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  • Kingsmill cases illustrate threats to eagle recovery

    Kingsmill cases illustrate threats to eagle recovery
    JAMES CITY – While bald eagle recovery might be one of the country's greatest conservation stories, biologists are wondering if the raptor will live happily ever. It's true that the number of nesting pairs has reached historic levels on the...
  • Insight: Deadly GM ignition switches started with 2003 Saturn Ion

    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 2003 Saturn Ion was supposed to be a pivotal car for General Motors Co. Instead, it came to represent the compromises and corner cutting that almost destroyed GM and now find the company in a global recall of some of its...
  • Resurgent emerging markets see biggest inflows in over a year

    LONDON (Reuters) - A shift by investors' back into emerging market assets gathered pace over the last week, with China and Russia seeing some of the biggest demand as EM inflows reached their highest rate in over a year. Data from Boston-based fund...
  • China to steer clear of stimulus for economy: Xinhua commentary

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is going to avoid going down the "familiar path" of resorting to large stimulus measures for the economy, and there is no sign of a shift in monetary and fiscal policy, state news agency Xinhua wrote in a commentary on Monday....
  • Family Dollar to close 370 stores, cut prices on 1,000 items

    Family Dollar to close 370 stores, cut prices on 1,000 items
    Family Dollar Stores Inc. said it would close 370 under-performing stores later this year and slash prices on 1,000 products after its profit for the second quarter plunged more than 30%. The North Carolina discount retail chain, which has more than a...
  • Have Tesla sales topped out? Automaker needs a cheaper model

    Have Tesla sales topped out? Automaker needs a cheaper model
    Have Tesla Motors sales stalled? That’s what analysts are asking after looking at the electric car company’s latest sales data. Tesla sold about 1,600 of its Model S sports sedans in the U.S. in March, just slightly more than it sold in...
  • Four Smart cars get a tipping in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO — This city likes to consider itself a trendsetter. And the excited response to the furtive tipping of four diminutive Smart cars early Monday morning just may have succeeded in sparking a trend. Police believe a single group of...
  • Honda, Kia, Mazda SUVs flunk crash test, demoted by Consumer Reports

    Honda, Kia, Mazda SUVs flunk crash test, demoted by Consumer Reports
    Some of the country’s most popular midsize sport utility vehicles flunked a recent series of crash tests, leading the influential magazine Consumer Reports to pull its coveted "recommended" rating for three of the vehicles. The independant...
  • Ward's releases 10 Best Interiors list for 2014

     
    Filed under: Chevrolet, Chrysler, GMC, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen While we're still a ways off from the automotive awards season proper, where things like North American Car and Truck of the Year, Motor Trend's Car...
  • Several Midsize SUVs Fail IIHS Crash Test

     
    The 2014 Honda Pilot didn't do very well in Cars.com's $40,000 3-Row SUV Challenge, and it fared even worse in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest crash test. The Pilot is one of several SUVs that scored poorly in......
  • Wisconsin man claims $95,000 electric Tesla is a lemon

    Robert Montgomery paid more than $95,000 to have his white Tesla S delivered to his Franklin, Wis., home in March 2013. Now, he's filed what is likely the first lemon law case against luxury electric car maker and Wall Street darling Tesla Motors Inc.,...
  • Early-warning tools to scan for slides rarely used in Northwest

    SEATTLE In the weeks before the Oso mudslide, Shari Brewer and her husband noticed a change in the bluff that towered over the North Fork of the Stillaguamish. A crack at the top of the slope was widening, but it didn't seem like anything to be alarmed...