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Volvo Breaks Ground On $500 Million South Carolina Plant

September 28, 2015 3:12 pm | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant is expected to employ about 2,000 workers throughout the next decade.


Apple Sells 13 Million New iPhones In Three Days

September 28, 2015 3:12 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The results include sales in China, which was included in the launch for the first time.


German McDonald's Will Offer Company's First Organic Burger

September 28, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

This is the latest in a series of moves by the fast food giant to appeal to shifting consumer attitudes.


New Tesla Factory To Double European Production

September 28, 2015 3:01 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The new factory marks a step toward a production goal of 500,000 cars annually by 2020.


NASA Confirms Water Does Exist On Present-Day Mars

September 28, 2015 2:55 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

NASA finally announced what it billed as a “major” finding over the weekend. 


Takata Air Bag Recalls Could Expand To Seven More Companies

September 28, 2015 2:52 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

So far, 23.4 million Takata air bag inflators have been recalled on 19.2 million vehicles.


Brazil Pledges To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 28, 2015 2:18 pm | by Karl Ritter, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's seventh biggest greenhouse gas polluter said it will cut emissions by 37 percent.


Aluminum Giant Alcoa Splitting Into Two Companies

September 28, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa Inc., based in New York, expects the split to be complete by late 2016.


Manufacturing Minute: The Self-Driving Warehouse Robot

September 28, 2015 10:11 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, meet OTTO — a robot designed for heavy-load transport.


India Successfully Launches Its First Space Observatory

September 28, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The observatory, named Astrosat, will attempt a deeper study of star systems.


Report: Starbucks Scheduling Problems Remain Despite 2014 Pledge

September 28, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

More than a year ago, a report chronicled the havoc wreaked on Starbucks' baristas by its sophisticated scheduling technology.


U.S. Consumer Spending Up 0.4 Percent In August

September 28, 2015 10:01 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The result supports expectations for spending to remain strong in the second half of 2015.


Major Legal Trouble On The Horizon For Volkswagen

September 28, 2015 9:57 am | by Michael Biesecker and Eric Tucker, The Associated Press | News | Comments

There's also a high likelihood of class-action lawsuits by angry VW owners.


Stargazers Witness Rare Event In Supermoon Eclipse

September 28, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033.


Shell Abandons Controversial Arctic Drilling Project Off Alaskan Shore

September 28, 2015 9:45 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell had planned at least one more year of exploration with up to six wells.


German Prosecutors Open Investigation Of Former VW CEO

September 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Geir Moulson and David Rising, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The investigation will concentrate on the suspicion of fraud committed through the sale of vehicles with manipulated emissions data. 


Sell, Sue Or Stay Put: Considerations For Volkswagen Owners

September 25, 2015 2:33 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Here are some things to mull over if you're unsure of what to do next.


Frankfurt Auto Show Wrap-Up

September 25, 2015 2:23 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Here's a look at some of the vehicles that made it to the show this year. 


Women In Manufacturing Receives $100,000 GE Grant

September 25, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The contribution will help establish new continuing education opportunities.


Harvard Battery System Could Challenge Tesla In Energy Storage Market

September 25, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Officials also said that the system offers significant advantages over lithium-ion energy storage, such as the batteries introduced by Tesla earlier this year.



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