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  • U.S. approves 2016 BMW diesel X5 SUV after EPA review Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board approved the sale of the new 2016 BMW diesel X5 after government testing found no evidence of software to evade emissions standards, the government said Thursday. EPA spokeswoman Laura Allen said Thursday that the agency- along with California and Canada- was doing...

  • BROOKSVILLE, Florida, Dec 7- Jennifer Lacey Frazier recently completed drug treatment and parenting classes. In December 2011, Frazier gave birth to Jacey at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Records show the North Carolina hospital did precisely that.

  • The latest round of closures, led by Alcoa, is happening just as the metal's usage in the United States is set to experience another quantum leap forward. That's why Alcoa's announcement this month that it is shuttering three out of four of its remaining smelters in the United States has generated so little lift to the aluminum price. Alcoa's announcement that it...

  • The latest round of closures, led by Alcoa, is happening just as the metal's usage in the United States is set to experience another quantum leap forward. That's why Alcoa's announcement this month that it is shuttering three out of four of its remaining smelters in the United States has generated so little lift to the aluminium price. Alcoa's announcement that...

  • FRANKFURT/ SPRING HILL, Tenn., Nov 19- Germany's largest trade union and the U.S. United Auto Workers said on Thursday they would deepen their partnership and set up an office in Tennessee to boost labor rights at German automakers and their suppliers based in the United States. Frankfurt- based union IG Metall estimates that 100,000 employees work for German auto...

  • Nov 17- BP Plc said on Tuesday it was exploring the sale of a petrochemical plant in Decatur, Alabama as part of a restructuring of its petrochemicals business. BP said it was spending $200 million to cut costs at PTA-producing plants in Cooper River, South Carolina and Geel, Belgium. BP's shares were up 2.6 percent at 378.1 pence on the London Stock Exchange at 1510...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- For most of its 100- year history, when Boeing turned out more planes, employment soared and the Seattle- area economy prospered. In the past year, Boeing installed four banks of two-story riveting machines at the factory that makes its 737 aircraft in Renton, Washington. At its sprawling plant in Everett, Washington, Boeing has installed robotic...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- Atlantic City, New Jersey's fiscally distressed gambling hub, posted the highest U.S. metro foreclosure rate in October for the fourth month in a row, according to data released on Wednesday. Atlantic City's total foreclosure activity soared 134 percent from a year ago. The city and surrounding area are still reeling from the closure of four of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- As a financial planner who also sells long-term care insurance, Regi Armstrong always planned to buy a policy at some point. Care costs an average of $46,000 a year in the home and $80,000 in a nursing home, according to a survey from Genworth, one of the largest long-term care insurers. The danger in waiting jumps by age, said Jesse Slome, president of the...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush suggested rival Marco Rubio resign his Senate seat on Wednesday at a testy economic debate marked by frequent personal attacks and several heated clashes over tax policy. Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, defended his record of missing about one-third of his Senate votes this year while...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush lashed out at rival Marco Rubio in a spirited debate on Wednesday, joining a Florida newspaper in suggesting Rubio should resign his Senate seat given all of his missed votes. Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, defended his record of missing about one-third of his Senate votes this year while...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- The Republican presidential contenders clashed over tax plans in a debate on Wednesday, with front-runner Ben Carson defending his Bible-inspired proposals and former business executive Carly Fiorina vowing to reduce the complicated tax code to three pages. Fiorina, a former executive at Hewlett-Packard, said she would reduce the tax...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- The Republican presidential contenders kicked off their third debate on Wednesday with a volley of verbal shots at Donald Trump and gridlock in Washington. Ohio Governor John Kasich led the way on the very first question. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, without mentioning Trump by name, said "it troubles me that people are rewarded for...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Political outsiders Ben Carson and Donald Trump will be under pressure to prove their economic expertise at Wednesday's presidential debate, with eight struggling rivals eager to expose what they see as policy weaknesses in the two front-runners. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, former Hewlett-Packard Chief Exective Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives' most influential conservative group told Reuters on Monday it was too late to stop an extension of the federal debt ceiling this week, but they will not hold it against the expected next House Speaker, Paul Ryan. Representatives Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and Mick Mulvaney, founders of the hard-right...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- Aluminium touched a new six-year low of $1,479 per tonne in London last week. And if you think that's bad, the situation in China is even worse. At such depressed price levels, around 90 percent of China's huge aluminium smelter sector is operating at a loss, according to consultancy AZ China.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- The average price of gasoline in the United States fell another 10.5 cents, with consumers poised to save nearly a dollar a gallon at the pump compared with a year ago, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular-grade gasoline fell to an average $2.24 per gallon in the Oct. 23 survey, down from $2.34 on Oct. 9, when the previous survey was...

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 23- London copper firmed on Friday but was still set to close the week with its biggest loss in four weeks as stronger China imports failed to fuel a recovery in prices given ample supply. *London copper prices have bounced along in a $4,800- $5,400 range since late August when they plumbed six-year lows. *Century Aluminum, majority owned by Glencore...

  • Oct 16- United Continental Holdings Inc Chief Executive Oscar Munoz suffered a heart attack and is in a Chicago hospital, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. He replaced Jeff Smisek, who resigned because of internal and federal investigations into the carrier's relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The probes have focused on...

  • Among their favorite targets: U.S. software provider Blackbaud Inc, whose cloud-based software is a favorite among non-profits looking to cash in on the record levels of charitable giving in the United States. "Now with Facebook and digital fundraising, you need technological expertise, even if you're a smaller non-profit," said Eric Marshall, whose $2 billion...