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Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

July 29, 2014 10:47 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Jimmy Dean, owned by Hillshire Brands, is rolling out 16 microwavable products that cost around $3 each and are designed to be eaten later in the day, including a pulled pork sandwich and grilled steak bowl.             

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Toyota Remains No. 1 In Global Vehicle Sales

July 29, 2014 10:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.                  

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Gov't. Fails To Vet Chemical Plants For Terror Risk

July 29, 2014 10:40 pm | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities.                

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Food Writers Subpoenaed In 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit

July 29, 2014 10:35 pm | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.  

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Steel Mill Fined $135K For Emission Sensors

July 29, 2014 10:33 pm | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution-control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.                

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Vending Firm Official Sentenced In Pepsi Scheme

July 29, 2014 10:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period.           

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Clean Air Rules Both Too Much, Too Little

July 29, 2014 2:31 pm | by Dan Elliott and Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.                     

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Corning Donates $1.8M In Parts For Space Telescope

July 29, 2014 2:23 pm | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.                      

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Kellogg Plans To Close Georgia Plant

July 29, 2014 2:21 pm | News | Comments

Kellogg Co. officials announced Monday that they're closing a plant in Columbus as part of a restructuring process. The move is expected to eliminate 325 jobs.                         

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Dems Have Million-Dollar Day On Impeachment

July 29, 2014 2:16 pm | by Philip Elliott, Associated Press | News | Comments

House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.                 

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Consumer Confidence Jumps In July

July 29, 2014 2:12 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Conference Board's confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began.                  

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Ocean Spray Worker Dies In Fall Through Skylight

July 29, 2014 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Authorities say a Nevada man is dead after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked.                     

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Suzuki Recalling Nearly 26K Cars

July 29, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.                       

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$1,000 Pill Now Treatment Of Choice

July 29, 2014 8:40 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.                 

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China To Put Glaxo Investigators On Trial In August

July 29, 2014 8:37 am | News | Comments

A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.                       

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Board Denies Challenges To Giant Telescope

July 29, 2014 8:22 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has denied requests to contest the approval of a sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope, allowing construction to move forward for what will be one of the largest telescopes in the world.            

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Drone Nearly Blocks California Firefighting Planes

July 29, 2014 8:18 am | by Fenit Nirappil and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

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U.S. Companies Increasingly Look For Growth Overseas

July 29, 2014 8:16 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Few U.S. industries are tying their fortunes to overseas markets as aggressively as the technology sector, where new sources of revenue are often just a matter of equipping people with a computing device and an Internet connection.        

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1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Fish Plant Explosion

July 29, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.                                 

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Smith & Wesson Paying $2M To Settle Bribery Charges

July 29, 2014 8:08 am | News | Comments

Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business.                       

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