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  • DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators have decided not to seek a recall after investigating complaints that door ajar warning lights won't turn off on thousands of Ford SUVs. The probe began in September and found nearly 2,700 complaints and over 33,000 warranty claims due to the problem with the 2011 to 2013 Edge SUV. But the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • The biggest gains, as a proportion of total jobs, were in Montana, Nebraska, Arkansas, and New Mexico. In the past 12 months, job gains were strongest, in percentage terms, in Idaho, Utah and Nevada, all states in the Mountain region. Gains in Utah and Nevada have been similarly widespread.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The Trump International Hotel in Washington is not in violation of federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on Thursday. Critics argued that the luxury hotel housed in the historic Old Post Office a few blocks from the...

  • DETROIT, March 23- When U.S. If Europe and China continue to toughen their emissions standards, "the U.S. might become an outlier," American Axle President Mike Simonte told Reuters on Thursday. Despite what the EPA may want, California and nine other states in the Zero Emission Vehicle program eight in the northeast, plus Oregon are expected to move ahead on Friday...

  • DETROIT— Ford Motor Co. says its first-quarter earnings will be about 50 percent lower than last year because of increasing costs and lower sales. In a call with investors, the company said it expects to earn between 30 and 35 cents per share in the first quarter. Ford expects to earn $9 billion in 2017, down from $10.4 billion in 2016..

  • ZEELAND, Mich. _ Herman Miller Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $22.5 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $587.8 million. Access a Zacks stock report on MLHR at https://www.zacks.com/ap/MLHR.

  • BOSTON— The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country. Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee were hit hardest. Joan Peay, 76, of Nashville, Tennessee, suffered two...

  • BEIJING, March 22- Global direct-selling company Amway Inc is looking to rebuild its business in China with the help of improvements such as an online ordering platform for its agents and experience centers, as sales in the country have fallen over the past three years. Two decades after entering China, the country remains the biggest global market for the...

  • BEIJING, March 22- Global direct-selling company Amway Inc is looking to rebuild its business in China with the help of improvements such as an online ordering platform for its agents and experience centres, as sales in the country have fallen over the past three years. Two decades after entering China, the country remains the biggest global market for the...

  • March 21- Plex Systems Inc, a privately held U.S. maker of software used to run manufacturing plants, is exploring a potential sale which it hopes will value it at more than $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Francisco Partners, the private equity firm that is the majority owner of Plex, is working with investment bank Morgan...

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ Steelcase Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $25.8 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Steelcase said it expects revenue in the range of $725 million to $750 million. Steelcase shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • LANSING, Mich. _ Neogen Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $10.3 million. The Lansing, Michigan- based company said it had net income of 27 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 27 cents per share.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers coming to the United...

  • CAIRO— The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States:. Royal Jordanian flies from the Jordanian capital of Amman to New York, Chicago and Detroit. The official says Middle East Airlines, Lebanon's...

  • The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia. A U.S. official told The Associated Press the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and...

  • FLINT, Mich.— In a story March 19 about the replacement of water lines in Flint, Michigan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the overall lead level in Flint's water still exceeds the federal safety limit and the authorities are requiring residents to use state-provided faucet filters. Effort to replace pipes to Flint homes off to slow start.

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meager 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meagre 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...