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VW chief warns workers of future, to review investments

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:31am

Volkswagen's new CEO has told more than 20,000 gathered workers that the company will have to review planned investments and that overcoming its emissions-rigging scandal "would not happen without pain."

Qubit: Integrated Platform Key to Unlocking 'Next Generation' Digital Customer Experience say Retailers as Qubit unveils New 'Ex

Qubit, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:11am

Ecommerce brands are insisting that the personalized customer experience required to engage and inspire customers today can only be created with an integrated data platform.

PepsiCo tops expectations, boosted by price hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:51am

PepsiCo's third-quarter profit topped Wall Street expectations as the maker of Frito-Lay snacks and Mountain Dew soda hiked prices and trimmed costs.

Nasty Air France labor dispute drags in French government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:10am

France's prime minister paid a hasty visit to the Air France headquarters a day after two executives were sent fleeing from a meeting with union activists, who singled them out and ripped off their suit jackets and shirts.

Trade agreement could cause rift in political camps

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:41am

An ambitious trade pact involving the United States and 11 other nations is a major victory for President Barack Obama but has the potential to create a rift among Democrats and cause friction with a key base of their political support, the nation's labor unions.

Federal investigators probe Amtrak train accident in Vermont

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:22am

Federal investigators are back at work probing the derailment of a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train that derailed after hitting rocks in Vermont, sending two cars down an embankment and injuring seven people.

Study cites cybercrime's rising costs to corporations

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:10am

Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday.

Toyota shows self-driving technology being readied for 2020

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:22am

Toyota unveiled its vision for self-driving cars in a challenge to other automakers as well as industry newcomer Google Inc., promising to start selling such vehicles in Japan by 2020.

Top EU court rules data sharing pact with US invalid

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:21am

The European Union's highest court struck a big blow Tuesday against Facebook and other companies by ruling that a long-running pact allowing the free transfer of data to the U.S. is invalid as it does not adequately protect consumers.

Vermont Law School awarded grant of over $728K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:00am

Officials say The Vermont law School is receiving more than $728,000 to support innovative legal resources for farmers, food entrepreneurs, researchers and policymakers

New Medicaid plan to get first public hearing Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 3:21am

A new plan to help more of Utah's poor get health insurance is scheduled to get its first public hearing Tuesday after GOP officials spent the summer hammering it out behind closed doors.

TeliaSonera merges companies to strengthen Baltic business

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:50am

TeliaSonera AB says it is combining its two Lithuanian subsidiaries as the Swedish-Finnish telecommunications operator strengthens its business in the Nordic and Baltic region.

US group: Put Alibaba site back on "notorious" fakes list

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:50am

A clothing and shoe industry group is calling for the U.S. government to put Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Taobao site back on its list of "Notorious Markets" for counterfeit goods.

Lab at University of Michigan aims to boost battery research

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:10am

A new lab at the University of Michigan aims to expand battery research and manufacturing across the Midwest.

Europe's top court backs Austrian student in Facebook privacy case with wide implications

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:50am

Europe's top court backs Austrian student in Facebook privacy case with wide implications.

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:43am

An American Airlines pilot became gravely ill while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer calmly took over and safely landed the plane in Syracuse, airline officials said.

German factory orders down 2nd straight month in August

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:00am

German factory orders dropped for the second consecutive month in August, led by a drop in demand from countries outside the eurozone and lower demand at home.

2 ships collide off Belgium's Zeebrugge; crew of 11 rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:31am

A Dutch cargo ship sank off the Belgian coast after colliding with a gas tanker early Tuesday. The crew of 11 was rescued.

Fire crews extinguish small fire at Three Mile Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:01pm

A small fire at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant has been extinguished and officials say there's no danger to the public.

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

Paul Wiseman, Christopher S. Rugaber and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:00pm

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.