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Allergan Reviews Meeting Requests In Takeover Bid

August 25, 2014 1:04 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | Comments

Botox maker Allergan Inc. is reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most of its board, a change fellow drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is seeking ...       

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Boeing Gets $8.8B Airplane Order

August 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion. Boeing Co. said the order includes ...             

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Gov't Warns Retailers About Hacking Software

August 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Alicia A. Caldwell & Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press | Comments

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged ...   

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Roche To Buy U.S. Biotech Firm InterMune For $8.3B

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases. The companies have reached ...         

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As Conference Ends, Economists Give Clashing Views

August 25, 2014 10:02 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Comments

Most visitors to Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park are drawn to the peak that gave the park its name — a 13,776-foot monolith that dominates the sweeping skyline. But for the economists and central bankers ...      

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LG Bets On Pricey OLED Technology For TVs

August 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. The South Korean company said it will ...    

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Branstad Will Again Seek Broadband Legislation

August 24, 2014 11:30 am | by Catherine Lucey - Associated Press | Comments

An effort to improve access to broadband Internet in rural Iowa failed in the Legislature this spring, but Gov. Terry Branstad is optimistic that a revised proposal can succeed next year. Branstad, who is running for a sixth non-consecutive term, has ...

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Iran Unveils New Short-Range Missiles, Drones

August 24, 2014 1:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran's official news agency says the country has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones. The IRNA report on Sunday says the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is capable of ...   

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Big Industrial Projects Clog River Parish Traffic

August 23, 2014 12:24 pm | by Maria Clark - New Orleans CityBusiness - Associated Press | Comments

Traffic has a tendency to drag along the Sunshine Bridge once the workday is over. The four-lane span over the Mississippi River between St. James and Ascension parishes is undergoing extensive repairs and has been reduced to ...   

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

August 22, 2014 9:25 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site. A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site ...       

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Official Says Hackers Hit Up To 25,000 Workers

August 22, 2014 8:29 pm | by Stephen Braun - Associated Press | Comments

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. The official ...    

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Kenya Recycles Global E-Waste

August 22, 2014 11:51 am | by Corinne Chin, Associated Press | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of ...

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2.2M Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

August 22, 2014 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that ...          

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Keurig Strikes Deal With Kraft

August 22, 2014 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S. The companies did not ...          

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Coal Gas Boom In China Holds Climate Change Risks

August 22, 2014 11:32 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | Comments

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble ...      

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Nestle Pushes For Humane Treatment Of Animals In Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 11:24 am | by PRNewswire | Comments

Nestle has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection. The agreement means that ...      

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Re-Shoring To Kentucky In Balluff’s Global Production Plan

August 22, 2014 11:17 am | by Balluff | Comments

With the 2014 completion of Balluff's new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their ...           

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Prattville Seeks To Save Industrial History

August 22, 2014 10:06 am | by Marty Roney, Montgomery Advertiser | Comments

When Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie Jr. was informed Aug. 8 that one of the Continental Eagle buildings was on fire, nightmare scenarios played through his head. In September 2002, an arson fire destroyed the Gurney Building, a blocklong, three-story structure built in ...

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Deere To Lay Off About 460 From Tractor Plant

August 22, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that ...       

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Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says ...        

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