to lessen the burden of out-of-pocket medical bills for Americans covered by President Barack Obama's health care law.


NASDAQ Center Aims to Build Relationships with Startups

September 29, 2015 7:35 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nasdaq has long been known as the "tech-heavy" stock exchange, where some of Silicon Valley's best-known companies have gone to sell shares.


Indian Environment Minister: Less Poverty is Climate Justice

September 29, 2015 7:25 am | by Katy Daigle, AP Environment Writer | News | Comments

India will confirm plans next week for a fivefold increase in renewable energy by 2020, the environment minister said. But it will continue to champion poor countries in their demand that industrialized nations assume the brunt of responsibility for decades of climate-warming emissions.


EU Promotes Hotspots as Fast Track Answer to Refugee Crisis

September 29, 2015 7:10 am | by Lorne Cook, Associated Press | News | Comments

In EU-speak they're called "hotspots" - teams of European border, legal and asylum experts considered key to identifying those in need of international protection among the tens of thousands of people arriving in Greece and Italy in search of sanctuary or better lives.


Germany: VW Cars with Suspect Software in Europe Too

September 29, 2015 6:50 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The software at the center of Volkswagen's emissions scandal in the U.S. was built into the automaker's cars in Europe as well, Germany said Thursday, though it isn't yet clear if it helped cheat tests as it did in the U.S.


Detroit's Status as Bicycling Hotspot Grows with Slow Roll

September 24, 2015 8:15 am | by Roger Schneider, Associated Press | News | Comments

Move aside, Motor City, and make way for an export that's turning Detroit's auto legacy on its wheels.


Investigators on Scene Where Ethanol Tankers Derailed

September 24, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An official says federal investigators have spent their first full day on the scene where seven ethanol tanker cars derailed in South Dakota this weekend.


U.S. Officials to Stop Screening Liberian Passengers for Ebola

September 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia will no longer be screened for Ebola.


State Dept. Advises Against Travel to Burkina Faso

September 24, 2015 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The State Department is warning U.S. citizens against travel to Burkina Faso and advising Americans who are there to leave as soon as possible.


French Data Privacy Regulator Rejects Google Appeal

September 24, 2015 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's data privacy regulator rejected Google's appeal of an order to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying Monday that companies that operate in Europe need to abide by the prevailing laws.


Apple Withdraws Some China Apps after Malware Found

September 24, 2015 7:00 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.


New Pipeline Safety Rule Pending after Increase in Accidents

September 22, 2015 8:15 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be unveiled this month following a recent surge in accidents, the U.S. government's pipeline safety administrator said Friday.


VW Chief "Sorry" after EPA says Firm Skirted Clean Air Law

September 22, 2015 8:00 am | by Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.


President Xi's Visit Highlights Washington State China Ties

September 22, 2015 7:45 am | by Gene Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle on his way to Washington, D.C., this week, he'll be visiting the American state that exports more to his country than any other.



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