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Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Anna Maltsev, ETH Zurich | Comments

Many citizens rely on Switzerland’s 3,500 motorway bridges – plus thousands more on cantonal roads – to carry them safely across valleys, streams, rivers and other roads. Most of these bridges have ...        

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FBI Investigating Reports Of Cyber Attacks

August 28, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is ...     

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Top 5 Solutions To Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 28, 2014 1:50 pm | by Fishbowl | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to ...

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Jack Daniel's Drinks Its Way To Higher Results

August 28, 2014 1:46 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | Comments

Led by demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent despite lower stockpiling by distributors. The company behind such other brands as Southern Comfort, Finlandia, and el Jimador said ... 

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Apple Loses Bid To Block Sales Of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after ...          

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Propane Train Derails, Prompts Evacuation

August 28, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota early Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of about 40 people who live near the site, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said ...

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U.S. To Begin Safety Testing Ebola Vaccine Next Week

August 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by ... 

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Blast At BP Refinery Sparks Fire, Rattles Homes

August 28, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it ...                 

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Rail Deliveries Of U.S. Oil Continue To Increase

August 28, 2014 10:25 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by U.S. railroads increased 9% during the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2013. In July, monthly average carloadings of oil and petroleum products were near ... 

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U.S. Economy Grew At Brisk Rate In Q2

August 28, 2014 9:49 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that ...

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South Korea's Kia To Invest $1B In Mexico

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. says it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016. The company said Wednesday that the new plant in Nuevo Leon state, across the border ...

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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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