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GM First-Quarter Profit Shaved by Recall Costs

Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:01
A series of massive recalls has sliced GM's profit by 88 percent in the first quarter. The company is embroiled in a wide-ranging controversy over an ignition problem in nearly 3 million cars, linked to at least 13 deaths. Earlier this week, documents revealed that the Detroit-based automaker waited years to pull about 335,000 Saturn Ions off the road because of steering failures. Net income in the first quarter fell to $108 million, or 6…
Five Ways to Cheat at Baseball Without Using Steroids
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:01
Give Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees credit for this much: He cheated the old-fashioned way. The nervy Pineda was caught Wednesday night with an obvious smear of sticky pine tar on his neck — meant, he said, to get a better grip on the ball on a cold night in Boston. It was Pineda’s second offense in the first month of the season. So, hey, who needs steroids? Creative ways to cheat are…
Caroline Kennedy Defends Controversial Dolphin Tweet
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:01
BREAKING: Chris Christie Addresses Plan to Distribute More Sandy Aid
An Expectant Mother
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:01
Um Mohammed is seven months pregnant. She has not seen a doctor in three months – the hospital is too far and she doesn’t have money for transportation. “I will provide what I can for him, but he will be born here,” she said. “What more can I give him?” She and her children fled their village in the outskirts of Hama 14 months ago after a barrel bomb struck her next door neighbor’s house…
Obama Gets Kick Out of Soccer-Playing Asimo Robot
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:01
It looks like President Barack Obama is courting the robot vote after playing some soccer with Honda’s Asimo. Yes, Asimo (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) has grown up since it was first unveiled 14 years ago as an awkward, stumbling toddler. In its early adolescent years, Honda engineers gave it some advanced motor skills, allowing it to serve breakfast and not slam into people in the halls. This Video Player Requires JavaScript
Empress Sisi's wardrobe goes on display in Vienna
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
VIENNA (Reuters) - The wardrobe of the Habsburg Empress Elizabeth is on display in Vienna at an exhibition commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the museum named for her, Vienna's Sisi Museum. Empress Elisabeth - called Sisi by family and friends - was the wife of Austro-Hungarian monarch Franz Joseph I, who married her when she was just 16. She eventually revolted against the strictures of 19th century court life and took refuge in a cult…
Janet Yellen, Miley Cyrus odd bedfellows in Time's list of 100 most influential
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, pop star Miley Cyrus and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly were among the 41 women in the Time 100, the most women ever included in the magazine's list of the world's most influential people. The list, released on Thursday, also includes the second appearance of singer Beyoncé, who is featured on the magazine's cover, and the seventh for former U.S.…
Obama holds hope for Pacific trade deal
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
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Guitar giant Joe Satriani on making strange beautiful music and jamming with Mick Jagger
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
NEW YORK – Guitar giant Joe Satriani came by the FOX411 studios to celebrate the release of his career-spanning box set The Complete Studio Recordings by playing his signature barnburning track, “Satch Boogie.” After the smoke cleared, Satch sat down with FOX411 to show us the super-cool limited-edition Chrome Dome USB version of the box as well as talk about his career and his new autobiography, playing live with Mick Jagger, and giving advice for…
George Clooney storms off after Steve Wynn calls President Obama an a**hole
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
George Clooney had an epic blowup over President Obama with Steve Wynn in Las Vegas that ended with the actor calling Wynn “an a - - hole” and storming off as the casino mogul’s security guards got ready to pounce on him. Clooney came to verbal blows with the famously tough Wynn while dining at his Encore hotel with Rande Gerber. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A source told Page Six, “George and Rande were in Vegas for…