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F: Tire Problems Expand to Continental General

Tire companies continue to blow treads and have problems.

Continental General

, the tire-making unit of German conglomerate

Continental AG

, is expected to recall 200,000 tires it supplied to


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. The problem: tread separation, the same culprit in the

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And speaking of Firestone, its parent,



, said that it is considering making some big changes in its front office, according to the

Wall Street Journal

. The decision on the higher-ups will be made sometime this month. Meanwhile, the Japanese company said it may have to suspend operations at its Decatur, Illinois factory, where a high percentage of the faulty tires were manufactured.