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Advocacy Group Asks For Chrysler Investigation

August 25, 2014 1:21 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety ...         

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CA Earthquake Shakes Famed Wine Country

August 25, 2014 1:14 pm | by Ken Sweet & Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake. The earthquake couldn't have come at a worse time for the region, which has ...      

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Allergan Reviews Meeting Requests In Takeover Bid

August 25, 2014 1:04 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Botox maker Allergan Inc. is reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most of its board, a change fellow drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is seeking ...       

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Marine Firm Enhances Safety, Reliability Of Its Products Using PLM Software Solutions

August 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co., Ltd. (PaxOcean), was established in 2006, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuok (Singapore) Limited. It provides repair, conversion, and new building services to ...        

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Boeing Gets $8.8B Airplane Order

August 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion. Boeing Co. said the order includes ...             

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Gov't Warns Retailers About Hacking Software

August 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Alicia A. Caldwell & Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged ...   

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Roche To Buy U.S. Biotech Firm InterMune For $8.3B

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases. The companies have reached ...         

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As Conference Ends, Economists Give Clashing Views

August 25, 2014 10:02 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

Most visitors to Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park are drawn to the peak that gave the park its name — a 13,776-foot monolith that dominates the sweeping skyline. But for the economists and central bankers ...      

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LG Bets On Pricey OLED Technology For TVs

August 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. The South Korean company said it will ...    

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Branstad Will Again Seek Broadband Legislation

August 24, 2014 11:30 am | by Catherine Lucey - Associated Press | News | Comments

An effort to improve access to broadband Internet in rural Iowa failed in the Legislature this spring, but Gov. Terry Branstad is optimistic that a revised proposal can succeed next year. Branstad, who is running for a sixth non-consecutive term, has ...

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Iran Unveils New Short-Range Missiles, Drones

August 24, 2014 1:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran's official news agency says the country has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones. The IRNA report on Sunday says the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is capable of ...   

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Big Industrial Projects Clog River Parish Traffic

August 23, 2014 12:24 pm | by Maria Clark - New Orleans CityBusiness - Associated Press | News | Comments

Traffic has a tendency to drag along the Sunshine Bridge once the workday is over. The four-lane span over the Mississippi River between St. James and Ascension parishes is undergoing extensive repairs and has been reduced to ...   

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

August 22, 2014 9:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site. A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site ...       

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Official Says Hackers Hit Up To 25,000 Workers

August 22, 2014 8:29 pm | by Stephen Braun - Associated Press | News | Comments

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. The official ...    

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Pabst To Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 22, 2014 12:07 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale, which was first brewed in 1878 ...                   

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Kenya Recycles Global E-Waste

August 22, 2014 11:51 am | by Corinne Chin, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of ...

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2.2M Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

August 22, 2014 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that ...          

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Keurig Strikes Deal With Kraft

August 22, 2014 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S. The companies did not ...          

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Coal Gas Boom In China Holds Climate Change Risks

August 22, 2014 11:32 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble ...      

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The Alfa Romeo 4C Heads To The U.S.

August 22, 2014 11:28 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

It's been 19 years since an Alfa Romeo has been marketed in the United States. Now that the Alfa Romeo 4C is state-side, Chris Woodyard gives it a drive ...                

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