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Nut Butters Recalled For Salmonella

August 20, 2014 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to ...    

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Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Service

August 20, 2014 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service started ...      

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Apple's Stock Bounces Back To Hit A New High

August 20, 2014 12:13 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents ...  

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China Fines 12 Firms In Auto Price Probe

August 20, 2014 12:08 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of ...

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Brita Recalls Children's Water Bottles

August 20, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard. The company said Tuesday that the lid of the hard-sided bottles can break into pieces with sharp points. Brita has received ...  

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Chemical Fire Disables Tanker

August 20, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast, and one crew member has died, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday. The fire was extinguished by the vessel's own installed firefighting systems, but ...

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Google's IPO Launched A Decade Of Big Bets

August 20, 2014 9:53 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further. Page's vision is that ...    

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New Corvette Feature Keeps An Eye On Valets

August 20, 2014 9:50 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on ... 

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Agency Opens Probe Into Fire Truck Recall

August 20, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall. The probe covers trucks from the 2000 to 2012 model years made by ...   

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4 At Slaughterhouse Behind Beef Recall Indicted

August 20, 2014 9:43 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to ...        

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Fortune Brands To Sell Window Business For $130M

August 20, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. said Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Simonton Windows business to building products maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. for about $130 million. The deal is expected to close in October. Fortune Brands ...  

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Protesters Target NC Chicken Processing Plant

August 20, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area. The Fayetteville Observer reports that more than ...       

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The Factory of the Future Will Be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 5:11 pm | by Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

The Factories of the Future (FoF) multi-annual roadmap for the years 2014-2020 under Horizon 2020, the European Union (EU) Framework Program for Research and Innovation, sets a vision that echoes ...         

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Attorney General Sues State Farm Over Auto Repairs

August 19, 2014 3:29 pm | by Melinda Deslatte - Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety. The lawsuit, filed in state district court in...

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Frack-Quakes Less Intense

August 19, 2014 12:13 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. People feeling the ground move ...

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How 1 U.S. Factory Owner Fought Cheap Imports

August 19, 2014 11:50 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy. Macy's book, "Factory Man," tells the story of ...

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Defense Grills Plant Manager In Salmonella Trial

August 19, 2014 11:31 am | by Kate Brumback - Associated Press | News | Comments

A defense attorney grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak. Attorney Tom Bondurant on Tuesday questioned Samuel Lightsey, the former manager of a Peanut Corporation of America plant in ...

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HTC Makes Windows Version Of Flagship One Phone

August 19, 2014 11:31 am | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to ...

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America's First Electric Supercar

August 19, 2014 11:26 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

What looks like a Shelby Daytona Coupé, goes like a 911 Turbo S and uses no traditional fuel? The Renovo Coupe. It's a car bred in Silicon Valley and it's the first American all-electric supercar. After four and a half years of working in secret, the car is ready ...

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Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

August 19, 2014 11:06 am | by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state. The prison agency in the nation's busiest death penalty state paid ...

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