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...trucks in the U.S., as demanded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The air bags have inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. that can explode and spew shrapnel. At least five deaths have been blamed on Takata inflators.The recalls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/business-news
Ford takes air bag recall nationwide

...recall to the entire U.S.Thursday's move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled over inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. The inflators can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers.Ford's action...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/ford-takes-air-bag-recall-
US factory output eclipses pre-recession high

...the weakening global backdrop and the stronger dollar," said Paul Dales, a senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.Japan has slipped into recession. Tepid growth has trapped much of Europe. China, the world's industrial behemoth, is trying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/us-factory-output-eclipses
Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate increase

...excessively low inflation ? should outweigh the other. Complicating the decision is that other major central banks ? in Europe, Japan and China, for example ? are moving in the reverse direction to keep rates down to support slowing economies. When central...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/fed-likely-note-gains-sign
Oil has fallen by nearly half, to recession levels, as US economy improves

...demand is still expected to grow next year, but by far less than many thought earlier this year. The economies of China, Japan and Western Europe ? the top oil consumers after the U.S. ? all appear to be weakening. Oil demand falls when economic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/oil-has-fallen-nearly-half
Wine Time: Collazzi Liberta 2012, Toscana

...and the 300 acres of olive trees (about 20,000 trees). The olive oil is not sold in the United States, but is popular in Japan and Italy.They also have invested in production facilities, combining Tuscan tradition with modern techniques."This started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-12-16/wine-time-collazzi-li
Path to major leagues could get easier for Cuban baseball players

...Cuban residents. Well regarded outfielder Alfredo Despaigne agreed this year to a contract with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League.Defecting players have established residency outside the U.S. in order to become free agents and not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-17/path-major-leagues-could
Answers to last week's Delphi exercise offer possible peeks into our future

...forecast of the future got a nation ? Japan ? in big trouble. THERE ARE THREE levels...Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sealed Japan's doom.Incidentally, the best book...with China second at about $11 trillion. Japan and Germany are next.1. In the year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-14/answers-last-wee
Business news

...after one exploded during scrapping in Japan.Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it's...other models totaling 83,000 vehicles in Japan, about 6,000 in China, another 49...other models. That includes 175,000 in Japan; 6,000 in North America, excluding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/business-news
Couple donates more than 700 Beanie Babies to Augusta's American Red Cross

...because they were the cutest and the most prestigious, particularly the ones from foreign countries, such as Germany and Japan."Online reports show there are more than 2,000 different Beanie Babies available to collect, as of 2014.The Jennings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-10/couple-donates-more-700-bean