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Sued, GM denies diesel trucks cheat

posted: 05/27/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

A Seattle law firm that specializes in suing automakers has filed a lawsuit against General Motors, accusing the company of programming some of its heavy-duty pickups to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

First-quarter GDP revised higher

posted: 05/27/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. gross domestic product -- the broadest gauge of the economy -- expanded in the January-March quarter at a 1.2 percent annual rate, the government said Friday.

Leased vehicles are back on lots

posted: 05/27/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales.

Sugar hit as diets sour on sweets

posted: 05/27/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

It's not this year's price crash that haunts the $150 billion sugar industry -- it's the fear of worse to come.

Meat giant JBS says bribes greased path to explosive growth

posted: 05/27/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

When beef tycoons Joesley and Wesley Batista sat down with Brazilian prosecutors last month and told them all they knew about the corruption scandal known as Carwash, they also let the world in on a family secret.

Pottery Barn squeezed out of shrinking living spaces

posted: 05/27/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Williams-Sonoma reported Wednesday that over the past three months its Pottery Barn brand recorded a 1.4 percent decline in comparable sales, a measure of sales online and at stores open more than a year. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of decreases.

Market report: S&P, Nasdaq gain for 7th session

posted: 05/27/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

U.S. stocks showed little movement Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs.

Business news in brief

posted: 05/27/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

New UPS venture adds China customers

News in brief

updated: 05/27/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

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Turner case's end seen years off

posted: 05/26/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The bankruptcy saga of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. will continue in federal court for another two or three years, according to court filings this week.

Syria, Venezuela schemed on oil deal

posted: 05/26/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Syria and Venezuela plotted in recent years to evade international sanctions on Syria through a secret deal to transport its crude oil through Russia to the Caribbean.

OPEC, others keep cap on output

posted: 05/26/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

An alliance of many of the world's biggest oil-producing nations extended their agreement to cut output for an additional nine months, an effort to support prices that seems futile in the face of growing production from the U.S.

Sears posts first profit since 2015

posted: 05/26/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. rallied Thursday after the retailer posted its first quarterly profit since 2015.

Texas builder aims to offer house that's maintenance-free

posted: 05/26/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Jimmy Tanghongs doesn't want his homebuyers to ever have to paint their houses, fix the roofs or pay an electric bill.

Retailers win round in push by banks to lift debit fee cap

posted: 05/26/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Big retailers have prevailed against an attempt by big banks to kill a legislative provision that has cost lenders billions of dollars in potential revenue.

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