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Shale Gas Fueling Jobs Increase In U.S.Plastics Industry

May 14, 2015 5:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report anticipates 127,500 new jobs in the plastics industry over the next decade.

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Senate Advances Trade Authority Bill

May 14, 2015 5:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bigger hurdle will be the House, where Democrats are lined up against the proposal.

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Report: China Leads U.S., European Nations In Industrial IoT Adoption

May 14, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Nearly half of the executives polled planned to use machine-to-data technology by 2020.

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Connecting To The Industrial Internet Of Things

May 14, 2015 3:11 pm | by Tom Mariano, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Foliage | Comments

For the first time, the Internet has more machines talking to each other than people.

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Kayakers Prepare To Meet Shell's Oil Drill Rig In Seattle

May 14, 2015 2:50 pm | by Phuong Le, The Associated Press | Comments

Environmentalists are planning a three-day so-called "festival of resistance."

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New York Releases Final Environmental Review Of Fracking

May 14, 2015 2:30 pm | by Mary Esch, The Associated Press | Comments

The review is expected to lead to the nation's first ban on fracking.

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Apple Nears Settlement Over Talent Poaching Allegations

May 14, 2015 2:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A123 raised allegations that Apple poached employees for a secret electric car project.

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Natural Gas Company Plans To Build Gas Plant At Vermont Farm

May 14, 2015 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

If construction is approved, the plant will be the second of its kind in the U.S.

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Missouri Appears Unlikely To Enact Right-To-Work

May 14, 2015 2:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Lawmaker votes might be insufficient to overrule Gov. Nixon's expected veto.

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Are You Prepared For Summer?

May 14, 2015 9:54 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The summer heat can be particularly dangerous in manufacturing facilities.

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CA Panel Recommends Warning Labels For BPA

May 14, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A panel recommended that the state add BPA to its list of harmful chemicals.

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Studies: When A Chemical Spill Hits, Officials Get The Science Wrong

May 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan, Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Science is often left out of the process of informing the public about disasters.

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Report Links State Oil Subsidies, Campaign Donations

May 14, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced this practice in the face of climate change.

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MAPI Lowers Economic Forecast For 2015

May 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The economic projections for 2015 fell in light of low oil prices and a strong dollar.

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GM To Invest $1B In Detroit-Area Tech Center

May 14, 2015 9:30 am | by Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Comments

The efforts could create about 2,600 jobs in product engineering, IT and design.

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USGS Study Shows Wide Chemical Variation In Fracking Wastewater

May 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study links fracking to organic compounds in drilling wastewater.

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USDA Develops First Government Label For GMO-Free Products

May 14, 2015 4:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Comments

USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of GMOs.

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Senate Agrees To Open Debate On Obama's Trade Agenda

May 13, 2015 3:14 pm | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | Comments

Most Democratic lawmakers oppose free-trade agreements, saying they reduce U.S. jobs. Labor unions and liberal groups, which are vital to Democrats' campaigns, strongly oppose fast track.

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Toyota, Mazda Announce 'Long-Term Partnership' In Technology

May 13, 2015 3:02 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota and Mazda are expanding their partnership to focus on new technologies.

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By The Numbers: Why Closing The Gender Gap Is Good For Manufacturers

May 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

A study says closing the gender gap is good business for manufacturers everywhere.

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