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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


Researchers Work On Possible Diesel Replacement

August 17, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Researchers are modifying an oilseed for use as a potential diesel replacement. 


Tianjin Port Explosion Might Be Among The World's Deadliest Disasters For Fire Crews

August 17, 2015 1:52 pm | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | Comments

At least 21 firefighters are confirmed dead and scores of others remain missing.


China Orders Nationwide Safety Check After Tianjin Blasts

August 17, 2015 1:43 pm | by Paul Traynor, The Associated Press | Comments

The blast killed at least 114 people and left 70 others missing.


New York The Latest State To Ban Powdered Alcohol

August 17, 2015 1:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Palcohol is packaged in small pouches and designed to be added to water, juice or soda.


Captain Morgan Parent Sues Supplement Maker Over Logo

August 17, 2015 1:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Diageo North America alleged that Captain Amsterdam's grinning, mustachioed mascot too closely resembles its trademark rum label. 


Seafood Company Pleads Guilty After Mislabeling Imported Shrimp

August 17, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A North Carolina seafood company will pay a $100,000 fine and forfeit more than 20,000 pounds of shrimp.


Fiat Chrysler Recalling 85,816 Chrysler 200 Sedans

August 17, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fiat Chrysler says it's unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.


Report: Lagging Oil Prices Could Hurt Chemical Industry In Coming Years

August 17, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A continued glut of oil could keep crude prices below their trend levels for more than 10 years. 


Apple Said To Show Interest In Automotive Testing Facility

August 17, 2015 10:01 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has not reached any agreement for testing there. 


River In Colorado Reopens As Toxic Plume Reaches Lake Powell

August 17, 2015 9:56 am | by Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press | Comments

Water officials said the plume now presents little danger to users beyond Lake Powell. 


Critics Of Carbon Regulations Use Mine Spill To Skewer EPA

August 17, 2015 9:50 am | by Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press | Comments

EPA workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater. 



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