Gillian Flaccus and Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 6:31am
When Volkswagen opened its gleaming pollution testing center near the California coast, a top executive from the German automaker helped snip the blue ribbon and joined a tour of a lab so advanced that VW would brag the air inside was cleaner than in the surrounding strawberry fields.
Greece's new coalition government is to submit its draft 2016 budget to parliament, which will include a series of reforms required under the country's new three-year, 86 billion euro ($96 billion) international bailout.
Seth Borenstein, Associated Press | Posted Oct 5th - 1:50am
Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.
Trian Fund Management is now one of General Electric's biggest shareholders following the activist investor's largest investment, about $2.5 billion, as it positions itself to play a role in the transformation of the industrial conglomerate.