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Blue Bell Resumes Selling Ice Cream After Listeria Recall

August 31, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday. 


Seven Workers Die After Exposure To Gases At China Paper Mill

August 31, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two other workers were seriously injured. 


Death Toll Rises To 158 In Blasts At China's Tianjin Port

August 31, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 15 people remain missing, authorities said.


Kerry, Obama To Raise Global Warming Issues In Alaska

August 31, 2015 9:54 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The president's climate action plan involves all carbon sources, from appliances to automobiles to power generators.


Italy's Eni Finds 'Supergiant' Natural Gas Field Off Egypt

August 31, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The energy company described it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.


Tribunal Seals End Of Failed Volkswagen-Suzuki Partnership

August 31, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The hybrid and electric car partnership agreed never got off the ground and unraveled into a public feud.


Workers Had No Way To Issue Warning After Spill In Colorado Mine

August 28, 2015 3:31 pm | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities about the accident. 


EPA Water Rules Take Effect In Some States

August 28, 2015 3:26 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government says the new rules will help protect the nation's waters from pollution and development, and safeguard drinking water for 117 million Americans.


VW Beetles Find Second Life With Mexican Collectors

August 28, 2015 3:22 pm | by Tim Patterson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Mexico City government retired the last Volkswagen Beetle taxis in 2012, shipping most of the aging cars to be turned into scrap metal.


Million Of Gallons Of Wastewater Closes Another Beach In Hawaii

August 28, 2015 3:15 pm | by Caleb Jones, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The closure comes a day after beaches near Waikiki were reopened following a similar issue.


Buzz Aldrin Joins University, Forming 'Master Plan' For Mars

August 28, 2015 3:11 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The 85-year-old Aldrin will serve as a research professor of aeronautics. 


MAPI Report Tempers Expectations For U.S. Manufacturing Sector

August 28, 2015 3:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest quarterly forecast is slightly more pessimistic about the nation's manufacturing sector than three months ago.


Study: Fair Trade Labels Linked To Higher Cost Threshold, Better Taste

August 28, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Participants in a German university study were willing to pay about 30 percent more for foods affixed with a "fair trade" logo.


Editor’s Picks: The Science Behind The Lexus Hoverboard

August 28, 2015 2:53 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Also, what it’s like to meet Elon Musk and a STEM-themed summer camp for girls. 


Goodyear Retiring Blimps, Rolling Out New Cigar-Shaped Craft

August 28, 2015 10:21 am | by John Rogers and Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"It's a brand new design. It is a much larger airship. It's a semi-rigid dirigible."


Silicon Valley To Host Latest Federal Institute On Flexible Electronics

August 28, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The new institute is dedicated to the development of flexible electronics manufacturing.


Boeing’s New Folding-Wing Jet Hits Design Milestone

August 28, 2015 10:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Six airline customers have ordered a total of 320 airplanes from the 777X series.


Study Shows Improved Solar Charging Of Lithium Batteries

August 28, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study could eventually contribute to cleaner transportation and homes. 


Philadelphia Pilot Program Helps Reduce Supermarket Waste

August 28, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A trio of Philadelphia-area universities partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help make use of food that would otherwise be discarded.


Report: Union Elections Proceeding More Quickly Following NLRB Rule

August 28, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although elections are taking place more quickly, NLRB officials could not tell the Journal whether they are more successful under the new policy.



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