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Oil Council: Shale Won't Last, Arctic Drilling Needed Now

March 27, 2015 10:00 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Environmental advocates say the Arctic ecosystem is too fragile to risk a spill, and cleanup would be difficult or perhaps even impossible because of weather and ice.

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Behind The Historic U.S. Oil Supply Glut

March 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Societe Generale Global Head of Oil Research Michael Wittner discusses rising U.S. oil stockpiles.

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Explore Technology At The World’s Museums During Twitter’s #MuseumWeek

March 27, 2015 9:38 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

This week is the world’s first international #MuseumWeek on Twitter. Some 2,800 museums and cultural institutions are taking part in it and removing restrictions on selfies and photography.

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Steel Industry Gathers Before Congress

March 27, 2015 9:29 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

"Global influences in the market like reduced steel prices, unfair trade, imports and fluctuating oil prices, continue to have an impact on the business."

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Wyoming Company Does Work For NASA

March 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Matthew Stottlemyre, Gillette News Record | News | Comments

Fifty years after the company first opened its doors, L&H has tackled its biggest job to date and its first government contract, said Bill Schroyer, L&H's project manager for the transporter rebuild.

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Feds: Monsanto Released Dangerous Chemicals At Idaho Plant

March 26, 2015 2:41 pm | by Keith Ridler, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials say the chemicals released are hazardous and can pose serious health risks to workers and the community.

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Lawmakers Unhappy With New Fracking Rules

March 26, 2015 2:36 pm | by Kevin Freking, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

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Survey: Many In Plastics Industry Call For Improved Resins

March 26, 2015 2:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A substantial portion of the plastics sector believes current resins are insufficient to meet industry needs, according to a recent poll.

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Feds Investigate Safety Of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

March 26, 2015 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company's executives have criticized "60 Minutes," saying that the television program "distorted the facts" and used a test for its report that was not a "real-world" test.

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Facebook Looks To Embrace Internet Of Things

March 26, 2015 11:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"When Facebook makes a move like this, people shouldn’t underestimate what that means."

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New Alternatives To Computer Passwords

March 26, 2015 9:53 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Forget about forgetting passwords.

Fewer Americans Filed For Unemployment Benefits Last Week

March 26, 2015 9:47 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The relatively low average shows that employers are holding onto workers and may increase hiring.

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Republican Lawmakers Target 'Micro-Unions'

March 26, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“When the National Labor Relations Board decided to allow micro-unions, they tipped the scales dramatically in favor of unions and neglected 77 years’ worth of precedent in collective bargaining.”

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Mind The STEM Gap: A Conversation With Meredith Kovarik

March 26, 2015 9:37 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

"Men and women are fighting for equal opportunity, because diverse teams make for stronger teams and better results."

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U.S. Steel To Idle Illinois Plant, Lay Off More Than 2,000

March 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"Global influences in the market like reduced steel prices, unfair trade, imports and fluctuating oil prices, continue to have an impact on the business."

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Trains With Brains Will Haul Ore Through Earth’s Closest Thing To Mars

March 26, 2015 9:24 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The locomotives come equipped with some 250 sensors that monitor speed, temperature and other conditions.

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Union Head Confident Ohio City Will Keep Jeep Wrangler Line

March 25, 2015 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toledo leaders delivered an incentives package two weeks ago to Fiat Chrysler executives as part of their effort to hold onto the Wrangler.

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Report: Emissions Requirements, Fuel Cell Vehicles To Drive Increase In Global Hydrogen

March 25, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Refiners use the gas for hydrotreating, which reduces sulfur and other chemicals in fuel, as well as hydrocracking, which upgrades lower-quality gasoline oils.

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$20 Oil Could Be A Reality If This Happens

March 25, 2015 2:31 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The U.S. is pumping so much oil it's running out of places to stash it, and that could have a big impact on oil prices.

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Changes To Catfish Regulations Could Stifle Imports, Increase Industry Costs

March 25, 2015 2:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

New restrictions on imported catfish could remove them from supermarkets, restaurants and dinner tables altogether by the end of the year.

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