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GM to invest $1.3 billion in US manufacturing

December 16, 2013

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Dec. 16 (UPI) — General Motors announced Monday that it will invest $1.3 billion in U.S. manufacturing in five Midwestern plants. This comes after the U.S. government last week announced it has completely pulled out of ownership of GM stakes. This is expected to maintain or create close to 1,000 jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The largest sum, $600 […]

American Airlines signs multi-billion dollar deal for 90 new jets

December 12, 2013

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Dec. 12 (UPI) — The newly-merged American Airlines company announced Thursday multibillion dollar contracts with Brazil’s Embraer and Canada’s Bombardier for 90 new 76-seat jets. Embraer has seen a surge in U.S. plane sales, with more than 700 sold this year. American’s contract with Embraer is valued at $2.5 billion, with the purchase of 60 aircraft and the […]

GM names Mary Barra as new CEO, the first lady to lead automotives

December 10, 2013

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Dec. 10 (UPI) — General Motors names Mary Barra to step in as chief executive when Dan Akerson retires next year, making Barra the first woman to be CEO of a major automobile company. GM is the largest automaker by revenue, and while the role has been previously considered a “man’s job,” times have changed and Barra, 51, said there are […]

Small airplane bill could enhance air safety and technology

August 28, 2013

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August 28, 2013 WASHINGTON (United Press International) Senate is soon expected to pass a bill to revitalize the small airplane industry. The bill passed unanimously in the House of Representatives earlier this summer. Existing small airplane regulations are more than 30 years old. “The general aviation industry includes nearly 600,000 pilots, employs roughly 1.3 million […]

Heavy imports hinder domestic steel industry

March 14, 2013

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By Sonali Basak and Aubrey Pringle Medill News Service March 13, 2013 Despite recovery in key sectors like housing, automotive and energy, trade imbalances continue to plague the North American steel sector, industry leaders contended at a high-profile gathering. Steel executives from across the continent met in Chicago Wednesday to discuss the current state of […]

Chicago Auto Show

February 18, 2013

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The Chicago Auto Show — the nation’s largest auto show — is in its 105th year, and has a little something for everyone.

Editorial: To teleport or transport?

December 26, 2012

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Don’t you ever wish you could just teleport from one place to another? You know, skip the entire traveling process. Leave behind all the traffic and congestion. Forget about interacting with strangers in subways and bus stops. Relinquish the fear of accidents and crashes. I get it. I feel this way often. But what I […]