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Trump Vows Never To Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move To Mexico

August 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

He added that he would consider it if he could find some that were made in the U.S.


Copper Producer Freeport-McMoRan Lowering Production, Cutting Jobs

August 27, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company plans to cut about 10 percent of employees and contractors at U.S. mining operations.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Drop To Very Low 271,000

August 27, 2015 10:00 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.


Chinese Market Surge Leads Global Stocks Higher

August 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Worries about China's economic outlook rose after July exports shrank by an unexpectedly wide margin and August manufacturing weakened.


Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Syngenta confirmed that its board unanimously rejected the latest bid from Monsanto and reiterated prior concerns about regulatory hurdles. 


Google Technology Could Help Drivers Avoid Potholes

August 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Google would pair the GPS in vehicle navigation systems with a vertical movement sensor.


3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Headed To 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals

August 26, 2015 3:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Wilson introduced the plans for the working pistol to the Internet two years ago. 


U.S. Bottled Water Sales Could Surpass Soda By 2017

August 26, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Since 2000, Americans more than doubled their annual per capita intake of bottled water from 16.74 gallons to just over 34 gallons.


Researchers Convert Solar Energy Into Methane

August 26, 2015 2:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new process could enable hydrogen from other sustainable energy sources to be used in chemical processing. 


In Reversal, Colorado Mine Town To Seek Federal Cleanup Help

August 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

This is a reversal for local officials who long feared that designation as a federal Superfund site would harm economic development.


New Material Stops Its Own Leaks

August 26, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists said that it could be useful to automakers and other industries.


Verizon Program Connects Millions Of Older Cars To Internet

August 26, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

This subscription service could connect 150 million vehicles to the Internet.


Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid For Swiss Rival Syngenta

August 26, 2015 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Agricultural business giant Monsanto is abandoning its takeover bid after the Swiss chemical producer rejected its latest offer of roughly $47 billion.


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: NASA Crashes Airplanes For Science

August 26, 2015 2:25 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

According to NASA, these crash tests "simulate a severe but survivable plane accident." 


Manufacturers Spending Billions On Technologies That Many Motorists Don’t Use

August 26, 2015 10:36 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Respondents said they were less likely to use a technology if the seller didn’t explain the technology when they purchased the vehicle.


U.S. Durable Goods Orders Up Two Percent In July

August 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

These orders had fallen in four of the previous five months, reflecting the soft patch that manufacturing has faced this year.


Army Awards $6.7 Billion Tactical Vehicle Contract To Wisconsin Firm

August 26, 2015 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. won the contract to build a new combat vehicle. 


Uber To Work With UofA On Mapping, Self-Driving Cars

August 26, 2015 10:21 am | by Astrid Galvan, The Associated Press | Comments

Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology.


Report: Ford Hopes To Resume U.S. Production Of Ranger Pickup

August 26, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Ford Ranger pickup could return after a nearly seven-year hiatus. 


Russia Extends Travel Time To International Space Station

August 26, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Russian Federal Space Agency says the next manned trip to the International Space Station will be extended from the usual six hours to two days.



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