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Amazon Challenges Etsy With Handmade

October 8, 2015 | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The Seattle-based retailer says the site sprang from feedback and searches for crafty items.

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BMW, Honda, Yamaha Cooperate On Development Of Connected Motorcycles

October 8, 2015 3:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Intelligent Transportation Systems for motorcycles are scheduled to be introduced in 2020.


NASA Spacecraft Captures Photos Of Pluto's Blue Sky, Red Ice

October 8, 2015 3:07 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

The sky over Pluto might not be sunny, but it's undoubtedly blue.


VW Executive: Any Fix For Car Owners Could Take Year Or More

October 8, 2015 3:07 pm | by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

"This was not a corporate decision," said Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn.


California Grooms Utility Giants To Compete Against Big Oil

October 8, 2015 3:00 pm | by Judy Lin, The Associated Press | Comments

Climate change legislation calls for major utilities to compete as an alternative transportation fuel source.


Obama Cites Labor's Role In U.S. Economy Amid Trade Rift

October 8, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama says labor laws should be strengthened.


Photo Of The Day: New Image Shows Supersonic Shock Waves

October 8, 2015 2:39 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Comments

The effort is aimed at developing a low-boom aircraft. 


Power Plant Chosen To Host Wyoming Carbon-Capture Lab

October 8, 2015 11:18 am | by Mead Gruver, The Associated Press | Comments

Turning carbon dioxide emissions into a useful product such as graphene could be a game-changer.


Study’s Finding Could Reduce Costs Of Owning Hydrogen-Powered Cars

October 8, 2015 10:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Hydrogen fuel cells allow cars to burn hydrogen and leave only water vapor as exhaust.


South Africa A 'Dumping Ground' For Banned Chemicals

October 8, 2015 10:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Most contamination is attributed to mining, agriculture, petroleum and steel production.


Lumber Liquidators Paying $10M In Wood Importation Probe

October 8, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company plead guilty to five violations of environmental law, including one felony.


GM Issues SUV Recall And Windshield Wiper Warning

October 8, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Windshield wiper use could cause electrical short and lead to fire.


German Prosecutors Conduct Searches In VW Emissions Probe

October 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Geir Moulson, The Associated Press | Comments

The prosecutors are seeking any clarification of who was responsible for the cheating.


Fiat Chrysler Avoids Strike With New Tentative Contract

October 8, 2015 9:51 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | Comments

UAW said its bargaining committee had "secured significant gains."


California Wants Renewable Energy For Half Its Power By 2030

October 8, 2015 9:43 am | by Michael R. Blood and Judy Lin, The Associated Press | Comments

State regulators say they already hit 25 percent last year.


Developer Reroutes Keystone XL Approval Process Through State

October 7, 2015 3:27 pm | by Grant Schulte, The Associated Press | Comments

TransCanada will withdraw eminent domain claims and seek approval through state commission.


Israeli Team Advances In Contest To Send Spacecraft To Moon

October 7, 2015 3:25 pm | by Daniel Estrin, The Associated Press | Comments

The Israeli nonprofit group signed a contract with SpaceX to launch an unmanned spacecraft into lunar orbit. 


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: The Apollo Moon Missions Archive

October 7, 2015 3:17 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

More than 8,400 images taken during missions to the moon are now available online.


Car-Free Day In Paris Reduces Dangerous Pollution Levels

October 7, 2015 2:46 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The ban covered about 30 percent of Paris, resulting in a 40 percent pollution reduction in the city center.


Supporters Of Embattled Ex-Im Bank Move To Bypass GOP Foes

October 7, 2015 2:39 pm | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | Comments

Supporters are creating a discharge petition that would allow them to force a House vote.


New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered

October 7, 2015 2:30 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Comments

The features hold tremendous potential to reduce collisions, but education on how to use them is lacking.



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