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GE Unions Approve New Contracts

July 1, 2015 1:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Unions representing 16,500 GE employees voted to ratify new four-year labor contracts.

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U.S. Labor Secretary Says New Port Labor Laws Are Unnecessary

July 1, 2015 1:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Months of increasingly acrimonious contract talks led to recent shipping delays.

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SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

July 1, 2015 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are also introducing new vehicles faster and loading them up with desirable features.

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Kraft Shareholders Approve Sale Of Company To Heinz

July 1, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The merger will create one of the world's largest food companies.

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Report: OSHA Not Doing Enough To Protect Workers From Chemical Hazards

July 1, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chemical exposure limits set by the EPA are up to 1,000 times stronger than those set by OSHA.

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United Airlines Investing $30M In Biofuels Producer

July 1, 2015 10:02 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The investment will reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions.

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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6,000 Might Be In Use

July 1, 2015 9:51 am | by Tom Krisher, Dan Sewell, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ultra LT could be in use on as many as 6,000 semis across the nation.

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Toyota Executive Resigns After Arrest In Japan

July 1, 2015 6:20 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Julie Hamp has resigned following her arrest on suspicion of drug law violations.

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda Back Hydrogen Stations For Fuel Cells

July 1, 2015 6:19 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

They are working to get more fuel cell vehicles on the roads.

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China's Manufacturing Weak In June, More Jobs Cut

July 1, 2015 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's second-largest economy is struggling to emerge from a slump.

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Federal Judge Rules Maui County Ban On GMO Crops Invalid

June 30, 2015 10:06 pm | by Audrey Mcavoy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The county is a major center for research on genetically engineered crops.

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Report: Looming Obamacare Tax Could Increase Labor Strife

June 30, 2015 4:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Health insurance could complicate talks between auto companies and the UAW.

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Sustainable Manufacturing: A Q&A With Eastman Chemical's Mark Cox

June 30, 2015 3:16 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Mark Cox explains how going green is a boost for the mega-manufacturer’s bottom line.

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Judge Tosses Verdict Favoring DuPont In Whistleblower Case

June 30, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

This occurred after the judge ruled that DuPont withheld information on safety problems.

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NAM: Overtime Regulation Is One More Roadblock For Manufacturers

June 30, 2015 2:43 pm | by Mallory Micetich, National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

NAM argues that the overtime regulations stand in the way of robust job creation.

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Four Forklifts And Lifting Equipment Safety Tips: A Workplace Safety Primer

June 30, 2015 2:39 pm | by Adam Robinson, Marketing Director, Cerasis | News | Comments

Unless you’re superman, you’re not going to be lifting heavy pallets anytime soon.

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This Grounded Jet Engine Is Helping Keep The Lights On At The World’s Largest Hospital

June 30, 2015 2:35 pm | by Thomas Millas, GE Reports | News | Comments

Aeroderivative turbines can ramp up to full power in less than 10 minutes.

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AkzoNobel To Expand Texas R&D Facility

June 30, 2015 2:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The expansion is scheduled to be completed early next year.

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Consumer Reports Finds Some Newer Cars Burn Too Much Oil

June 30, 2015 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The magazine focused on survey data from 498,000 owners of 2010 to 2014 models.

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Dubai Plans To Build 3D Printed Office Building

June 30, 2015 12:30 pm | by Adam Schreck, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fast-growing Dubai might have found a way to make construction move even faster.

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