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Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

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Bangkok, Sept 22 (AP) - A Thai court has ordered a local sales affiliate of Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 cus-tomers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions.
The Bangkok South Civil Court's decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely win redress.
Most of the plaintiffs in the class action suit will get payments of $800 to $8,000 each depending on the number of times and length of time their cars took to be...

Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

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Tokyo, Sept 19 (AP) - Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.2 percent in early trading to 5,375.52, while Germany's DAX gained 0.3 percent to 12,192.02. Britain's FTSE 100...

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

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Boston, Sep 19 (AP) - Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns.
The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against...

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