Ford Unveils New Taurus for China

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Ford Motor unveiled a new Taurus sedan aimed at affluent Chinese customers, in its latest effort to stand out in a slowing and increasingly competitive market.

Moore's Law Shows Its Age

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The 50-year-old theorem about computing power is reaching limits amid the many new steps needed to turn silicon wafers into the latest computer chips.

China's Gray Market Worries Auto Makers

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China is encouraging gray-market luxury-car sales, posing a challenge for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and others trying to hold on to profit margins considered some of the best in the world.

Shopping Mall Developer Taubman Dies

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A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made billionaire who cemented the enclosed shopping mall into American culture has died. He was 91.

Power Customers Face Nuclear Bill

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Electricity producers in several U.S. states are asking for hundreds of millions of dollars in support to keep nuclear power plants in business—most likely at the expense of consumers.

Key VW Directors Back CEO

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Key members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board endorsed Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn and urged his employment contract be extended, a day after they met with him and Chairman Ferdinand Piech to quell friction between the two.

Western Executives Eye Iran's Oil at Summit

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International sanctions have yet to be lifted on Iran, but Western oil executives this past week showed an appetite for doing business there at a stately hotel a few blocks from the Danube River.

GE Results Suggest Tricky Path

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General Electric’s first-quarter earnings report showed that CEO Jeff Immelt’s strategy to exit banking and refocus on its industrial operations won’t be all smooth sailing.

Bribery Charges Dropped Against Coulson

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U.K. prosecutors dropped bribery charges against former News of the World editor Andy Coulson and eight others, a decision that effectively leaves in tatters a high-profile investigation of alleged illicit practices at British tabloids.

Ford to Expand Manufacturing in Mexico

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Ford Motor plans to spend $2.5 billion to expand manufacturing operations at two sites in Mexico, the latest in a wave of auto investments flowing to the U.S.’s neighbor to the south.

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