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63Workers at closing French Goodyear plant take bosses captive, release them after police pressure

Workers at a Goodyear tire factory in Amiens, France that is slated to close took the whole concept of peaceful protest a bit too far, holding a pair of executives hostage and demanding "enormous amounts of money," according to a report from The Guardian. The two men were held for two days but have since been released, according to a report from Business Insider.

8Kia misses profit estimates, blames marketing costs, strikes

Bloomberg reports Kia has missed analyst profit estimates for the second quarter after net income slipped to $965 million at current conversion rates. On average, analysts estimated the South Korean automaker would bring in somewhere around $1.1 billion, though Kia did see its revenue increase by 8.4 percent. The automaker said its less-than-estimated profit results came down to increased spending as the company strove to market its new Pride subcompact and K9 luxury sedan (a model that will be

18Report: India goes on general strike to combat high fuel prices

Governments the world over are doing their best to stave off budget shortfalls, and India has taken to upping the cost of fuel to cover its overhead. Turns out the common man isn't much for those kinds of shenanigans. According to the BBC News, after fuel prices shot skyward, opposition to the ruling party initiated a strike that stuttered normal life in the country for a few days. Schools closed down, businesses shuttered their doors and transportation ground to a near halt with some flights an

AddIndia goes on general strike to combat high fuel prices

Governments the world over are doing their best to stave off budget shortfalls, and India has taken to upping the cost of fuel to cover its overhead. Turns out the common man isn't much for those kinds of shenanigans. After fuel prices shot skyward, the opposition to the ruling party initiated a strike that stuttered normal life in the country for a few days. Schools closed down, businesses shut their doors and transportation ground to a near halt with some flights and trains canceled. Even the

15REPORT: Police storm occupied SsangYong factory after dropping tear gas from helicopters

Most American pistonheads' exposure to SsangYong is limited to Jeremy Clarkson beating one to death with a sledgehammer (or similar). However, not only did South Korea's fifth largest automaker once build Jeeps for the U.S. Army, in the 1970s they changed their name to Dong-A Motor. Obviously, they have since reconsidered. These days, they owe about half a billion dollars to various creditors and suppliers. As such, SsangYong managment has decided to go ahead and liquidate some assets and fire 3

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