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Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 | Comments

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.          

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Obama To Attend UN Climate Summit

July 25, 2014 12:57 pm | Comments

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited heads of state and other leaders to the Sept. 23 summit in New York. The U.N. says the goal is to spur governments, industry and civil groups to make new commitments to addressing climate change.       

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Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due To Injury, Burn Hazards

July 25, 2014 12:15 pm | by Consumer Product Safety Commission | Comments

The lamps are being recalled because there is a potential for the metal housing and assembly portion of the LED bulb to separate from the plastic driver housing installed in the lighting fixture, which could result in the product falling from the ceiling, presenting possible risk of property damage or injury.

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Waterproof Coating Improves Performance, Reduces Life-Cycle Costs

July 25, 2014 11:42 am | by Garland | Comments

Garland’s new Energizer BK specially formulated cold-applied waterproof coating provides natural resistance to moisture, chemicals, UV and aging, improving the long-term performance of new and existing coal tar pitch and asphalt roofing systems. Energizer BK is ...

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Russian Execs Fear Lasting Damage From Plane Crash

July 25, 2014 11:17 am | Comments

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. 

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Obama Aide: Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously

July 25, 2014 10:50 am | Comments

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.                    

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Molson Coors Brewing Co. CEO To Retire

July 25, 2014 10:18 am | Comments

The brewing company said Friday that Swinburn will be succeeded in the posts by Mark R. Hunter, who currently serves as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe.                  

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Orders For Durable Goods Up In June

July 25, 2014 9:30 am | Comments

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.              

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NHTSA Probes Hyundai Sonata Air Bag Problem

July 25, 2014 8:37 am | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.                      

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China Expected To Declare Qualcomm A Monopoly

July 25, 2014 8:14 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.                 

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GM Recalls Cadillac, Camaro In China

July 25, 2014 8:11 am | Comments

General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts.              

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U.S. Executions Marked By Challenges, Drug Shortages

July 25, 2014 8:03 am | Comments

After more than three decades of using the same three-drug combo to put hundreds of inmates to death with few problems, states have scrambled in recent years to find alternative drugs because of a shortage rooted in European opposition to capital punishment.

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Layoffs Becoming Rare Across U.S. Job Market

July 25, 2014 7:59 am | Comments

The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It raises the hope that workers' pay will finally accelerate after grinding through a sluggish recovery for the past half-decade.                 

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House Panel Clears Way For Obama Lawsuit Vote

July 25, 2014 7:45 am | Comments

Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.    

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EU Seeking Energy Efficiency To Ease Russia Gas Link

July 25, 2014 7:42 am | Comments

The Commission proposed to increase energy efficiency by 30 percent, an upward revision of its earlier target of 20 percent by 2020.                                  

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Cutlery Firm Celebrates 125 Years

July 24, 2014 2:34 pm | Comments

A northwestern Pennsylvania cutlery firm is celebrating its 125th anniversary, along with $10 million in renovations to its plant.                          

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Biden Pushes Infrastructure, Job Training In Ohio

July 24, 2014 2:17 pm | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities.                   

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U.S. Nuclear Industry Needs To Think About Unthinkable Disasters

July 24, 2014 12:52 pm | Comments

A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.             

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Nokia Expects Brighter Future Without Handset Unit

July 24, 2014 12:16 pm | by Jari Tanner, Associated Press | Comments

Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division.           

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Faulty Ignition Equals Faulty Leadership

July 24, 2014 12:02 pm | by Killino Firm, P.C. | Comments

GM has run into a lot of trouble over the last few months with the emergence of several recalls. Now, the Killino Firm, P.C. has created this infographic to demonstrate that leadership lead GM to its recall conundrum.            

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Perry's Tech Startup Fund Is Not All It Seems

July 24, 2014 11:35 am | by Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | Comments

One actually operates in California. Some have stagnated trying to find more capital. Others have listed out-of-state employees and short-term hires as being among the jobs they created. A few have forfeited their right to do business in Texas by not filing tax reports.   

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