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Chicken Cutlets Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

August 28, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on ...         

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Agco Laying Off Employees In Hesston

August 28, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Agco, an agriculture machinery manufacturer, is laying off 24 hourly workers at its plant in Hesston and more cuts are expected. The plant's human resources manager, Tom Nutting, says ...           

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FDA Investigating Large Maine Lobster Processor

August 28, 2014 9:25 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | Comments

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared ...          

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Rocket Launch From Wallops Island Tests New Tech

August 28, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on ...

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Jobs, Guns Dominate Connecticut Governor Debate

August 28, 2014 3:30 am | by Susan Haigh - Associated Press | Comments

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley officially kicked off their gubernatorial rematch with a feisty debate on Wednesday night, clashing over guns and who is best equipped to grow jobs and improve Connecticut's economy. The tenor of the hour-long event, held in a...

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Spiders Force Suzuki Recall

August 27, 2014 2:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting ...             

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Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

August 27, 2014 1:58 pm | by MIT | Comments

Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also ...         

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New York Sees Surge In Local Alcohol Production

August 27, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In 2011, New York state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boasts 29.The significant increase is part of an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to ...      

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Bombardier Workers Turn Down Latest Company Offer

August 27, 2014 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Workers at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ontario, have rejected the latest offer from the transportation company. Unifor Local 1075 says its members, who have been on strike since ...           

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Medtronic Spends $350M On Another Deal

August 27, 2014 1:48 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across ...         

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Hackerspaces Help Turn Ideas Into Reality

August 27, 2014 1:45 pm | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads, and tools while ...   

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GM Moving Cadillac SRX Production From Mexico To TN

August 27, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee. It was unclear how many new jobs the move would create. The Spring Hill factory complex ...

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Beer Puts People To Work

August 27, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Beer Institute | Comments

This Labor Day, a new analysis and infographic and from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.  From farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners, beer puts people to work ...

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Photos: The Life Of The USS Saratoga, From 1956 To 2014

August 27, 2014 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Saratoga — named for the decisive battle of the American Revolution fought in upstate New York — was commissioned in 1956 and completed 22 deployments before it was decommissioned in 1994. It was off the coast of Cuba during the ...

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Manufacturer Brings 1,200 Jobs To Charlotte

August 27, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. The package approved by city council Monday provides ...   

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Hard To Swallow? Burger King May Move To Canada

August 27, 2014 9:57 am | by Candice Choi & Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | Comments

Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that ...         

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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 27, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells. The facility in Malta opening on Tuesday will be devoted to the ...             

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Feds Seek Comments On 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

August 27, 2014 9:46 am | by Michael Felbercaum, AP Tobacco Writer | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The company, whose North American headquarters is in Richmond, Virginia, in June requested ...

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Industrial Sector To Be Fully Recovered By End Of 2014

August 27, 2014 9:41 am | by MAPI Foundation | Comments

The outlook for the U.S. economy is for steady growth but there is little expectation for a significant upward trajectory, according to a new report. The MAPI Foundation has released its quarterly economic forecast, predicting ...    

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Weyerhaeuser Relocating HQ

August 26, 2014 8:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Weyerhaeuser says it's relocating its headquarters to Seattle from its longtime home in the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way. President and CEO Doyle Simons said Tuesday that the existing 430-acre campus is ...      

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