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GM pickup owners sue, alleging emissions cheating

May 26, 2017

GM pickup owners sue, alleging emissions cheating

Two U.S. owners of General Motors diesel pickup models sued the automaker on Thursday, claiming it had used emissions-cheating devices similar to those in Volkswagen’s global “dieselgate” scandal. The company denied the allegations. The lawsuit, filed in a Detroit federal court, came the same ...

May 26, 2017

Japan's 2016 net external assets rose to second-largest on record

Japan’s net external assets rose to their second-highest amount on record at the end of fiscal 2016, driven by rising mergers and acquisitions overseas by firms and portfolio investment, the Finance Ministry said Friday. The net value of assets held by the government, businesses ...

Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

May 26, 2017

Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

Sanrio Entertainment has said it will offer the right to “date” its popular character Hello Kitty to people who donate ¥100,000 each through crowdfunding for a summer festival to be held at the firm’s Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tama, Tokyo. Contributors to the ...

Democrats use CBO report to attack Republicans' health care bill

May 26, 2017

Democrats use CBO report to attack Republicans' health care bill

Democrats needled Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health ...