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Environmentalists Urge US to Drop WTO Case on India Solar Market
The World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body in Geneva has scheduled Friday to hear the U.S. case for a panel against India, which has some of the world's most ambitious plans for expanding solar power.
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Apple Announces Stock Split, Share Repurchase, Hints at New Products
The moves were announced as the company reported a profit of $10.2 billion on $45.6 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year.
Renault Freezes Russian Auto Project, Blames Ruble's Slump
Renault Freezes Russian Auto Project, Blames Ruble's Slump
The ruble has fallen sharply against the euro, partly because of an underlying slowdown of the Russian economy and more recently because of the crisis over Ukraine.
Boeing Lifts Profit Outlook as Jetliner Demand Booms
Boeing Lifts Profit Outlook as Jetliner Demand Booms
"Our outlook for the full year remains positive on the strength of demand for our fuel-efficient new commercial airplanes, our solid position in global defense, space and security markets, and our enterprise focus on meeting customer commitments, improving productivity and profitably delivering the growth in our sizable backlog," said Boeing chief executive Jim McNerney.
Toyota Sells Record 10 Million Vehicles in Year to March
Toyota Sells Record 10 Million Vehicles in Year to March
Toyota pointed to strong sales at home and in key overseas markets, including China, now the world's biggest vehicle market.
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US Supreme Court Hears Juicy Claims Against Coca-Cola

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola was taken to task by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, with justices questioning whether a drink sold as fruit juice was the real thing.

The soft drinks giant is being sued by Californian fruit juice maker Pom Wonderful, which accuses Coca-Cola (IW 500/27) of misleading consumers about its Minute Maid drink "Pomegranate Blueberry" that contains only 0.5% of the two fruits.

GM Asks Bankruptcy Court to Bar Most Ignition Claims
GM Asks Bankruptcy Court to Bar Most Ignition Claims
General Motors a U.S. bankruptcy court to bar most suits filed over its faulty ignition system, arguing that its 2009 court-approved bankruptcy reorganization shields it from liability in most cases.
Bangladesh Factory Victims Get Money Ahead of Anniversary
Bangladesh Factory Victims Get Money Ahead of Anniversary
A fund created to compensate victims is paying about 3,000 people -- survivors or families of the dead -- $640 each as an advance against their claims.
Novartis Revamps Pharma World with Mega-deals with GSK, Eli Lilly
Novartis Revamps Pharma World with Mega-deals with GSK, Eli Lilly
The string of takeovers and ventures involving the three giant healthcare groups will see Novartis sharpen its focus on the high-grossing cancer sector and GSK seizing the chance to boost its share in vaccines.
Toyota India Workers Back at Work, End Five-Week Standoff
Toyota India Workers Back at Work, End Five-Week Standoff
Unionized employees had refused to go back to their jobs at the twin plant complex near high-tech hub Bangalore following an end to an eight-day company lockout last month, amid a dispute over pay and other issues.
Ford to Replace CEO Mulally in 2014
COO Mark Fields could take over the chief executive position as soon as May 1.
Biden Makes Pointed Ukraine Visit as Russia Says Kiev Reneging on Deal
Biden Makes Pointed Ukraine Visit as Russia Says Kiev Reneging on Deal
Vice President Joe Biden starts a two-day visit to Kiev in a pointed show of U.S. backing as Russia accuses Ukraine's government of "grossly breaching" a deal designed to de-escalate separatist tensions.
Hitachi to Deliver World's Fastest Elevator to China
Hitachi to Deliver World's Fastest Elevator to China
China accounts for about 60% of global demand for elevators and is at the center of fierce competition among the world's elevator makers.
India Asks Toyota, Union to Restore Factory Operations
The demand comes after unionized employees refused to return to work at two plants near the southern city of Bangalore, despite an end to an eight-day company lock out last month over the pay dispute.
Fiat-Chrysler to Produce Iconic Jeep in China from 2015
Fiat-Chrysler to Produce Iconic Jeep in China from 2015
Fiat-Chrysler will produce Jeep vehicles through its existing joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. but at a new manufacturing branch.
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