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Farmers Worry Over Reach Of EPA Water Rules

May 12, 2015 10:09 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency rules proposed last year have become a top issue of concern for many farmers and landowners who say there are already too many government regulations that affect their businesses.


Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 100

May 12, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total on Monday. It stood at 97 deaths last week.


Mitigating Recall Risk

May 12, 2015 10:03 am | by Todd Harris, Vice President, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS | Comments

As the complexity of supply chains continues to increase, the consequences of recalls have become far more substantial and wide reaching than in years past.


Obama Administration Conditionally Approves Offshore Arctic Drilling

May 11, 2015 3:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Obama administration officials on Monday signed off on a proposal from Shell to drill in arctic Alaskan waters.


U.S. Settles With New York Coke Plant For $12M Over Pollution

May 11, 2015 3:21 pm | by Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press | Comments

A coal-burning industrial plant that a federal official called an "environmental outlaw" has agreed to pay $12 million to settle claims that it polluted the air and water with harmful chemicals, authorities said Monday.


Mitsubishi Recalls Over 130K Cars

May 11, 2015 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling more than 130,000 cars because of two separate issues that could lead to reduced visibility for drivers and raise the risk of a crash.


Reshoring Initiative Encourages American Manufacturing

May 11, 2015 3:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

Ideally, reshoring could save companies money, said Harry Moser, the former president of machine tool company GF AgieCharmilles. Business owners need to ask themselves: “Does the overhead come down more than the labor cost goes up?”


These Engineers 3-D Printed A Mini Jet Engine, Then Took It To 33,000 RPM

May 11, 2015 2:56 pm | by Michael Keller, GE Reports Staff | Comments

“We wanted to see if we could build a little engine that runs almost entirely out of additive manufacturing parts,” says one of the engineers. “This was a fun side project.”


Chemists Discover Molecules To Harness Solar Energy

May 11, 2015 2:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chemists at the University of Copenhagen are attempting to develop molecules that can harvest solar energy and release it on demand.


Oregon Wine Industry Wants In On Obama's Trade Agreement

May 11, 2015 2:45 pm | by Gosia Wozniacka, The Associated Press | Comments

Oregon's wine industry has come into its own in recent years, spurring the growth of wineries and newly planted acres of vineyards from the California border to the Columbia River.


Volvo To Build New Plant In South Carolina

May 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The plant's initial operations will produce about 100,000 cars for U.S. dealerships and for export. It will begin with a workforce of about 2,000, although Volvo said it expects the plant to eventually employ 4,000 workers.


China Auto Sales Growth Decelerates In April

May 11, 2015 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Automakers are looking to China, the biggest auto market by number of vehicles sold, to drive future revenue, but sales growth has declined steadily as the country's economic expansion cools.


Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged In California

May 11, 2015 10:40 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Comments

Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.


Exploring Industrial Applications Of Ethernet Wireless: Q&A With Matt Nelson

May 11, 2015 10:25 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Nelson provided insight into the 900 MHz Ethernet and the manufacturing sector.


Five Things To Know About Trade As Senate Debate Begins

May 11, 2015 10:01 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | Comments

If Obama receives fast track authority, which previous presidents have enjoyed, he's expected to ask Congress to approve a 12-nation trade pact called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here are five things to know about the trade debate.


Ex-Oklahoma City Dayton Tire Factory Taken Down, Recycled

May 10, 2015 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In 2006, Bridgestone/Firestone warned its more than 1,600 employees it couldn't cope with the foreign competition in the replacement market for the small-sized tires it made at the plant.


Another Major Defense Company Interested In ND Drone Park

May 9, 2015 12:07 pm | by Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press | Comments

The nation's first unmanned aircraft business park currently under construction in North Dakota has a second major defense contractor interested in setting up shop.


FDA Not Aware Of Listeria At Blue Bell Plant Before Outbreak

May 9, 2015 4:12 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Comments

The outbreak — and the FDA's lack of knowledge of the bacteria found in the plant — is a stark illustration of gaps in the nation's food safety system. Food contamination often isn't discovered until people get sick or die.


Nike CEO: Trans Pacific Partnership Deal Lets Us Create Jobs

May 8, 2015 3:12 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Mark Parker, chief executive officer at Nike, talks with Stephanie Ruhle about how the athletic apparel maker would benefit from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the company’s overseas production and their plans for digital consumables.

Seattle Mayor, 'Kayaktivists' Take On Arctic Oil Drilling

May 8, 2015 2:59 pm | by Phuong Le, The Associated Press | Comments

The fast-approaching battle with so-called kayaktivists is unfolding in a city well-known for embracing environmental causes, laying bare the high-stakes feud over oil exploration in the icy waters off Alaska.



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