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U.S. Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

July 28, 2014 | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | Comments

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.   

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Clinton Impeachment Shadows GOP Lawsuit

July 28, 2014 2:12 pm | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | Comments

Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of impeachment talk now, although conservatives increasingly clamor for it.         

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Samsung Postpones Tizen Smartphone Launch

July 28, 2014 12:54 pm | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.                

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RPM Agrees To $797.5M Deal On Asbestos Claims

July 28, 2014 11:58 am | Comments

RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.              

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Tyson Selling Mexico, Brazil Poultry Operations

July 28, 2014 11:21 am | Comments

Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.                    

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Lawmakers Push For Airline Safety Devices

July 28, 2014 10:51 am | Comments

Anti-missile devices include onboard lasers, warning systems, flares and infrared countermeasure systems, costing from $1 to $2 million per plane, Schumer and Israel said.                

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Drug Maker Fights Pediatricians' New Advice

July 28, 2014 10:38 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.              

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Report: China Investigating Microsoft For Antitrust Violations

July 28, 2014 9:54 am | Comments

China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce descended on Microsoft offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu, questioning employees about the company's business practices in a move that the South China Morning Post described as a "raid."

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NHTSA Opens Probe Of Impala Air Bag Performance

July 28, 2014 9:11 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has opened a formal investigation into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors.                

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Son Of Salmonella Victim Hopes Trial Sends Message

July 28, 2014 8:32 am | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | Comments

The son of a Minnesota woman who died after eating tainted peanut butter hopes a trial in Georgia sends a message to food manufacturers that there can be serious consequences for peddling contaminated food.              

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Nissan Expands Faulty Air Bag Recall

July 28, 2014 8:10 am | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.                       

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Tyson Closing Plants In Iowa, N.Y., N.M.

July 28, 2014 7:56 am | Comments

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.                  

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Fertilizer Companies Blame Texas City For Blast

July 28, 2014 7:52 am | Comments

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the blast.                 

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Great River To Expand, Move Head Office

July 25, 2014 3:09 pm | Comments

Great River Industries will expand in Natchez, Miss. and move its corporate headquarters there from Memphis, Tennessee, creating 25 jobs.                    

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Governor Wants Feds To Buy $37M Worth Of Surplus Salmon

July 25, 2014 2:27 pm | by Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year.                

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UK Economy Surpasses Pre-Crisis Peak

July 25, 2014 2:24 pm | Comments

Britain's economy has grown to surpass the peak it reached in 2008, before the global banking crisis caused a deep recession, official figures showed Friday.                     

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Feds Probe Dodge Charger Complaints

July 25, 2014 2:21 pm | Comments

The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints about engine stalling and alternator failures in Dodge Charger sedans.                   

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Manufacturing.net Rewind: A Revolutionary Fuel Cell; More Problems For GM

July 25, 2014 2:07 pm | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from a new fuel cell system from GE to yet another delayed recall from General Motors.                  

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Obama To Attend UN Climate Summit

July 25, 2014 12:57 pm | Comments

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited heads of state and other leaders to the Sept. 23 summit in New York. The U.N. says the goal is to spur governments, industry and civil groups to make new commitments to addressing climate change.       

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Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due To Injury, Burn Hazards

July 25, 2014 12:15 pm | by Consumer Product Safety Commission | Comments

The lamps are being recalled because there is a potential for the metal housing and assembly portion of the LED bulb to separate from the plastic driver housing installed in the lighting fixture, which could result in the product falling from the ceiling, presenting possible risk of property damage or injury.

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Waterproof Coating Improves Performance, Reduces Life-Cycle Costs

July 25, 2014 11:42 am | by Garland | Comments

Garland’s new Energizer BK specially formulated cold-applied waterproof coating provides natural resistance to moisture, chemicals, UV and aging, improving the long-term performance of new and existing coal tar pitch and asphalt roofing systems. Energizer BK is ...

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