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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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