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  • Assembly line worker Edward Houie moves a door into position for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. GM said Thursday that its second-quarter profit nearly doubled to $2.5 billion as automaker got higher prices for its cars and trucks worldwide. (Associated Press)

    GM profit doubles as global sales and prices rise

    After years of big discounts, GM is charging customers more for its cars and trucks, and it's helping the bottom line.

  • Bodek-Wang after 22...Bf8.

    SANDS: Shen edges Bodek for Cadet Championship

    The University of Maryland at Baltimore County chess powerhouse has another strong recruit in the pipeline. New Jersey junior master Arthur Shen is the new U.S. cadet champion, edging New York master Michael Bodek on tiebreaks last week at the invitational tournament in Crossville, Tenn., for the top American players younger than 16 last week. Shen, whose elder brother Victor participated in the event two years ago, wins a full ride to UMBC for his victory.

  • Economy Briefs

    The Chevrolet Cruze, the most popular car in the U.S. last month, will come in a diesel version that could boost gas mileage to around 50 mpg, two people briefed on General Motors Co. product plans said Monday.

  • Economy Briefs

    The head of General Motors Co.'s North American operations believes new contract talks with the United Auto Workers will be different from the contentious bargaining of the past.

  • Benjamin-Kraai after 34...Nd1.

    SANDS: Kaidanov, Robson claim last title slots

    The field is set for next month's 2011 U.S. Championship as veteran GM Gregory Kaidanov and 16-year-old newcomer GM Ray Robson of Florida grabbed the last two spots in the 16-player field.

  • Joe Garagiola Jr. takes over as MLB disciplinarian

    Joe Garagiola Jr. is replacing Bob Watson as Major League Baseball's disciplinarian, and Los Angeles Dodgers assistant general manager Kim Ng is joining the commissioner's office to work as an aide to Joe Torre.

  • Garcia-Jimenez after 25...Qe5

    SANDS: Nakamura soars in all-GM play in Wijk

    In one of the most impressive performances by an American player in decades, GM Hikaru Nakamura on Sunday won the 73rd Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee premiere section over an all-grandmaster field that included world champion Viswanathan Anand, former world champion Vladimir Kramnik and world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway.

  • Illustration: Cook or kill weeds by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

    RIGOLIZZO: Weed Protection Act

    Weeds drove me out of the sugar-beet business. Now lawsuits threaten to do the same to others.

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