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Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings

NEW YORK - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust.

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Exclusive: GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger

WASHINGTON - General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.

17 Apr 2014

Ex-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17

NEW YORK - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading.

17 Apr 2014

U.S. judge declines to order 'park it now' notices for GM cars

- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches. | Video

17 Apr 2014

Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

NEW YORK - Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.

17 Apr 2014

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