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  • GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each

    GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 people because it would have added about a dollar to the cost of each car, according to an internal GM...
  • Ospreys accept state's relocation offer

    Ospreys accept state's relocation offer
    The battle between birds and bureaucrats is over — and both sides won. With a helping hand from a state carpenter, an osprey couple finally got a home with a view of the water on the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. And the Maryland...
  • NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe

    NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe
    Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally. Regulators will continue to fine the...
  • Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push

    Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push
    MILAN (Reuters) - As Fiat Chrysler moves to reinvent its small Maserati brand as a serious rival to the world's luxury car makers, the pressure to succeed is all the greater for the startling success of Germany's Porsche. The German sportscar maker has...
  • 2015 Audi A3 entices entry-level buyers to luxury brand

    2015 Audi A3 entices entry-level buyers to luxury brand
    Want to know what the hottest thing in the luxury segment is these days? You're looking at it: Small, entry-level sedans from established luxury brands aiming to suck the millennial generation in with enticing design, luxury content and the latest in...
  • New study says five daily servings of fruit and vegetables isn't enough

    New study says five daily servings of fruit and vegetables isn't enough
    Most of us are familiar with the five-a-day suggested servings of fruit and vegetables the World Health Organization introduced in the '90s. Eating that amount was supposed to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But a...
  • Three myths about skunky beer

    Three myths about skunky beer
    There is a whole spectrum of “off flavors” that can plague beer, but there is one flaw that is so common many people feel that it’s an intentional flavor in certain brands -- especially a particular brand of Mexican lager. Beer with...
  • One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast

    One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast
    The most critical ingredient in beer is also the least understood. Without the biological marvel that is Saccharomyces cerevisiae -- brewer’s yeast -- beer would simply be grainy soda pop, but brewers didn’t even know that yeast existed...
  • Why does bacon smell so good? It's all in the chemistry

    Why does bacon smell so good? It's all in the chemistry
    The smell of bacon cooking is so popular there is now a perfume made to mimic it. But did you ever wonder why, if bacon smells so good, nobody ever makes pork-scented perfume? Me neither, actually, but one team of researchers did. The result is “A...
  • Senators attack culture of GM

    For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation. GM need only have spent an...
  • Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims

    Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...