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(USA Today) – Audi shows off e-tron quattro luxury electric crossover

September 21, 2015 wpanews 0

FRANKFURT—In the race to lure luxury customers into electric vehicles, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is making his ambitions clear. As Silicon Valley automaker Tesla Motors preps the release of its third luxury electric vehicle this month and Porsche weighs a battery-powered concept called Mission E, Audi is readying its own offering: the e-tron quattro. It’s a concept, but possibly a realistic vision of where Audi is headed. The company confirmed […] READ MORE

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(trib.com) – King of Beers: Makers of Budweiser, Miller eye global merger

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

LONDON — The makers of Budweiser aren’t satisfied with being the kings of beer. They want an empire. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewing company and the owner of Budweiser, announced Wednesday it wants to buy SABMiller, the second-largest brewer — and the maker of long-time rival brand Miller Genuine Draft. The deal would create a multinational behemoth valued at around $275 billion with annual sales of $73.3 billion, more […] READ MORE

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(bloomberg) – Coca-Cola Says IRS Is Demanding $3.3 Billion in Taxes Following Audit

September 19, 2015 wpanews 0

Coca-Cola Co. received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that it owes about $3.3 billion in extra taxes, plus interest, becoming the latest global company to clash with the agency over profits booked in foreign countries. The IRS’s move follows an audit of the tax years 2007 through 2009, Coca-Cola said in a regulatory filing posted Friday. The IRS hasn’t demanded any penalties, and the beverage giant said it believes […] READ MORE

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(Reuters) – U.S. Treasury official says China trying to keep yuan from falling more 

September 19, 2015 wpanews 0

(Reuters) – A senior U.S. Treasury official said on Friday that China has been intervening to keep its yuan currency from falling more than it otherwise would and that the sooner Beijing lets the market work, the better for China. The official, who spoke to a group of reporters but asked not to be named, urged Beijing to allow the currency to rise and fall freely. The comments preceded a […] READ MORE

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(USA Today) – GM agrees to $900M criminal settlement over ignition-switch defect

September 18, 2015 wpanews 0

  General Motors agreed to pay $900 million as part of a Justice Department investigation into its failure to fix a deadly ignition-switch defect blamed for more than 120 deaths. Federal prosecutors hit GM with a wire-fraud charge and a charge for “engaging in a scheme to conceal a deadly safety defect” from regulators. But those counts would be dismissed in three years if GM fixes its recall processes. GM’s official plea is not guilty. U.S. […] READ MORE

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(The Denver Post) – American Airlines stops flights to 3 airports amid computer woes – 

September 18, 2015 wpanews 0

DALLAS — American Airlines stopped flights heading to Dallas, Chicago and Miami on Thursday because of a computer-systems problem. American spokesman Casey Norton said the airline did not immediately know the cause of the outage, which began around 11 a.m. CDT. He said crews were working to fix it. The Federal Aviation Administration said that American Airlines planes destined for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, O’Hare Airport in Chicago and Miami […] READ MORE

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(fox news) – Whataburger fires employee for refusing to serve police officers

September 17, 2015 wpanews 0

FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email A Texas Whataburger employee was fired Wednesday for refusing to serve two police officers in what the company is describing as an appalling incident. Officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham were working off-duty security at a construction site on I-35 early Wednesday morning when they decided to stop at the restaurant in Lewisville, FOX 26 reports. Magovern said before he could even place his order, […] READ MORE

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(hothardware.com) – Automakers Make Automatic Brake Tech Standard To Save Us From Ourselves

September 13, 2015 wpanews 0

Autonomous driving has clear benefits for the safety of passengers in both the equipped vehicles and others, but there’s another feature that could dramatically improve safety all-around without having to go the route of full autonomy. We’re talking automatic brakes, because more often than not, computers can react quicker than us mere mortals can. On Friday, 10 top automakers agreed to install automatic braking systems in their vehicles, which is […] READ MORE

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(CNN) – China is dumping U.S. debt

September 11, 2015 wpanews 0

By Matt Egan, CNN Money New York (CNN Money) — It’s no secret that China is the largest holder of U.S. debt. So should Americans be concerned that China has started dumping some of its Treasury holdings? After all, it raises serious questions about whether China will keep lending Washington money to help finance the federal deficit in the future. But right now, China is selling because it’s in dire […] READ MORE

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(Business Insider) – Why the ‘s’ iPhone is always the best one to buy 

September 10, 2015 wpanews 0

  Since the first iPhone came out in 2007, production has followed a predictable schedule: Every two years, Apple has given its new iPhone — the iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and iPhone 6 — major upgrades, like increasing the size and resolution of the screen, and changing the shape and design of the phone. In the intervening years, or the so called “s” years, the phones have gotten […] READ MORE