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Environmentalists Kick Up Dust At Fracking Industry In Drought-Stricken California

April 16, 2015 | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

California is choking on a worsening drought and needs more hydration. Fracking in the state uses lots of water. Ergo, fracking must be making the drought worse. Right? Not necessarily, many industry experts are saying.

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Labor Group Seeks Rehiring Of Workers At 5 Wal-Mart Sites

April 20, 2015 3:43 pm | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | Comments

A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.


Kraft Mac & Cheese Ditching Artificial Coloring

April 20, 2015 3:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

There has been a huge shift away from processed foods in the U.S. and larger food producers are trying to follow their customers in that direction.


GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 87

April 20, 2015 3:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday.


Robotics And Medical Marijuana — A Joint Venture

April 20, 2015 3:23 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

While Potbotics’ technology aims to solve everyday issues for medical marijuana users, the company’s CEO, David Goldstein, says they also have a bigger goal: making cannabis more accepted in the medical community.


Google Shaking Up Search Recommendations On Smartphones

April 20, 2015 3:19 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Here are a few things to know about what's happening and why Google is doing it.

Top U.S. Exports Still Generate $67B Trade Deficit

April 20, 2015 2:52 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

According to the analysis by liberal think tank the Economic Policy Institute, the country's top 30 export categories combined for a trade deficit of more than $67 billion in 2013.


BMW Recalling 91.8K Mini Coopers To Fix Air Bag Problem

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.


Almonds Get Roasted In Debate Over California Drought

April 20, 2015 10:46 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | Comments

Since each tiny nut requires a gallon of water, almonds are consuming 1.07 trillion gallons annually in the state, one-fifth more than California families use indoors.


Survey: U.S. Businesses Expect Sales Rebound, More Hiring

April 20, 2015 10:41 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The percentage of firms that said they raised pay in the January-March quarter soared to 45 percent, up from 31 percent in January and 35 percent a year earlier.


Behind The Lens: 5 Iconic Photos Of The BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2015 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Look back on some of the most enduring photos of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion of 2010.


Automakers Debut New Car Models At Shanghai Auto Show

April 20, 2015 10:11 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Competition in China is intensifying as economic growth slows and more manufacturers pile into the world's biggest auto market by number of vehicles sold.


Hyundai Supplier Disputes Safety Allegations, Blames Union

April 17, 2015 10:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lear Corp. says safety allegations are part of efforts by United Auto Workers to pressure the company into accepting a union at the plant.


Obama Defends Pursuit Of Sweeping Trade Pact

April 17, 2015 6:06 pm | by Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press | Comments

Obama faces opposition from key labor and environmental groups that form much of the liberal base of his party. The rift puts Obama's would-be successor, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in an awkward spot as she launches a campaign to unite the party behind her.


Recalls Of The Week: Popular Flu Vaccine Recalled For Reduced Efficacy

April 17, 2015 5:06 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

The recall affects approximately 1.7 million doses, about 7 percent of the total flu vaccine doses distributed in by Glaxo in the U.S. this year.


Raytheon Lands Two DoD Work Deals

April 17, 2015 3:31 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

According to the DoD, the program is "for the development and demonstration of technologies to enable air-launched tactical range hypersonic boost glide systems."


Judge Tosses Lumber Liquidators Lawsuit

April 17, 2015 3:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"Lumber Liquidators tried to silence us and the court saw through it," GCM Executive Director Denny Larson said in a statement. "The court recognized that we have a constitutional right to free speech."


OSHA Cites Plastics Company That Makes Fracking Equipment

April 17, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

OSHA said the company failed to provide employees with a safety plan despite storing up to 1,900 pounds of a flammable formaldehyde solution.


Trade-Off: Deal Splits Democrats Between Business, Labor

April 17, 2015 3:20 pm | by Laurie Kellman, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The mere announcement of a bipartisan accord on the legislation reignited a longtime feud among liberal and pro-business Democrats over the deal's potential to create or subtract American jobs.


Heinz, French's Each Target The Other's Condiment Dominance

April 17, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The companies hope to capitalize on changing consumer palates, with French's touting a ketchup that's free of preservatives and artificial flavors and Heinz increasingly introducing new flavor options in its condiments.


Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

April 17, 2015 3:04 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

This week we have a winner who has set their sights on new factories and growth, while the loser has become the focus of statewide bans and legal resistance.



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