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Judge Dismisses Part Of New Jersey Train Derailment Lawsuit

August 20, 2015 10:07 am | by David Porter, The Associated Press | Comments

Two rail companies aren't liable for some claims arising from the 2012 train derailment in southern New Jersey. 


Why It's Too Soon To Say If Audi’s All-Electric SUV Will Rival Tesla’s Model X

August 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

One thing’s for sure though: The global auto industry is definitely going green. 


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Rises To Still-Low 277K

August 20, 2015 8:57 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The sharp fall in layoffs in the past two years means Americans are enjoying solid job security.


Clearing Of Tianjin Port Blast Site Begins

August 20, 2015 8:47 am | by Paul Traynor, The Associated Press | Comments

The Chinese military also said it was inspecting storage measures for explosive materials.


Chemical Industry Corruption, Safety Violations Preceded Deadly Chinese Explosion

August 20, 2015 8:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The explosion has triggered calls for reform in chemical storage. 


Coke Officials Defend Research Practices Following NYT Article

August 20, 2015 8:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Coca-Cola officials vowed to be more transparent about the company’s research funding but criticized a recent report for creating "confusion" about its practices.


Man Working On Tesla Charging Station Found Dead

August 20, 2015 8:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Tesla spokesman confirmed that there was an accident involving an electrical contractor.


Tanks From Retired Shuttle Endeavour Returning To Space Station

August 20, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NASA engineers are working to remove four tanks from the shuttle for use as potable water storage on the International Space Station.


Oil Drillers Hammered As U.S. Crude Supplies Continue To Climb

August 19, 2015 3:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Crude prices fell at their lowest levels in more than six years.


Key Apple Patent In Question Amid Legal Battle With Samsung

August 19, 2015 3:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Apple originally sued Samsung over the latter's similar designs and won.


Fireball Owner Sues Brewery Over Trademark Infringement

August 19, 2015 3:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Fireball's label features a red, dragon-like creature, while Fire Flask displays a glaring red devil in front of two pitchforks.


Report: Groundwater Pumping In California Has Land Sinking

August 19, 2015 3:07 pm | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | Comments

The research shows that in some places the ground is sinking nearly two inches each month.


Feds Probe VW Air Bags After Inflator Ruptures In Missouri

August 19, 2015 3:02 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The investigation calls into question whether all air bag systems made with ammonium nitrate should be recalled. 


Ford Recalling Trucks To Fix Seat Belt Anchors

August 19, 2015 2:58 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company says it knows of no crashes or injuries from the problem. 


IMF: China Must Wait To Join Exclusive Currency Club

August 19, 2015 2:54 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | Comments

China wanted the IMF to include its currency in the basket along with the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen starting Jan. 1.


Fed At July Meeting Appeared To Be Moving Closer To Hike

August 19, 2015 2:50 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Federal Reserve expressed wide-ranging concerns about wages, inflation and a significant slowdown in China.


Dairy-Funded Study Finds Butter Raises Cholesterol Levels

August 19, 2015 10:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recent study of butter consumption funded by Denmark's dairy industry didn't provide much good news for its sponsors.


Diesel For Harvest Might Be Adequate With Drilling Slowdown

August 19, 2015 10:32 am | by James MacPherson, The Associated Press | Comments

The oil industry replaced agriculture a few years ago as the biggest user of diesel in North Dakota. 


Japan Launches Cargo Shipment To Space Station

August 19, 2015 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched an unmanned transport vehicle on Wednesday that is carrying water, parts and other supplies to the International Space Station.


General Motors Adds 181,000 Cars To 2014 Headlight Recall

August 19, 2015 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A headlight module may overheat and melt in high temperatures under the hood. 



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