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Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems

...National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as project manager for the investigation.Air bags inflators made by Takata of Japan can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel into car and truck cabins. At least six people have been killed and 64 injured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/automakers-hire-rocket-fir
Japan economy makes meek exit from recession

...stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan's economy looks set to do something familiar...despite the government and the Bank of Japan's herculean efforts to end two decades...a sustainable level of growth, restore Japan's competitiveness and also fix the country's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-16/japan-economy-makes-meek-e
Honda Motor Co. CEO to step aside amid air bag defect scandal, sales decline

...recalls of more 6.2 million Honda vehicles in the U.S. ? and millions of others elsewhere ? equipped with air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp. The air bags have inflators that can explode, expelling shards of metal and plastic. At least six deaths and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/honda-motor-co-ceo-step-as
West Coast events help blaze trail to Augusta

...in a 50-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole.Phoenix also offered a big picture.Hideki Matsuyama, the 22-year-old from Japan, missed a birdie putt to force a playoff. Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old Texan, made a late charge. A pair of 21-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-02-24/west-coast-events-help-blaze
Overtime

...which the Pacers won the 5-0.USC Aiken improves to 5-1. FishingJapanese angler takes over leadIn Greenville, S.C., Japan's Takahiro Omori took the lead in the Bassmaster Classic with a two-day catch of 31 pounds, 11 ounces at Lake Hartwell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-21/overtime
Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings

...What once looked like a prudent move, however, has come back to bite them. U.S. economic growth is outpacing Europe and Japan, and growth in China and other emerging giants has cooled off. The result: a rising U.S. currency and falling revenue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/dollar-drag-surging-buck-h
Lingering food scandals in Asia hurt McDonald's

...scares are hurting McDonald's in China and Japan, where weakness contributed to a key global...was hurt by customer perception issues in Japan, where a human tooth, plastic pieces...worsening perceptions are expected to hurt Japan's results for "the foreseeable future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-09/lingering-food-scandals-as
Investors could have foreign bonds and not know it

...so easy ? to ignore what bond markets are doing in Germany, Japan and Zambia. But you shouldn't.If you own a bond mutual...10-year government bond offers a yield of just 0.33 percent. In Japan it's 0.35 percent.Why would anyone be interested? Because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-07/investors-could-have-foreign-bonds-
Masters took break during World War II

...didn't take long for Augusta National and the Masters to shut down operations after World War II began.Five months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the Masters went on as scheduled. Byron Nelson defeated Ben Hogan in an 18-hole...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/history/masters-took-break-during-world-war-ii
Gloria Wren

...Hendrix (Judy) of Ellabell, and Deborah Hendrix Bowers (Kenneth) of Shawnee; step-son, Ricky Dean Wren (Akira) of Japan; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald W. Howard (Wanda) of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174199869