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CA Panel Recommends Warning Labels For BPA

May 14, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A panel recommended that the state add BPA to its list of harmful chemicals.

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Studies: When A Chemical Spill Hits, Officials Get The Science Wrong

May 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan, Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Science is often left out of the process of informing the public about disasters.

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Report Links State Oil Subsidies, Campaign Donations

May 14, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced this practice in the face of climate change.

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MAPI Lowers Economic Forecast For 2015

May 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The economic projections for 2015 fell in light of low oil prices and a strong dollar.

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GM To Invest $1B In Detroit-Area Tech Center

May 14, 2015 9:30 am | by Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The efforts could create about 2,600 jobs in product engineering, IT and design.

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USGS Study Shows Wide Chemical Variation In Fracking Wastewater

May 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study links fracking to organic compounds in drilling wastewater.

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USDA Develops First Government Label For GMO-Free Products

May 14, 2015 4:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of GMOs.

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When Wearables Actually Work

May 13, 2015 3:25 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Blogs | Comments

I remain hesitant about the many expert reports that predict our future.

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What’s Behind The Renaissance Of Rolls Royce?

May 13, 2015 3:20 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rolls Royce North America President discusses the company’s new automobile.

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Senate Agrees To Open Debate On Obama's Trade Agenda

May 13, 2015 3:14 pm | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Most Democratic lawmakers oppose free-trade agreements, saying they reduce U.S. jobs. Labor unions and liberal groups, which are vital to Democrats' campaigns, strongly oppose fast track.

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Windows 10 Could Be Microsoft’s Last

May 13, 2015 3:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Is Microsoft heading in the right direction with Windows as a Service?

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Toyota, Mazda Announce 'Long-Term Partnership' In Technology

May 13, 2015 3:02 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota and Mazda are expanding their partnership to focus on new technologies.

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By The Numbers: Why Closing The Gender Gap Is Good For Manufacturers

May 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

A study says closing the gender gap is good business for manufacturers everywhere.

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Inside Watts Bar Nuclear Plant — One Of The Longest Building Projects In US History

May 13, 2015 2:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

It’s taken so long to complete, the new nuclear plant will run on 1970s-era technology.

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Two Iowa Manufacturing Plants Cited For Improper Waste Storage

May 13, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two plants have been cited for improperly handling and storing hazardous waste.

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Samsung Announces New Push Into Internet-Connected Gadgets

May 13, 2015 10:46 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.

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More Vehicles Recalled For Problem Takata Air Bag Inflators

May 13, 2015 10:43 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota and Nissan are expanding their recalls by another 6.5 million vehicles.

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Survey: Cloud Systems Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Quality

May 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although companies often cite data security as a top risk of operating on the cloud, 90 percent of respondents indicated their security wasn't impacted or improved after implementing cloud systems.

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Monsanto Vows To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 13, 2015 10:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto Company this week announced a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its crop protection operations by 22 percent by 2020.

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Slow Wind Might Be The Latest Thing In Sustainable Living

May 13, 2015 10:24 am | by GE Reports Staff | News | Comments

Wind turbine designers have recently developed their own tricks to beat the doldrums and build efficient wind farms for landscapes caressed with slow-moving wind.

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