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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surge To Record High

August 26, 2014 | by Martin Crutsinger - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell. Orders for durable goods ...

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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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Medtronic Spends $350M On Another Deal

August 27, 2014 1:48 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across ...         

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Hackerspaces Help Turn Ideas Into Reality

August 27, 2014 1:45 pm | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads, and tools while ...   

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GM Moving Cadillac SRX Production From Mexico To TN

August 27, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee. It was unclear how many new jobs the move would create. The Spring Hill factory complex ...

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Beer Puts People To Work

August 27, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Beer Institute | Comments

This Labor Day, a new analysis and infographic and from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.  From farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners, beer puts people to work ...

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Photos: The Life Of The USS Saratoga, From 1956 To 2014

August 27, 2014 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Saratoga — named for the decisive battle of the American Revolution fought in upstate New York — was commissioned in 1956 and completed 22 deployments before it was decommissioned in 1994. It was off the coast of Cuba during the ...

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Feds Seek Comments On 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

August 27, 2014 9:46 am | by Michael Felbercaum, AP Tobacco Writer | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The company, whose North American headquarters is in Richmond, Virginia, in June requested ...

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Industrial Sector To Be Fully Recovered By End Of 2014

August 27, 2014 9:41 am | by MAPI Foundation | Comments

The outlook for the U.S. economy is for steady growth but there is little expectation for a significant upward trajectory, according to a new report. The MAPI Foundation has released its quarterly economic forecast, predicting ...    

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Weyerhaeuser Relocating HQ

August 26, 2014 8:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Weyerhaeuser says it's relocating its headquarters to Seattle from its longtime home in the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way. President and CEO Doyle Simons said Tuesday that the existing 430-acre campus is ...      

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State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 26, 2014 3:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes ...          

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Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of ...  

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Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said ...        

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U.S. Closes Probe Into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

August 26, 2014 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in ...       

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Ford Begins Plant Revamp For Aluminum F-150s

August 26, 2014 11:42 am | by The Toronto Star | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S. "This is historic for the industry, not just for Ford," Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, told ...

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Technical Metal Finishing Acquired By Nasmyth Group

August 26, 2014 11:37 am | by Nasmyth Group | Comments

A supplier of precision engineering products and services worldwide, Nasmyth Group is pleased to announce its acquisition of the business and assets of Technical Metal Finishing Inc (TMF) to create ...        

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Scientists Review New Ways To Analyze Big Data

August 26, 2014 11:33 am | by Jianqing Fan, Science China Press | Comments

Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of personalized treatments and highly individualized services. But ever-expanding data sets ...

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U.S. Investigates Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hose Failures

August 26, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers ...       

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