Fluke Calibration yesterday introduced the 1586A Super-DAQ Precision Temperature Scanner. The Super-DAQ offers up to 40 analog input channels and scan rates as fast as 10 channels per second.
The government allied with Samsung on Wednesday to jointly produce consumer electronics and appliances, a deal coming after a week of raids on Venezuelan retailers and the emptying of store shelves by consumers taking advantage of officially forced discounts.
Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies will pay the Louisina $88 million to resolve allegations they charged Louisiana's Medicaid program too much for their drugs, the final settlement reached in a 2010 lawsuit filed by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
The U.S. government expects to sell the last of its stake in General Motors by the end of the year, bringing an end to a sad chapter in the company's storied history. The Treasury Department, in a statement issued Thursday, said it still owns 31.1 million shares of the auto giant, less than 2 percent. It plans to sell the shares by Dec. 31, as long as the price holds up.
The investment isn't intended to increase the facility's production capacity, but it expected to increase the plant's efficiency, Scott Hudson, process engineering manager at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, told the Montgomery Advertiser. The plant manufactures the automaker's Elantra and Sonata models, and has broken its monthly production records three times in 2013.
Officials say Bangladesh will begin inspecting its export-oriented garment factories to assess the building structures and how safe they are from fire and electrical accidents. The Labor Ministry said Thursday that the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology will inspect the factories using standards accepted by the government, factory owners and international buyers.
There was one thing wrong in a full-page ad in The Seattle Times urging state lawmakers to pass a transportation package aimed at persuading Boeing to build the new 777X in Washington. The headline Wednesday read "The Future of Washington," but the photo was of an Airbus jetliner, not a Boeing.
The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it imported from abroad.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000 last week, the lowest since late September and further evidence of an improving job market.The Labor Department says the less volatile four-week average fell for the third straight week to 338,500.
Kia Motors Corp. is recalling nearly 80,000 minivans in the U.S. because a suspension part can break and cause drivers to lose control of the vehicles. The recall affects Sedona minivans from 2006 through 2012. They were sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.
Mercy For Animals distributed images of farm workers striking pigs and slamming piglets onto a concrete floor. In one portion of the tape, a worker is shown throwing a bowling ball at a pig, striking it in the head. The animal rights group and Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods identified the farm as West Coast Farms in Henryetta, Okla.
A woman from Hawaii's Big Island is suing two companies who made and sold a dietary supplement that was pulled from shelves as state health officials investigate links to cases of hepatitis and liver failure.Lawyers for Everine Van Houten, 33, of Keaau, said Wednesday that she bought and used OxyELITE Pro, then began experiencing abdominal pain, fatigue and nausea one month later.
Cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future. At auto shows on two continents Wednesday, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be delivered to the general public as early as next spring.
LG Electronics Inc. said it is investigating a claim that some of its smart TVs send information on home viewing habits back to the company without consent. The investigation comes after Jason Huntley, a 45-year-old IT consultant in Britain, detailed in his blog how his LG smart TV logged the channels he was watching and sent the data to LG.
The new guidelines stress that NHTSA doesn't give crash-test ratings higher than five stars. The agency says automakers who claim ratings higher than that are misleading the public. Companies that don't follow the guidelines could see "buyer alert" warnings from the government. They could also be kicked out of the ratings program or be referred to other agencies for further, unspecified action.
For many executives, R&D has remained a 'black box' which consumes a fixed investment based on a proportion of company revenues. In return, the company receives new products that potentially drive future growth. So it's understandable that they have been hesitant to make changes or cuts.
Cabot Corp., the second largest carbon black manufacturer in the U.S., agreed Tuesday to pay a $975,000 civil penalty and spend an estimated $84 million on technology to control air pollution at its three facilities in Franklin and Ville Platte, La., and Pampa, Texas, federal officials said.
Consumers shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown and spent more on autos, clothing and furniture in October, boosting U.S. retail sales by the most in four months.Sales rose 0.4 percent, up from a flat reading in September, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
The seller of Marlboro and other cigarette brands overseas also said Wednesday that it also plans to accelerate the launch of its reduced-risk products with pilot testing next year. The first launch of one of its next-generation products, which heats tobacco instead of burning it, is planned for 2015.
Federal regulators say they will require that new tour buses and buses that carry passengers on scheduled routes between cities be equipped with seat belts. It's a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.