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Unemployment Unchanged; No Jobs Added In August

September 2, 2011 5:58 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy that has struggled to grow and might be at risk of another recession.

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Head Injury Kills Man At NE Ind. Poultry Plant

September 2, 2011 5:52 am | News | Comments

Company manager Len Neeb says the 25-year-old man was fatally injured by machinery used to unload crates of chickens.

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FDA, Drug Makers Agree To Extend Fee Plan

September 2, 2011 5:50 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Agency has agreed to work toward faster, more predictable reviews of new prescription drugs in return for millions in additional fees from drug makers.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(CHICAGO – Sept. 1, 2011) & hellip;

September 2, 2011 5:48 am | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (CHICAGO – Sept. 1, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded $4.7 million in grants to Michigan organizations and agencies under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Employment Stalls in August

September 2, 2011 5:47 am | by Shopfloor | News | Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were no new nonfarm payrolls jobs in August, reversing the 85,000 gainRead the Rest...

Eastman Chemical Buying Brazilian Company

September 2, 2011 5:46 am | News | Comments

Eastman Chemical Co. said it will acquire Scandiflex do Brasil S.A. Industrias Quimicas of Maua, Sao Paulo, which makes plasticizers.

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Judge Tosses 'Grossly Excessive' Oracle Verdict

September 2, 2011 5:43 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Federal judge threw out a 'grossly excessive' $1.3 billion verdict that Oracle won against SAP in a landmark intellectual property case.

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Wash. Paper Maker Gets 700 Job Applications

September 2, 2011 5:42 am | News | Comments

Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging says the company received 719 applications to replace current employees who are retiring.

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Benchmarking The People Behind The Products

September 2, 2011 4:30 am | by Neil Stolovitsky, Senior Solution Specialist, Genius Inside | Articles | Comments

The reality is that even the most meticulous prototyping process cannot guarantee success, but a formal process will put you in the right direction.

High-Speed Rail Crash In China: Too Fast Too Soon?

September 2, 2011 4:00 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Articles | Comments

With 6,000 miles of high-speed rail, the fact that China has not had another major rail accident of this magnitude says something positive about the system.

Next week's new-look Rally Australia (8 - 11 & hellip;

September 2, 2011 2:48 am | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Next week's new-look Rally Australia (8 - 11 September) offers a step into the unknown for Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team's drivers. A new base at Coffs Harbour, on the northern coast of New South Wales, means Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen and team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and...

Order from Masteel: Siemens to supply twin-ladle furnace to steel works in China

September 2, 2011 1:49 am | by Siemens AG | News | Comments

Siemens VAI Metals Technologies has received an order from Maanshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd (Masteel) to supply a twin ladle furnace. The secondary metallurgy plant is part of a capacity expansion and is to commence operation in August 2012. Masteel has already operated an almost identically...

Since Ford first announced its all-new Focus ST, & hellip;

September 1, 2011 8:49 pm | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Since Ford first announced its all-new Focus ST, performance car fans around the world have been eager to find out more. To answer this demand, Ford will begin actively sharing both exclusive video and photography, first on the Ford Focus Facebook page, to keep enthusiasts up to date...

Ford Motor Company's August sales totaled 175,220, & hellip;

September 1, 2011 8:49 pm | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company's August sales totaled 175,220, up 11 percent versus a year ago – driven by 16 percent higher Ford brand sales and 25 percent higher sales for Lincoln.

Photo Of The Day: Farm Progress Show

September 1, 2011 6:46 pm | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of farmers from the Midwest and beyond are gathering for the agricultural trade show that shifts each year between Decatur and Boone, Iowa.

NASA Announces Media Teleconference on New Apollo Images

September 1, 2011 3:47 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 6, to reveal new images of three Apollo landing sites taken from the agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO.

NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers to Launch of Lunar Spacecraft

September 1, 2011 3:47 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Sept. 7-8.

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Martian Crater

September 1, 2011 3:46 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Martian Crater

Manufacturers: Defense and Aerospace Sectors Vital to Manufacturing’s Future

September 1, 2011 11:49 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced a defense manufacturing initiative today that will bring together manufacturers in the defense and aerospace industries and their suppliers to highlight the critical importance of the defense sector to our...

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Solar Flare Characteristics

September 1, 2011 11:46 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss new observations about solar flares that can impact communication and navigation systems.

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