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Survey: IT Executives Focused On Improving Business Processes

November 17, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Respondents also listed operational efficiency and customer experience as their top priorities.


Photos Of The Day: Obama To Give Two Ships To Philippines In Signal To China

November 17, 2015 2:29 pm | by Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey, The Associated Press | Comments

The move is part of a broader plan to scale up assistance to naval forces in Southeast Asia.


Big Texas Welcome For Google Self-Driving Cars

November 17, 2015 2:25 pm | by Paul J. Weber and Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Comments

Unlike California, Texas has no obvious restrictions on self-driving vehicles.


Colorado Regulators Discuss Rules Meant To Ease Oil, Gas Conflicts

November 17, 2015 10:14 am | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press | Comments

Energy company representatives have said the rules could hurt the state's oil and gas industry. 


US Manufacturing Output Rises For First Time In Three Months

November 17, 2015 10:09 am | by Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Manufacturing production increased 0.4 percent last month.


Chemical Safety Board Might Postpone New Investigations

November 17, 2015 9:58 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

It’s been a tough year for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.


Feds Stand Behind Report That Colorado Agreed To Mine Plan

November 17, 2015 9:54 am | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press | Comments

The Bureau of Reclamation said the state experts signed off on the plan to insert a drain pipe.


State Agency Passes $905M Plan To Replace Aging Gas Lines

November 17, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The New Jersey project will raise gas rates an average of 1.5 percent each year for four years.


VW Sales Dip In Europe, But No More Than Competitors

November 17, 2015 9:21 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | Comments

VW brand sales slipped 0.2 percent, while all of VW group sales dropped 0.5 percent.


State's Revamped Trash-To-Energy Plant Faces Falling Prices

November 16, 2015 5:19 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | Comments

About 60 percent of garbage is currently burned in waste-to-energy plants.


Ben & Jerry’s To Debut Vegan Ice Cream

November 16, 2015 3:30 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

The celebrated ice cream makers began testing non-dairy alternatives earlier this year.


Tree-Lined Skyscrapers Hope To Increase High-Rise Sustainability

November 16, 2015 3:18 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

A Treescraper was just named the Best Tall Building of 2015.


FAA Tells Drone Owners To Skip Registration Firms

November 16, 2015 3:11 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some websites are advertising that they will register a drone for a $25 fee.


Space Station Suffers Short Circuit, Power System Degraded

November 16, 2015 3:08 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

Spacewalking repairs may be needed. But first, a replacement part must be delivered via rocket.


Space Mining Could Become Legal Very Soon

November 16, 2015 3:01 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

The act is also meant to encourage the growth of the private space industry in general.


Photos Of The Day: Giant Robots Prepare For Battle

November 16, 2015 2:58 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

The stage is set for the first global giant robot battle.


Lobbyists In A Frenzy As Transportation Bill Nears Friday Deadline

November 16, 2015 2:55 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Comments

The bill is lobbyists' best shot in years at making policies reflect client interests.


Coal Not Going Away Anytime Soon Despite Renewables Push

November 16, 2015 2:37 pm | by Louise Watt, The Associated Press | Comments

Coal provides more than 40 percent of the world's electricity and 29 percent of its energy supply.


Republicans Propose Lifting Wisconsin's Nuclear Plant Moratorium

November 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by Todd Richmond, The Associated Press | Comments

Wisconsin is currently home to only one operational nuclear power plant.


More Repairs Ordered For Pipe After California Oil Spill

November 16, 2015 10:17 am | by Brian Melley, The Associated Press | Comments

Oil from the spill washed up on beaches more than 100 miles away.



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