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IMF: China Must Wait To Join Exclusive Currency Club

August 19, 2015 2:54 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

China wanted the IMF to include its currency in the basket along with the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen starting Jan. 1.


Fed At July Meeting Appeared To Be Moving Closer To Hike

August 19, 2015 2:50 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve expressed wide-ranging concerns about wages, inflation and a significant slowdown in China.


Dairy-Funded Study Finds Butter Raises Cholesterol Levels

August 19, 2015 10:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study of butter consumption funded by Denmark's dairy industry didn't provide much good news for its sponsors.


Diesel For Harvest Might Be Adequate With Drilling Slowdown

August 19, 2015 10:32 am | by James MacPherson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The oil industry replaced agriculture a few years ago as the biggest user of diesel in North Dakota. 


Japan Launches Cargo Shipment To Space Station

August 19, 2015 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched an unmanned transport vehicle on Wednesday that is carrying water, parts and other supplies to the International Space Station.


General Motors Adds 181,000 Cars To 2014 Headlight Recall

August 19, 2015 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A headlight module may overheat and melt in high temperatures under the hood. 


Report: Cloud Use Corresponds With Higher Revenues, Profits

August 19, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The survey, however, also found that only 26 percent of manufacturers always want to maintain the latest in technology.


Analyst: Oil Prices Could Hit $15

August 19, 2015 10:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A $15 per barrel price would be the lowest since early 1999. 


Audi To Unveil Rival To Tesla Model X At Frankfurt Auto Show

August 19, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audi said that its as-yet unnamed electric SUV will begin production in 2018.


2013 Dreamliner Fire In U.K. Caused By Faulty Wiring

August 19, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British aviation investigators say a 2013 fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner started in a battery for the plane's emergency locator transmitter. 


Russia's Stunt-Loving Putin Rides To Bottom Of Black Sea

August 19, 2015 9:48 am | by Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Russia's adventure-loving president.


Amazon's Data-Driven Approach Becoming More Common

August 18, 2015 3:18 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.


Pentagon Plans To Increase Drone Flights By 50 Percent

August 18, 2015 2:53 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon will use the Army and civilian contractors to put more of the unmanned aircraft in the air.


Software Could Help Manufacturers, Distributors Cope With New OT Rules

August 18, 2015 2:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Manufacturers will soon need to figure out how to account for the changes.


Will Tesla CEO Elon Musk Go After Uber?

August 18, 2015 2:36 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas has increased the price target for Tesla to $465 from $280. 


Cargill Acquisition Hopes To Capitalize On Growing Fish Farm Industry

August 18, 2015 2:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Farmed fish increased its share of overall fish production from 25 percent in 2007 to 42 percent just five years later. 


GE Unveils New Laundry Operation

August 18, 2015 2:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Electric on Tuesday announced its largest laundry product launch in 20 years.


High-Tech Cars Bring Detroit, Silicon Valley Face-To-Face

August 18, 2015 2:14 pm | by Dee-Ann Dubrin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The convergence of cars and computers is blurring the traditional geographical boundaries of both industries.


Starbucks, Panera Tweak Pumpkin Spice Latte Formulas

August 18, 2015 2:05 pm | by Donna Gordon Blankinship, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Starbucks and Panera are hyping reformulated versions of the popular drinks, which will include real pumpkin. 


U.S. Proposes To Cut Methane From Oil, Gas By Nearly Half

August 18, 2015 2:00 pm | by Matthew Daly and Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels.



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