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 |  Jul 01 2013, 10:00 AM

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Dietary fiber is good for the body. Among its many benefits, plant-based roughage speeds digestion, helps stave off hunger and can even lower cholesterol levels. Doctors are always urging their patients to eat more of the stuff.

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 |  Oct 23 2012, 6:45 PM

General Motors is pioneering the use of magnesium sheet metal on its vehicles with the possibility of double-digit fuel economy gains.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 1:02 PM

Set for its unveiling next month in Paris, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf is going on a serious diet that will reduce weight and fuel consumption significantly.

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 |  Sep 20 2010, 11:28 AM

Ford CEO Alan Mulally told an audience that he finds it difficult to justify the cost of composite materials like carbon fiber, and that steel and alloys still have a place in automotive production.

“We cannot make a business case for composites in the auto industry,” Mulally, formerly CEO of Boeing, said after a speed at the Wings Club aviation forum in New York.  Boeing was a pioneer of composite material on their airliners, including the 787 jumbo jet.

Mulally cited the cost of ovens needed to bake carbon fiber and other composites as exceedingly expensive, and difficult to justify financially.

[Source: NASDAQ]