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Caterpillar Says It Could Cut 10,000 Jobs To Reduce Costs

September 24, 2015 12:04 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | Comments

The construction and mining equipment maker adjusts to downturns in key markets.


Dealers, Owners Feel Frustrated And Betrayed By VW Scandal

September 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Gillian Flaccus and Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | Comments

Concern grows at private dealerships about what to do with inventory that's now gathering dust.


China’s President Eager To Ease U.S. Cybersecurity Concerns, Protect Intellectual Property Rights

September 24, 2015 10:01 am | by Phuong Le, The Associated Press | Comments

Xi Jinping said China and the U.S. could work together to address cybercrime.


High-Tech Electric Skateboard Popular Among NFL Players

September 24, 2015 9:51 am | by Teresa M. Walker, AP Pro Football Writer | Comments

For some athletes the vehicles provide a respite for tired, overworked legs.


Anheuser-Busch Adds Los Angeles Craft Brewer

September 24, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The transaction is the latest in a slew of craft acquisitions by industry giants.


Fruit Fly Triggers Florida Farm Quarantine

September 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

One of the nation's most productive agricultural regions has been effectively shut down after authorities detected a particularly harmful species of fruit fly.


Germany: VW Cars With Suspect Software In Europe Too

September 24, 2015 9:31 am | by Geir Moulson, The Associated Press | Comments

Software at the center of VW's U.S. emissions scandal was built into cars in Europe as well.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Tick Up To Still-Low 267,000

September 24, 2015 9:31 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The low readings suggest Americans are enjoying solid job security. 


Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Down 2 Percent In August

September 24, 2015 9:26 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The underlying demand for manufactured goods has been weaker this year as a strong dollar and China's economic slowdown have dragged down demand for American exports. 


Halliburton To Pay $18.3 Million To Resolve Overtime Violations

September 23, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Labor Department officials called the agreement one of the largest overtime wage recoveries in years.


VW CEO Steps Down Over Emissions Scandal

September 23, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

VW's board is expected to appoint a new CEO on Friday.


Weaponized AI Under Debate

September 23, 2015 2:37 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Thousands of signatories, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have signed a letter recommending caution in the development of autonomous weapons.


China Manufacturing Index Falls To 6.5 Year Low

September 23, 2015 2:31 pm | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | Comments

China's manufacturing activity is the latest sign of the slowdown in the world's second biggest economy. 


Oil Company Officials Laud Findings On Crude Oil Volatility

September 23, 2015 2:25 pm | by Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press | Comments

The makeup of crude oil from the Bakken formation has been at the forefront because of several fiery train derailments. 


Exposing Vehicle Emissions Problems Not New For University

September 23, 2015 2:20 pm | by John Raby, The Associated Press | Comments

A West Virginia University research unit that helped expose Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal was involved in another emissions test two decades ago with similar results involving polluting trucks.


Taco Bell In Chicago Debuts With Beer And Sangria

September 23, 2015 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A similar location will open in San Francisco later this month.


Newly Developed Film Improves Solar Cell Efficiency

September 23, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Currently, solar panels' capacity to convert photons in light into electricity is diminished as they become hotter.


Democratic Bill Would Bolster Carbon Emissions Goals, Overhaul Tax Credits

September 23, 2015 10:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Democrats introduced legislation to combat climate change while creating jobs.


Not Just Volkswagen: A List of Past Auto Industry Scandals

September 23, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VW joins a list of auto industry scandals that spans several decades. 


Report: China Inks Deal To Buy 300 Boeing Jets

September 23, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boeing predicts that over the next two decades China will overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest plane market. 



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