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Chicken Producer Fined Over Accidents, Including Teen's Leg Amputation

October 2, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Federal regulators levied fines totaling $1.4 million for violations involving a North Carolina chicken producer.


Destructive Spills Could Be Prevented By Proposed Pipeline Rules, Feds Say

October 2, 2015 10:23 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | Comments

Apparently, the proposed changes could have prevented 240 accidents.


Commercial Drone Regulations Still On Hold After FAA Misses Deadline

October 2, 2015 10:17 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

By this deadline, the FAA was supposed to have created national regulations.


Exxon Subsidiary Faces $2.6M Fine For 2013 Oil Spill

October 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press | Comments

A federal agency said the company violated regulations involving the line's integrity, operation and maintenance.


Managers Of Georgia Peanut Plant Sentenced To Prison Following Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

October 2, 2015 10:11 am | by Russ Bynum, The Associated Press | Comments

Both men pleaded guilty to charges that they knowingly shipped tainted food to customers.


Senate Panel Votes To Lift 40-Year-Old U.S. Ban On Oil Exports

October 2, 2015 10:03 am | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

The bill would supposedly lower or stabilize gas prices and support jobs.  


Honda Recalls 143,000 Cars Citing Faulty Transmission Software

October 2, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The software problem could cause the front wheels to lock up.


Audi Offers Online Check For Emissions Cheating Software

October 2, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The service — already available to customers in Germany — will expand worldwide next week.


Report: Mobile Device Choices Can Impact Business Costs, Productivity

October 1, 2015 3:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The survey indicated that non-rugged devices have triple the failure rate.


Nestlé To Sell High-End Swiss Chocolate In U.S., Europe

October 1, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Nestlé acquired the premium chocolate maker in 1929, although the brand dates to 1819.


U.S. Auto Sales Jump In September

October 1, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The nation's largest auto companies each reported double-digit sales increases in the U.S. last month. 


Meet The Guy Who Invents New Beers For Anheuser-Busch

October 1, 2015 2:55 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

Every day he dreams up, brews and tastes new types of beer looking for the next big hit.


Russian Supply Ship En Route To International Space System

October 1, 2015 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Russian Mission Control and NASA said the Progress entered orbit and deployed its solar power arrays flawlessly.


Amazon Rolls Out Delivery Ride-Sharing System

October 1, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The program represents another effort to curb shipping costs and delivery times.


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.



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