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GE Mobile Turbines Help Baja Rebuild After Deadly Hurricane

October 22, 2014 | by GE Reports | Comments

When Hurricane Odile hit the Baja California peninsula in mid-September, it quickly became one of the most destructive storms ever to make landfall in Mexico. It killed five people, stranded thousands of tourists, and left almost everyone on the peninsula without power. The beautiful, rugged coastline...

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U.S. Economy Grew 3.5% Rate In 3Q

October 31, 2014 1:36 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales, and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The third quarter result, which was slightly better than economists expected, followed a 4.6 percent rebound in the second...

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Exxon Defies Low Oil Price With Refining Strength

October 31, 2014 12:38 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | Comments

ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production. Exxon, the biggest U.S. oil company, posted a surprise increase in profit thanks to a 38 percent...

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Nissan Recalls Infiniti SUVs For Air Bag Problem

October 31, 2014 11:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall covers the QX56 SUVs from 2013 and the QX80s from 2014. The company says inflators made by Takata Corp. were built with an incorrect outer...

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Distillers Gear Up For TN Whiskey War

October 31, 2014 11:02 am | by Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press | Comments

The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them. Jack Daniel's master distiller Jeff Arnett on Thursday urged...

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Novartis Announces Layoffs At NE Plant

October 31, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Novartis has announced more layoffs at its manufacturing plant in Lincoln. Company spokeswoman Julie Masow tells the Lincoln Journal Star that 75 jobs were eliminated Thursday. That includes 31 positions that were open. The cuts represent the third phase of restructuring at the plant that Novartis...

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Kimberly-Clark Lawsuit: Surgical Gowns Don't Protect Against Ebola

October 31, 2014 10:35 am | by Robert Jablon, The Associated Press | Comments

A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that the multinational company knew for at least a year that its Microcool Breathable High...

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Metal Manufacturer Wins $1M Business Plan Prize

October 31, 2014 10:00 am | by Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press | Comments

A fledgling metal manufacturing company that promises to make lighter, stronger, and less expensive parts has won the million-dollar grand prize in a contest aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to Buffalo. Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy announced ASi, LLC as winner...

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Museum Officially Buys Slice Of Rosie The Riveter's Factory

October 31, 2014 9:49 am | by Mike Householder, The Associated Press | Comments

Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball. Yankee Air Museum board chairman Ray Hunter signed papers Thursday making the aviation museum the owner of a 144,000-square-foot slice of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant, where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24 Liberator bombers during...

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Samsung Vows Changes After Disappointing Mobile Profits

October 31, 2014 9:45 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which climbed from smartphone laggard to top seller in the past...

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U.S. September Consumer Spending Weakest Since January

October 31, 2014 9:21 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year. Consumer spending dropped 0.2 percent in September, the Commerce Department reported Friday, the weakest...

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2 Missing After Blaze At Fireworks Warehouse

October 31, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

British police say two people are missing after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky. The Staffordshire Police force says officers and fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire at the SP Plastics building in Stafford, central...

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Southwest Airlines Donates Leather LUV Seat Products

October 30, 2014 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Southwest Airlines today announced the distribution of products made in Kenya and the U.S. as part of its global upcycling initiative LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose.  The distribution in Kenya completes the second phase of the multi-year environmental program, which will upcycle approximately 80,000 former airline...

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KS Gov Uses EPA Rule To Tie Foe To Obama

October 30, 2014 2:17 pm | by John Hanna, AP Political Writer | Comments

A protest by Kansas regulators against federal efforts to limit carbon emissions is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback an opportunity in the final days of his close re-election race to tie his Democratic rival to President Barack Obama. The Kansas Corporation Commission, which...

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Amy's Kitchen To Open In Converted ID Plant

October 30, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Organic frozen food maker Amy's Kitchen is opening a new plant in southeastern Idaho. The company is buying the former H.J. Heinz Co. plant that closed in June, eliminating 400 jobs. At an announcement of the plan in Pocatello on Wednesday, Amy's Kitchen co-founder Rachel Berliner said the company...

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SunCoke Proposes Plant In Greenup

October 30, 2014 1:28 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC has filed an application with Kentucky officials to build an electric generating plant in conjunction with a coke plant on about 250 acres along the Ohio River. The Independent reports the proposed plant in northeastern Kentucky would use the coke-making process to generate up to...

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Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget

October 30, 2014 1:14 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft Health system for consolidating health and fitness data...

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Pharma Firm To Establish Operations In VA

October 30, 2014 1:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Chinese pharmaceutical ingredients maker is planning to invest $22.5 million to establish operations in Virginia, creating 376 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that UniTao Pharmaceuticals LLC has purchased the Boehringer Ingelheim plant that's slated to close by the end of the year. Officials say the project is a...

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Alabama Plant Slammed With Labor Violations

October 30, 2014 12:07 pm | by OSHA | Comments

Wayne Farms LLC, which makes products under brand names Dutch Quality House and Platinum Harvest, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to dangerous machinery, fall, and musculoskeletal disorder hazards. OSHA issued 11 citations...

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Tick Up To 287K

October 30, 2014 11:47 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. Weekly applications increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined...

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Lawsuit Challenges Power Plant's Restart With Gas

October 30, 2014 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The environmental group Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's approval to restart an idled power plant on the Hudson River with natural gas instead of coal. The petition filed in state Supreme Court in Albany seeks a halt to resumption of operations at the 500-megawatt Danskammer power plant...

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