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National Labor Relations Board declines VW’s union challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declined to take up Volkswagen’s challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. In a 2-1 decision, the panel refused to consider the German automaker’s appeal on the basis that it raised “no substantial issues warranting review.” Volkswagen had … Continue reading

Spanish police probe garages offering emission cheating
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Spanish police probe garages offering emission cheating

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have cracked down on a string of garages that allegedly provided customers with mechanical and software services that enabled their cars to cheat emission checks in a scam similar to that which has engulfed Volkswagen, a statement said Saturday. Police said a tip-off led them to discover that eight garages … Continue reading

The Latest: Nordic nations ponder action against VW
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The Latest: Nordic nations ponder action against VW

BERLIN (AP) — The latest developments in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. All times local. ___ 4:55 p.m. Norway says it’s considering action against Volkswagen over the emissions-rigging scandal, with auto dealers in the Nordic region estimating that at least 500,000 cars could be affected. Some 150,000 cars have been fitted with the rigging software, including … Continue reading

Nike surged 7 percent
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Nike surged 7 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening solidly higher after a three-day slump. Nike surged 7 percent early Friday, the most in the Standard & Poor’s 500, after its results easily beat analysts’ estimates. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 174 points, or 1.1 percent, to 16,376 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Friday. … Continue reading