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New York Releases Final Environmental Review Of Fracking

May 14, 2015 2:30 pm | by Mary Esch, The Associated Press | Comments

The review is expected to lead to the nation's first ban on fracking.


Apple Nears Settlement Over Talent Poaching Allegations

May 14, 2015 2:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A123 raised allegations that Apple poached employees for a secret electric car project.


Natural Gas Company Plans To Build Gas Plant At Vermont Farm

May 14, 2015 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

If construction is approved, the plant will be the second of its kind in the U.S.


Missouri Appears Unlikely To Enact Right-To-Work

May 14, 2015 2:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Lawmaker votes might be insufficient to overrule Gov. Nixon's expected veto.


Are You Prepared For Summer?

May 14, 2015 9:54 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The summer heat can be particularly dangerous in manufacturing facilities.


CA Panel Recommends Warning Labels For BPA

May 14, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A panel recommended that the state add BPA to its list of harmful chemicals.


Studies: When A Chemical Spill Hits, Officials Get The Science Wrong

May 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan, Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Science is often left out of the process of informing the public about disasters.


Report Links State Oil Subsidies, Campaign Donations

May 14, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced this practice in the face of climate change.


MAPI Lowers Economic Forecast For 2015

May 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The economic projections for 2015 fell in light of low oil prices and a strong dollar.


GM To Invest $1B In Detroit-Area Tech Center

May 14, 2015 9:30 am | by Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Comments

The efforts could create about 2,600 jobs in product engineering, IT and design.


USGS Study Shows Wide Chemical Variation In Fracking Wastewater

May 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study links fracking to organic compounds in drilling wastewater.


USDA Develops First Government Label For GMO-Free Products

May 14, 2015 4:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Comments

USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of GMOs.


Senate Agrees To Open Debate On Obama's Trade Agenda

May 13, 2015 3:14 pm | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | Comments

Most Democratic lawmakers oppose free-trade agreements, saying they reduce U.S. jobs. Labor unions and liberal groups, which are vital to Democrats' campaigns, strongly oppose fast track.


Toyota, Mazda Announce 'Long-Term Partnership' In Technology

May 13, 2015 3:02 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota and Mazda are expanding their partnership to focus on new technologies.


By The Numbers: Why Closing The Gender Gap Is Good For Manufacturers

May 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

A study says closing the gender gap is good business for manufacturers everywhere.


Inside Watts Bar Nuclear Plant — One Of The Longest Building Projects In US History

May 13, 2015 2:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

It’s taken so long to complete, the new nuclear plant will run on 1970s-era technology.


Two Iowa Manufacturing Plants Cited For Improper Waste Storage

May 13, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two plants have been cited for improperly handling and storing hazardous waste.


Samsung Announces New Push Into Internet-Connected Gadgets

May 13, 2015 10:46 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.


More Vehicles Recalled For Problem Takata Air Bag Inflators

May 13, 2015 10:43 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota and Nissan are expanding their recalls by another 6.5 million vehicles.


Survey: Cloud Systems Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Quality

May 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Although companies often cite data security as a top risk of operating on the cloud, 90 percent of respondents indicated their security wasn't impacted or improved after implementing cloud systems.



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