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Corning Donates $1.8M In Parts For Space Telescope

July 29, 2014 2:23 pm | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | Comments

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.                      

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Kellogg Plans To Close Georgia Plant

July 29, 2014 2:21 pm | Comments

Kellogg Co. officials announced Monday that they're closing a plant in Columbus as part of a restructuring process. The move is expected to eliminate 325 jobs.                         

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Dems Have Million-Dollar Day On Impeachment

July 29, 2014 2:16 pm | by Philip Elliott, Associated Press | Comments

House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.                 

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Consumer Confidence Jumps In July

July 29, 2014 2:12 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The Conference Board's confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began.                  

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Ocean Spray Worker Dies In Fall Through Skylight

July 29, 2014 12:26 pm | Comments

Authorities say a Nevada man is dead after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked.                     

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Suzuki Recalling Nearly 26K Cars

July 29, 2014 10:47 am | Comments

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.                       

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China To Put Glaxo Investigators On Trial In August

July 29, 2014 8:37 am | Comments

A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.                       

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Board Denies Challenges To Giant Telescope

July 29, 2014 8:22 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | Comments

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has denied requests to contest the approval of a sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope, allowing construction to move forward for what will be one of the largest telescopes in the world.            

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Drone Nearly Blocks California Firefighting Planes

July 29, 2014 8:18 am | by Fenit Nirappil and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Comments

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

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U.S. Companies Increasingly Look For Growth Overseas

July 29, 2014 8:16 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Few U.S. industries are tying their fortunes to overseas markets as aggressively as the technology sector, where new sources of revenue are often just a matter of equipping people with a computing device and an Internet connection.        

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1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Fish Plant Explosion

July 29, 2014 8:11 am | Comments

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.                                 

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Smith & Wesson Paying $2M To Settle Bribery Charges

July 29, 2014 8:08 am | Comments

Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business.                       

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Ohio Plane Crash Victim Was Company CEO

July 29, 2014 8:00 am | Comments

Authorities in northwest Ohio say one of the two people killed in a weekend plane crash was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company.                     

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Mining Deaths On Rise In First Half Of 2014

July 29, 2014 7:54 am | Comments

Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.                 

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FAA Proposes $12M Fine For Southwest Airlines

July 29, 2014 7:49 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.               

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Amazon Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website.                    

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Clinton Impeachment Shadows GOP Lawsuit

July 28, 2014 2:12 pm | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | Comments

Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of impeachment talk now, although conservatives increasingly clamor for it.         

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Samsung Postpones Tizen Smartphone Launch

July 28, 2014 12:54 pm | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.                

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RPM Agrees To $797.5M Deal On Asbestos Claims

July 28, 2014 11:58 am | Comments

RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.              

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Tyson Selling Mexico, Brazil Poultry Operations

July 28, 2014 11:21 am | Comments

Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.                    

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