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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
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
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
Huge window switch recall hampers Toyota comeback

...September, Toyota sales were up nearly 32 percent compared with a year earlier, more than double the growth of the U.S. industry. Toyota also reclaimed the title of the world's top-selling automaker during the first half of this year, wresting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-10/huge-window-switch-recall-
VW, Toyota, GM, Chrysler and Ford all report sales increases

...continue to buy new cars and trucks at a strong pace. Chrysler predicted an annual sales rate of 14.7 million for the U.S. industry in October, one of the year's strongest months. Sales ran at a rate of 14.3 million through September.Analysts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-01/vw-toyota-gm-chrysler-and-
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
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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
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