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Johnson & Johnson Settles More Hip Lawsuits
The agreement extends the benefits of a 2013 settlement with plaintiffs involving about 8,000 cases over ASR Hip System devices that cost the company $2.5 billion.
Toyota Unveils Fuel-Cell Car Assembly Line
Fuel-cell technology is seen as the Holy Grail of green cars as they are powered by a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen, and produce nothing more harmful than water.
Big 3 US Automakers Watching for Silicon Valley Competition 1
The Big Three U.S. automakers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- are taking the threat from the Detroit outsiders seriously.
Mitsubishi Heavy Inks $3.4B Qatar Subway Deal
The project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2019, includes 75 sets of three-car trains, platform screen doors, tracks, a railway yard and ongoing maintenance.
Honda Boss Stepping Down Over Air Bag Deaths
Honda has said its recalls, also including those involving its Fit compact car and Vezel SUV, diluted the positive impact of the yen's sharp decline, which inflated profits among major Japanese exporters.
container ship
Management, Union Strike Tentative Deal in US West Coast Ports Dispute
The labor secretary had warned the two sides to strike a deal for a new dockworker contract now or see talks move to Washington, which would place more federal pressure on the two parties.
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General Motors Workers Strike in Brazil
General Motors said the union had not informed the automaker of Friday's stoppage, a legal requirement in Brazil, and that the union was misrepresenting GM's proposals to shed staff.
US Fines Company for Stonewalling Airbag Probe
About 20 million vehicles produced by some of the world's biggest automakers are being recalled due to the risk their Takata-made airbags could deploy with excessive explosive power, spraying potentially fatal shrapnel into the vehicle.
West Coast Ports Dispute Dragging on Economy 7
Massive container ships were backed up around key ports from Long Beach, California, to Tacoma, Washington, as longshoremen continued their work slowdown to pressure port owners to agree a new contract.
Volvo self-driving car
Volvo Plans to Have Self-Driving Cars on the Road in 2017
"Autonomous driving will fundamentally change the way we look at driving."
Nestle Reports Sweet Profits on Slow Sales
Nestle's board will propose increasing the dividend paid to shareholders to 2.20 Swiss francs per share, up from 2.15 last year, the company said.
Rolls-Royce to Launch its First SUV
The British brand, which is owned by Germany's BMW, revealed it was in the process of developing its first-ever 4x4 car.
Sony Split Continues, Predicts Big Growth
Sony has turned its focus to more profitable areas including image sensors for smartphone cameras, after reporting massive losses and taking big write-downs tied to its restructuring.
GM Ignition-Switch Death Toll Climbs to 56
The number of claims for crippling injuries such as brain damage or double amputation that were deemed eligible edged up to nine, out of 288 filed.
BP Predicting Slowdown for US Shale Oil Production
World oil prices have collapsed by 60% between last June and January, hit by a global supply glut exacerbated by surging U.S. shale production. In reaction, the global energy sector has slashed investment.
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