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Top U.S. Manufacturers View Labor Issues As Increasing Risk

May 28, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Businesses were impacted this year by record snowfall and a prolonged labor dispute.

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Official: U.S. Steel Not Idling Granite City Mill As Planned

May 28, 2015 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of its two blast furnaces will keep operating and idle only 80 workers.


Alaska Governor Tours Shell Oil Rig In Seattle

May 28, 2015 3:14 pm | by Puong Le, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"We're a state that embraces the state's development of our resources," Gov. Bill Walker said.


Automakers, Government To Reveal Models In Expanded Takata Recall

May 28, 2015 3:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

These models were released by manufacturers and U.S. and Canadian safety regulators.


Ohio House OKs Ban On Pure Caffeine, Powdered Alcohol Sales

May 28, 2015 2:46 pm | by Ann Sanner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The legislation would make it a misdemeanor offense to sell the products.


GM Adding Shift, Upgrading Michigan Plant That Makes Camaro

May 28, 2015 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM announced plans to spend $175 million at the plant for new tooling and equipment.


UAW Rival At VW Represented By Union Avoidance Expert

May 28, 2015 2:33 pm | by Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The group to the brands itself as local, independent and free of outside influence.


Android Wear Evolves To Answer Apple Watch

May 28, 2015 2:19 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Android Wear got its biggest update yet, appearing first in the LG Watch Urbane.


Cybersecurity Issues Not Going Away

May 28, 2015 2:12 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Are companies doing enough to protect themselves and customers from cyber threats?


FCC Head Seeks To Narrow Digital Divide With New Proposals

May 28, 2015 2:06 pm | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has called broadband a critical service for modern life.


Why A Shrinking U.S. Economy Isn't Cause For Fear

May 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The first quarter probably saw a shrinking economy, but few see a reason to panic.


Volvo App To Connect With Smartwatches

May 28, 2015 12:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Drivers will soon be able to connect their smartwatches to their cars.


GM Faces Possible Criminal Charges

May 28, 2015 9:51 am | by CNBC | Videos | Comments

General Motors could face criminal charges over faulty ignition switches.


EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed

May 28, 2015 9:48 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The rule would create temporary pesticide-free zones.


California Awards $250M To Career Prep Programs

May 27, 2015 8:06 pm | by Lisa Leff, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Represented career fields include agriculture, IT and advanced manufacturing.


Labor Secretary Checks Out Training Programs At Shipyards

May 27, 2015 5:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An aging workforce underscores the importance of training a new generation of workers.


New Federal Rules On Stream Protection Hailed, Criticized

May 27, 2015 5:14 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

House Speaker Boehner called the rules "a raw and tyrannical power grab."


Software Glitch Can Cause iPhones To Crash

May 27, 2015 5:08 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Some pranksters are using the glitch to crash other peoples' phones.


Texas Oil Industry Largely Unaffected By Flooding

May 27, 2015 5:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The state's pipelines and oil refineries also remain in operation.


GM To Offer Android, Apple Systems In Many 2016 Models

May 27, 2015 4:07 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly every major automaker will begin offering CarPlay or Android Auto by 2016.


Report Calls For Public Investment In 3D Printing

May 27, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study anticipates that the technology will mean rapid changes for regional economies.



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