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Lawsuits Against Monsanto Allege Link Between Roundup And Cancer

October 1, 2015 2:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The lawsuits also allege that the company intentionally misled the public and government regulators.


Judge Blocks Federal Oil, Gas Drilling Rules Pending Lawsuit

October 1, 2015 2:34 pm | by Mead Gruver, The Associated Press | Comments

The preliminary injunction means the already postponed rules might not take effect for years.


Mushrooms Help Establish Environmentally Friendly Batteries

October 1, 2015 2:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The development is based on the portobello, which has a highly porous structure that enables storage and transfer of energy.


Officials: California Meeting Water Conservation Target

October 1, 2015 11:10 am | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | Comments

The state reported savings of 27 percent in June and 31 percent in July.


Coca-Cola To Tweak Vitaminwater Labels To Settle Lawsuit

October 1, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Atlanta company will add the words "with sweeteners" in two places on the bottles.


Metalworking Group Announces Funding To Help Address Skills Gap

October 1, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The project is one of 12 initiated by the National Network of Business and Industry Associations to help bolster the industrial workforce.


Liquefied Gas Port, Pipeline Get Environmental OK In Oregon

October 1, 2015 10:00 am | by Jeff Barnard, The Associated Press | Comments

Final commission approval is expected by the end of this year.


Whole Foods To Stop Selling Products Made By Inmates

October 1, 2015 9:55 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

The company said the products should be out of its stores by April 2016, if not sooner. 


GM Plans $5.5B In Cuts To Pursue Self-Driving Cars

October 1, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GM says it will test a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volt hybrid cars next year.


VW Plant Drops Shift, Imposes Hiring Freeze

October 1, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

These changes comes as the world's largest automaker grapples with an emissions-rigging scandal.


ConAgra To Cut Jobs, Move Headquarters For Cost Savings

October 1, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The changes should save about $200 million, with more than half of that by 2017.


United Auto Workers Reject Contract Deal With Fiat Chrysler

October 1, 2015 9:32 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Workers said they voted "no" because the deal didn't give lower-tier workers a path to top wages.


States Competing For Data Centers Extend $1.5B In Tax Breaks

September 30, 2015 5:19 pm | by David A. Lieb, The Associated Press | Comments

At least 23 states now have specially tailored incentives for data centers.


EPA Sets Limit For Toxic Pollutants Released Into Waterways

September 30, 2015 3:27 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

The rule will remove 1.4 billion pounds a year of toxic discharge nationwide.


NASA Snow Data Helps Drought-Stricken California, Puts Colorado To Work

September 30, 2015 3:24 pm | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press | Comments

Colorado will use the NASA data to improve computer modeling for runoff forecasts.


Reports: Passage Of New Fiat Chrysler Labor Contract Unlikely

September 30, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The tentative contract received emphatic rejections by workers at two key plants.


Coke To End Sponsorship Of Dietitians Group

September 30, 2015 3:07 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

This decision will halt one of many outreach efforts on health by the world's biggest soda maker.


Report: Chinese-Made Goods Result In More Carbon Emissions

September 30, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Three universities found that outsourcing production could be accelerating climate change.


Ford Recalls 342,000 Minivans, 37,000 F-150 Trucks

September 30, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Windstar minivans from 1998 through 2003 are undergoing their second recall.


Tesla Finally Debuts The Model X, Introduces Bioweapon Defense Mode

September 30, 2015 2:54 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Here’s everything that happened at Tesla's Model X debut last night. 



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