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China Deploys Armed Drone To Multinational Drills

August 26, 2014 5:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's air force says it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring its rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. Air force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency as saying ...

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Automotive Component Plant Begins Expansion

August 26, 2014 5:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion. The Mexico Ledger reports ( http://bit.ly/1BWgXyc ) the 68,000-square-foot addition at Spartan Light Metal Products will more than ...

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Ashley Furniture Official: No Plans For Layoffs

August 25, 2014 9:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ashley Furniture has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs, an official of the Wisconsin-based company told the state's business lobby after a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company ...

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Navy Awards $100M Contract To Maine Shipyard

August 25, 2014 8:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine's Bath Iron Works has ended a partnership in which it helped to produce the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship in 2010. But that doesn't mean it's out of the program altogether. The shipyard announced Monday that the Navy has awarded the shipbuilder ...

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Cabinet Manufacturer To Add 80 West Virginia Jobs

August 25, 2014 8:32 pm | by Jonathan Mattise - Associated Press | News | Comments

A prominent kitchen cabinet manufacturer plans to add 80 jobs and invest $30 million at its West Virginia facility. American Woodmark Corporation announced Monday it will expand its South Branch manufacturing center ...      

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Ford Adds Workers, Investment To Back MKC Output

August 25, 2014 8:32 pm | by Bruce Schreiner - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and invested another ...

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Expert Calls For Nuke Plant Closure

August 25, 2014 1:52 pm | by Michael Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from ...       

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2 Killed And More Injured In Plant Explosion

August 25, 2014 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say two people are dead and more are injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in southern Illinois. Granite City police tell television stations KMOV and KTVI that the bomb squad ...       

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Ford To Unveil New Hybrid Cars In 2018

August 25, 2014 1:33 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018. The model will be compact and is a dedicated hybrid unlike the current Fusion. Ford wants to take on Toyota's best-selling hybrid, the Prius ...         

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CA Hot Sauce Plant's Tour Offers Whiff Of Excitement

August 25, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors. As many as 3,000 people are ...

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Tesla Building I-80 Supercharger Station

August 25, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says. Tesla officials previously announced plans to build ...

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Advocacy Group Asks For Chrysler Investigation

August 25, 2014 1:21 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety ...         

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CA Earthquake Shakes Famed Wine Country

August 25, 2014 1:14 pm | by Ken Sweet & Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake. The earthquake couldn't have come at a worse time for the region, which has ...      

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Allergan Reviews Meeting Requests In Takeover Bid

August 25, 2014 1:04 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Botox maker Allergan Inc. is reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most of its board, a change fellow drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is seeking ...       

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Marine Firm Enhances Safety, Reliability Of Its Products Using PLM Software Solutions

August 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co., Ltd. (PaxOcean), was established in 2006, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuok (Singapore) Limited. It provides repair, conversion, and new building services to ...        

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Boeing Gets $8.8B Airplane Order

August 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion. Boeing Co. said the order includes ...             

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Gov't Warns Retailers About Hacking Software

August 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Alicia A. Caldwell & Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged ...   

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Roche To Buy U.S. Biotech Firm InterMune For $8.3B

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases. The companies have reached ...         

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As Conference Ends, Economists Give Clashing Views

August 25, 2014 10:02 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

Most visitors to Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park are drawn to the peak that gave the park its name — a 13,776-foot monolith that dominates the sweeping skyline. But for the economists and central bankers ...      

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LG Bets On Pricey OLED Technology For TVs

August 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. The South Korean company said it will ...    

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