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  • GM to recall 28,789 Saab cars for safety defect Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors is recalling 28,789 Saab convertibles because the driver's seat belt retractor can break. The recall involves vehicles from the 2004-2011 model years. GM owned Saab at the time many of the vehicles were made.

  • Harley-Davidson recalling 66,421 motorcycles Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    DETROIT— Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning. Harley-Davidson Inc. says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame. Harley-Davidson will notify owners later this month.

  • Report: Detroit art valued at more than $4.6B Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    DETROIT— Treasures in the Detroit Institute of Arts eyed for sale by some creditors in the city's historic bankruptcy could be worth more than $4.6 billion, but likely would fetch a quarter of that or less in a forced liquidation, according to a new report.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8- The judge in Stockton, California's bankruptcy on Tuesday ruled that the city has collateral worth $4.052 million with which it could pay holdout creditor Franklin Templeton, dismissing the city's contention its collateral was worthless.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    Bay Area preps for showdown. WASHINGTON— If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

  • After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Flint, which was the birthplace of General Motors and once had 200,000 residents, also has suffered a spectacular drop in population and factory jobs and a corresponding rise in property abandonment, much like its insolvent big brother an hour's drive south.

  • Ford recalling 100,610 vehicles for safety issues Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    DETROIT— Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America for various safety defects. The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. Ford will notify owners of the vehicles in the halfshaft recall by mail beginning the week of Aug. 25.

  • 'Kinky Boots' star prepares for high-kicking tour Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man— but staying in 6- inch heels. The performer who has been in "Kinky Boots" since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into Billy Porter's formidable high heels as the star of the first national tour of "Kinky Boots," which kicks off in Las Vegas on Sept. 4.

  • Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:28 AM ET

    Then, two commercial airplanes crashed over the Grand Canyon in June 1956, killing all 128 people aboard in the deadliest aviation disaster of the time and helping spur an overhaul to flight safety.

  • Switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker. GM says the problem has caused at least 13 deaths, but some members of Congress put the death toll near 100..

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • United shifting jobs at 12 airports to cut costs Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines is outsourcing more than 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country to cut costs while adding jobs at other airports.

  • How GM's ignition switch redesign went wrong Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker. GM says the problem has caused at least 13 deaths, but some members of Congress put the death toll near 100..

  • Plans in works for Michigan natural gas pipeline Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    DETROIT— Plans are in the works for a new natural gas transmission pipeline that could pass through Michigan on its way to Ontario, Canada, raising concerns among some residents whose properties have already been dug up for an ongoing oil pipeline project.

  • AAA Michigan: Gas prices fall 11 cents in week Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have fallen about 11 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.78 per gallon. Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan says the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel is in the Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland areas, where it's about $3.68 a gallon.

  • Creditors face deadline for bankruptcy plan vote Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    DETROIT— The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots submitted by city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear. Rick Snyder and Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, the proposal's architect.

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- Airlines with direct flights to the United States have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from al Qaeda- affiliated militant groups, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

  • GM worker warned company of switch problem in 2005 Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors recalled 3.4 million large cars last month after finding a 9- year-old email from an employee in its files warning of trouble, according to documents released by the government Thursday.

  • GM switch complaints began 17 years ago Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    General Motors car owners have been complaining to dealers about defective ignition switches since 1997.