UPDATE 1-GM settles hundreds of ignition switch lawsuits
NEW YORK, June 23 General Motors Co has agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, a Friday court filing shows.
LONDON, June 1 IAG will increase the fleet size of its new long haul low-cost airline Level to five in 2018, its chief executive said on Thursday at the launch of the new brand which will fly to the United States.
Barcelona-based Level will initially operate with two new Airbus A330 aircraft to serve the Americas.
"In 2018, Level will increase its fleet to five aircraft and we are considering other European bases for the operation," IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said in a statement, adding sales had been well ahead of expectations.
Walsh had said last month said that Level would add two or three planes next year.
(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Victoria Bryan)
SAO PAULO, June 23 Brazil's agriculture minister prepared to travel to the United States on Friday to fight a ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, which hit shares of local meatpackers and revived concerns about the image of the world's largest beef exporter.
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