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Breaking Keystone Silence, Clinton Says She Opposes Pipeline

September 23, 2015 10:01 am | by Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press | Comments

Clinton broke her longstanding silence over the hotly-debated project. 


China Economy: Weakened But Still Growing

September 23, 2015 9:46 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

This year, Beijing is expected to report growth of 6.5 percent to 7 percent.


Robot Revolution Sweeps China's Factory Floors

September 23, 2015 9:40 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | Comments

In China's factories, the robots are rising.


Future Of Volkswagen CEO Uncertain Amid Emissions Scandal

September 23, 2015 9:33 am | by Geir Moulson and Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | Comments

Volkswagen said 11 million of its vehicles worldwide contained the so-called "defeat device" that allowed the cars to beat the testers.


Infographic: Industry In 3D

September 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Comments

Take a look at what stakeholders are saying about this burgeoning industry.


IMPO Onsite: Passion Cuts Through — A Century Of LENOX Tools

September 22, 2015 3:20 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of LENOX, a tool manufacturer headquartered out of Massachusetts.


Marines Put Robot Military Dog Through Its Paces

September 22, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Spot is also smaller, quieter and more agile than previous quadruped robots. 

Texas Contractor Fined Over Refinery Worker Death

September 22, 2015 3:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Federal labor officials last week cited a Texas contractor after one of its workers succumbed to excessive heat at a Louisiana refinery.


Was The Fukushima Meltdown Avoidable?

September 22, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A newly released study attributed the meltdown of a Japanese nuclear plant following a 2011 tsunami to a "cascade of industrial, regulatory and engineering failures."


Three Drones Used To Build Rope Bridge

September 22, 2015 2:53 pm | by Jake Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

According to the researchers, the exercise will be used to help determine how to produce rope bridges for real-world use.


Bayer CropScience Settles For $5.6M Over Deadly Blast

September 22, 2015 2:42 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press | Comments

The company will spend another $4.23 million to improve emergency preparedness and response in Institute and protect the Kanawha River.


VW CEO Says He's 'Endlessly Sorry' For Tarnishing Brand

September 22, 2015 2:35 pm | by Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | Comments

"We are asking, I am asking for your trust on our way forward," he said. "We will clear this up."


Starbucks: Mobile Order-And-Pay Now Available Nationally

September 22, 2015 10:17 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

Taco Bell also introduced a mobile app last year that lets people order and pay in advance, and Wendy's says it's testing the option.


Tesla Powerwall To Debut In Australia Later This Year

September 22, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The country is an attractive market for solar energy. 


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.



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