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Justice Department Sues Over Electrolux-GE Deal

July 2, 2015 11:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DOJ officials argued that the transaction could lead to price increases.

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Train Derailment, Fire Prompts Evacuation In Tennessee

July 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Steve Megaree, The Associated Press | Comments

The train car was carrying a hazardous material used in a variety of industrial processes.

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Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

July 2, 2015 9:39 am | by Kevin McGill, The Associated Press | Comments

The settlement resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Report: Fracking To Help U.S. Manufacturing Costs To Fall Below China

July 2, 2015 9:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report cited hydraulic fracturing as the primary reason for the shift in costs.

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Tesla Tops 11K Vehicles Delivered In Second Quarter

July 2, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record.

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Oregon Senators Pass Bill Tracking Toxic Chemicals In Toys

July 2, 2015 12:06 am | by Sheila V Kumar, The Associated Press | Comments

Supporters argue it will protect children from being exposed to harmful chemicals.

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Robot Kills Technician At German VW Plant

July 1, 2015 5:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A technician died from injuries sustained while working on a robot at Volkswagen's factory.

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Survey: U.S. Businesses Step Up Hiring In June To 237K

July 1, 2015 5:05 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Small companies with fewer than 50 employees accounted for half the total job gains.

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U.S. Manufacturing Likely Improved In June

July 1, 2015 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Solid job growth has flowed into spending on cars and trucks, which should bolster manufacturing.

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Pennsylvania, Oregon Metalworkers Continue To Work Despite Expired Contract

July 1, 2015 4:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The USW represents 2,300 workers at ATI's Pennsylvania plants and 150 more in Oregon.

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Chrysler's June Sales Increase 8 Percent; GM Sales Fall

July 1, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Six auto companies combined for more than 75 percent of the U.S. auto market share in May.

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Four Things You Didn’t Know About Boeing’s New CEO

July 1, 2015 3:06 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Here's some fun facts about Dennis Muilenburg, who takes over as Boeing's CEO today.

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Amtrak, Families Want Lawsuits From Fatal Crash Consolidated

July 1, 2015 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amtrak says 19 lawsuits have been filed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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SpaceX Rocket Failure Sparks Investigation, Rising Concerns

July 1, 2015 2:41 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

SpaceX could stay grounded for six months as the company investigates the latest mishap.

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GE Unions Approve New Contracts

July 1, 2015 1:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Unions representing 16,500 GE employees voted to ratify new four-year labor contracts.

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U.S. Labor Secretary Says New Port Labor Laws Are Unnecessary

July 1, 2015 1:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Months of increasingly acrimonious contract talks led to recent shipping delays.

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SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

July 1, 2015 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Automakers are also introducing new vehicles faster and loading them up with desirable features.

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Kraft Shareholders Approve Sale Of Company To Heinz

July 1, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The merger will create one of the world's largest food companies.

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Report: OSHA Not Doing Enough To Protect Workers From Chemical Hazards

July 1, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chemical exposure limits set by the EPA are up to 1,000 times stronger than those set by OSHA.

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United Airlines Investing $30M In Biofuels Producer

July 1, 2015 10:02 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

The investment will reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions.

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