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Report: VW Brand Could Lose $10B In Value After Emissions Scandal

October 12, 2015 1:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The third largest global automaker was previously valued at $31 billion.


Fiat Chrysler Kick-Starts Sale Of Ferrari Stake

October 12, 2015 10:30 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

FCA has begun selling a near 10-percent stake in the luxury sports car brand.


Crude Oil Bill Could Benefit Shipping Companies, But Passage Uncertain

October 12, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The provision reportedly increase the Defense Department's payment authority by more than $500 million.


Budweiser's Parent AB InBev Raises Offer For SABMiller

October 12, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

InBev has increased its bid for SABMiller to 70.4 billion pounds ($108.2 billion).


Survey Of Economists Shows Rate Hike Looms

October 12, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For 2016, the economists also lowered their forecast to growth of 2.7 percent.


Ford To Invest $1.8B In Research To Attract Chinese Drivers

October 12, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are stepping up investment despite a sharp downturn in sales this year.


Greater Number Of Icebergs Could Create More Risk In Alaska Tanker Lines

October 12, 2015 9:36 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Icebergs near tankers carrying oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline are likely to be smaller but more numerous over the next two decades.


VW Diesel Cars Recalled In China, Sales Halted In Singapore

October 12, 2015 9:29 am | by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press | News | Comments

VW's scandal has had little impact on business in China, as diesel is already unpopular.


California Craft Beer Brewers Balance Drafts And Drought

October 12, 2015 9:24 am | by Julie Watson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

To cut water use by about 10 percent, one brewery is reusing water. 


Manufacturing Minute: Robotic Farmhands

October 12, 2015 9:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

In this episode, the world's first robot-operated farm.


House OKs Lifting 40-Year-Old U.S. Ban On Oil Exports

October 9, 2015 3:18 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The House approved the bill on a 261-159 vote.


Infographic: Tough Times In The Bakken — Oil Worker Deaths, By The Numbers

October 9, 2015 3:14 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | News | Comments

The 200-square-mile Bakken formation is one of our greatest oilfields, but has a high rate of worker deaths.


Women In Industrial Distribution

October 9, 2015 3:08 pm | by Jennifer Murphy | Blogs | Comments

Early education is key to adding women to the supply chain workforce.


Alabama Water Authority Files Lawsuit Over 3M Chemicals

October 9, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The complaint alleged that 3M's Alabama facility discharged chemicals into a river.


Mine Employee Testifies About Conditions In Trial Of Ex-Coal CEO

October 9, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Massey Energy's former CEO is charged with conspiring to break mine safety laws.


UAW Leaders Approve Richer Fiat Chrysler Contract

October 9, 2015 2:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Union members will now vote on the new agreement.


Rocket With Secret Payload Launches From California Coast

October 9, 2015 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The rocket carried a mysterious payload and 13 nanosatellites.


SABMiller Meets With Investors Amid Takeover Bid

October 9, 2015 2:34 pm | by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

SABMiller said the meetings focused on the company's accelerating growth and cost-cutting program.


California To Phase Out Microbeads Used In Soaps, Toothpaste

October 9, 2015 1:37 pm | by Juliet Williams, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The tiny plastic beads are showing up in fish and other wildlife after passing through water filtration systems.


Glencore Cutting Back Zinc Metal Production

October 9, 2015 1:12 pm | by Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Glencore's move will see global zinc production fall by around 4 percent.



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