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Shell Abandons Controversial Arctic Drilling Project Off Alaskan Shore

September 28, 2015 9:45 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell had planned at least one more year of exploration with up to six wells.


German Prosecutors Open Investigation Of Former VW CEO

September 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Geir Moulson and David Rising, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The investigation will concentrate on the suspicion of fraud committed through the sale of vehicles with manipulated emissions data. 


Sell, Sue Or Stay Put: Considerations For Volkswagen Owners

September 25, 2015 2:33 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Here are some things to mull over if you're unsure of what to do next.


Frankfurt Auto Show Wrap-Up

September 25, 2015 2:23 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Here's a look at some of the vehicles that made it to the show this year. 


Women In Manufacturing Receives $100,000 GE Grant

September 25, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The contribution will help establish new continuing education opportunities.


Harvard Battery System Could Challenge Tesla In Energy Storage Market

September 25, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Officials also said that the system offers significant advantages over lithium-ion energy storage, such as the batteries introduced by Tesla earlier this year.


France To Hold Random Engine Checks After Volkswagen Scandal

September 25, 2015 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's environment minister announced random tests of about 100 French cars to ensure that their engines meet pollution standards in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions scandal.


California Regulators Restore Emissions-Cutting Fuel Rule

September 25, 2015 2:08 pm | by Judy Lin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The rules require producers to cut the carbon content of fuels 10 percent by 2020.


Seminary Puts Pope-Inspired Beer On Tap For Francis' Stay

September 25, 2015 2:06 pm | by Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Holy Wooder, a Belgian-style tripel, is on tap for Pope Francis during his Philadelphia stay.


VW Names Veteran Insider As New CEO Amid Growing Scandal

September 25, 2015 2:01 pm | by Geir Moulson and Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | News | Comments

VW also said it will suspend some employees and reorganize North American operations.


Obama Issues New China Sanctions Threat Over Cybertheft

September 25, 2015 1:54 pm | by Julie Pace, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to not "knowingly support" cybertheft.


Oregon Group Seeks To Ban Bottled Water Plant

September 25, 2015 10:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Local Water Alliance wants to ban commercial bottled water operations of more than 1,000 gallons per day in Hood River County.


Manufacturing Minute: Another Rival For Tesla?

September 25, 2015 10:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

In this episode, meet Tesla's latest rival — the Thunder Power Sedan.


Yellen Says She Expects Fed To Raise Rates By Year's End

September 25, 2015 10:13 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Yellen stressed that the interest rate increases would be gradual.


Coke To Implement New Distribution System, Sell Nine Plants

September 25, 2015 10:11 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Coke's National Product Supply Group will include three independent bottlers.


Singapore Shuts Schools, Distributes Free Masks For Haze

September 25, 2015 10:07 am | by Annabelle Liang, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The haze is a pall of grayness that resembles wintry fog and virtually obliterates the skyline while even seeping inside homes. 


China To Enforce National Pollution Limits By 2017

September 25, 2015 10:01 am | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beijing plans to launch the system known as cap-and-trade to address climate change.


EPA To Change Diesel Tests To Thwart VW-Like Cheating

September 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Tom Krisher and Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA plans sweeping changes to the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for seven years.


World's Greenest Office Building Is Dutch: The Edge

September 25, 2015 9:55 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

It's also the testing ground for a radical, highly connected new way of working.


Hyundai Recalls 470,000 Sonatas To Fix Big Engine Problem

September 25, 2015 9:43 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The recall covers Sonata sedans from 2011 and 2012 with 2- or 2.4-liter engines.



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