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Bill Cosby Supports Pipeline Protesters

July 14, 2014 10:44 am | Comments

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille are supporting protesters marching across Massachusetts in opposition to Kinder Morgan's proposed natural gas pipeline.                      

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Report: iPads May Cause Rashes

July 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.                    

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Halliburton Enters Into Energy Joint Venture In China

July 14, 2014 9:59 am | Comments

Halliburton said it is entering its first joint venture in China that will use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to unleash energy.                          

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Volkswagen To Add 2,000 Jobs In Tennessee

July 14, 2014 9:44 am | by Erik Schelzig and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Comments

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.           

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Mylan Buying Abbott Business Line In $5.3B Deal

July 14, 2014 8:25 am | Comments

The generic drug maker Mylan is buying Abbott Laboratories' generic-drugs business in developed markets for stock valued at about $5.3 billion.                         

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Lindt Buying U.S. Candy Maker Russell Stover

July 14, 2014 8:16 am | Comments

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum.                       

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Samsung Suspends Chinese Supplier

July 14, 2014 8:12 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.              

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Gov't Sets Duties On Steel Pipe Imports

July 14, 2014 8:08 am | Comments

The U.S. government has imposed duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries, ruling in favor of U.S. steel producers and unions that had complained those countries were unfairly flooding the American market.

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Patients Want FDA Ban On Fibroid Removal Devices

July 14, 2014 8:02 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.          

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Airshow To Give Glimpse Of The Future Of Flying

July 14, 2014 7:56 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Comments

The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as well as a host of new technological advances.                 

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NHTSA Investigating Fatal Truck Tank Explosion

July 14, 2014 7:52 am | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will probe a fatal truck explosion that happened last spring when a forklift pierced the vehicle's natural gas fuel tank.                   

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White House Says 2014 Deficit To Drop To $583B

July 14, 2014 7:48 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Comments

The government's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, the White House said.                           

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Inventor Pushing Solar Panels For Roads, Highways

July 14, 2014 7:45 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | Comments

While the idea may sound outlandish to some, it has already got $850,000 in seed money from the federal government, raised more than $2 million on a crowd-funding website and received celebrity praise.            

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Cargill Building $45M Facility In Arkansas

July 14, 2014 7:41 am | Comments

Cargill has announced plans for a $45 million grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will handle the increased production of corn and soybeans in the state.                   

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Obama Taps Controversial Nominee For NLRB

July 14, 2014 7:38 am | Comments

President Barack Obama is once again nominating lawyer Sharon Block to serve on the National Labor Relations Board, a move that could anger congressional Republicans.                    

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Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash

July 14, 2014 7:36 am | by Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press | Comments

The complaint claims the retail giant should have known that its driver had been awake for over 24 hours and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable."               

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1 Injured In Jersey Chemical Plant Blast

July 11, 2014 3:45 pm | Comments

A small explosion at a chemical plant in southern New Jersey forced the evacuation of employees and left one person injured.                           

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Study Says W.Va. Spilled Chemical May Be More Toxic

July 11, 2014 3:23 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Comments

A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated.                

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China Accused Of 'Gluttonous, Naked Aggression'

July 11, 2014 2:10 pm | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Comments

"Any military in the world that uses its power to bully, intimidate and destabilize the economy of the world, is not in the United States' best interests, nor of our allies nor our friends," Rep. Rogers said.          

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Amazon Seeking FAA Permission To Fly Drones

July 11, 2014 12:54 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | Comments

Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.                

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