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New York Sees Surge In Local Alcohol Production

August 27, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In 2011, New York state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boasts 29.The significant increase is part of an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to ...      

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Bombardier Workers Turn Down Latest Company Offer

August 27, 2014 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ontario, have rejected the latest offer from the transportation company. Unifor Local 1075 says its members, who have been on strike since ...           

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Medtronic Spends $350M On Another Deal

August 27, 2014 1:48 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across ...         

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Hackerspaces Help Turn Ideas Into Reality

August 27, 2014 1:45 pm | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads, and tools while ...   

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GM Moving Cadillac SRX Production From Mexico To TN

August 27, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee. It was unclear how many new jobs the move would create. The Spring Hill factory complex ...

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Beer Puts People To Work

August 27, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

This Labor Day, a new analysis and infographic and from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.  From farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners, beer puts people to work ...

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Photos: The Life Of The USS Saratoga, From 1956 To 2014

August 27, 2014 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saratoga — named for the decisive battle of the American Revolution fought in upstate New York — was commissioned in 1956 and completed 22 deployments before it was decommissioned in 1994. It was off the coast of Cuba during the ...

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Americans Want To Buy From Socially Responsible Companies

August 27, 2014 10:06 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Recent data shows that consumers are willing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to giving back. In a poll of 1,000 Americans, nearly one-third of them said they planned to increase the amounts of goods they buy from ...  

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Manufacturer Brings 1,200 Jobs To Charlotte

August 27, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. The package approved by city council Monday provides ...   

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Hard To Swallow? Burger King May Move To Canada

August 27, 2014 9:57 am | by Candice Choi & Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that ...         

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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 27, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells. The facility in Malta opening on Tuesday will be devoted to the ...             

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Feds Seek Comments On 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

August 27, 2014 9:46 am | by Michael Felbercaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The company, whose North American headquarters is in Richmond, Virginia, in June requested ...

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Industrial Sector To Be Fully Recovered By End Of 2014

August 27, 2014 9:41 am | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

The outlook for the U.S. economy is for steady growth but there is little expectation for a significant upward trajectory, according to a new report. The MAPI Foundation has released its quarterly economic forecast, predicting ...    

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Volvo Finally Goes Domestic In China

August 27, 2014 9:23 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Chinese auto market is the largest in the world, but most of the country’s autos are foreign – Now, a potentially successful domestic car has landed, from Sweden ...              

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Weyerhaeuser Relocating HQ

August 26, 2014 8:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Weyerhaeuser says it's relocating its headquarters to Seattle from its longtime home in the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way. President and CEO Doyle Simons said Tuesday that the existing 430-acre campus is ...      

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State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 26, 2014 3:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes ...          

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Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of ...  

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Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said ...        

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U.S. Closes Probe Into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

August 26, 2014 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in ...       

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Kentucky Distillery Part of Bourbon Trend in Louisville

August 26, 2014 11:48 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Corky Taylor, with Kentucky Peerless Distillery Company, talks about the business ...                            

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