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Chinese Railcar Company To Break Ground On U.S. Plant

September 3, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

It's the first major U.S. transit contract to be awarded to a Chinese railcar company. 

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Land Rover Cameras Turn Trailers Invisible

September 3, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

To the driver, the trailer looks see-through and produces no blind spots.

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Private Space Company Offers Moon Burials

September 3, 2015 10:12 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The first large, permanent human settlement on the moon could be a graveyard.

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Egg Group Scrambled Over Eggless Mayo Maker

September 3, 2015 10:06 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

A California company that makes an eggless mayonnaise alternative has the U.S. egg industry scrambling.

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General Mills Selling Green Giant, Le Sueur For $765M

September 3, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills plans to pay off debt and buy back stock with proceeds from the sale.

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Colorado Mine Spill Prompts Changes In Warning System

September 3, 2015 9:56 am | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA has come under sharp criticism for causing the spill and for its handling of the aftermath.

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BP Seeks Restitution Of Some Gulf Oil Spill Claims

September 3, 2015 9:53 am | by Kevin McGill, The Associated Press | News | Comments

BP is going back to a federal appeals court in a case involving businesses' damage claims from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Big Cities Scramble To Be Prepared For An Oil Train Disaster

September 3, 2015 9:48 am | by Michael Rubinkam and Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press | News | Comments

While railroads have long carried hazardous materials through congested urban areas, cities are now scrambling to formulate emergency plans. 

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U.S. Lowers Estimate Of Takata Air Bags Needing Repairs

September 2, 2015 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least eight people have been killed by Takata air bags, which can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into the vehicle. 

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Federal Lab Moves Closer To Solar Fuel

September 2, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The process might pave the way for hydrogen to replace fossil fuels altogether.

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Elon Musk Shows Off Tesla Factory's Production Line Robots

September 2, 2015 3:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Instagram to show off Tesla's Fremont factory. 

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From The Top: Implementing Lean Six Sigma Principles

September 2, 2015 2:51 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, we speak with Bob Zimering, the Director of Six Sigma at Raytheon. 

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Manufacturing Productivity Up, Labor Costs Down In Second Quarter

September 2, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Compared to the second quarter of 2014, overall manufacturing productivity increased 1 percent. 

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Dutch Trains To Run On Wind By 2018

September 2, 2015 2:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Netherlands' 1.2 million daily rail passengers will soon commute entirely via wind power.

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Union: Fiat Says Jeep Wrangler Staying In Ohio, Not Cherokee

September 2, 2015 2:23 pm | News | Comments

It's not clear how the moves might affect job numbers at the plant, which employs about 6,000.

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China Chemical Factory Blast Toll Rises To Five

September 2, 2015 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cause of the blast is still under investigation. 

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The New Gear China's Military Will Show Off At Commemorative Parade

September 2, 2015 2:14 pm | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fueled by booming defense spending, the People's Liberation Army is expected to showcase breakthroughs in missile technology and military aircraft. 

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Study: NYC Children’s Meals Bill Would Improve Health

September 2, 2015 10:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The proposal would require children's meals to conform to certain health requirements.

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California Forest Helps Offset Volkswagen Emissions

September 2, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

VW hopes to reduce its passenger vehicle emissions by 90 percent by 2050. 

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Survey: Auto Industry Slow To Embrace Recall Analytics

September 2, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The online poll found that just 8 percent of auto industry executives used predictive analytics regarding vehicle recalls.

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