PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Jan 13

Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:08am EST
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Jan 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Volkswagen AG plans to invest $7 billion in North America over the next five years, in a bid to accelerate its growth in the region and catch up to key competitors like General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp. ()

* Accenture Plc's unit, Accenture Federal Services, won a one-year contract to continue technical improvements to the site after the government chose not to renew its contract with CGI Group Inc. ()

* General Motors Co Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann said the auto maker is "the closest it has ever been" to reinstating a dividend. GM last paid a dividend on its common stock in May 2008. ()

* Units of DuPont Co, Syngenta AG and Dow Chemical Co sued on Friday to overturn a new law in Hawaii that would restrict the planting and spraying of genetically modified crops. ()   Continued...