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SpaceX Close To Discovering Cause Of Recent Rocket Failure

July 7, 2015 | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

“Whatever happened was not straightforward,” Musk said.

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U.S. Job Openings Stay High, But Actual Hiring Falters In May

July 7, 2015 5:05 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May.


General Atomics Plans To Set Up Drone Academy In Grand Forks

July 7, 2015 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Atomics is one of the world's leading developers of high-technology systems.


Report: Manufacturers Must Adapt Commercial Operations To Changing Market

July 7, 2015 3:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

PwC's report argues that manufacturers must make changes at every level of their commercial operations.


Honda Sets Guinness World Record For Fuel Efficiency

July 7, 2015 3:16 pm | by Jake Meister, Digital Reporter | Comments

A battery of tests were conducted upon the car’s entry into each of the 24 required countries.


EPA Chief: Climate Plan On Track Despite Mercury Ruling

July 7, 2015 2:12 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration is on track to complete the Clean Power Plan' next month.


General Mills Plans Major Move Toward Cage-Free Eggs

July 7, 2015 1:54 pm | by Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press | Comments

It says it's committed to going to 100 percent cage-free eggs for its U.S. operations.


Boeing: Ex-Im Bank Needed To Compete Globally

July 7, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Congress failed to reauthorize the bank before its charter expired last week.


Report: Toyota Executive Arrested In Japan To Be Released

July 7, 2015 12:08 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

She is expected to be released Wednesday without being prosecuted.


Tentative Plan To Keep Amtrak Running After Safety Dispute

July 7, 2015 12:03 pm | by Margaret Stafford, The Associated Press | Comments

Amtrak routes across Kansas and Missouri could keep running under a tentative agreement.


The Right Software Creates A More Sophisticated Supply Chain

July 7, 2015 9:51 am | by Randy Marble | Comments

Many companies are using supply chain software for better visibility and decision-making.


Chemists Develop New, Cheaper Process To Make Bioplastic

July 7, 2015 9:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The process could enable more efficient conversion of plant materials into bio-based plastic.  


All-Electric BMW Truck Starts Work

July 6, 2015 5:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

BMW said it will save 11.8 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere annually.


Solar Plane Lands In Hawaii After Record-Breaking Flight

July 6, 2015 4:52 pm | by Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press | Comments

The trans-Pacific leg was the riskiest, as there was nowhere for it to land in an emergency.


U.S. Appeals Court Upholds EPA Plan To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

July 6, 2015 3:28 pm | by Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press | Comments

The judges called pollution in the bay a complex problem that affects 17 million people.


Four Steps To Increase Supplier Adoption In Your Supply Chain

July 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Brad Huff, Executive Vice President & General Manager, TAKE Supply Chain | Comments

Here are four steps to increase supplier adoption, utilization and satisfaction with your procurement portal.


Ingredient Company Highlights Hidden Costs Of Trans Fat Ban

July 6, 2015 3:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A top official with Corbion said the transition could prove costly for the food industry.


Top U.S. Auto Safety Regulator Says Chrysler To Face Sanctions

July 6, 2015 3:02 pm | by Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers | Comments

Fiat Chrysler said it is changing the way it manages safety practices.


Radio Waves Could Allow Smartphones To Charge Themselves

July 6, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Wireless charging could soon enable smartphones to charge themselves from their users' pockets.


Mondelez Spins Off Coffee Brands

July 6, 2015 2:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new company will hold market-leading positions in 18 nations.


Death Toll From Defective GM Switches Rises To 121

July 6, 2015 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Victims' families are being offered compensation by attorney Kenneth Feinberg.



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