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Why U.S. Economic Growth Has Disappointed This Year

May 15, 2015 9:40 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Consumers have been frugal, despite the sharp drop in gas prices.


Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The debut is a huge step toward more universal driverless cars.


Infographic: Driving The Industry Forward

May 14, 2015 5:48 pm | by IMPO | Comments

Check out how the automotive industry is impacting American manufacturing.


Shale Gas Fueling Jobs Increase In U.S.Plastics Industry

May 14, 2015 5:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report anticipates 127,500 new jobs in the plastics industry over the next decade.


Senate Advances Trade Authority Bill

May 14, 2015 5:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bigger hurdle will be the House, where Democrats are lined up against the proposal.


Report: China Leads U.S., European Nations In Industrial IoT Adoption

May 14, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Nearly half of the executives polled planned to use machine-to-data technology by 2020.


Connecting To The Industrial Internet Of Things

May 14, 2015 3:11 pm | by Tom Mariano, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Foliage | Comments

For the first time, the Internet has more machines talking to each other than people.


Kayakers Prepare To Meet Shell's Oil Drill Rig In Seattle

May 14, 2015 2:50 pm | by Phuong Le, The Associated Press | Comments

Environmentalists are planning a three-day so-called "festival of resistance."


New York Releases Final Environmental Review Of Fracking

May 14, 2015 2:30 pm | by Mary Esch, The Associated Press | Comments

The review is expected to lead to the nation's first ban on fracking.


Apple Nears Settlement Over Talent Poaching Allegations

May 14, 2015 2:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A123 raised allegations that Apple poached employees for a secret electric car project.


Natural Gas Company Plans To Build Gas Plant At Vermont Farm

May 14, 2015 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

If construction is approved, the plant will be the second of its kind in the U.S.


Missouri Appears Unlikely To Enact Right-To-Work

May 14, 2015 2:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Lawmaker votes might be insufficient to overrule Gov. Nixon's expected veto.


Are You Prepared For Summer?

May 14, 2015 9:54 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The summer heat can be particularly dangerous in manufacturing facilities.


CA Panel Recommends Warning Labels For BPA

May 14, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A panel recommended that the state add BPA to its list of harmful chemicals.


Studies: When A Chemical Spill Hits, Officials Get The Science Wrong

May 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan, Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Science is often left out of the process of informing the public about disasters.


Report Links State Oil Subsidies, Campaign Donations

May 14, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced this practice in the face of climate change.


MAPI Lowers Economic Forecast For 2015

May 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The economic projections for 2015 fell in light of low oil prices and a strong dollar.


GM To Invest $1B In Detroit-Area Tech Center

May 14, 2015 9:30 am | by Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Comments

The efforts could create about 2,600 jobs in product engineering, IT and design.


USGS Study Shows Wide Chemical Variation In Fracking Wastewater

May 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study links fracking to organic compounds in drilling wastewater.


USDA Develops First Government Label For GMO-Free Products

May 14, 2015 4:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Comments

USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of GMOs.



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