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Report: Switching Trucks To Natural Gas Could Worsen Climate Change

May 21, 2015 5:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The process of drilling and shipping natural gas produces methane, a more potent gas.


Report: USDA Won't Investigate Organic Farm Allegations

May 21, 2015 2:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Feds won't investigate 14 farms accused of violating organic agriculture standards.


Listeria: FDA Finds Problems At Ohio Ice Cream Plant

May 21, 2015 2:13 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A government investigation of Jeni's found inadequate testing and cleaning.


General Motors Spending $439M For Upgrades To Corvette Plant

May 21, 2015 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new facility will feature new tooling and robots and environmental enhancements.


Is The Reshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing A Myth?

May 21, 2015 1:57 pm | by KnowledgeAtWharton | Videos | Comments

New Wharton research investigates the outsourcing of American jobs.


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: California Oil Spill Devastates Coastline

May 21, 2015 1:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Cleanup crews have managed to remove about 7,700 gallons of the leaked crude oil.


Report: Larger Turbines Could Enable Wind Energy In All 50 States

May 21, 2015 1:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An Energy Department report said wind could support 600,000 jobs by 2050.


U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling Boom's Economic Impact, At A Glance

May 21, 2015 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are some figures illustrating the rapid rise of oil and gas production.


Lumber Liquidators CEO Unexpectedly Resigns

May 21, 2015 1:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company came under fire earlier this year following a "60 Minutes" report.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Up

May 21, 2015 1:03 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Despite the rise, the number of applications remains at a historically low level.


Survey: Medical Costs, Cybersecurity Top Business Leaders' Concerns

May 21, 2015 12:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Manufacturers selected medical costs and cybersecurity at a rate of 60 percent.


ExxonMobil Announces Substantial Oil Discovery

May 21, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The well lies about 120 miles from the South American coast and under 5,719 feet of water.


Survey Shows China Manufacturing Down For Third Month In A Row

May 21, 2015 9:59 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Factory production fell to its lowest in 13 months, after holding steady last month.


Sen. Murphy Seeks Change In Trade Bill To Boost Manufacturing

May 21, 2015 9:54 am | by Stephen Singer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An opponent of trade legislation, he is seeking a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing.


House Passes Bill To Make Research Tax Break Permanent

May 21, 2015 9:48 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The tax credit rewards businesses for investing in research and development.


Car Industry Body Voices Strong Concern Over Takata Air Bag Recall

May 21, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese carmakers will work together to deal with Takata Corp.'s air bag problems.


How Does Shell’s Environmental Record Stack Up?

May 20, 2015 5:44 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Check out how the company’s rhetoric stacks up to its history in dealing with disasters.


Chinese Telecom Giant Announces IoT Platform

May 20, 2015 5:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company said its software is faster and more efficient than other IoT systems.


Google Likely To Overhaul Glass

May 20, 2015 5:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Glass project is focused on finding "the way forward" for the eyewear technology.


Hong Kong Manufacturers to Tour U.S. Next Month

May 20, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of manufacturing and tech companies will embark on a 13-day economic mission.



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