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NAM: Coalition Files Lawsuit To Stop NLRB Agenda

January 7, 2015 11:41 am | by Jamie Hennigan, National Association of Manufacturers | Comments

On January 5, a coalition representing an array of industry sectors and businesses filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving forward with its “ambush elections” rule, which it issued on December 12. The rule changes longstanding labor policy by shortening the time frame...

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Monsanto Earnings Fall 34% On Lower Corn Seed Sales

January 7, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Monsanto said Wednesday that its earnings fell 34 percent in its first fiscal quarter as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company's biotech-enhanced seeds. U.S. farmers harvested record crops of soybeans and corn last year, sending prices on those food...

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Blast At WA Natural Gas Facility Costs $69M In Repairs

January 7, 2015 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Williams Northwest Pipeline is spending $69 million to repair damage from an explosion that injured five people at a natural gas facility last March in eastern Washington. A pressure vessel ruptured, throwing a piece of shrapnel into a liquid natural-gas storage tank at the processing...

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Mercedes Announces Decision To Move U.S. Headquarters To GA

January 7, 2015 8:27 am | by Geoff Mulvihill, Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press | Comments

German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that it's moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, in part to be closer to its manufacturing facility in Alabama. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said the company accepted an incentive package...

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FTC Chief Says Gadget Industry Must Prioritize Privacy

January 7, 2015 8:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing the tech industry to protect consumer privacy. Powerful networks of data sensors and...

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Drone Market Resembles Silicon Valley's Early Days

January 7, 2015 1:40 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Business Writer | Comments

To see the future of drones, head up the hill at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Electronics Avenue. Inside a bland brick office building, the team at CyPhy is working on tethered machines that can fly nonstop for days and pocket-sized drones for search-and-rescue...

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Californians On Way To State's New Energy Goals

January 6, 2015 7:41 pm | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | Comments

Clean-energy programs initiated by Gov. Jerry Brown and governors before him have California already well on its way to meeting his new goals for reducing the use of climate-changing fossil fuels, industry experts and state officials said Tuesday. Pushing programs such as high-speed rail, for...

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Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week

January 6, 2015 4:47 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

The snapshot for this week is an image of White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaking during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The photo shows Earnest announcing President Obama's plans to veto the Keystone pipeline...

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Boeing Reports Record Orders, Deliveries To Airlines In 2014

January 6, 2015 4:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boeing Co. set records for aircraft orders and deliveries in 2014, as airlines spent heavily to upgrade their fleets with new, more fuel-efficient planes. Boeing said Tuesday that it took net orders for 1,432 planes with a total listed value of $232.7 billion. Airlines routinely get steep...

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OH Rolls Out Veteran-Friendly Employer Registry

January 6, 2015 2:05 pm | by Lisa Cornwell, The Associated Press | Comments

Ohio has rolled out an online registry letting military veterans know which employers are looking to hire veterans. Registry proponents suggest it should result in more jobs for veterans, while others aren't so sure. The registry, stemming from a 2014 law, went online Dec. 19 with about 300 employer names. More than...

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CA To Begin Work On Nation's First Bullet Train

January 6, 2015 2:00 pm | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | Comments

California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The ceremony in Fresno comes amid challenges from Central...

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New Year May Bring More Small Business Help From Washington

January 6, 2015 1:48 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | Comments

Small business owners may get more help from Washington in 2015. Gridlock in Washington in recent years has stalled tax bills and other legislation aimed at helping small companies, but such proposals are expected to be on the agenda in the Republican-led Congress. Democrats have opposed some proposals...

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Rocket Problem Postpones SpaceX Launch To Space Station

January 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

SpaceX called off a supply flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble, another delay in the delivery of groceries and overdue Christmas presents. The countdown was halted just over a minute before launch when a steering mechanism in the rocket malfunctioned...

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U.S. Steel Lays Off 750 Employees From OH Plant

January 6, 2015 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Steel said Tuesday it will lay off about 750 employees from two plants that make tubular steel, which is used in oil and gas drilling. The company said it will shut down a plant in Lorain, Ohio, in March and lay off 614 workers. It said the move is temporary. U.S. Steel will also lay off 142...

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Record-Breaking CA Governor Toughens Climate Change Goals

January 6, 2015 12:38 pm | by Judy Lin, The Associated Press | Comments

As he was sworn in for a record fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown charted an ambitious new goal on Monday for California in its fight against climate change, challenging the nation's most populous state to increase renewable energy use to 50 percent in the next 15 years. Brown, a Democrat, specifically called...

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First Bill In GOP-Run Senate Seeks To Approve Oil Pipeline

January 6, 2015 12:21 pm | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press | Comments

The Republican-controlled Senate's first piece of legislation will seek to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, testing President Barack Obama on a project he's been increasingly critical about, saying it wouldn't have a huge benefit for U.S. consumers. The bipartisan legislation, which is sponsored by 54 Republicans and...

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GOP-Controlled Congress, Obama Prepare For Climate Showdown

January 6, 2015 10:30 am | by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week. The Republicans vow to move fast and forcefully to roll back his environmental rules and force his hand on energy development. The first order of business...

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U.S. Factory Orders Fell 0.7% In Nov

January 6, 2015 10:24 am | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories fell for a fourth straight month in November, with demand in a key category that signals business investment plans down for a third month. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, Jan 6 factory orders dropped 0.7 percent in November after a similar 0.7 percent fall in October. The November weakness...

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Johnson & Johnson Begins Ebola Vaccine Testing In Humans

January 6, 2015 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has begun testing an Ebola vaccine in humans intended to counter a strain of the virus similar to the one that has wreaked havoc in West Africa. The company said Tuesday that the first volunteers have received an initial dose and that, in a partnership Bavarian Nordic AS,...

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Hyundai Motor To Spend $74B Over 4 Years On Facilities, R&D

January 6, 2015 2:40 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | Comments

Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automaker, said Tuesday it plans to spend 81 trillion won ($73.7 billion) over the next four years on factories, research and a new headquarters. The announcement comes after Hyundai Motor Co. last week forecast the slowest annual sales growth in...

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