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Automotive Supplier Planning $150M Tuscaloosa Plant

August 21, 2015 9:49 am | by Phillip Lucas, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An automotive parts supply company based in India is planning to build a $150 million plant in Tuscaloosa and create 650 jobs. 

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EPA Downplays Dangers Of Mine Spill, But Concerns Linger

August 21, 2015 9:43 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Interior is conducting an independent review of the spill at the EPA's request. 

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U.S. Safety Agency Probes Honda Accord Air Bag Failures

August 21, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators are looking into how often the problem happens to decide if a recall is needed.

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BP Settlement Money Flows To Governments In Far-Flung Places

August 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

BP finished making approximately $687.4 million in settlement payments to 383 local government entities in the five Gulf states.

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Key Chinese Manufacturing Index Falls To 77-Month Low

August 21, 2015 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing contracted this month adding to signs of economic weakness.

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The Smart Home Of Our Dreams Is Almost Here

August 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at the products manufacturers are integrating IoT technology into.

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Labor Talks Bog Down In Steel Industry

August 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The United Steelworkers union turned up the heat on top steel producers this week amid contentious contract talks.

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Utah Attorney General Investigates Colorado Mine Spill, Possible Long-Term Effects

August 20, 2015 1:45 pm | by Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 3 million gallons of waste could weigh on the state for decades.

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DuPont Spinoff Chemours Closing Delaware Plant

August 20, 2015 1:37 pm | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The closing will affect some 200 employees and 130 contractors. 

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EPA Sees Clean Water Act Violations At Iowa Fertilizer Plant

August 20, 2015 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency says the companies violated their construction stormwater permit in 2013 and 2014 by releasing discharges containing sediment that went into a tributary of the Mississippi River.

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China Port Explosion Owner Also On Board Of Company Conducting Investigation

August 20, 2015 1:24 pm | by Erika Kinetz, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The principal owner of the warehouses at the center of deadly blasts in Tianjin also is on the board of a state-owned company that is controlled by the same powerful entity investigating the explosions. 

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Popular Foods Taking On New Hues Without Artificial Dyes

August 20, 2015 1:10 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The shift away from artificial dyes represents the latest chapter for food coloring in the U.S., which has had a rocky history.

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Manufacturing Minute: The Inflatable Space Elevator

August 20, 2015 11:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

Also in this episode, a housekeeping robot and the U.S.'s first Chinese-made car. 

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Judge Dismisses Part Of New Jersey Train Derailment Lawsuit

August 20, 2015 10:07 am | by David Porter, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two rail companies aren't liable for some claims arising from the 2012 train derailment in southern New Jersey. 

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Why It's Too Soon To Say If Audi’s All-Electric SUV Will Rival Tesla’s Model X

August 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

One thing’s for sure though: The global auto industry is definitely going green. 

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Rises To Still-Low 277K

August 20, 2015 8:57 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The sharp fall in layoffs in the past two years means Americans are enjoying solid job security.

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Clearing Of Tianjin Port Blast Site Begins

August 20, 2015 8:47 am | by Paul Traynor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese military also said it was inspecting storage measures for explosive materials.

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Chemical Industry Corruption, Safety Violations Preceded Deadly Chinese Explosion

August 20, 2015 8:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The explosion has triggered calls for reform in chemical storage. 

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Coke Officials Defend Research Practices Following NYT Article

August 20, 2015 8:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Coca-Cola officials vowed to be more transparent about the company’s research funding but criticized a recent report for creating "confusion" about its practices.

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Man Working On Tesla Charging Station Found Dead

August 20, 2015 8:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Tesla spokesman confirmed that there was an accident involving an electrical contractor.

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