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  • *Arizona says "hundreds of thousands" put at risk. Nov 20- In the first lawsuit brought by a state against General Motors Co over recalls relating to a defective ignition switch, Arizona has accused the company of putting the public at risk by concealing safety issues and delaying the recalls. Documents produced to U.S. Congress and federal safety regulators...

  • Arizona sues General Motors over delayed recalls Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. Attorney General Tom Horne said Thursday that he sued under the state's consumer fraud statutes and is seeking a $10,000 fine for each of hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles sold...

  • *Senators push Takata to expand recall across U.S. *Takata insistent that regional recall is sufficient. WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 20- Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers faced tough scrutiny from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday rebutted allegations made by a powerful U.S. Senate committee report that condemned Wall Street banks for exploiting physical commodity markets to manipulate prices and gain unfair trading advantages. JPMorgan Chase& Co and Morgan Stanley, which will also address the panel, have both made major moves to...

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  • *Takata, auto execs to testify at U.S. hearings. *BMW backs Takata air bag output shift to Germany. WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, Nov 20- Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers will face tough questions from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into cars.

  • *Arizona says "hundreds of thousands" put at risk. *Arizona seeking estimated $3 bln- New York Times. Arizona was seeking an estimated $3 billion from GM, the New York Times reported.

  • *Takata, auto execs to testify at U.S. hearings Thursday. *BMW to shift Takata air bag output to Germany from Mexico. WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, Nov 20- Takata Corp faces a long battle to gauge the fallout from a fast-moving air bag crisis as recalls mount up, adding to the costs for the loss-making Japanese auto parts maker.

  • Nov 19- Creditors of GT Advanced Technologies complained in a bankruptcy court filing that the sapphire company may have gotten too little in its proposed settlement with Apple Inc over legal claims stemming from a deal to supply sapphire screens. GT Advanced shocked investors by filing for bankruptcy in October in a case that was initially shrouded in...

  • KKR, CD&R prepare joint bid for PetSmart: Sources Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Buyout firms KKR & Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Buyout firms KKR& Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier& Rice LLC have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the auction for the pet food retailer heats up. KKR and CD&R are planning to submit a joint bid for PetSmart next month, the people said. PetSmart shares traded up 2.2 percent on...

  • PetSmart tops Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    PHOENIX _ PetSmart Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $92.2 million. Analysts expected $1.73 billion, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in January, PetSmart expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.34 to $1.38.

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • A look at Arizona health insurance open enrollment Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    Arizona began its second open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act with an estimated 780,000 uninsured residents out of 6.5 million people in the state, based on estimates done by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the number who gained insurance this year. Three new insurance companies are entering the individual market in Arizona on Jan. 1, including the...

  • Grand Canyon offers incentive for quieter aircraft Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter. "They can kind of manage within their own fleet how they want to do it, but it would give companies credit for truly quieter technology," said Robin Martin, chief of planning and compliance...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 14- London copper slipped on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly loss since September as traders cut risk ahead of a slew of readings on European growth. *The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped by 0.5 percent to 47,150 yuan a tonne. *Freeport McMoRan Inc has temporarily shut its sole U.S. copper...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An influential group of U.S. lawmakers, including John McCain, in line to become the head of the Senate's powerful Armed Services Committee, on Thursday pledged to thwart the Pentagon's plans to retire the U.S. fleet of A-10 "Warthog" aircraft. The Pentagon, facing mandatory "sequestration" budget cuts, has sought to eliminate all of the...

  • Nov 13- The controversial government program that funded failed solar company Solyndra, and became a lighting rod in the 2012 presidential election, is officially in the black. According to a report by the Department of Energy, interest payments to the government from projects funded by the Loan Programs Office were $810 million as of September- higher than the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 10- Saving for college can be tough, but many families do not tap a potentially generous resource: relatives and friends. "I think people can feel comfortable going out and saying they prefer gifts that are more meaningful," said Erin Condon, vice president of Upromise, a college savings and cash rewards program, run by Sallie Mae.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- At a retreat for Merrill Lynch financial advisers in a luxury Orlando hotel last month, a group of several dozen men and women in business attire swung their arms back and forth over their heads to Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" to get their circulation going. The mild aerobics were part of a three-day event orchestrated by Chris Johnson, a wellness guru...