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Study Links Common Pesticide To Poorer Apple Crops

November 23, 2015 12:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists said that pollinators contribute nearly $500 billion annually to the global agricultural economy.


Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

November 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The merger will potentially save Pfizer millions each year in U.S. taxes.


Tesla Turns Off Autosteer For Hong Kong

November 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

Tesla will suspend Autosteer for customers in Hong Kong until the city’s Transport Department approves it.


Ford Drops Takata Airbag Inflators

November 23, 2015 10:39 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Ford joins Honda, Toyota and Nissan is deciding against putting the inflators in new automobiles.


E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Expands To Six States

November 23, 2015 10:35 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

The outbreak has spread south and east and has now infected 45 people.


IT Official Says Cyberattacks On Oil, Gas Operations Increasing

November 23, 2015 10:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recent analysis expected the security services market for the oil and gas industry to rise over the next several years.


Ford Recalls 450K Midsize Cars For Possible Fuel Leak

November 23, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The recall covers certain 2010 to 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans.


High-Tech Natural Gas Terminal Opening In Finland

November 23, 2015 9:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will provide needed gas for ships and industrial complexes.


EPA Plans To Classify Hundreds Of Additional Chemicals As Safe

November 20, 2015 2:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Some 1,600 products currently include the Safer Choice label.


Report: Household Furnishings, Children's Products Top Consumer Product Recalls

November 20, 2015 2:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The children's product category saw the second-highest percentage of recalls.


Highlights From The 2015 LA Auto Show

November 20, 2015 2:30 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Comments

Here's a look at some of the key models automakers are debuting at this year's show.


Tesla Recalls Model S Over Seat Belt Defect

November 20, 2015 2:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The recall was ordered out of an "abundance of caution."


EPA Says VW Cheating Software Might Be On More Vehicles

November 20, 2015 2:24 pm | by Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press | Comments

The allegation means that more Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche owners could face recalls.


New Still Added As Part Of Maker's Mark Expansion

November 20, 2015 2:16 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press | Comments

The producers of the Kentucky whiskey are pouring about $67 million into an expansion.


Daimler Trucks To Invest $375 Million For Engine Production

November 20, 2015 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The investment will bring production of medium-duty engines to its manufacturing facility in the Detroit area.


Lawmakers Want Army Corps To Take Over Slow Nuclear Contamination Remediation

November 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jim Salter, The Associated Press | Comments

West Lake was contaminated 40 years ago after a contractor for a uranium processing company illegally dumped waste there. 


Volkswagen To Present US Engine Fixes, Cut Investments

November 20, 2015 10:13 am | by David Rising and Donogh McCabe, The Associated Press | Comments

VW has a Friday deadline to submit a draft plan to fix U.S. four-cylinder diesels.


NASA Launches Humanoid Robot Contest

November 20, 2015 10:04 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

The teams are tasked with developing the humanoids into dexterous, autonomous robots.


US Eyes Food Exports To Growing Asia Under TPP Trade Pact

November 20, 2015 10:00 am | by Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press | Comments

The pact would help American beef producers and others tap into a growing population.


Tyson Closing Plants In Chicago And Jefferson, Wisconsin

November 20, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The move, to be completed by Oct. 1, 2016, will affect 880 workers.



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