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Jobless Benefits Claims Fall Slightly

February 12, 2009 7:05 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Number of initial jobless benefit claims dropped to a seasonally-adjusted 623,000, from an upwardly revised figure of 631,000 the previous week.

January Retail Sales See Unexpected Rise

February 12, 2009 5:10 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales jumped 1 percent in January, reversing a six-month declining trend and defying economists' expectations by posting the biggest increase in 14 months.

Mexico’s Auto Production Plunges 51 Percent

February 12, 2009 5:00 am | by E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Country’s single biggest manufacturing sector produced 81,533 vehicles in January, down from 166,149 during the same month last year.

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Chrysler Submitting Two Plans, One With Fiat

February 12, 2009 4:50 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is preparing two plans for the government on how it will become viable and repay its federal loans: one as a stand-alone company and the other joined with Italy-based Fiat.

Chinese Dairy At Center Of Scandal Goes Bankrupt

February 12, 2009 4:30 am | News | Comments

Dairy at the center of a tainted milk scandal that sickened hundreds of thousands of children and was blamed for killing six was declared bankrupt, state media reported.

Chrysler Canada Cuts Dealers' Profits

February 12, 2009 4:30 am | News | Comments

Automaker’s Canadian unit cut dealers' profits on new vehicles and downloaded to its dealers the cost of fueling up a new vehicle in order to help receive government aid.

Peanut Butter Problems Prompt Further Scrutiny

February 12, 2009 4:27 am | by Brett J. Blackledge and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Salmonella outbreak is starting to change the way the government oversees the safety of peanut butter and other foods, health officials tell Congress.

GM Gets Tax Break In Stimulus Bill

February 12, 2009 4:20 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

General Motors would receive a tax break in the stimulus bill after the automaker argued its government-led restructuring would unintentionally lead to at least $7 billion in tax liabilities.

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South Korea Snubs GM's Pleas For Aid

February 12, 2009 4:09 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motor's local arm, GM Daewoo, requested funding to help with the development of new vehicle models, but was turned down by the South Korean government.

Tesla Expecting $350M In Government Funds

February 11, 2009 11:15 am | by Dan Strumpf, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Electric-car maker said Wednesday it was told by the U.S. Department of Energy that its application for $350 million in government loans should be disbursed in the next four to five months.

Peanut Company Exec Won't Testify

February 11, 2009 9:41 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Owner of a peanut company refused to testify amid the disclosure that he urged his workers to ship tainted products and to 'turn the raw peanuts on the floor into money.'

Obama: If Stimulus Passes, Caterpillar Will Rehire

February 11, 2009 9:06 am | by Ben Feller, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

President said the heavy-equipment maker has informed him it will rehire some of the thousands of workers it laid off recently if Congress passes an economic stimulus bill.

U.S. Trade Deficit Drops To Lowest Level In 6 Years

February 11, 2009 7:40 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Boeing | News | Comments

Commerce Department said the deficit in December fell 4 percent to $39.9 billion, from $41.6 billion in November, slightly higher than the $36 billion deficit expected.

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Peanut Corp. Owner Urged Shipping Tainted Products

February 11, 2009 6:58 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

E-mails showed Peanut Corp. of America owner urged workers to ship tainted products after receiving test results identifying salmonella, because he was worried about lost sales.

EU: Markets Must Be Open

February 11, 2009 5:22 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

European Union's top two officials warned member countries not to shield their economies with protectionist measures, which would only worsen the financial crisis.

Chinese Exports, Imports Plunge

February 11, 2009 4:51 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's exports fell 17.5 percent in January amid collapsing global demand and imports plunged 43 percent, adding pressure on Beijing to boost the slumping economy.

House Hearing Focuses On Peanut Exec

February 11, 2009 4:29 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

President of Peanut Corp. of America subpoenaed for a hearing as the investigation starts to zero in on who is responsible for the nationwide salmonella outbreak.

German Consumer Prices Rise In January

February 11, 2009 4:25 am | by George Frey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Germany’s Federal Statistical Office said its consumer price index rose only 0.9 percent in January compared to last year, and that the index has steadily fallen since August 2008.

Senate Approves Economic Recovery Plan

February 10, 2009 12:55 pm | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations.

GM: We Will Meet Fuel Standards

February 10, 2009 11:13 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Even in its weakened shape, GM has 'prioritized all the resources we need to meet fuel economy' standards set to rise during the next decade, CEO Rick Wagoner said.

Possible Salmonella At Texas Peanut Plant

February 10, 2009 8:15 am | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Health officials in Texas say lab tests show there may have been salmonella at a shuttered Texas plant operated by the peanut company linked to a national outbreak.

U.S. Gov't Relied On States For Food Inspections

February 10, 2009 6:45 am | by Seth Borenstein and Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Inspections performed by states can be plagued by stagnant budgets and overburdened officials that are trained less than federal counterparts and perform skimpier reviews.

Peanut Company Closes Second Plant

February 10, 2009 6:41 am | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Peanut Corp. of America said it was voluntarily suspending operations at its Texas plant while health officials complete an investigation into procedures and food safety records there.

Wholesale Inventories Plunge In December

February 10, 2009 6:40 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Commerce Department says wholesale inventories fell 1.4 percent, nearly double analysts' expectations of 0.8 percent and the largest amount in 16 years.

EU: France's Auto Bailout Could Be Harmful

February 10, 2009 5:40 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

European Union is concerned that a French government bailout for local carmakers Renault SA and PSA Peugeot-Citroen undermines competition across the 27-nation block.

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