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California Looks To Australia For Tips On Surviving Drought

May 26, 2015 | by Kristen Gelineau, Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | Comments

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions.

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Today in Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Steel Dynamics Idles Two Iron Range Operations, Cuts 200 Jobs

May 26, 2015 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CEO Mark D. Millett cited "an extreme decrease" in prices for pig iron, which is what the two operations produce.


ADM Moving Away From Ethanol, High Fructose Corn Syrup

May 26, 2015 5:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Ethanol contributed to a steep drop in the agribusiness giant's first-quarter corn profits.


Fire At Giant Apple Plant In Arizona Quickly Controlled

May 26, 2015 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Crews battled the blaze for 35 minutes before gaining control.


Provision In Senate Trade Package Hopes To Lift U.S. Steel Industry

May 26, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bill included a measure intended to root out currency manipulation.


Hyundai Is First To Offer Android Auto System

May 26, 2015 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google says Android Auto is expected to be offered on 28 brands by 2016.


Obama Urges Senate To Renew Phone-Records Programs

May 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

President Obama says that it is a public safety concern.


GM Plans $1.2B In Upgrades For Indiana Pickup Truck Plant

May 26, 2015 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The project will increase by roughly 50 percent the size of the 3,800-worker assembly plant.


Report: 80,000 U.S. Workers Now Employed By Chinese Companies

May 26, 2015 2:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The number has increased more than five-fold in the past five years.


Amtrak To Install Long-Sought Cameras In Locomotives

May 26, 2015 12:34 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Comments

This action follows a deadly derailment this month.


Latest In Fast-Food Tech: Swipe A Code, Meet Your Fisherman

May 26, 2015 12:30 pm | by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press | Comments

Meet the app that lets you see a fish's backstory while in the supermarket aisle.


Consumer Confidence Edges Up In May On Improving Job Market

May 26, 2015 12:25 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Employers added a healthy 223,000 jobs last month, up from a lackluster 85,000 in March.


United Arab Emirates Launches National Space Agency Strategy

May 26, 2015 10:07 am | by Adam Schreck, The Associated Press | Comments

The UAE Space Agency aims to regulate and support the industry.


Apple Promotes Tech Guru Jonathan Ive As Head Of Design

May 26, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The role, a newly created position within Apple, will establish Ive's leadership.


Orders For Durable Goods Drop 0.5 Percent In April

May 26, 2015 9:45 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April.


New Engines For Business Jets Tap Latest Military Tech

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Matt Benvie, GE Reports Staff | Comments

GE is making a bid to shape the business jet space once again.


Company Hopes To Remove Ruptured Oil Pipeline By Tuesday

May 26, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials hope the broken section of a pipeline can be removed for investigation.


Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 107

May 25, 2015 8:04 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars by General Motors has risen.


EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup At Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

EPA officials hope cleanup work will begin later this year.


Federal Data: As Oil Production Soars, So Do Pipeline Leaks

May 22, 2015 3:41 pm | by Henry C. Jackson, David A. Lieb, The Associated Press | Comments

Since 2009, the annual number of significant accidents on pipelines has shot up by almost 60 percent.


ExxonMobil Denies Lobbying On Iran Sanctions

May 22, 2015 3:38 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

ExxonMobil denied that it is lobbying federal officials regarding sanctions on Iran.



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