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NHTSA Closes Ford Pickup Truck Probe

April 11, 2014 8:19 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power.                  

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Oshkosh Corp. Laying Off 760

April 11, 2014 8:08 am | by Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles.           

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French IT Staff Win Right To Unplug

April 11, 2014 8:05 am | News | Comments

A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added guarantees that the "always connected" lifestyle enabled by smartphones won't infringe on their rights under France's famous 35-hour workweek.      

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Studies: Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 8:01 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy.   

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4 Years After BP Spill, Questions On Long-Term Health

April 11, 2014 7:55 am | by Kevin McGill and Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 33,000 people, including Barisich, are participating in a massive federal study that aims to determine any short or possible long-term health effects related to the spill.             

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Google To Sell Glass To More Consumers

April 11, 2014 7:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order for the device beginning at 9 a.m. PDT (1800 GMT) April 15.                  

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U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To $37B

April 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances.               

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Ulta Creating Up To 537 Jobs At Indiana Plant

April 10, 2014 3:31 pm | News | Comments

Beauty products retailer Ulta Inc. will locate a distribution center in Greenwood, Ind. and create up to 537 jobs by 2018.                       

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50 Cent Ordered To Pay In Headphone Case

April 10, 2014 3:07 pm | News | Comments

Federal court records show that rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay a Bradenton earphone manufacturer more than $16 million in connection with a failed partnership to produce the entertainer's line of headphones.      

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GM Making New Repair On Recalled Cars

April 10, 2014 2:35 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors says another part needs to be repaired in the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect.                    

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Palmetto State Armory To Expand S.C. Plant, Hire 300

April 10, 2014 2:35 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

South Carolina-based gun manufacturer Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has announced plans to expand its facility in Lexington, S.C., with a $4.2 million investment.                            

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Ind. Glass Plant To Pay Record Safety Penalty

April 10, 2014 2:31 pm | News | Comments

A central Indiana automotive glass factory will pay a record $495,500 to settle workplace safety violations that were uncorrected following a worker's 2010 death, the Indiana Department of Labor said.           

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Black Box Data Lost For 2012 Malaysia Airlines Flight

April 10, 2014 2:06 pm | by Sylvia Hui, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator found.     

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Air Force Launches Spy Satellite

April 10, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about the classified satellite were divulged. It's intended for national security.               

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Judge Sets Hearing In Boeing Sale Lawsuit

April 10, 2014 12:58 pm | News | Comments

A federal judge in Kansas has set a hearing in the lawsuit against Boeing brought by two unions over pensions and retiree medical benefits.                   

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Food Makers Follow As Dieters Move Past Calories

April 10, 2014 12:18 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients.                  

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Moran Loses Bid To Boost Lawmakers' Pay

April 10, 2014 12:11 pm | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | News | Comments

Moran says Congress is at risk of becoming a bastion for the wealthy and that high rents in Washington, D.C., are a burden for lawmakers of lesser means, especially younger members with children.          

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Artificial Cooling A Tricky Topic For Climate Panel

April 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Called geoengineering, it's considered mad science by opponents. Supporters say it would be foolish to ignore it, since plan A — slashing carbon emissions from fossil fuels — is moving so slowly.           

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GE Plans To Add 1,400 Jobs In Cincinnati Area

April 10, 2014 11:17 am | by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

The General Electric Co. plans to build a new U.S. global operations center in the Cincinnati area, bringing an expected 1,400 jobs to southwest Ohio.                  

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Mitsubishi Motors Recalling Over 24K Vehicles

April 10, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it is recalling a total of 24,309 minivehicles produced between last May and January due to possible engine stalling during idling or low speeds.             

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