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Two People Remain Hospitalized After Factory Explosion

July 16, 2015 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The lead cause of the explosion is still under investigation.


General Mills To Close A Facility In Illinois

July 16, 2015 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company will first consult with the union that represents the facility.


Company Debuts Recyclable K-Cup

July 16, 2015 12:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The cups fit into the exceedingly popular Keurig single-serve coffee maker.


Pabst To Return To Milwaukee

July 16, 2015 11:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The microbrewery will reportedly experiment with pre-Prohibition recipes.


Survey: Manufacturers Prioritizing Product Lifecycle Analysis

July 16, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

IDC analysts attributed the shift to increasingly complex products and operations.


Michigan Plant Will Build Lincoln Continental After 14-Year Hiatus

July 16, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The revived sedan should go on sale sometime next year.


Air Force Launches GPS Satellite On Atlas V Rocket

July 16, 2015 10:11 am | by Marica Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

In all, more than 30 GPS satellites are orbiting our world.


Chemical Industry Experiencing 'Once-In-A-Generation Renaissance'

July 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Industrial demand for chemicals should increase from the current $11 billion to $21 billion.


Fed Survey: Economic Growth In All Regions Of Country

July 16, 2015 10:01 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Despite this, some layoffs were reported in the manufacturing and energy industries.


Northern Canada Proposes Arctic Oil Pipeline

July 16, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Delays in approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline have caused friction between the U.S. and Canada.


Monsanto Will Fund Review Of Study Linking Weed Killer To Cancer Risk

July 16, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company vowed that the analysis would be independent and transparent.


Snapshot Of The Week: Humanity's First Close-Up Glimpse Of Pluto

July 16, 2015 9:29 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

The New Horizons spacecraft sent back long-awaited images to anxious audiences on Earth.


Tesla Expands Gigafactory Land

July 15, 2015 3:17 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

Tesla purchased about 1,550 additional acres in the Nevada desert.


Automakers Group Aims To Combat Potential Cyber Threats

July 15, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

As cars increasingly connect to the Internet, they could be vulnerable to hacking.


House Panel Advances GMO Labeling Bill

July 15, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bill would establish a label similar to the current U.S. Agriculture Department program for organic foods.


2015 Ford F-150 Is Newly Refined, Best On Gas And Hauling

July 15, 2015 2:56 pm | by Ann M. Job, The Associated Press | Comments

The F-Series is more capable than ever, but it's also more refined, smart and high-tech.


Toyota Recalls 625K Hybrids Worldwide

July 15, 2015 2:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The vehicles can stall without warning due to overheating.


Report: 100,000 Wireless Electric Cars Could Be Made By 2022

July 15, 2015 2:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A subsequent test developed a compact system for use in an electric Kia Soul.


Robots Do Check-In And Check-Out At Cost-Cutting Japan Hotel

July 15, 2015 1:43 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

The hotel is "manned" almost totally by robots to save labor costs.


FCA CEO, Union Agree That Two-Tier Wages Should Go

July 15, 2015 1:22 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Among the major issues on the table is the tiered wage system in place at U.S. plants.



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