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U.S. Safety Agency Probes Honda Accord Air Bag Failures

August 21, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators are looking into how often the problem happens to decide if a recall is needed.


BP Settlement Money Flows To Governments In Far-Flung Places

August 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

BP finished making approximately $687.4 million in settlement payments to 383 local government entities in the five Gulf states.


Key Chinese Manufacturing Index Falls To 77-Month Low

August 21, 2015 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing contracted this month adding to signs of economic weakness.


The Smart Home Of Our Dreams Is Almost Here

August 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at the products manufacturers are integrating IoT technology into.


Labor Talks Bog Down In Steel Industry

August 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The United Steelworkers union turned up the heat on top steel producers this week amid contentious contract talks.


Utah Attorney General Investigates Colorado Mine Spill, Possible Long-Term Effects

August 20, 2015 1:45 pm | by Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 3 million gallons of waste could weigh on the state for decades.


DuPont Spinoff Chemours Closing Delaware Plant

August 20, 2015 1:37 pm | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The closing will affect some 200 employees and 130 contractors. 


EPA Sees Clean Water Act Violations At Iowa Fertilizer Plant

August 20, 2015 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency says the companies violated their construction stormwater permit in 2013 and 2014 by releasing discharges containing sediment that went into a tributary of the Mississippi River.


China Port Explosion Owner Also On Board Of Company Conducting Investigation

August 20, 2015 1:24 pm | by Erika Kinetz, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The principal owner of the warehouses at the center of deadly blasts in Tianjin also is on the board of a state-owned company that is controlled by the same powerful entity investigating the explosions. 


Popular Foods Taking On New Hues Without Artificial Dyes

August 20, 2015 1:10 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The shift away from artificial dyes represents the latest chapter for food coloring in the U.S., which has had a rocky history.


Manufacturing Minute: The Inflatable Space Elevator

August 20, 2015 11:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

Also in this episode, a housekeeping robot and the U.S.'s first Chinese-made car. 


Judge Dismisses Part Of New Jersey Train Derailment Lawsuit

August 20, 2015 10:07 am | by David Porter, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two rail companies aren't liable for some claims arising from the 2012 train derailment in southern New Jersey. 


Why It's Too Soon To Say If Audi’s All-Electric SUV Will Rival Tesla’s Model X

August 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

One thing’s for sure though: The global auto industry is definitely going green. 


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Rises To Still-Low 277K

August 20, 2015 8:57 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The sharp fall in layoffs in the past two years means Americans are enjoying solid job security.


Clearing Of Tianjin Port Blast Site Begins

August 20, 2015 8:47 am | by Paul Traynor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese military also said it was inspecting storage measures for explosive materials.


Chemical Industry Corruption, Safety Violations Preceded Deadly Chinese Explosion

August 20, 2015 8:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The explosion has triggered calls for reform in chemical storage. 


Coke Officials Defend Research Practices Following NYT Article

August 20, 2015 8:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Coca-Cola officials vowed to be more transparent about the company’s research funding but criticized a recent report for creating "confusion" about its practices.


Man Working On Tesla Charging Station Found Dead

August 20, 2015 8:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Tesla spokesman confirmed that there was an accident involving an electrical contractor.


Tanks From Retired Shuttle Endeavour Returning To Space Station

August 20, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA engineers are working to remove four tanks from the shuttle for use as potable water storage on the International Space Station.


Oil Drillers Hammered As U.S. Crude Supplies Continue To Climb

August 19, 2015 3:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crude prices fell at their lowest levels in more than six years.



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