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Jeni's Ice Cream Shops Reopen

June 20, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jeni's closed its shops and halted production after listeria was found in the plant.


Honda, Government Confirm Eighth Death From Takata Air Bags

June 19, 2015 8:13 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Honda says the car was recalled but not repaired even though the company sent four notices.


Former Shell Worker Cites Unsafe Conditions On Oil Ship

June 19, 2015 3:33 pm | by Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press | Comments

Anita Hanks says Shell maintained dangerous work conditions on the Arctic Challenger.


Study: Plasticizer Alternative Could Present Similar Health Concerns

June 19, 2015 3:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers said the chemical requires further study.


UAW Chief Hopes To Resolve Labor Cost Disparity

June 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Dennis Williams blamed circumstances following GM and FCA bankruptcies in 2009 for the disparity.


GM Adds More Than 243,000 Cars To Takata Air Bag Recall

June 19, 2015 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Takata air bags can explode with too much force.


EPA Proposes Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards For Trucks

June 19, 2015 12:58 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

The new rules would lower carbon dioxide emissions from trucks and vans by 24 percent by 2027.


Five Hits At Paris Air Show: Vertical Lift-Off, Tiny Satellites

June 19, 2015 12:08 pm | by Maggy Donaldson, The Associated Press | Comments

Here are five innovative technologies that stood out at this year's Paris Air Show.


Mattel Rolls Out Bite-Sized Tesla Model S

June 19, 2015 12:02 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Thanks to Mattel, you can now be the proud owner of a Tesla Model S for a mere $1.09.


Airbus Restarts A400M Deliveries As Spain Lifts Restrictions

June 19, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Airbus has said three of the four engines on the crashed plane failed before it hit the ground.


What Happened To Colt Defense LLC

June 19, 2015 10:04 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The gun manufacturer reported that it owes up to $500 million to up to 50 creditors.


Lotte Chemical Investing $2.6B In Two Joint Ventures

June 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The plans still need approval from the companies’ boards of directors.


OSHA Blames Oil Rig Fire That Killed Three On Open-Flame Heater

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Three workers were killed and another two seriously injured when a drilling rig caught fire.


Cannabis RX — Legalized Marijuana By The Numbers

June 19, 2015 9:48 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

A burgeoning industry has been rapidly developing to meet customers' needs.


Hershey To Cut About 300 Jobs, Lowers 2015 Revenue Outlook

June 19, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hershey maintains that a slowdown in China's economy is a contributing factor.


Iowa Fertilizer Plant Asks State For Additional $21.5M

June 19, 2015 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A $1.9 billion fertilizer plant under construction in southeast Iowa is asking for an additional $21.5 million in incentives from the state. The Des Moines Register ( ) reports the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board will consider the request...


Toyota Exec Arrested On Suspicion Of Importing Controlled Drug

June 19, 2015 6:09 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota President said he believes the exec had no intention of breaking the law.


Tech Group Outlines Priorities For 2016 Candidates

June 18, 2015 4:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The group argues that the eventual nominees should focus on technological innovation.


Analysts See Several Reasons For Colt's Slide To Bankruptcy

June 18, 2015 3:03 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | Comments

The 179-year-old gun maker filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday.


Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More Quakes

June 18, 2015 2:39 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

The study looked at 187,570 injection wells over four decades.



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