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Airbus Restarts A400M Deliveries As Spain Lifts Restrictions

June 19, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Airbus has said three of the four engines on the crashed plane failed before it hit the ground.


What Happened To Colt Defense LLC

June 19, 2015 10:04 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The gun manufacturer reported that it owes up to $500 million to up to 50 creditors.


Lotte Chemical Investing $2.6B In Two Joint Ventures

June 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The plans still need approval from the companies’ boards of directors.


OSHA Blames Oil Rig Fire That Killed Three On Open-Flame Heater

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Three workers were killed and another two seriously injured when a drilling rig caught fire.


Cannabis RX — Legalized Marijuana By The Numbers

June 19, 2015 9:48 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

A burgeoning industry has been rapidly developing to meet customers' needs.


Hershey To Cut About 300 Jobs, Lowers 2015 Revenue Outlook

June 19, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hershey maintains that a slowdown in China's economy is a contributing factor.


Iowa Fertilizer Plant Asks State For Additional $21.5M

June 19, 2015 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A $1.9 billion fertilizer plant under construction in southeast Iowa is asking for an additional $21.5 million in incentives from the state. The Des Moines Register ( ) reports the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board will consider the request...


Toyota Exec Arrested On Suspicion Of Importing Controlled Drug

June 19, 2015 6:09 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota President said he believes the exec had no intention of breaking the law.


Tech Group Outlines Priorities For 2016 Candidates

June 18, 2015 4:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The group argues that the eventual nominees should focus on technological innovation.


Analysts See Several Reasons For Colt's Slide To Bankruptcy

June 18, 2015 3:03 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | Comments

The 179-year-old gun maker filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday.


Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More Quakes

June 18, 2015 2:39 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

The study looked at 187,570 injection wells over four decades.


California Reveals Details Of Self-Driving Car Accidents

June 18, 2015 1:54 pm | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Comments

This reverses a policy that shields details of how self-driving cars been performing.


Caterpillar To Lay Off 120 Workers At East Peoria Plant

June 18, 2015 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Caterpillar Inc. has announced a second round of layoffs this year.


Amazon Calls For Uniform Drone Regulations

June 18, 2015 12:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Seattle-based Amazon unveiled its Prime Air project in late 2013.


Facility Tied To Ohio Chemical Spill To Submit Cleanup Plan

June 18, 2015 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company has said cleanup efforts have already been underway since shortly after the spill.


Infographic: Survey Shows Many CFOs Lack Access To Company Data

June 18, 2015 12:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Nearly half of business finance officials say they instead rely on "gut feel."


Bipartisan Rescue Bid For Obama's Trade Agenda

June 18, 2015 12:15 pm | by David Espo, Charles Babington, The Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama's trade agenda appears to be back on track.


Current Account Trade Deficit Widens To $113.3B

June 18, 2015 11:44 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The economy is expected to rebound with many economists forecasting growth of around 2 percent.


Gauge Of U.S. Economy Posts Solid 0.7 Percent May Advance

June 18, 2015 11:35 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

This indicates that the economy should gain strength in the second half of this year.


Gas-Price Jump Pushes Consumer Prices Up 0.4 Percent In May

June 18, 2015 11:31 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Outside of energy, price pressures remained modest.



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