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Volkswagen Recalls 420,000 Vehicles For Air Bag Issue

August 14, 2015 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Volkswagen is still developing a fix for the problem. 


Innovations Could Enable Sand-Free Fracking

August 14, 2015 10:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Sand helps to crack the shale rock and allow the crude to flow out.


Gulf Eats Away At Coast Outside Levee-Protected New Orleans

August 14, 2015 10:22 am | by Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press | Comments

More than 1,880 square miles of Louisiana land has turned into open water. 


Tesla Sets Stock Offering Price At $242 Per Share

August 14, 2015 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The automaker says it needs the cash to help with development of its Model 3. 


Oil Price Hits Lowest Level In Six And A Half Years

August 14, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. crude contract fell as low as $41.35 a barrel, the weakest level since early 2009. 


U.S. Factory Output Climbed In July, Lifted By Auto Production

August 14, 2015 10:07 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Motor vehicle output surged 10.6 percent in July. 


Refinery Shutdown Wreaks Havoc On Midwest Gas Prices

August 14, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The refinery is the largest in the Midwest and the seventh-largest nationally. 


Study: New Ethanol Standards Would Lead To Increased Carbon Emissions

August 14, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The EPA issued revised standards that would reduce the renewable fuel requirement in gasoline by 4 billion gallons this year. 


Tesla Announces Plan To Sell $500 Million Worth Of Stock

August 13, 2015 2:43 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

CEO Elon Musk noted that he intends to purchase about $20 million worth of stock. 


Death Toll Rises To 50 In Massive Blasts At Chinese Port

August 13, 2015 2:10 pm | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | Comments

More than 700 people were injured and dozens were reported missing in the explosion. 


Report: IoT To Generate Increase In Demand For Predictive Data

August 13, 2015 2:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A new report anticipates a dramatic jump in the need for data analysis as the Industrial Internet of Things continues to expand.


17 States Seek Federal Court Review Of EPA Air Quality Rules

August 13, 2015 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The petition charges the EPA with illegally invalidating the states' air quality protection plans.


Beer Of Champions? Wheaties Teams Up With Brewery

August 13, 2015 1:51 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

It's not exactly clear what makes it Wheaties beer, besides being made from wheat.


U.S. Steel Industry Issues Warning About Chinese Currency

August 13, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

China on Tuesday devalued its currency by 1.9 percent compared to the dollar, and the rate fell again on Wednesday and Thursday.


HTC To Cut 15 Percent Of Workforce

August 13, 2015 1:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The cuts will be part of a "strategic realignment" for the company. 


Syngenta To Expand Minnesota Research Facility

August 13, 2015 1:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The project will add a 38,000-square-foot building to its North America Seedcare Institute. 


Company Cited For Exposing Migrant Workers To Asbestos

August 13, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company faces nearly $1.8 million in fines amid allegations that managers knowingly exposed workers to asbestos.


Report: Labor Board Decision Could Mean Big Changes For Temp Workers, Contractors

August 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Analysts expect thousands of companies that rely on temporary workers to be affected.


Tuna Company Agrees To $6M Settlement In Worker Oven Death

August 13, 2015 9:57 am | by Brian Melley, The Associated Press | Comments

District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the settlement is the largest payout in a California workplace-violation death.


Damages In Colorado Mine Spill Will Take Years To Tabulate

August 13, 2015 9:52 am | by Matthew Brown and P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press | Comments

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said her agency took full responsibility for the spill.



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