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Delphi HQ rising near GM plant

Group Delphi has broken ground on an $11.8 million construction project off Zubrick and Silverado roads near the General Motors Co. truck assembly plant southwest of Fort Wayne.

The location will become the Midwest division headquarters for the designer and builder of exhibits for trade shows and museums.

The company, which broke ground Thursday, will consolidate operations, now spread across five Fort Wayne locations, into a 200,000-square-foot building designed to accommodate a 100,000-square-foot addition.

Group Delphi officials expect to create 68 jobs by the end of 2017. Hiring will begin the end of this year for jobs including engineers, project managers, estimators, sales support, production and warehousing.

E. coli risk sparks 10-state beef recall

Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business might have been sent to stores in Indiana and nine other states.

According to an announcement Thursday, in addition to Indiana, the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it has reason to believe recalled beef was sent to retail outlets in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Wolverine Packing Co. said it is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

Agriculture officials said Friday 11 people have been sickened.

Ram pickups probed for faulty clutch issue

Safety regulators are investigating whether older-model Ram pickup trucks with manual transmissions can be started without the clutch being depressed.

The probe covers about 110,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups made by Chrysler from the 2004 through 2006 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted on its website Friday that it has three complaints about the problem, including one death.

In that case, a child was able to start a truck without using the clutch. The truck moved forward, striking and killing another child, the safety agency said.

Barclays Bank fined over illicit gold trades

Barclays Bank has been fined by British regulators for management failings that allowed an employee to make inappropriate trades in the gold market.

The Financial Conduct Authority on Friday imposed a $43.7 million fine.

The regulator cited actions taken on June 28, 2012, when an individual trader “exploited the weaknesses in Barclays’ system” to influence the gold fixing prices and profit at a customer’s expense.

The trader involved has also been fine and banned from the industry.

GM-built Suzukis recalled for fire risk

Suzuki is recalling more than 184,000 small cars in the U.S. because the steering columns can catch fire.

The recall covers Forenza models from 2004 through 2008 and Reno models from 2005 through 2008. Both vehicles were made for Suzuki by General Motors.

The Japanese automaker says the headlamp switch or daytime running light modules can overheat, melt and catch fire on the left side of the steering column.

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