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VW, With Limited DC Lobbying Footprint, Braces for Congress

By Ronnie Greene and Michael Biesecker | Oct 8
For the first time, Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn will appear before a congressional investigative committee this week. He, and the company, will bring little Washington political clout to the table.

Coffee Combo: Peet's Buying Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Oct 8
Peet's Coffee & Tea is buying the popular premium coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, bringing the once independent brand more into the mainstream.

City to Eateries: Use Paper Plates During California Drought

Oct 8
A California city has ordered restaurants to cut back on dishwashing by using disposable plates, cutlery and cups as a way to save water during the fourth year of drought in the state.

VW CEO: Recall of Cars Hit by Scandal to Begin in January

Oct 7
Volkswagen plans to launch in January a recall of vehicles with software at the center of the emissions-rigging scandal and aims to fix them all by the end of next year, the company's new chief executive says.

Rubio Criticizes Government Regulation of On-Demand Economy

By Jonathan Lemire | Oct 7
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy.

Luxury Birthing Clinics Spur Cesarean 'Epidemic' in Brazil

By Jenny Barchfield | Oct 7
Cesarean births aren't typically associated with luxury. But the procedures have become de rigueur among Brazil's wealthy, with new mothers at some high-end clinics enjoying beauty treatments after the operation.

US Group: Put Alibaba Site Back on "Notorious" Fakes List

Oct 6
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.

For VW, Costs of Scandal Will Be Piling Up

By David McHugh and Pan Pylas | Oct 6
For Volkswagen, the cost of its cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end its long-sought status as the world's biggest carmaker.

Workers Attack Air France Managers, Forcing Them to Flee

By Lori Hinnant | Oct 5
Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting about the job cuts Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies.

VW Evasion Likely Led to Dozens of Deaths

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 5
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.

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