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Company Cited For Exposing Migrant Workers To Asbestos

August 13, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company faces nearly $1.8 million in fines amid allegations that managers knowingly exposed workers to asbestos.

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Report: Labor Board Decision Could Mean Big Changes For Temp Workers, Contractors

August 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Analysts expect thousands of companies that rely on temporary workers to be affected.

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Tuna Company Agrees To $6M Settlement In Worker Oven Death

August 13, 2015 9:57 am | by Brian Melley, The Associated Press | Comments

District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the settlement is the largest payout in a California workplace-violation death.

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Damages In Colorado Mine Spill Will Take Years To Tabulate

August 13, 2015 9:52 am | by Matthew Brown and P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press | Comments

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said her agency took full responsibility for the spill.

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Monthly Average Of U.S. Jobless Claims Falls To 15-Year Low

August 13, 2015 9:46 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The decline in applications for unemployment aid echoes other data that point to a steadily improving job market.

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U.S. Lawmakers Quick To Criticize China On Currency Drop

August 13, 2015 9:42 am | by Matthew Pennington, The Associated Press | Comments

Lawmakers have been quick to condemn the sudden drop in the value of the yuan as damaging for American businesses and workers.

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Deadly China Blast Disrupts World's 10th Largest Port

August 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Erika Kinetz, The Associated Press | Comments

Explosions that sent huge fireballs through China's Tianjin port have disrupted the flow of cars, oil, iron ore and other items. 

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Keystone XL Review Drags On Five Times Longer Than Average

August 12, 2015 3:25 pm | by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Comments

 Since 2004, the Keystone review has been anything but ordinary.

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3D Printing's Future Is In Metals, New Methods

August 12, 2015 3:20 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Comments

The report asks: How will companies use 3D printing over the next couple years?

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Water Company To Utilize Paper-Based Bottles

August 12, 2015 3:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bottles can also be recycled into paper products or green building materials.

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ERP Giant Infor To Acquire Software Company GT Nexus

August 12, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The transaction adds GT Nexus' cloud-based order management systems to Infor's enterprise resource planning capabilities.

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China Currency Falls For Second Day After Surprise Devaluation

August 12, 2015 2:51 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Beijing said the yuan's decline was a one-time event. 

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths, Injuries Total 398

August 12, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The switches were responsible for 124 deaths and 274 injuries.

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Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: LA Releases 20,000 Plastic Balls In Reservoir To Fight Drought

August 12, 2015 2:36 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

These black shade balls help protect the city's water supply. 

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Discount Tire Recalls 79,513 Truck And SUV Replacement Tires

August 12, 2015 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Discount Tire says there are no reports of deaths or injuries due to the defect.

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Fiat Chrysler Appealing Negligence Verdict In Jeep Fire Case

August 12, 2015 11:18 am | by Dee-Ann Dubrin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

A 12-person jury found Fiat Chrysler negligent and awarded $150 million in damages.

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Shell Seeks Modified Permit For Arctic Offshore Drilling

August 12, 2015 11:13 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Comments

Arctic offshore drilling is strongly opposed by environmental groups. 

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Sysco Profits Decline After Failed Merger Attempt

August 12, 2015 11:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The food distributor said that profits totaled $73 million compared to $254 million during the same period last year.  

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Oil Price Slumps To Lowest Level In More Than Six Years

August 12, 2015 10:55 am | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | Comments

U.S. crude has been declining since reaching a high this year on June 10.

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Japan Restarts Reactor After Break Due To Fukushima

August 12, 2015 10:50 am | by Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenback, The Associated Press | Comments

The plant said the nuclear chain reaction started safely late Tuesday.

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