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Russia's Stunt-Loving Putin Rides To Bottom Of Black Sea

August 19, 2015 9:48 am | by Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Comments

Another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Russia's adventure-loving president.


Amazon's Data-Driven Approach Becoming More Common

August 18, 2015 3:18 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.


Pentagon Plans To Increase Drone Flights By 50 Percent

August 18, 2015 2:53 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press | Comments

The Pentagon will use the Army and civilian contractors to put more of the unmanned aircraft in the air.


Software Could Help Manufacturers, Distributors Cope With New OT Rules

August 18, 2015 2:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Manufacturers will soon need to figure out how to account for the changes.


Cargill Acquisition Hopes To Capitalize On Growing Fish Farm Industry

August 18, 2015 2:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Farmed fish increased its share of overall fish production from 25 percent in 2007 to 42 percent just five years later. 


GE Unveils New Laundry Operation

August 18, 2015 2:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

General Electric on Tuesday announced its largest laundry product launch in 20 years.


High-Tech Cars Bring Detroit, Silicon Valley Face-To-Face

August 18, 2015 2:14 pm | by Dee-Ann Dubrin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The convergence of cars and computers is blurring the traditional geographical boundaries of both industries.


Starbucks, Panera Tweak Pumpkin Spice Latte Formulas

August 18, 2015 2:05 pm | by Donna Gordon Blankinship, The Associated Press | Comments

Starbucks and Panera are hyping reformulated versions of the popular drinks, which will include real pumpkin. 


U.S. Proposes To Cut Methane From Oil, Gas By Nearly Half

August 18, 2015 2:00 pm | by Matthew Daly and Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Comments

The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels.


Lawmakers Call For Oversight Hearings On Green Jobs Measure

August 18, 2015 10:21 am | by Julia Horowitz, The Associated Press | Comments

Voters in 2012 approved the Clean Energy Jobs Act by a large margin, closing a tax loophole for multistate corporations.


U.S. Steel Idling Alabama Mill, Affecting About 1,100 Jobs

August 18, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The domestic steel industry has been buffeted for years by low prices and foreign imports.


Iowa Town Coping With Loss Of Beef Plant And Its 400 Jobs

August 18, 2015 10:08 am | by The Assciated Press | Comments

Tyson officials said Friday that the plant was closing because it had too much beef production capacity in the region.


GM To Build Auto Industry Archive, Research Center in Flint

August 18, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

GM spent about $3 million to date on renovations and said it would invest millions more to establish the archive. 


Shipper Hopes Google Glass Will Improve Warehouse Operations

August 18, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Exel plans to test connected eyewear in two U.S. warehouses later this year.


EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In Colorado

August 18, 2015 9:42 am | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

The investigation will focus on the EPA's response to the Aug. 5 spill. 


Feds Allow Shell To Drill For Oil In Arctic Ocean Off Alaska

August 18, 2015 9:36 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Arctic waters hold 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil. 


Blue Bell To Resume Distributing Ice Cream To Select Markets

August 17, 2015 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blue Bell said Monday that it plans to re-enter parts of 15 states in five phases. 


Audi, Samsung, LG To Collaborate On All-Electric SUV

August 17, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The proposed SUV comes as electric car maker Tesla plans to launch its Model X SUV. 


IMF: China Is Managing Transition To More Stable Growth

August 17, 2015 3:17 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The IMF praised China for giving investors more say in its foreign-exchange rate.


Most Ignition Switch Victims Accepting GM Offers

August 17, 2015 3:11 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Victims and their families are being offered at least $1 million each



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