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China Fires Work Safety Director Named In Corruption Probe

August 26, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fires and explosions in the port city of Tianjin on Aug. 12 killed 139 people. 


Lawmaker Sees Opening For Appeal Of $225M Exxon Ruling

August 26, 2015 9:54 am | by Michael Catalini and Josh Cornfield, The Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Chris Christie has hailed the deal as the nation's second-largest of its kind against a corporate polluter.


Boeing To Lay Off Hundreds Amid Export-Import Bank Debate

August 25, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The latest round of cuts is expected to take place through early 2016.


Amazon's Prime Now Expansion To Include Alcoholic Beverages

August 25, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Seattle-area customers will also be able to order beer, wine and liquor.


Report: Midwest Gas Prices To Fall With BP's Indiana Refinery Restart

August 25, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

BP's refinery in Whiting, Indiana was shut down earlier this month. 


Scientists Develop Glue That Hardens Via Electricity

August 25, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers suggested that the new substance could provide solution from underwater ship or pipe repair to serving as an alternative to sutures during human surgery.


China-Based Company To Locate Headquarters In Knoxville

August 25, 2015 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A China-based injection molding company is investing nearly $5 million to locate its first U.S. headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.


$30M Battery Recycling Plant Breaks Ground In Nevada

August 25, 2015 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

AquaMetals is building the plant at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Reno where Tesla Motors is building its electric battery factory.


U.S. Agency Probes Jeep SUV Rollaway Complaints

August 25, 2015 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The probe covers 408,000 Grand Cherokees from the 2014 and 2015 model years.


Tech Startups Want To Change The Way You Drive

August 25, 2015 1:54 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.


Report: Investors Could Benefit From Lifting Iranian Sanctions

August 25, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Iran owns the fourth-largest supply of proven oil reserves and the second-largest supply of conventional natural gas reserves. 


Liquor Giant Pernod Faces Lagging Vodka Demand In U.S.

August 25, 2015 10:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Pernod owns dozens of liquor brands, including Jameson Irish whiskey and Beefeater gin.


GM Fund Rejects 91 Percent Of Ignition Switch Claims

August 25, 2015 10:21 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The fund has made offers in 124 death cases and 275 injury crashes. 


Driverless Truck Designed To Improve Safety In Work Zones

August 25, 2015 10:16 am | by Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press | Comments

The crash trucks, fitted with a device called a truck-mounted attenuator, have been credited with saving lives


California Lawmakers Approve Drone Trespassing Crime Bills

August 25, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

California lawmakers advanced legislation Monday seeking to rein in the use of privacy-invading drones. 


Survey: Recalls Make Americans Less Satisfied With Cars

August 25, 2015 10:08 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Last year automakers recalled a record 64 million vehicles for problems.


Global Markets Rebound As China Cuts Rates To Help Economy

August 25, 2015 10:04 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Global markets bounced back Tuesday after China's central bank cut its key interest rate to support growth in the world's second-largest economy.


Toyota Plans $16M Expansion Of Indiana Forklift Factory

August 25, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The factory will be just over a million square-feet with the upcoming expansion. 


Chipotle To Hire 4,000 New Employees In One Day

August 24, 2015 2:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chipotle hopes to counter a tightening labor market with an unconventional hiring pitch.


Nuclear Contractor To Pay $4.8M Over Improper Lobbying

August 24, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Prosecutors alleged that between 2008 and 2012 Sandia used funding to lobby Congress and federal agencies to renew its $2.4 billion annual contract with the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration.



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