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Louisiana Exports Up 9.3 Percent At Midyear

August 13, 2014 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Louisiana exports grew by 9.3 percent to $32.1 billion during the first half of the year. That's according to figures from the World Trade Center of New Orleans. The export growth — fueled by agriculture and oil and gas goods — enabled Louisiana to remain ...

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Kansas Plant Reopening After 'Pink Slime' Dispute

August 13, 2014 12:23 pm | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | Comments

A shuttered Kansas processing plant that produced a treated ground beef product critics dubbed "pink slime" plans to reopen next week with limited operations amid rebounding sales, the company said Tuesday. Beef Products Inc. said ...    

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Jaguar Land Rover Recalling Nearly 41,000 Vehicles

August 13, 2014 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles because the front air bag on the passenger's side might not work properly in a crash. Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, is recalling 17,066 LR2s from ...   

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Photos: OREO Surprises 50 Of America's Smallest Towns With Deliveries

August 13, 2014 12:09 pm | by OREO | Comments

OREO Mini is treating 50 tiny towns across America (one town in each state) to a mini delivery featuring the world's favorite cookie…only smaller ...                  

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DuBois Chemicals Acquires Angler Industries

August 13, 2014 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DuBois Chemicals, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries in Sterling, CT. The acquisition is a natural extension of the DuBois strategy to provide complete cleaning, metal working and surface treatment solutions for it’s diverse industrial customer base. The Angler acquisition will ...

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Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App And Card Reader

August 13, 2014 11:54 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through ...     

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Rooting Out Skin Creams That Contain Toxic Mercury

August 13, 2014 11:48 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | Comments

As countries try to rid themselves of toxic mercury pollution, some people are slathering and even injecting creams containing the metal onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems. To find those most ...

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U.S. Businesses Boosted Stockpiles 0.4 Pct. In June

August 13, 2014 10:29 am | by Martin Crutsinger - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a slightly slower pace in June compared with May, possibly reflecting weaker sales in the past two months. Business stockpiles increased 0.4 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after a 0.5 percent gain in May, the Commerce Department said...

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Budget Deficit Running 24.2 Pct. Below 2013

August 13, 2014 10:26 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Reporter | Comments

The federal government ran a lower deficit this July than a year ago, keeping it on course to record the lowest deficit in six years. The July deficit was $94.6 billion, an improvement of ...          

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Deere Takes A Hit

August 13, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Deere's third-quarter profit fell 15 percent and the farming equipment maker believes that the same weak sales at home and abroad will cut into earnings for the entire year. Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday that the company will ...

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GE To Invest Billions In Africa's People, Infrastructure, Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 10:19 am | by GE Reports | Comments

People come to Durban, South Africa, for its beaches, sunny climate and busy nightlife. But visitors interested in the future of Africa come for another reason. A few miles outside the city is the ...         

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Challenges & Strategies For Women Pursuing STEM Careers

August 13, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for ...        

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Kellogg Wants Suppliers To Report Carbon Emissions

August 13, 2014 7:29 am | by John Flesher - AP Environmental Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly. Under the plan, the Battle Creek-based food products manufacturer will ...

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Entrepreneurship The Answer For Some With Autism

August 13, 2014 3:28 am | by Joyce M. Rosenberg - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts. After six years of bagging groceries and pushing carts, Cottle wanted more. He had already learned how to ...

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Navy Contractor Pleads Guilty In Bribery Case

August 12, 2014 4:29 pm | by Brock Vergakis - Associated Press | Comments

A former contractor for the Navy's Military Sealift Command pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes from two companies who were seeking government contracts. Federal prosecutors say Stafford resident Scott Miserendino and former Military Sealift Command civil servant Kenny Toy conspired to ...

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MAPI Analysis: U.S. Losing Export Competitiveness Across The Pacific

August 12, 2014 1:56 pm | by MAPI | Comments

A new analysis from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, finds an alarming downward trend for U.S. export growth to Asia since 2009, leaving an uncertain future for the U.S. to regain its ...

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Flooding Slows Auto Production In Detroit

August 12, 2014 1:38 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production and closed some facilities, automakers said Tuesday. General Motors closed its Tech Center in the Detroit suburb of Warren on Tuesday because of ...      

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Bipartisan Bill To Designate ‘Manufacturing Universities’

August 12, 2014 1:33 pm | Comments

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have introduced bipartisan legislation to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The bill would ...   

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Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

August 12, 2014 1:29 pm | by National Retail Federation | Comments

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country, according to ...

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3D Systems Adds 200,000 Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

August 12, 2014 1:24 pm | by 3D Systems | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has signed a lease on a new 200,000 square foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, increasing its manufacturing and distribution capacity to meet growing demand for its ...       

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