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Feds Offer Advice After Deadly 2010 Blast

July 18, 2014 8:10 am | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Comments

A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators.             

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Airbus Joining Virginia Applied Research Center

July 18, 2014 8:06 am | Comments

The center in Prince George County is a consortium of industry, academia and government. It focuses on manufacturing breakthroughs and advancements in applied research.                 

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Factory Worker Makes Most Of British Open Opportunity

July 18, 2014 8:03 am | by Steve Douglas, AP Sports Writer | Comments

His boss closed the factory and bought co-workers tickets to watch Singleton on his big day. Singleton's friends and relatives were there, too, cheering him on every hole and exchanging remarks with him as he walked the fairways during his opening round.

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GM Has Replaced 491K Ignition Switches

July 18, 2014 7:59 am | Comments

General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled.                      

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AbbVie, Shire Agree On $55B Deal

July 18, 2014 7:58 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | Comments

AbbVie has reached a roughly $55 billion deal to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from corporate income tax rates back home.                 

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Federal Grant To Help Oshkosh Workers

July 18, 2014 7:55 am | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor is providing nearly half a million dollars in assistance for the workers who were laid off by the defense arm of Oshkosh Corp. in recent months.                        

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Fuji Heavy To Recall Subaru Legacy Cars

July 18, 2014 7:53 am | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it is recalling 10,143 Subaru Legacy sedans with turbo-charged engines sold in Japan to fix a programming fault that could cause engine damage.                    

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700 Protest Factory Closure In Myanmar

July 18, 2014 7:51 am | Comments

More than 700 workers protested Thursday in front of the South Korean Embassy in Myanmar to demand officials help them after a Korean-owned factory closed without paying their wages.                  

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Second-In-Command At EPA Resigns

July 18, 2014 7:48 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | Comments

The No. 2 environmental official under President Barack Obama is resigning to head a nonprofit group dedicated to energy and climate change.                    

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Disaster Strikes Twice For Malaysia Airlines

July 18, 2014 7:46 am | by Stephen Wright and Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writers | Comments

Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.            

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Holes In Tank Likely Factor In W.Va. Chemical Leak

July 17, 2014 3:25 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Comments

Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days, federal investigators said.               

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Land Rover's LR4 Updated For Fuel Efficiency

July 17, 2014 1:40 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | Comments

Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.                    

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AirAsia X To Buy 50 Airbus Planes

July 17, 2014 12:35 pm | Comments

Long-haul budget airline AirAsia X has inked a deal to buy 50 Airbus A330neo planes as part of its regional expansion.                        

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UK Employment Rate Reaches Record High

July 17, 2014 11:31 am | by Pan Pylas, Associated Press | Comments

The proportion of workers in Britain has hit its joint-highest level since records began more than 40 years ago, official figures showed in a further sign of the strength of the U.K. economic recovery.          

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Comet-Chasing Probe Makes Surprise Discovery

July 17, 2014 11:20 am | Comments

Scientists say a space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice flying in tandem.           

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Chemical Fumes Sicken 139 People In Thailand

July 17, 2014 11:08 am | Comments

Fumes from a chemical leak on a ship at a Thai seaport spread inland on Thursday, sickening 139 people, including schoolchildren, authorities said.                   

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Recall Hearing Targets GM Legal Staff

July 17, 2014 11:04 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | Comments

Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into deadly recalls.                

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Japanese Nuclear Plant Deemed Safe

July 17, 2014 10:57 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules.          

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Chrysler Can Fix Recalled Jeeps Faster Than Expected

July 17, 2014 10:55 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The development could end a spat between the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to repair about 2.7 million SUVs in a recall announced more than a year ago.   

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American Crane Completes The First Lift For Orion

July 17, 2014 10:33 am | by American Crane & Equipment Corporation | Comments

Early last month, American Crane’s 25 ton double girder clean room crane (with single failure-proof hoist) strategically lifted and placed Lockheed Martin’s Orion crew module atop their service module. This custom overhead crane is ...   

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