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GM Agrees To EV Cooperation In China

September 20, 2011 5:46 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

GM to deepen cooperation with Chinese partner on development of electric vehicle know how amid pressure from Beijing to hand over proprietary technology.


ConAgra Withdraws Ralcorp Bid

September 20, 2011 5:39 am | by Sarah Skidmore, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods Inc. withdrew its $5.17 billion bid for Ralcorp Holdings Inc. on Monday, ending its aggressive pursuit of the food maker.


Tyson Foods Paying $32M To Settle Wage Lawsuit

September 20, 2011 5:26 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson is paying $32 million to settle dispute over whether it should compensate poultry plant workers for time they spend putting on and taking off protective clothing.


Driverless Car Navigates Streets Of Berlin

September 20, 2011 5:16 am | by Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vehicle maneuvers through traffic using a sophisticated combination of devices, including a computer, electronics and a satellite navigation system in the trunk.


Heinz Redesigns Ketchup Packets

September 20, 2011 5:08 am | News | Comments

H.J. Heinz Co. is bringing its new ketchup packets to grocery stores and other retailers nationwide, the world's largest ketchup maker announced.


GE Energy Business Gets $3B In Orders

September 20, 2011 5:02 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said Tuesday its energy business has received a series of new orders worth more than $3 billion.


OSHA Cites Brewery For Safety Violations

September 20, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

A federal workplace-safety agency has cited City Brewing Co. for 16 serious safety violations at its La Crosse, Wisc., brewery.


Apple Stock Hits Highest Level Ever

September 20, 2011 4:53 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc. stock reached its highest level ever Monday, hitting $413.23 in intraday trading even as the broader market declined.


Merck Joins Global Fight to Help Save Women's Lives During Pregnancy and Childbirth

September 20, 2011 4:46 am | by Merck | News | Comments

"Merck for Mothers" Joins Global Community to Apply Scientific and Business Expertise in Support of UN Goal to Decrease the Maternal Mortality Ratio by 75 Percent


Q & A: From India To IBM

September 20, 2011 4:17 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

An Electronic Fireside Chat with Dr. Rao Tummala, founding director of Microsystems Packaging Research Center and father of System-On-Packaging.

Boeing Promotes New Approach for Future Aviation Training

September 19, 2011 8:46 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

New methods help meet demand for flight instructors and aviation personnel

(Seattle – Sept. 19, 2011) Today, EPA Region 10 & hellip;

September 19, 2011 6:48 pm | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

(Seattle – Sept. 19, 2011) Today, EPA Region 10 issued final air quality permits to Shell for oil and gas exploration drilling in the Alaska Arctic

At EMO 2011 in Hanover, Germany, KUKA Roboter GmbH & hellip;

September 19, 2011 2:48 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At EMO 2011 in Hanover, Germany, KUKA Roboter GmbH is presenting flexible solutions for the automation of machine tools.

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A team of & hellip;

September 19, 2011 2:47 pm | by Nanotechnology Today | News | Comments

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has developed a breakthrough technology that can be used to discriminate cancerous prostate cells in bodily fluids from those that are healthy. The findings are published this week in the Proceedings of the National...

SAN FRANCISCO – This week Jared Blumenfeld, U.S

September 19, 2011 1:49 pm | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – This week Jared Blumenfeld, U.S

(DALLAS – September 19, 2011) Today, the U.S. & hellip;

September 19, 2011 1:49 pm | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

(DALLAS – September 19, 2011) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership announces Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market as the top winners in the program’s 2011 Environmental Achievement Awards

Albertsons, Hornbacher’s, Sprouts Farmers & hellip;

September 19, 2011 1:49 pm | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

Albertsons, Hornbacher’s, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Whole Foods stores take steps to reduce harmful emissions from refrigerants (September 19, 2011) Today, the U.S

Senate Set for Procedural Vote on Tariff Legislation

September 19, 2011 1:48 pm | by Shopfloor | News | Comments

This evening the Senate will hold a cloture vote on the Generalized System of Preferences bill and the NAM hasRead the Rest...

NASA Releases Commercial Crew Draft RFP, Announces CCDEV2 Optional Milestones

September 19, 2011 1:47 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA unveiled Monday an outline of its acquisition strategy to procure transportation services from private industry to carry U.S. astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.

FDA confirms Listeria monocytogenes on Jensen Farms’ Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupes

September 19, 2011 1:46 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Today, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it found Listeria monocytogenes in samples of Jensen Farms’ Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupe taken from a Denver-area store and on samples taken from equipment and cantaloupe at the Jensen Farms’ packing facility. Tests confirmed that the...



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