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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.


What You Need To Know About The Takata Air Bag Recall

May 20, 2015 2:55 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Here are some answers to common questions about the recall.


Fuel Company Settles Claims Over Air Emissions In Three States

May 20, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There were allegations of Clean Air Act violations against Marathon at 10 facilities.


California Concerns Grow Over Oilfield Operations Near Water

May 20, 2015 2:26 pm | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some want to halt all oilfield injection into federally protected water aquifers.


Judge Temporarily Halts Fracking Approvals In North Carolina

May 20, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jonathan Drew, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The state's march toward fracking has prompted a passionate debate.


Strike Continues At Texas Refinery Following Union Vote

May 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A federal mediator helped craft the proposal, only to see the union reject it.


Recalls Of The Week: Takata Responsible For Largest Auto Recall In U.S. History

May 20, 2015 1:47 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The air bag maker just doubled the number of vehicles included in the recall.


Man Who Caught Listeria-Related Meningitis Sues Blue Bell

May 20, 2015 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuit says he suffered respiratory failure and septic shock after eating Blue Bell.


Thousands Of Gallons Of Crude Oil Spilled Along California Coast

May 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The leak sent about 21,000 gallons of crude into a culvert that leads to the Pacific.


Obama, Senate Republicans Work Together On Trade Bill

May 20, 2015 10:17 am | by David Epso, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

They worked in unusual harmony to advance major trade legislation.


The Trucking Crisis

May 20, 2015 9:50 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A crisis on the trucking side of things is beginning to take a toll on manufacturers.


Obama Frames Global Warming As National Security Threat

May 20, 2015 9:46 am | by Nancy Benac, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The president has pressed for action on climate change as a matter of health.


U.S. Investigation Of 2007 Peanut Butter Recall Wraps Up

May 20, 2015 9:36 am | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

ConAgra recalled its peanut butter in 2007 after it was linked to a salmonella outbreak.


Unions Urge Amtrak To Put Second Crew Member In Locomotives

May 20, 2015 9:31 am | by Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Congress stopped requiring a second crew member in the train in the early 1980s.


How One Company Could Save The Fracking Industry

May 19, 2015 5:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The development includes pipelines to transport oil, natural gas, water and waste material.



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