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Alaska Fears Fallout Of Shell's Arctic Drilling Decision

September 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Comments

The state must find another source to fill the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline.


Amid VW Scandal, Polluted Paris Asks If It's Time To Dump Diesel

September 29, 2015 9:58 am | by Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press | Comments

Guidebooks rarely mention it, but Paris is one of the most polluted cities in the rich world. 


FedEx Hikes Fuel Surcharge, Shipping Rates

September 29, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Officials said that the strain caused by e-commerce forced the changes.


Big Utilities Enter Market For Small Rooftop Solar

September 29, 2015 9:49 am | by Ray Henry, The Associated Press | Comments

Utilities and smaller solar installers fight over the future of the U.S. energy system.


New Keurig Kold Makes Single-Serve Sodas From Your Countertop

September 29, 2015 9:42 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

The new machine can make single servings of Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper and more.


GE, Citing Export-Import Bank Impasse, To Move 350 Jobs To Canada

September 28, 2015 4:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The $265 million facility in Canada is expected to open in about 20 months.


BMW Wants To Assure Drivers It Isn't Fudging Emissions Tests

September 28, 2015 3:21 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Fourteen BMW vehicles were tested to show that they comply with EU NOx emissions rules.


Chipotle: Pork Back In 90 Percent Of Locations

September 28, 2015 3:19 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

The Mexican food chain stopped serving pork at about a third of its restaurants in January after it said one of its suppliers violated its animal welfare standards. 


Volvo Breaks Ground On $500 Million South Carolina Plant

September 28, 2015 3:12 pm | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | Comments

The plant is expected to employ about 2,000 workers throughout the next decade.


Apple Sells 13 Million New iPhones In Three Days

September 28, 2015 3:12 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The results include sales in China, which was included in the launch for the first time.


German McDonald's Will Offer Company's First Organic Burger

September 28, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

This is the latest in a series of moves by the fast food giant to appeal to shifting consumer attitudes.


New Tesla Factory To Double European Production

September 28, 2015 3:01 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

The new factory marks a step toward a production goal of 500,000 cars annually by 2020.


NASA Confirms Water Does Exist On Present-Day Mars

September 28, 2015 2:55 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

NASA finally announced what it billed as a “major” finding over the weekend. 


Takata Air Bag Recalls Could Expand To Seven More Companies

September 28, 2015 2:52 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

So far, 23.4 million Takata air bag inflators have been recalled on 19.2 million vehicles.


Brazil Pledges To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 28, 2015 2:18 pm | by Karl Ritter, The Associated Press | Comments

The world's seventh biggest greenhouse gas polluter said it will cut emissions by 37 percent.


Aluminum Giant Alcoa Splitting Into Two Companies

September 28, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alcoa Inc., based in New York, expects the split to be complete by late 2016.


India Successfully Launches Its First Space Observatory

September 28, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The observatory, named Astrosat, will attempt a deeper study of star systems.


Report: Starbucks Scheduling Problems Remain Despite 2014 Pledge

September 28, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

More than a year ago, a report chronicled the havoc wreaked on Starbucks' baristas by its sophisticated scheduling technology.


U.S. Consumer Spending Up 0.4 Percent In August

September 28, 2015 10:01 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The result supports expectations for spending to remain strong in the second half of 2015.


Major Legal Trouble On The Horizon For Volkswagen

September 28, 2015 9:57 am | by Michael Biesecker and Eric Tucker, The Associated Press | Comments

There's also a high likelihood of class-action lawsuits by angry VW owners.



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