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Edible Marijuana Products Recalled In Colorado

July 18, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

The products were recalled because of the "possible contamination from unsanitary equipment" and "use of equipment not intended for food manufacturing," according to the department's Public Health Inspections Division.             

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Bolivia Legalizes Child Labor From Age 10

July 18, 2014 8:28 am | by Paola Flores, Associated Press | News | Comments

While most of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalize it from age 10. Congress approved the legislation early this month, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia signed it into law Thursday.       

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HP CEO Whitman Takes Chairman Post

July 18, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Whitman has been CEO since 2011. She took over from Leo Apotheker, who was CEO for less than a year before being forced out.                        

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States Sues 5-Hour Energy Over Ads

July 18, 2014 8:13 am | by Steven Dubois, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.                      

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Feds Offer Advice After Deadly 2010 Blast

July 18, 2014 8:10 am | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators.             

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Airbus Joining Virginia Applied Research Center

July 18, 2014 8:06 am | News | Comments

The center in Prince George County is a consortium of industry, academia and government. It focuses on manufacturing breakthroughs and advancements in applied research.                 

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Factory Worker Makes Most Of British Open Opportunity

July 18, 2014 8:03 am | by Steve Douglas, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

His boss closed the factory and bought co-workers tickets to watch Singleton on his big day. Singleton's friends and relatives were there, too, cheering him on every hole and exchanging remarks with him as he walked the fairways during his opening round.

GM Has Replaced 491K Ignition Switches

July 18, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled.                      

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AbbVie, Shire Agree On $55B Deal

July 18, 2014 7:58 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

AbbVie has reached a roughly $55 billion deal to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from corporate income tax rates back home.                 

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Federal Grant To Help Oshkosh Workers

July 18, 2014 7:55 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor is providing nearly half a million dollars in assistance for the workers who were laid off by the defense arm of Oshkosh Corp. in recent months.                        

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Fuji Heavy To Recall Subaru Legacy Cars

July 18, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it is recalling 10,143 Subaru Legacy sedans with turbo-charged engines sold in Japan to fix a programming fault that could cause engine damage.                    

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700 Protest Factory Closure In Myanmar

July 18, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

More than 700 workers protested Thursday in front of the South Korean Embassy in Myanmar to demand officials help them after a Korean-owned factory closed without paying their wages.                  

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Second-In-Command At EPA Resigns

July 18, 2014 7:48 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The No. 2 environmental official under President Barack Obama is resigning to head a nonprofit group dedicated to energy and climate change.                    

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Disaster Strikes Twice For Malaysia Airlines

July 18, 2014 7:46 am | by Stephen Wright and Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.            

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Holes In Tank Likely Factor In W.Va. Chemical Leak

July 17, 2014 3:25 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days, federal investigators said.               

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Land Rover's LR4 Updated For Fuel Efficiency

July 17, 2014 1:40 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.                    

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AirAsia X To Buy 50 Airbus Planes

July 17, 2014 12:35 pm | News | Comments

Long-haul budget airline AirAsia X has inked a deal to buy 50 Airbus A330neo planes as part of its regional expansion.                        

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UK Employment Rate Reaches Record High

July 17, 2014 11:31 am | by Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

The proportion of workers in Britain has hit its joint-highest level since records began more than 40 years ago, official figures showed in a further sign of the strength of the U.K. economic recovery.          

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Comet-Chasing Probe Makes Surprise Discovery

July 17, 2014 11:20 am | News | Comments

Scientists say a space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice flying in tandem.           

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Chemical Fumes Sicken 139 People In Thailand

July 17, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

Fumes from a chemical leak on a ship at a Thai seaport spread inland on Thursday, sickening 139 people, including schoolchildren, authorities said.                   

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