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Shipwrecked Concordia Makes Final Voyage

July 23, 2014 8:38 am | by Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.                  

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Gun Law Forces Beretta Out Of Maryland

July 23, 2014 8:09 am | News | Comments

Beretta U.S.A. said company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.              

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Chrysler Recalls Over 792K Jeeps For Ignition Switch Defect

July 23, 2014 8:04 am | News | Comments

The automaker, now part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, said it knows of no related injuries and only one accident, but it said owners should keep clearance between their knees and keys until repairs are made.         

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Ford: New F-150 Can Compete With Rivals

July 23, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.                                     

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Could The U.S. Dip Into Recession?

July 23, 2014 7:56 am | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sluggish growth in France, Italy, Russia, Brazil and China suggests that the old truism, "When the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold," may need to be flipped.               

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Investigators: Overloaded Bins Caused Collapse

July 23, 2014 7:52 am | by Josh Funk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January, federal investigators said.                 

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UTC Aerospace To Expand In Puerto Rico

July 23, 2014 7:49 am | News | Comments

Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous investment of $15 million that has created 200 jobs in the past year.                     

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Miner Asks Congress For Help On Black Lung

July 23, 2014 7:47 am | News | Comments

A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.                     

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Courts Split On Health Law Clash

July 23, 2014 7:42 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.         

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Judge: State Senator Must Drop Hershey-Bar-Like Signs

July 23, 2014 7:38 am | News | Comments

The judge ruled that Maryland state Sen. Stephen Hershey Jr. must stop using his dark brown signs with white lettering for now. The company filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in June.            

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Saltwater Spill Cleanup Could Take Years

July 23, 2014 7:36 am | News | Comments

The site where an underground pipeline leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the North Dakota badlands earlier this month could take years to clean up, an official of Native American tribes involved in the cleanup said.             

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EPA Mistakenly Tweets About Kim Kardashian

July 23, 2014 7:33 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.               

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Michigan Approves 9 Projects To Add 3,900 Jobs

July 22, 2014 5:18 pm | News | Comments

Michigan approved state incentives for nine economic development projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs, nearly half from General Motors consolidating engineering jobs from outside the state at a site in Michigan.       

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Chinese Woman In Trade Secrets Case Released On Bond

July 22, 2014 2:11 pm | News | Comments

A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.    

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British Experts To Analyze Black Boxes From MH17

July 22, 2014 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators.                        

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Obama Commemorates 45th Anniversary Of Moon Landing

July 22, 2014 12:58 pm | News | Comments

This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.                         

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Manufacturing Calculator To Show Immediate Value In Reducing Costs, Improving Efficiencies

July 22, 2014 12:33 pm | by Aptean | News | Comments

Aptean has launched a free online cost savings calculator to help manufacturers visualize the potential impact of eliminating paper-based, performance measurement on the shop floor.                   

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California Firm Recalls Fruit

July 22, 2014 12:09 pm | News | Comments

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.              

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Job Training Review Emphasizes Data, Employers

July 22, 2014 12:02 pm | News | Comments

A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.         

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Museum Honors Wright Brothers' Mechanic

July 22, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

The self-taught mechanic hand-built the first airplane engine after a slew of automakers rejected the brothers' request to build one.                     

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