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Cadillac Gears Up To Take On German Automakers

Cadillac is drawing notice in the luxury car scene with its new ATS model, a small, high-performance car that directly competes with the likes of Audi and BMW. The stakes are high for GM. Luxury cars like the ATS bring in more profit per car than small economy models like the Chevy Cruze.
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Maker Of Twinkies Files For Bankruptcy

Hostess Brands — maker of Ho Hos and, of course, the Twinkie — is filing for bankruptcy. The Texas-based company owes millions to its suppliers and labor unions. It is the second time Hostess has sought protection from its creditors in eight years.
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Romney's Success Sparks GOP Debate Over Capitalism

An interesting thing has happened on the way to the GOP presidential nomination: A fight has broken out over the meaning of capitalism. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is drawing bright lines between private equity and industrialists. He sees it as the difference between looters and inventors.
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How's The Economy? Federal Reserve Reports 'Ongoing Improvement'

The language in the central bank's "beige book" look at the economy has gotten more upbeat. It sees "modest to moderate" growth.
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FDA Cuts Off Orange Juice Imports Over Safety Concerns

Low levels of a fungicide, called carbendazim, have been found in orange juice products that contained juice imported from Brazil. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has halted orange juice imports from all countries.
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Hostess, Maker Of Twinkies, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc., is again seeking protection from its creditors, blaming high debt and rising costs of labor and raw materials. Sales of Twinkies are down, despite its prime product placement in the 2009 film Zombieland.

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