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PALO ALTO, California (AP) -- Tesla Motors says it will offer Model S customers new adapters to assuage safety concerns of overheating.

The electric auto maker said Friday that corrosion, faulty wiring of an electrical outlet and other issues could cause an existing adapter to overheat while the vehicle is charging.

There had been multiple consumer complaints to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration of smoke or fire while the car was plugged into the adapter for charging.

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DEERFIELD, Illinois (AP) -- Beam, the maker of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark alcohol brands, has agreed to be acquired by Japan's Suntory Holdings Ltd. for approximately $13.62 billion.

Shares of the spirits maker rose in Monday premarket trading.

Suntory will pay $83.50 per share, a 25 percent premium to Beam's Friday closing price of $66.97.

The companies put the deal's value at about $16 billion, including debt.

Suntory has a portfolio of spirits, with whiskies including Yamazaki and Hakushu as well as Midori liqueur and other beverages.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense contractor Honeywell International Inc. said Sunday it is cooperating with a Department of Justice probe into the overseas production of equipment it provided for a U.S. fighter jet.

The government inquiry involves electronics that Honeywell manufactured for the government's new F-35 fighter planes, which are designed to be the military's most advanced combat jets.

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DETROIT (AP) -- The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been named North American Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show. The truck of the year is the Chevrolet Silverado.

The press preview days for the North American International Auto Show kick off with the awards. The announcements came Monday morning at Cobo Center in Detroit.

The Chevy sweep came after General Motors made the most appearances on this year's list finalists. Others included the Cadillac CTS and Mazda3. Truck/utility finalists included the Acura MDX and Jeep Cherokee.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Some of the oddest items on display this week at the International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye.

The treats are one of many signs that we'll all be getting a taste of 3-D printing soon —and the phenomenon won't be relegated to the realm of engineers and tech enthusiasts.




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