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U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Drop In August

September 1, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Industry sales are expected to drop 3 percent from last August. 


Manufacturers Push Expansion To Pursue Growth In 2015

August 31, 2015 3:30 pm | by Alastair Borthwick | Comments

Finance leaders at manufacturing firms should consider the following strategies and best practices to maximize on the opportunities ahead.


KFC To Debut Fryerside Chats With Col. Sanders

August 31, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

SNL veteran Norm MacDonald will appear as the colonel in this series of online ads.


Tesla To Buy Lithium From Mexico For Battery Factory

August 31, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Tesla plans to make lithium-ion batteries at its Nevada "gigafactory."


Report: Natural Gas Operations Could Release Harmful Chemicals

August 31, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study also said that research into chemicals released by natural gas operations is lacking.


Wyoming Ethanol Plant To Suspend Operations

August 31, 2015 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can't compete with lower gasoline prices. 


Doubts About China's Economic Leadership Sap Confidence

August 31, 2015 2:49 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Global stock markets have sunk as investors have wrestled with their doubts.


Nestle: Forced Labor Has No Place In Our Food Supply Chain

August 31, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A lawsuit alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.


General Mills Sets Ambitious Goal For Greenhouse Gas Cuts

August 31, 2015 2:37 pm | by Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press | Comments

General Mills has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.


Michelin Recalls Truck, RV Tires Prone To Rupturing

August 31, 2015 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The tire maker says no injuries or deaths have been tied to the problem.


Blue Bell Resumes Selling Ice Cream After Listeria Recall

August 31, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday. 


Seven Workers Die After Exposure To Gases At China Paper Mill

August 31, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two other workers were seriously injured. 


Death Toll Rises To 158 In Blasts At China's Tianjin Port

August 31, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 15 people remain missing, authorities said.


Kerry, Obama To Raise Global Warming Issues In Alaska

August 31, 2015 9:54 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Comments

The president's climate action plan involves all carbon sources, from appliances to automobiles to power generators.


Italy's Eni Finds 'Supergiant' Natural Gas Field Off Egypt

August 31, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The energy company described it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.


Tribunal Seals End Of Failed Volkswagen-Suzuki Partnership

August 31, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The hybrid and electric car partnership agreed never got off the ground and unraveled into a public feud.


Workers Had No Way To Issue Warning After Spill In Colorado Mine

August 28, 2015 3:31 pm | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | Comments

Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities about the accident. 


EPA Water Rules Take Effect In Some States

August 28, 2015 3:26 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Comments

The government says the new rules will help protect the nation's waters from pollution and development, and safeguard drinking water for 117 million Americans.


VW Beetles Find Second Life With Mexican Collectors

August 28, 2015 3:22 pm | by Tim Patterson, The Associated Press | Comments

The Mexico City government retired the last Volkswagen Beetle taxis in 2012, shipping most of the aging cars to be turned into scrap metal.


Million Of Gallons Of Wastewater Closes Another Beach In Hawaii

August 28, 2015 3:15 pm | by Caleb Jones, The Associated Press | Comments

The closure comes a day after beaches near Waikiki were reopened following a similar issue.



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