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VW Offers Some Employees Amnesty For Information On Cheating

November 12, 2015 2:12 pm | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | Comments

The offer applies to workers covered by collective bargaining agreements.


$315M Corporate Bond Default Is China’s Biggest Yet

November 12, 2015 10:09 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

The default highlights the decline of once-dominant heavy industry in Beijing. 


Construction Begins On What Will Be The Largest Telescope Ever Built

November 12, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Chile for the Giant Magellan Telescope.


KFC To Deliver Buckets Of Fried Chicken On Demand

November 12, 2015 9:53 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | Comments

KFC says it will deliver to customers in two U.S. cities starting Thursday. 


Wisconsin Oil Train Derailment Caused By Broken Rail

November 12, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The railroad said Wednesday the defect was not visible to the naked eye.


Kroger To Buy Roundy's For $178M To Expand In Midwest

November 12, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cincinnati-based Kroger said the deal will give it a presence in new areas. 


IMF Chief Calls For Reforms In Gulf Amid Low Oil Prices

November 11, 2015 5:24 pm | by Hussain Al-Qatari and Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press | Comments

The head of the IMF repeatedly called on countries to cut back on subsidies.


Worst Case Scenario: Avoiding An Explosion On An Extremely Cold Day

November 11, 2015 3:40 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

Do you know what it takes to survive?


GE Expanding Factory In Iowa

November 11, 2015 3:37 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

GE will be adding 120 new jobs at its West Burlington factory as part of a $7.4M expansion.


Photos Of The Day: Veterans Day Around The Nation

November 11, 2015 3:32 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

Celebrations around the country honor the more than 20 million Americans who have served.


Beer Merger Will Not Bring Budweiser, Miller Under Same Roof

November 11, 2015 3:05 pm | by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | Comments

The company will be listed in Belgium; secondarily in Johannesburg, Mexico and New York.


Venus' Twin? Earth-Size Planet Is Hot, May Have Atmosphere

November 11, 2015 2:58 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

It's unknown, for now, whether this star system harbors other planets.


Outside Chipotle Outbreak, Foodborne Illness A Wider Problem

November 11, 2015 2:52 pm | by Donna Gordon Blankinship, The Associated Press | Comments

About 48 million cases of foodborne disease send 105,000 people to the hospital yearly. 


GM, Government Actions Questioned In Car Fire Recalls

November 11, 2015 2:33 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | Comments

Over the past two years, automakers have recalled about 100 million cars and trucks.


Report Questions Railroad Bridge Safety, Inspection System

November 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Josh Funk, The Associated Press | Comments

Railroads are responsible for maintaining their bridges and the Federal Railroad Authority audits their efforts.


Starbucks Holiday Cups Cause Social Media Outcry

November 11, 2015 10:07 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | Comments

Since 1997, Starbucks has offered holiday drinks in a festive red cup.


Budweiser Maker Finalizes $107 Billion Bid For SABMiller

November 11, 2015 10:03 am | by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | Comments

The deal would create a company that makes almost a third of the world's beer.


China Auto Sales Grow At Year's Strongest Rate After Tax Cut

November 11, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, rose 11.8 percent to 2.2 million.


Mayor Raises Pittsburgh Workers' Minimum Wage To $15 By 2021

November 11, 2015 9:48 am | by Joe Mandak, The Associated Press | Comments

Currently, about 300 of the city's 3,100 workers make less than $15 hourly.


BASF Revamp Creates Two New Units: Paper And Oilfield Chemicals

November 11, 2015 9:40 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

The chemicals company said that the changes would result in approximately 120 job cuts.



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