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Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes Of Mac And Cheese

March 18, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Group Inc. said Tuesday it is aware of eight incidents of consumers finding metal in the boxes, but hasn't been informed of any injuries.                

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U.S. Sets New Record For Denying, Censoring Government Files

March 18, 2015 10:17 am | by Ted Bridis, The Associated Press | News | Comments

In nearly 1 in 3 cases, when someone challenged under appeal the administration's initial decision to censor or withhold files, the government reconsidered and acknowledged it was at least partly wrong.       

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In Portuguese Factory, Echoes Of Europe's Fight For Jobs

March 18, 2015 10:10 am | by Barry Hatton, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Valadares recovery project showcases two actions that European governments are betting on to help the recovery: simplifying business rules and increasing confidence to encourage private investment.       

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Eating Red, Processed Meats: A Dietitian's Thoughts On The U.S. Dietary Guidelines

March 18, 2015 10:01 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

"I think it is helpful to have these recommendations because it gives Americans a base to go on and guidance when they are making their food choices."                

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This Japanese Company Built A “Disaster-Proof” Factory

March 18, 2015 9:57 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

“Even when you factor in investment support from government entities, disaster preparedness is definitely not inexpensive. However, the prospect of enhancing both our readiness for disasters and our energy efficiency acted as an incentive.” 

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Ford, Microsoft Announce Cloud-Based System For New Vehicles

March 18, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Ford Service Delivery Network will run on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform in some 2015 vehicles and company-wide by the end of 2016.                 

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Italian Companies To Generate Bioplastic From Potatoes

March 18, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bioplastics, called polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs, could replace traditional plastic in a number of processes.                      

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Flying Cars Will Be Available In 2017

March 17, 2015 3:07 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Slovakian company AeroMobil will begin selling a flying car in 2017.                              

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Attorney: GM To Face Further Legal Action Over Ignition Problem

March 17, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"It wasn’t incompetence, it was a cover-up."                                 

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Meat Industry Fires Back At Federal Dietary Recommendations

March 17, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"Other countries have already started doing this—including sustainability in their recommendations...we should be doing it too."                    

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Tesla To ‘End Range Anxiety’

March 17, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Elon Musk, Tesla’s co-founder and CEO, announced this week on Twitter that the company will reveal a firmware update for its Model S sedan later this week.               

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Why The Gender Pay Gap Matters For Manufacturing

March 17, 2015 2:06 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Report finds three of top twenty positions with the highest wage gaps are manufacturing-related.                         

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Lawmakers Weigh In On 'Net Neutrality'

March 17, 2015 1:49 pm | by Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.   

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Fight Over Keystone XL Doesn't Stall Pipeline Boom

March 17, 2015 1:44 pm | by Henry C. Jackson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, scenes are unfolding almost every week in lesser-known developments that have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation's domestic oil network.     

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Oil Prices Fall to Six-Year Low

March 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

As a result, the International Energy Agency called the oil price rally earlier this year both a "head fake" and a "facade of stability."                                                                                                  

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Scientists Develop New Carbon Capture Technology

March 17, 2015 10:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“Carbon dioxide is 15 percent of the gas coming off a power plant, so a carbon-capture unit is going to be big.”                       

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EPA, FDA Sign Data Sharing Agreement

March 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The FDA and EPA said the process would provide more complete information during risk assessments and regulatory decisions.                     

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Machinists Union Seeks Election At South Carolina Boeing Plant

March 17, 2015 10:27 am | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The machinists union on Monday asked for an election so about 2,500 Boeing production workers in South Carolina can decide whether they want union representation.             

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Scientist Uses America’s Fastest Supercomputer To Crack The Secret Of Ice

March 17, 2015 9:56 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

GE scientists have been experimenting with ice for more than six decades, but never on the scale of Dr. Masada’s work.                     

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In Battle For Coffee Pod Market, It's Keurig Vs. Recyclables

March 17, 2015 9:46 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"In their current form, they're an environmental disaster."                               

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