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Report: Business Group Could Target Republicans Over Ex-Im Bank, Infrastructure

July 28, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The strategy is reportedly in very early planning and specific targets have yet to emerge.


Volkswagen Sold More Vehicles Than Toyota In First Half

July 28, 2015 10:01 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

This is the first time the German automaker has come out top.


Federal Officials Examine Probable Cause Of Spaceship Crash

July 28, 2015 9:58 am | by Kevin Freking, The Associated Press | Comments

Virgin Galactic has been proceeding with its plans and is now building another craft.


Mitsubishi Plant Closure Ends Foreign Automakers' UAW Ties

July 28, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Mitsubishi maintained its UAW ties after taking sole control of the plant in 1991.


Musk, Hawking Among Those Calling For Ban On AI Weapons

July 28, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The letter predicts that the technology could set off a "military AI arms race."


Rocket Manufacturing And Testing Lab To Open In Colorado

July 27, 2015 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A rocket launch company is opening a propulsion testing and manufacturing operation.


Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Jump 3.4 Percent In June

July 27, 2015 1:55 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June.


New York Wins $600M Hub For Photonics Research, Development

July 27, 2015 1:30 pm | by Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press | Comments

Photonics involves the use of light in robotics, medical imaging and national security.


Israel's Teva Buys Allergan Generic Drug Company For $40.5B

July 27, 2015 1:08 pm | by Daniel Estrin, The Associated Press | Comments

The Israeli pharmaceutical giant is the world's largest generic drugmaker.


In Iowa, Clinton Says Climate Plan Will Promote Renewables

July 27, 2015 12:45 pm | by Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press | Comments

Clinton also hinted that her plans would impose changes on the coal industry.


Software Turns Smartphones Into Tools For Medical Research

July 27, 2015 12:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A smartphone "is a great platform for research," said Dr. Michael McConnell.


USDA Unveils New Peanut Variety

July 27, 2015 12:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The genetically engineered peanut has a longer shelf life and greater resistance to disease.


Company Announces Plans For Steel Mill In Southern Oklahoma

July 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The mill will produce steel products and is expected to create about 300 jobs.


Finalists Announced For The 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by R&D Magazine | Comments

Gala Event to Be Held November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.


AT&T Buys DirecTV, Now Biggest Traditional TV Provider In U.S.

July 27, 2015 10:19 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

The FCC said that it had set certain requirements for the merger.


Small Plane Crashes In California Yard, Killing Pilot

July 27, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The plane narrowly missed two houses and landed upside down.


Study: Coral-Like Structure Successfully Captures Ocean Pollutants

July 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study aimed to create a synthetic material that could match the absorbent properties of coral.


Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall In Laboratory Freezer

July 27, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The employee died after falling about 15 feet inside a two-story freezer.


Wind Farm Construction Commences

July 27, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The steel foundation on the ocean floor is known in the industry as the "first steel in the water."


Deep-Sea Mining Looms On Horizon As UN Body Issues Contracts

July 27, 2015 9:45 am | by David McFadden, The Associated Press | Comments

The era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning, fueled by technological advances in robotics.



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