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Picture of German court opens hearings on consumer suit against VW

German court opens hearings on consumer suit against VW

In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, the logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. German prosecutors say they have charged Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess and chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, along with former CEO Martin Winterkorn, with market manipulation in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that erupted in 2015.

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Picture of McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring

McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring

In this Monday, July 1, 2019, file photo, a "Now Hiring" sign appears on a bus stop in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Miami. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, McDonald’s Corp. will let job seekers start an application by using voice commands on their smartphones with Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant.

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Picture of Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

Display cars are parked at a Volkswagen dealership in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday.

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Picture of Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

Sgt. Christopher Hannah of the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department stands in front of a display of the colorfully packaged vaping products during a news conference in Kenosha Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

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Picture of Apple rolls out new streaming TV service for $5 a month

Apple rolls out new streaming TV service for $5 a month

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the latest iPhone during an event to announce new products Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif.

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Picture of Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs

Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs

In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people walk into the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce.

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Picture of Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?

Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?

In this Tuesday, May 14, 2019 file photo, Heiko Roesch, head of body construction, walks besides the new electric 'ID.3' car body during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market. The ID.3 is going on display ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show on Monday Sept. 9, 2019.

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Picture of Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc., in Atlanta. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief.

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Picture of From Nazis to hippies: end of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

From Nazis to hippies: end of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

FILE - In this April 27, 1966 file photo, Volkswagen workers drive their Beetle cars from the parking lot on their way home at the end of a days work at the world's largest single auto plant, the Volkswagen factory (seen in background) in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model in July 2019 at its plant in Puebla, Mexico, the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938.

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Picture of Electric Jaguars to be made in UK despite Brexit uncertainty

Electric Jaguars to be made in UK despite Brexit uncertainty

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, a worker polishes a Jaguar logo on a car at a Jaguar dealer outlet in London. Jaguar Land Rover has announced Friday July 5, 2019, it will retool with new equipment at Castle Bromwich, in central England, to manufacture an all-electric version of the Jaguar XJ sedan car in the U.K..

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