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...offered the industry's first fully automatic transmission. In 1949, Oldsmobile (along with Cadillac) developed the U.S. industry's first modern overhead-valve V-8 engines. In 1966, the Olds Toronado became the first American V-8-powered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-07-31/what-it
US auto sales picked up steam in March; Chrysler, Toyota, GM and Ford saw gains

...We're optimistic that momentum will spring us into April," said Bill Fay, who manages the Toyota division in the U.S.Industry sales rose 6 percent to 1.5 million vehicles, far outpacing analysts' expectations. The sales pace was the fastest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-01/us-auto-sales-picked-steam
Streamline export licensing

...Department of Commerce estimates the global nuclear market at $500 billion to $740 billion over the next decade.U.S. industries could create or sustain up to 185,000 American jobs if they were able to capture a quarter of that market, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-01-04/streamline-export-licens
Consumer confidence in October hits highest level since February 2008

...improvement.Consumers' confidence might have been rattled by this week's Superstorm Sandy. Disruptions across U.S. industries will slow the economy temporarily, and some stores and restaurants will draw fewer customers. Some of those losses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-01/consumer-confidence-octobe
Japan's crisis could hinder U.S. nuclear efforts

Japan's reactor crisis has renewed anxiety about nuclear safety and could derail efforts to revive the U.S. industry as a clean alternative energy source.The failure of the Japanese reactors' backup cooling systems and the explosions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2011-03-16/japans-crisis-could-hinder-us
World
Tritium leaks found at many nuclear sites

...leaks. However, corrosion -- from decades of use and deterioration -- is the main cause.Over the history of the U.S. industry, more than 400 known radioactive leaks of all kinds of substances have occurred, the activist Union of Concerned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-26/tritium-leaks-found-many-nucl
Relicensing extends life span

...AP has reported that nuclear plants have sustained repeated equipment failures, leading critics to fear that the U.S. industry is one failure away from a disaster.Just routineRelicensing rules prohibit any overall safety review of the entire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-27/relicensing-extends-life-span
Cuba might start trademark wars

SAN JOSE DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba --- Cuban rum maestro Jose Navarro's taste buds sing when he sips Havana Club, the sweet spirit distilled in this farming town south of the capital.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/06/bus_547001.shtml
Business
Consumer inflation falls with spending

...plants that had been closed in May and June while they were restructuring and emerging from bankruptcy protection. U.S. industry operated at 68.5 percent of capacity in July, up from a record-low operating rate of 68.1 percent in June...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/15/bus_544487.shtml
Business
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...stuck in the rear. Volkswagen had been selling the same system in America since 1949, and the Corvair was among the U.S. industry's response to smaller, more economic models to battle the imports. Consumer activist Ralph Nader's book about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/12/liv_527301.shtml
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