General Motors Co. chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said.
U.S. oil refiners may draw from a reserve of 2.5 billion Renewable Identification Numbers that they’ve banked in previous years to meet federal requirements for the amount of ethanol they blend into gasoline this year.
European stocks rose climbed for the first time in five days, sending the Stoxx Europe 600 Index to its highest level in more than six years, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers are prepared to take action in June.
Aluminum alloy stockpiles tracked by the London Metal Exchange rose to the highest level in more than nine years, while inventories of primary aluminum extended their drop to the longest in almost seven years.
Lying in a Beijing military hospital in 1990, General Wang Zhen told a visitor he felt betrayed. Decades after he risked his life fighting for an egalitarian utopia, the ideals he held as one of Communist China’s founding fathers were being undermined by the capitalist ways of his children -- business leaders in finance, aviation and computers.