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General Atomics Signs Lease For Grand Forks Drone Tech Park

September 22, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Grand Sky is a 1.2 million-square-foot park located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.


Schumer: Southern Tier Company Expected To Build New Trains

September 22, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A manufacturer in the Southern Tier is expected to be chosen to build the next generation of high-speed trains for the Northeast as part of a $2.5 billion program.


Report Says Apple Moving Forward On Building A Car

September 22, 2015 9:49 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is speeding up work on a project that could lead to the California tech giant building its own electric car. 


Clean Tech A Top Priority As Chinese President Lands In U.S.

September 22, 2015 9:44 am | by Gene Johnson and Phuong Le, The Associated Press | Comments

Discussing how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy, smarter electricity use and other clean technologies is a top agenda item as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives. 


Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Outbreak

September 22, 2015 9:38 am | by Russ Bynum, The Associated Press | Comments

The salmonella outbreak triggered one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history. 


VW Sets Aside $7.3 Billion Over Emissions Scandal

September 22, 2015 9:31 am | by Geir Moulson, The Associated Press | Comments

The EPA has indicated that it could, in theory, fine VW up to $18 billion.


Colorado's High Court To Decide If Cities Can Ban Fracking

September 21, 2015 3:19 pm | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press | Comments

The Colorado Supreme Court decision steps into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher oil and gas rules than the state.


Aston Martin To Begin Electric Crossover Production In 2019

September 21, 2015 3:11 pm | by Jake Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Aston Martin hopes to sell around 14,000 vehicles a year by 2020 after selling 4,000 units in 2014.


McDonald's Shareholder Calls For Stronger Steps On Antibiotics

September 21, 2015 2:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A group of nuns that owns shares of McDonald's Corp. last week asked the fast food giant to dramatically curtail the use of antibiotics in its supply chain.


VW, Under Fire Over Emissions Tests, Likely Won’t Face Maximum Fine

September 21, 2015 2:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The agency said that Volkswagen faces fines of up to $37,500 per vehicle or more than $18 billion. 


Apple Withdraws Some China Apps After Malware Found

September 21, 2015 2:49 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

The malicious software collects information from infected devices and uploads it to outside servers. 


VW Emissions Scandal Causes 17 Percent Dip In Stocks

September 21, 2015 2:45 pm | by Frank Jordans and Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | Comments

The scandal emerged Friday when the EPA accused VW of skirting clean air rules. 


Subaru Plans $140M Expansion Of Indiana Factory

September 21, 2015 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The expansion would add up to 1,200 jobs in the next two years.


New Pipeline Safety Rule Pending After Increase In Accidents

September 21, 2015 10:19 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | Comments

A boom in U.S. energy production in recent years has led to rising numbers of pipeline accidents.


Survey Shows Less Optimism Among Manufacturers

September 21, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The results for 2015, while high, are the lowest in the annual survey since 2010.


'Invisibility Cloak' Hides Irregularly Shaped Microscopic Objects

September 21, 2015 10:04 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

This microscopic ‘invisibility cloak’ cloaks objects from visible light.


VW Chief 'Sorry' After EPA Says Firm Skirted Clean Air Law

September 21, 2015 9:59 am | by Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | Comments

The EPA revealed that VW skirted clean air rules on Friday. 


French Data Privacy Regulator Rejects Google Appeal

September 21, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

It is up to the data privacy regulators of each country to implement the EU-wide decisions.


VW Sees Billions Wiped Off Market Value After Rigging Claims

September 21, 2015 9:49 am | by Frank Jordans and Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | Comments

Around 15 billion euros was wiped off the market value of Volkswagen AG following revelations that the German carmaker rigged U.S. emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.


Britain To Guarantee Chinese Investment In New Nuclear Plant

September 21, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The British government will underwrite 2 billion pounds in Chinese financing for a new nuclear power plant in southwest England. 



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