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ISIS’ Illegal Oil Empire: By The Numbers

October 2, 2015 4:33 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

The Islamic State is considered the richest terrorist organization in the world.


Texas Chemical Plant Explosion Injures Four

October 2, 2015 4:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The renewable energy company SunEdison leaked silane, a highly flammable chemical.


ISM: Manufacturing Hits A Soft Spot

October 2, 2015 3:16 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Comments

The manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month.


Poll: Chemical Companies Largely Unprepared For Labeling Standards

October 2, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Less than half of surveyed chemical companies were able to meet the June 1 deadline.


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: New Stunning Images Of Pluto’s Largest Moon

October 2, 2015 3:05 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

On Thursday, NASA released the most detailed images yet of Charon, Pluto’s largest moon.


Manufacturing Day Roundup: Highlights From Around The Nation

October 2, 2015 2:53 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

So far, a total of 2,214 events are scheduled nationwide.


SolarCity Unveils Industry's Most Efficient Solar Panel

October 2, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new panels convert sunlight into electricity at a 22.04 percent clip.


Blue Bell Plans To Restart Texas Ice Cream Plant In Months

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

Blue Bell was linked to 10 listeria cases, but resumed production after decontamination.


The Key To Cleaning Waterways Could Be . . . More Plastics?

October 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

One California chemist believes that certain microbeads could actually be helpful to water supplies.


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. 



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