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Southern Buying AGL Resources For About $7.93 Billion

August 24, 2015 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

This would create the second-biggest utility company in the U.S. by customer base.


Managing Change In The Manufacturing Revolution

August 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike DiLeo | Comments

It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry — and lots of it. 


'Mission Control' Band Could Become Hub For Wearables

August 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Lycos has moved into the wearables space with its Lycos Life line.


Colt Asks Bankruptcy Judge For $2.5M In Executive Payments

August 24, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The West Hartford-based company is trying to eliminate $350 million in debt to creditors.


Explosion At Chemical Plant In Eastern China Kills One

August 24, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China killed one person less than two weeks after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin. 


Death Toll Rises To 121 In China Port Explosion

August 24, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Among the dead from the Aug. 12 disaster are 67 firefighters. 


Attorneys Argue Powers During Hearing On Federal Water Rule

August 24, 2015 9:52 am | by Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota is leading a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule. 


EPA Knew Of 'Blowout' Risk For Tainted Water At Gold Mine

August 24, 2015 9:47 am | by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | Comments

The information also raises more questions about whether enough was done to prevent it.


Obama Pushing For More Clean Energy Choices For Consumers

August 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Nancy Benac, The Associated Press | Comments

President Obama is pressing to give Americans power to choose what kind of power they use.


China's Stock Market Suffers Biggest One-Day Fall Since 2007

August 24, 2015 9:39 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Global markets are likely to follow China down. 


Robot Car Crashes Need Police Oversight, Says Watchdog

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

A watchdog group is asking California police and the Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate any crashes involving experimental autonomous cars.


Walmart Partners With Group To Offer Reshoring Assistance

August 21, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Walmart is adding the resources of the Illinois-based Reshoring Initiative.


Four New Fires Erupt In China's Tianjin Port Disaster Area

August 21, 2015 3:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The fires burned where the massive warehouse explosions occurred last week.


Japan's Finance Minister Warns China On Currency Moves

August 21, 2015 3:03 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | Comments

A further devaluation of the yuan could put Japan in a tough spot.


Analysis Puts Coke Ahead Of Pepsi In Water Conservation

August 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The soft drink industry's biggest rivals each made substantial commitments to mitigate their use of fresh water.


Barrel Of U.S. Crude Drops Below $40

August 21, 2015 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Friday's fall was the latest indicator of a vast shift in the energy landscape.


First U.S. Tar Sands Mine Set To Open In Utah

August 21, 2015 2:52 pm | by Brady McCombs, The Associated Press | Comments

The impending opening of the nation's first tar sands mine has become another front in the battle across the West between preservationists and the energy industry.


Helium Crisis Averted? Scientists Pinpoint Potential New Reserves

August 21, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

These reserves of helium are critical as the current global supply continues to shrink.


Modern ERP: Greater Expectations

August 21, 2015 10:02 am | by Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor | Comments

When you consider enterprise resource planning, what comes to mind? 


Colorado Brewery Out With Another Batch Of Count Chocula Beer

August 21, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Brewers used the cereal to make small batches of a beer called "Cerealiously."



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