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Manufacturing Minute: BP To Pay Record Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

October 6, 2015 | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, BP fined for damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

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Patriot Coal Expects To Lay Off More Than 2,000 Workers

October 6, 2015 3:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Patriot filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May.


Chemical Safety Law Gains Momentum In U.S. Senate

October 6, 2015 3:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bill would revise the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Report: SABMiller Rejects AB InBev Takeover Offer

October 6, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A proposed merger between two leading beer companies appears to be dead — for now.


UAW Threatens To Strike At Fiat Chrysler Plants

October 6, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The developments don't necessarily mean that a strike will take place; instead, analysts said it reflected that members' demands likely irked FCA executives.


Federal Investigators Probe Amtrak Train Accident In Vermont

October 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by Wilson Ring, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vermonter, carrying 98 passengers, hit rocks that had fallen onto the tracks.


VW Tells Lawmakers 8M Cars In Europe Hit By Emissions Probe

October 6, 2015 2:53 pm | by Frank Jordans and David Rising, The Associated Press | News | Comments

VW has previously said that 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide were affected.


Alcoa Announces $1B Fastener Deal With Airbus

October 6, 2015 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said the contract is its largest-ever fastener deal with Airbus. 


DuPont CEO Kullman Steps Down

October 6, 2015 2:42 pm | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company also lowered its profit forecast and said it is accelerating its cost-cutting plan.


FAA Proposes Nearly $2 Million Fine Against Drone Operator

October 6, 2015 2:18 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FAA proposed the record fine for drone use in crowded airspace without permission.


PepsiCo Tops Expectations, Boosted By Price Hikes

October 6, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For the period ended Sept. 5, PepsiCo earned $533 million, or 36 cents per share. 


NY Oil Tanker Tips, Spills 100 Gallons

October 6, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nobody was injured, and the driver wasn't in it at the time.


U.S. Trade Deficit Widens To $48.3 Billion In August

October 6, 2015 9:56 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The deficit increased 15.6 percent to $48.3 billion, the biggest deficit since March.


General Mills Recalling 1.8M Cheerios Boxes On Allergy Risk

October 6, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.


Toyota Promises Self-Driving Vehicles In Japan By 2020

October 6, 2015 9:50 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota's plan is part of the initiative to pioneer automated driving for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Cost Of Cybercrime Grows For Corporations, Study Finds

October 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The average cost of a cyberattack on a U.S. company rose 22 percent over six years.


The Importance Of Promoting Employment Through Manufacturing Career Pathways

October 6, 2015 9:30 am | by Deborah Kobes | Blogs | Comments

A recent study predicts that over the next decade we will face a shortage of 2 million manufacturing workers.


America's Most-Wanted Secret? Trade Agreement Met With Controversy As Negotiations End

October 5, 2015 3:08 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The U.S. and 11 other nations have agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history.


Jury Awards $28M In Patent Suit Against Hyundai, Kia

October 5, 2015 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Baltimore-based hybrid engine technology company has won millions in damages. 


Amtrak Train Derails In Central Vermont

October 5, 2015 2:52 pm | by Wilson Ring, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., derailed after striking rocks.



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