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Asian shares slip, dollar pulls away from highs

TOKYO - Asian shares skidded on Monday as investors awaited data this week that could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China, while the dollar gave back a little of its recent gains.

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General Motors recalls cars over parking brake fire risk

WASHINGTON - U.S. car manufacturer General Motors Co is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars over a defect in the parking brake that could cause a fire, a letter by the top U.S. auto safety regulator showed.

21 Sep 2014

Relief over Scotland gives way to 'Great Stagnation' worries

BRUSSELS - Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.

21 Sep 2014

G20 says nearing growth goal, but more needed from Europe

CAIRNS Australia - The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block.

21 Sep 2014

Volkswagen seeks higher margins with China-only luxury sedan: sources

SHANGHAI - Volkswagen AG will launch a VW-badged luxury sedan designed solely for China next year in its pursuit of higher margins, said two people with knowledge of the plan, in a move that could put it in direct competition with its premium brand Audi.

21 Sep 2014

Germany pushes Airbus for cost cuts on A400Ms: paper

BERLIN - Germany's defense ministry is demanding price cuts and longer cancellation periods on the A400M military airlifters it has ordered from Airbus, but which will be delivered later and less equipped than planned, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

21 Sep 2014

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