• Business

    GM reports record 3Q earnings despite slowing US sales

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors reported a record third-quarter profit that doubled the same period a year ago, despite falling sales and market share in the U.S.The Detroit automaker earned $2.77 billion, or $1.76 per share, compared with $1.36...


  • Business

    Despite warnings, extremely dangerous air bags not repaired

    DETROIT (AP) — Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death.Last week...

    By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer|

  • Business

    Trump brand loses luster with affluent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in...

    By Mae Anderson And Bernard Condon, AP Business Writers|

  • Politics

    Nashville chosen for Bloomberg self-driving car initiative

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute are leading a year-long effort with Nashville and nine other cities around the world to accelerate their efforts to prepare for the arrival of self-driving cars.Under the...


  • Business

    Court: US agency acted reasonably to protect seals

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An appeals court panel on Monday ruled that a federal agency acted reasonably in proposing to list a certain population of bearded seals threatened by sea ice loss.The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit...

    By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals...

    By Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer|

  • Business

    Protesters set up camp in project's path for the 1st time

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — American Indians and others who oppose the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline have set up a new camp on private land in North Dakota, moving their long-running protest directly in the project's path for the...

    By Blake Nicholson And James Macpherson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Judge faces deadline on $15B Volkswagen emissions deal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco is facing a Tuesday deadline to decide whether to approve the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history, giving most affected Volkswagen owners the option for a vehicle buyback after the...


  • Business

    Pickup trucks score poorly in headlight tests

    DETROIT (AP) — Pickup truck headlights performed poorly in new tests by the insurance industry.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests measured how far light carries from the trucks' high beams and low beams, both on straight roads and...

    By Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer|

  • Business

    Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony.The retired factory worker had spent an evening gambling at a...

    By Elliot Spagat And Julie Watson, Associated Press|

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