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Tesla Motors Co-Founder Wants To Electrify Commercial Trucks

June 2, 2015 | by Terence Chea, The Associated Press | Comments

He wants to electrify noisy, gas-guzzling trucks that deliver packages and haul garbage.

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Today in Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

The U.S. Drug Shortage — By The Numbers

June 2, 2015 5:32 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

 The issue frustrates patients who have to travel hundreds of miles to secure needed meds.


Groups Sue Agency To Block Shell's Arctic Offshore Drilling

June 2, 2015 5:11 pm | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Comments

They say federal regulators' review of the Shell exploratory drilling plan was cursory.


Kraft, Mondelez Seek Dismissal Of Price Manipulation Charges

June 2, 2015 5:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The complaint alleged that the companies violated limits on the volume of futures contracts.


Feds Approve First Solar Projects Under New Permit System

June 2, 2015 4:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

When the projects become operational, they will generate 440 megawatts of energy.


Volvo Incentives Package Could Cost $87M More

June 2, 2015 4:07 pm | by Seanna Adcox, The Associated Press | Comments

The company has promised to invest at least $500 million and create at least 2,000 jobs.


California Water Use Fell 13.5 Percent In April Amid Drought

June 2, 2015 3:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Californians managed to get about halfway to their goal of using a fourth less water.


Sikorsky To Cut 1,400 Jobs, Citing Falling Oil Production

June 2, 2015 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The job cuts would affect about 9.2 percent of its workforce of about 15,200 people.


Ford Keeps Plants Running Longer For Third Consecutive Year

June 2, 2015 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company says that it will produce almost an additional 40,000 vehicles this summer.


New Disney Toys Combine High-Tech Gadgets, Old-School Play

June 2, 2015 2:57 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

The toys engage kids interested in an online component while keeping them active.


Blue Bell OKs Deal On Listeria With Alabama Health Officials

June 2, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company is required to inform the state of any positive listeria test results.


NSA Phone Collection Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

June 2, 2015 1:42 pm | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

The Senate version of that bill cleared a procedural hurdle Tuesday by a vote of 83-14.


Amtrak CEO Vows To Put Safety Technology Into Operation

June 2, 2015 1:39 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Comments

Amtrak still has to do extensive testing of the system but intends to meet the deadline.


ISM: Economy Well Positioned For Continued Growth

June 2, 2015 1:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

With West Coast port disputes and the winter season behind us, things are looking up.


Alcoa Invests In Facility To Meet Jet Engine Demand

June 2, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The technology is expected to be ready for product qualification in 2016.


Apple's Siri Has New Role In New 'Smart' Home Systems

June 2, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The new products could be an important step for the emerging industry of "smart" homes.


U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Fall Slightly In May

June 2, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sales are expected to fall from the past May, when sales hit a nine-year high.


Syngenta Preparing For Another Monsanto Takeover Bid

June 2, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A merger would establish a massive agribusiness company with sales exceeding $31 billion.


Lawmakers Seeking Answers From Takata, U.S. On Faulty Airbags

June 2, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lawmakers want to know how the replacement inflators being installed are different.


Plans Would Let California Farmers Avoid Water Cuts

June 2, 2015 8:19 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Scott Smith, The Associated Press | Comments

Delta farmers who proposed the cutbacks have never had their water use restricted.


First Subsea Tidal Power Plant To Go Live In France In 2015

June 1, 2015 3:08 pm | by GE Reports Staff | Comments

When completed at the end of this year, it will generate 1 megawatt of renewable power.



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