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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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