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NY Mill Scraps Pipeline, Gets Natural Gas By Truck

April 23, 2015 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

After cost increases scuttled plans for a natural gas pipeline beneath Lake Champlain, a northern New York paper company is going to get its natural gas by truck.


The Top 5 Food Recalls Of 2015

April 23, 2015 1:53 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Food Manufacturing has compiled a list of the top five food recalls to happen thus far in 2015 and is happy to present it to you, our readers, in this exclusive presentation.


USGS Investigates Link Between Fracking, Increased Earthquakes

April 23, 2015 1:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"We're used to two or three earthquakes a week, but … two or three every day now, this past week, is really strange," Dea Mandeville, the city manager of Medford in northern Oklahoma, told National Public Radio.


GM CEO Dismisses Talk Of Merger With Fiat Chrysler

April 23, 2015 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Barra tells analysts on a conference call that the company is focused on making its business more efficient and taking full advantage of its global size.

Google Wireless Phone Service Challenges Major Carriers

April 23, 2015 10:32 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google has an incentive to promote cheaper and faster wireless service because it operates some of the world's most popular online services, including its search engine, maps, Gmail and YouTube video site.

New Pentagon Strategy Warns Of Cyberwar Capabilities

April 23, 2015 10:27 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press | Comments

A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.


Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste Into Beer

April 23, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Instead of discarding unsold bread, a local project arranged to dry and cut the leftovers and give them to the brewery, where they replace about 30 percent of the barley that would ordinarily be used in the brewing process.


VW Official: Automaker May Revive 'Bus'

April 23, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A member of Volkswagen's board recently disclosed that the German automaker is working on an electric version of its iconic "bus" that could revive the model for the first time since 2013.


RS Components: Profile And Q&A With A Leading Distributor

April 23, 2015 10:00 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Supply Chain Solution Architect Matthew Ling asserts, “It is this willingness to engage with new techniques and adapt our internal culture to suit a multi-channel approach that sets us apart in our industry.”


Critics Question Gulf Drilling Activity Five Years After BP Spill

April 23, 2015 9:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

“There is a management culture that wants to make money," former BP executive Kevin Lacy told the AP. "It counts speed over reliability."


Volvo Prepares To Send 'Made In China' Cars To U.S.

April 23, 2015 8:09 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Americans are comfortable enough buying Chinese-made products that the location of Volvo's factory is unlikely to matter so long as the company maintains its quality standards, said industry analyst Yale Zhang of Auto Foresight, a Shanghai research firm.


EU Executive Body Wants Member States To Rule On GM Crop Ban

April 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Giving nations the possibility to opt out from EU laws goes counter to many EU initiatives, which traditionally seek a common stance on EU policies.


Obama Administration, Tech Companies Hope To Bring Environmental Data To The Cloud

April 22, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Under agreements struck with Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and the Open Cloud Consortium, data alliances anchored by each of those partners will research methods to provide easy public access to data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Trek Issues Recall Over Wheel Issue

April 22, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The recall follows three accidents involving the quick-release lever, one of which reportedly resulted in paralysis.


Food Companies Mark Earth Day With Lobbying Effort

April 22, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Ceres, a nonprofit group focused on sustainability issues, organized the Earth Day lobbying effort by a slew of Fortune 500 companies, including Kellogg, Unilever, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Nestle and Mars.


U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 22, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The USPS plans to issue a request for proposals from the finalists next month, then award contracts to build prototype vehicles.


Made Here: The Business Outlook For U.S. Manufacturing

April 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Scott Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Bank of the West | Comments

Despite the relatively high costs associated with U.S. production, economic indicators demonstrate that the manufacturing sector is showing healthy growth. Seven years after the financial crisis, U.S. manufacturers are now out-performing the economy overall.


Hubble Telescope Marking 25th Anniversary In Orbit

April 22, 2015 10:16 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

"Hubble has become part of our culture — very much," said NASA's science mission chief, John Grunsfeld, a former astronaut who flew on the final three Hubble repair missions.


Study Links Swarm Of Quakes In Texas To Natural Gas Drilling

April 22, 2015 10:03 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater earthquakes, while scientists at Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the shaking.


These Bright Lights Could Show You The Quickest Way Around Town

April 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Ki Mae Heussner, GE Reports | Comments

New “intelligent” LED streetlights combined with sensors generating oodles of data and cloud analytics could soon start delivering genuine street smarts and savings.



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