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Firm Seeks To Build Oil Pipeline Across Iowa

June 23, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company has purchased easements from nearly 60 percent of landowners.


Solar Plane Ready To Leave Japan For Hawaii

June 23, 2015 9:33 am | by Miki Toda, Koji Ueda, Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first Pacific leg is the riskiest because there is no place to land.


Flint City Council Supports Tax Abatement For GM Investment

June 23, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM is building the case for upgrading and adding to the truck plant.


Report: China Factory Activity Stabilizing But Still Weak

June 23, 2015 2:06 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese factory activity contracted for a fourth straight month in June.


Senators Say Takata Might Have Put Profits Over Safety

June 22, 2015 6:05 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Takata might have placed profit over safety by halting safety audits of factories.


SpaceX Will Again Attempt To Land Rocket

June 22, 2015 5:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The effort includes the third attempt to return Falcon 9 rocket safely to Earth.


Report: Industries Face Shortage Of Rail Boxcars

June 22, 2015 5:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Without sufficient boxcars, paper makers would likely be forced to rely on costlier trucks.


The Weak Dollar, Wage War & Why 'Made In America' Is Still Better

June 22, 2015 3:00 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Take a look at the impressive movement of companies looking to reshore their facilities.


Programming Intelligent Underwater Robots

June 22, 2015 2:53 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Intelligent underwater robots have increasingly been deployed as vital tools.


California: Many Farmers Miss Deadline To Report Water Cuts

June 22, 2015 2:46 pm | by Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Several irrigation districts serving farmers are challenging the board's order in court.


High Court Won't Hear Ford Appeal Of Tax Overpayment

June 22, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The IRS ultimately determined that Ford's deposit was an overpayment.


Robots: Will Humans Face A Horse And Buggy Moment?

June 22, 2015 2:26 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Gideon Rose discusses work and life in the age of automation.


Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By Hand

June 22, 2015 2:14 pm | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The environmental toll from the largest coastal spill in California in 25 years is still being tallied.


Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 117

June 22, 2015 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches has risen by three.


UCLA Chemists Pioneer Long-Term Solar Energy Storage

June 22, 2015 1:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chemists said the technology was inspired by photosynthesis.


Shell Chemical Wins Air Permit For Proposed Ethane Plant

June 22, 2015 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant would convert ethane from Marcellus Shale natural gas into chemicals.


GM Invests $245M For New Vehicle Program

June 22, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM plans to invest $245 million and add 300 jobs at its Orion Assembly plant.


Labor Contract Deadline Looms At Pennsylvania Metal Company

June 22, 2015 11:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Stalled negotiations raised the prospects of a work stoppage beginning next month.


Chemical Safety Board Still In Disarray

June 22, 2015 11:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The agency continues to face turmoil nearly three months after its chairman resigned.


Health Insurer Cigna Rejects Anthem Takeover Bid

June 22, 2015 10:13 am | by Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Cigna Corp. said the terms of the bid are inadequate.



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