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Patients Want FDA Ban On Fibroid Removal Devices

July 14, 2014 8:02 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.          

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Airshow To Give Glimpse Of The Future Of Flying

July 14, 2014 7:56 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Comments

The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as well as a host of new technological advances.                 

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NHTSA Investigating Fatal Truck Tank Explosion

July 14, 2014 7:52 am | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will probe a fatal truck explosion that happened last spring when a forklift pierced the vehicle's natural gas fuel tank.                   

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White House Says 2014 Deficit To Drop To $583B

July 14, 2014 7:48 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Comments

The government's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, the White House said.                           

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Inventor Pushing Solar Panels For Roads, Highways

July 14, 2014 7:45 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | Comments

While the idea may sound outlandish to some, it has already got $850,000 in seed money from the federal government, raised more than $2 million on a crowd-funding website and received celebrity praise.            

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Cargill Building $45M Facility In Arkansas

July 14, 2014 7:41 am | Comments

Cargill has announced plans for a $45 million grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will handle the increased production of corn and soybeans in the state.                   

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Obama Taps Controversial Nominee For NLRB

July 14, 2014 7:38 am | Comments

President Barack Obama is once again nominating lawyer Sharon Block to serve on the National Labor Relations Board, a move that could anger congressional Republicans.                    

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Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash

July 14, 2014 7:36 am | by Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press | Comments

The complaint claims the retail giant should have known that its driver had been awake for over 24 hours and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable."               

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1 Injured In Jersey Chemical Plant Blast

July 11, 2014 3:45 pm | Comments

A small explosion at a chemical plant in southern New Jersey forced the evacuation of employees and left one person injured.                           

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Study Says W.Va. Spilled Chemical May Be More Toxic

July 11, 2014 3:23 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Comments

A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated.                

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China Accused Of 'Gluttonous, Naked Aggression'

July 11, 2014 2:10 pm | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Comments

"Any military in the world that uses its power to bully, intimidate and destabilize the economy of the world, is not in the United States' best interests, nor of our allies nor our friends," Rep. Rogers said.          

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Amazon Seeking FAA Permission To Fly Drones

July 11, 2014 12:54 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | Comments

Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.                

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CDC Safety Lapses Shut 2 Labs

July 11, 2014 12:51 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.                

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Manufacturing.net Rewind: Another Michigan City In Trouble; Boeing Checks Plane Parts

July 11, 2014 12:48 pm | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from the financial struggles of the birthplace of GM to a train accident that damaged six Boeing commercial airplane bodies.               

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Infiniti Exec To Head GM's Cadillac

July 11, 2014 11:51 am | Comments

General Motors Co. has named an Infiniti executive to head its Cadillac division, which has struggled with sagging U.S. sales this year while competing luxury brands have advanced.              

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Economists Lower U.S. Growth Forecasts

July 11, 2014 11:37 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.            

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NHTSA To Probe 500K Ford Cars

July 11, 2014 11:02 am | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars.                          

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Chrysler Recalls 651K SUVs

July 11, 2014 9:25 am | Comments

Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.              

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LG Unveils 18-Inch Flexible Display

July 11, 2014 8:32 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.              

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Obama Wants Companies To Pay Suppliers Faster

July 11, 2014 8:23 am | Comments

Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday.              

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