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  • DETROIT, Sept 21- General Motors Co on Wednesday affirmed its forecast for 2016 profit of up to $6.00 per share and said it expected to exceed its cost-savings target of $5.5 billion by 2018 as the automaker unveiled a new effort to convince investors of its value. GM said it cut costs by $3.1 billion in the first half, "more than offsetting incremental investments"...

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- General Motors Co on Wednesday affirmed its forecast for 2016 profit of up to $6.00 per share and said it expected to exceed its cost-savings target of $5.5 billion by 2018 as the automaker unveiled a new effort to convince investors of its value. GM said it cut costs by $3.1 billion in the first half, "more than offsetting incremental investments"...

  • Sept 21- General Motors Co on Wednesday affirmed its forecast for 2016 profit of up to $6.00 per share and said it expected to exceed its cost-savings target of $5.5 billion by 2018 as the automaker unveiled a new effort to convince investors of its value.

  • DETROIT— Evenflo is recalling nearly 30,000 combination booster seats because children can loosen the harness without an adult's knowledge. The Miamisburg, Ohio, company will notify registered owners and provide a remedy kit with a replacement harness adjustment button at no cost. The recall is expected to start on Sept. 26.

  • Today, as the Republican presidential nominee pursues black voters with vows to fix inner-city troubles, many Gary residents say his pitch to solve the problems of crime and poverty is disturbingly familiar. Little more than a decade after investing in Gary, Trump's casino company declared bankruptcy and cashed out his stake in the boat— leaving behind...

  • The IRS chief made the remarks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a drive by hard-line conservatives to oust Koskinen. Their impeachment resolution accuses him of lying to lawmakers, ignoring subpoenas and overseeing an agency that destroyed emails as Congress investigated how the IRS subjected tea party groups seeking tax exemptions to harsh...

  • Hours after the states announced their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a separate challenge to the rule in the same federal court in Sherman, Texas. "Once again, President Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite the law," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday deeper government involvement in the design of autonomous vehicle systems and called on manufacturers to share more information about how such systems work and why they fail. The wide-ranging proposal unveiled on Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called on...

  • Hours after the states announced their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a separate challenge to the rule in the same federal court in Sherman, Texas. "Once again, President Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite the law," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt...

  • The deal includes pension concessions by the union, Unifor, and a rare shift in work from Mexico to an Ontario facility, averting a strike that would have shut some of GM's Canadian plants and affected some top-selling vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Equinox. "We have been absolutely straightforward with the automakers that we want investment in Canada," Unifor...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in...

  • But the Senate's top Democrat says a battle continues to rage over a demand by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to make sure corporations do not have to disclose their spending on political activities to investors. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev., also said his party is fighting a move by Sen. Reid complained that GOP negotiators were...

  • "Once again, President Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite the law," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. Plaintiffs in Tuesday's lawsuit include the states of Texas, Nevada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Ohio, among others. Last week, in response to reports that a lawsuit challenging the rule was imminent, Labor Department official David...

  • The lawsuit filed in federal court in Sherman, Texas says under the rule, which is set to take effect Dec. 1, many state employees would become eligible for overtime pay even though they perform management duties that should make them exempt. The lawsuit was spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his counterpart in Nevada, Adam Laxalt.

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. But they were up in some hotly contested states, such as Pennsylvania, where the rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • Kellogg Co. is recalling about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.

    Kellogg is recalling about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.

  • WASHINGTON— Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation's roadways safely— without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can't make it to market quickly. Traditional automakers and tech companies have been testing self-driving prototypes on public roads for...

  • DETROIT— General Motors and the Canadian auto workers union Unifor have reached a tentative contract agreement, averting a strike that was threatened for midnight Monday. Union President Jerry Dias said the deal will bring new products to the Oshawa assembly plant near Toronto and an engine plant in St. Catherines, Ontario. The deal brings an end to fears that GM...

  • DETROIT— There is no sense paying a premium for premium gasoline if your car is designed to run on regular, according to research by the automobile club AAA. But premium blends can cost around 50 cents a gallon more than regular. "Drivers see the' premium' name at the pump and may assume the fuel is better for their vehicle," said John Nielsen, AAA's managing director of...

  • DETROIT, Sept 20- General Motors Co on Tuesday announced its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will cost under $30,000 after tax breaks, a price that makes it significantly cheaper than the average new U.S. vehicle and sets up a test of whether the technology can go mainstream in the United States. The least expensive Bolt will start at $37,495 before a $7,500...