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Brewery Boom Is A Bright Spot For New Mexico Economy

July 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | Comments

That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it's helping to quench this drought-stricken state's thirst for jobs and economic development.                   

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HP Loses Interim Chairman Whitworth

July 15, 2014 11:03 am | Comments

HP has been working on a turnaround of its business amid slumping PC sales in recent years, cutting expenses and focusing on more profitable areas such as software and services.            

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Albemarle To Buy Rockwood In $6.2B Deal

July 15, 2014 10:38 am | Comments

Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.                    

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Mitsubishi Heavy, JX To Launch CO2 Capture Project In Texas

July 15, 2014 10:29 am | Comments

JX Holdings Inc. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Tuesday they will launch a carbon dioxide capture project in the U.S. state of Texas to boost production at an oil field.               

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GE Aviation To Upgrade Auburn Plant

July 15, 2014 9:52 am | Comments

Bentley said in a statement Tuesday that it will make the Auburn plant the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the jet propulsion industry.                

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Sausage Makers Fined $460M For Price-Fixing

July 15, 2014 9:35 am | Comments

Germany's antitrust authority has imposed fines totaling $460 million on 21 sausage manufacturers for colluding on prices.                       

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F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire

July 15, 2014 9:09 am | by Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer | Comments

The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week.           

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Bombardier Union Goes On Strike In Ontario

July 15, 2014 9:00 am | Comments

About 900 unionized employees at Bombardier's light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, are on strike after failing to reach an agreement with management about pension changes and benefit reductions.               

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Novartis, Google To Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 8:56 am | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease.                       

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China Indicts Corporate Investigators Involved In GSK Probe

July 15, 2014 8:25 am | Comments

Humphrey and Yu are part of an industry of investigators who help corporate clients screen potential partners and employees or watch for embezzlement and other employee misconduct.                 

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Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard For $25B

July 15, 2014 8:06 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | Comments

Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.                      

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Tesla Settles Lemon Lawsuit

July 15, 2014 8:01 am | Comments

The deal calls for the California-based company to pay Franklin physician Robert Montgomery nearly $127,000 to cover the car's cost, his taxes and his attorney fees.                     

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Sharp May Buy Apple's LCD Production Facility

July 15, 2014 7:57 am | Comments

Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is in talks to buy out Apple Inc.'s liquid crystal display production facility at a Sharp plant in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, an industry source said.                     

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Judge Delays Trial In Salmonella Outbreak

July 15, 2014 7:55 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | Comments

Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided.               

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Alcoa Signs $1.1B Deal For Jet Engine Parts

July 15, 2014 7:51 am | Comments

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum company has been moving away from mining and smelting aluminum to focus on selling parts used to build planes and cars.                   

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Infant Formula Recalled In Ontario

July 15, 2014 7:46 am | Comments

A brand of baby formula is being recalled in Ontario after Walmart shoppers in Brampton and Mississauga reported finding bottles that had been opened and resealed with tape.                  

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Holtec International May Hire 3,000 In Camden

July 15, 2014 7:44 am | by Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press | Comments

A company that makes components for power plants said Monday that it eventually expects to bring 3,000 jobs to the facility it plans to build in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities.            

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Court Rules Against A&G Coal Corp. In Va. Pollution Case

July 14, 2014 2:25 pm | Comments

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected A&G Coal Corp.'s claim that it was not required to report it was discharging selenium when the company applied for a permit for its Kelly Branch mine.   

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Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

July 14, 2014 1:52 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.          

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Audit Finds Failed Sugar Mill Cost Taxpayers $71M

July 14, 2014 12:10 pm | by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Comments

Louisiana lost more than $71 million in taxpayer money on a failed sugar cane mill in Jefferson Davis Parish that was sold for scrap late last year, according to an audit released Monday.           

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