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Manufacturing in New York finally expanded in March

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, the Statue of Liberty stands in New York harbor with the New York City skyline in the background. On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Federal Reserve of New York releases its March survey of manufacturers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Factory activity in New York expanded in March for the first time since last summer, and measures of new orders and shipments also posted robust gains. The New York Federal Reserve said Tuesday its Empire State manufacturing index rose to 0.6 in March from minus 16.6 the previous month. It was the first positive reading since July. Any reading ...

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Ex-worker says VW destroyed documents, obstructed justice

VW, Volkswage, emissions test, lawsuit, deleted documents

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection accused VW of cheating on emissions tests, a former employee alleged in a lawsuit. Daniel Donovan says in a whistleblower case that he was wrongfully fired Dec. 6, 2015 after refusing to participate in the deletions and reporting them to a supervisor. The lawsuit says that ...

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US stocks open higher and head for 5th week of gains

US stocks open higher and head for 5th week of gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in Friday morning trading, putting them on track to extend a winning streak that has erased most of this year’s early losses. Banks are trading higher on new stock buybacks, and Starwood Hotels and Columbia Pipeline Group are rising on sale talks. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 101 points, ...

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Dow positive for 2016, oil closes above $40

Energy stocks rise, oil reaches highest price this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil closed above $40 a barrel and another surge in U.S. stocks Thursday turned the Dow Jones industrial average positive for the year and wiped out its losses from a terrible start to 2016. The price of gold and silver and oil jumped, boosting materials and energy companies. The dollar continued to weaken, boosting industrial companies ...

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Acura brings NSX specialty car production to Ohio

In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016, photo, technicians work on Acura's next-generation supercar, the NSX, at its new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. The next generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX is ready to begin full production in Ohio in late April. It’s the first time in the showcase car’s 27-year history that it will be made outside of Japan. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The next generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX is ready to begin full production in Ohio in late April — the first time in the car’s 27-year history that it will be made outside of Japan. Honda Motor Co. confirmed the start of production of its new specialty car on Thursday. It will make 800 per year ...

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Amid push for transparency, few colleges reveal investments

View of Michigan State University's Beaumont Tower. (Image via Wikipedia)

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities are under growing pressure from Congress and campus activists to reveal financial investments made through their endowments, but most institutions are standing firm against the idea. The movement includes federal lawmakers who are questioning whether to tax colleges on investment profits that can amount to billions of dollars a year. Many students and alumni ...

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