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    Report: After UAW's VW defeat, anti-union forces looking to gain momentum
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    "Not only can you [defeat unions], but if you don't you're a weenie" - Grover Norquist Emboldened by the defeat of the United Auto Worker's attempt to organize a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN last week, right-wing, anti-union forces are set to go on the offensive to prevent ...

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    Report: German sportscar maker Roding setting up shop in SC [w/video]
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    It's been more than a year since we last heard about Roding Automobile and its lightweight Roadster 23 that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, but its parent company, Roding Technology, will reportedly be setting up its North American operations in Greenville, SC. While it doesn't sound ...

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    Report: BMW slapped with discrimination suit by EEOC
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    According to a report from CNNMoney, BMW has been hit with a lawsuit from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after revised criminal background check policies resulted in the dismissal of 88 contractors, 70 of whom (that's about 80 percent) were black. A total of 645 contractors were ...

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    Video: SC investigating changeable electronic license plates [w/poll]
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    South Carolina may soon lead the way into the future with electronic license plates for cars and trucks. Using so-called electronic paper, technology similar to what is seen on digital readers like the Amazon Kindle, these new license plates would be capable of dynamically changing from normal ...

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    Report: Truck Nuts lead to overnight stay in jail for driver
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    Thankfully, Truck Nuts have proven to be more fad than fashion, but that hasn't stopped a few truck owners from donning the hitch-mounted clock weights. Those who continue to hold their Truck Nuts near and dear should keep in mind that South Carolina law enforcement is having none of it. The ...

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    Official: BMW adding 100 white-collar jobs at Spartanburg plant
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    BMW is furthering its investment in America. You already know that the German automaker builds the X3, X5 and X6 at its Spartanburg County, South Carolina assembly plant. Now, BMW is adding to that complex by introducing two new programs and hiring 100 new employees. Workers at its facility in ...

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    Report: BMW, Harley-Davidson among those that tapped Federal Reserve for billions during crisis
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    The U.S. government's Commercial Paper Funding Facility was established towards the tail-end of 2008. The CPFF was created to offer companies short-terms loan when traditional means of establishing credit were crumbling. Lehman Brothers had collapsed and AIG was taking expensive trips while ...

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    Report: Ford wins new trial in $31M Bronco II rollover case
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    In 2001, Jesse Branhalm III was a 12-year-old in the back seat of a 1987 Ford Bronco II. When the Bronco's driver turned around to either look at or argue with the kids in the back seat, she nearly ran off the road. After making a quick steering correction, the Ford flipped, leaving the unbuckled ...

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    Report: BMW could halt U.S. production due to ash cloud
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    A volcano in Iceland has caused a world of hurt for European airliners and travelers alike, as thick ash in the atmosphere has caused the cancellation of an estimated 63,000 flights. A new report from BusinessWeek suggests that even ...

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    You Better Believe It: Christian license plate reportedly banned by U.S. District Court
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    The proposed South Carolina plate would have looked something like Florida's (pictured above)
    Last year, the South Carolina state legislature approved a bill to establish a Christian-themed license plate depicting a cross in front of a stained-glass window and bearing the words "I Believe". The ...

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    BMW plant in Spartanburg, SC produces 1.5 millionth vehicle
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    BMW invaded the South in 1993, and it's first U.S.-made product was popped out in September a year later. Fifteen years after that there have been five factory expansions, 5,000 jobs created, a methane gas pipeline installed, a center for automotive research created, a golf tournament started, ...

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    BMW's South Carolina plant to boost output, needs more workers
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    Despite slashing some 8,000 jobs worldwide, BMW plans to hire more workers to man its Spartanburg, S.C. production center, while simultaneously upping the night shift from eight hours to ten. The South Carolina plant currently produces the X5 and Z4, but with production of the X6 CUV beginning a ...

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    First BMW Z4 and M Coupes roll off the line in Spartanburg
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    Fans of BMW's new Z4 Coupe are in luck -- the first Z4 and M Coupes rolled off the line at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, S.C. Tuesday, just in time for summer sales drives. Both vehicles get their power from BMW's sonorous 3.2L inline six, though the M model provides a bonus 115 ...

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    BMW retools Spartanburg, South Carolina plant to produce two models on single line
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    In what can only be seen as a remarkable development in flexible automobile manufacturing, BMW has restructured its Spartanburg, South Carolina from a two-line setup to a single line assembly system. With this development, BMW will be able to produce two radically different models on the same ...

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    BMW to Spartanburg, South Carolina: Thanks a million
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    BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant has reached a milestone: one million vehicles. Twelve years after the plant opened in July of 1994, the landmark car, a Z4 M Roadster (Interlagos Blue with Champagne interior, thank-you-very-much) rolled off the line on Tuesday. The historic Z4 will ...

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