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Over 652K vehicles involved in latest Takata air bag recall

DETROIT — Thirteen automakers are recalling more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the latest round of dangerous Takata air bag inflator recalls.
ECB leaves interest rates, stimulus program unchanged

ECB leaves interest rates, stimulus program unchanged

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank has left its key interest rates and stimulus programs untouched, with President Mario Draghi due to explain Thursday why the bank is keeping its measures in place despite improved inflation and growth.
Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's Bega

Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's Bega

CANBERRA, Australia — Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos. Mondelez International Inc.
Asian shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yen

Asian shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yen

TOKYO — Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan's benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that topp
Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

SAN FRANCISCO — Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service.
Federal study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward

Federal study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.
JPMorgan settles mortgage discrimination lawsuit

JPMorgan settles mortgage discrimination lawsuit

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase will pay $55 million to settle federal charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against minorities seeking home mortgages during the housing crisis.
In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents.