Andy Szal
Digital Reporter

Andy Szal writes about manufacturing, technology, energy, food, labor and regulatory issues for Advantage Business Media's Manufacturing group. He previously spent nearly 10 years covering politics and business issues in Madison, Wisconsin.

The federal Transportation Department announced a network of autonomous driving pilot programs on the final full day of the Obama administration.
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1.23.2017
3:49pm
Tesla will not be fined or subjected to a recall after its investigation wrapped up.
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1.20.2017
10:51am
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the new jobs during his annual State of the State address Tuesday.
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1.19.2017
10:36am
In this episode, synthetic spider silk and the tightest knot ever.
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1.19.2017
10:28am
The company itself will pay the largest civil settlement in U.S. history over its role in the spill from the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
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1.19.2017
10:21am
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Trump has vowed to implement a 35 percent tariff on cars that are shipped from those plants to the US.
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1.18.2017
10:05am
The seizure is part of an investigation into alleged efforts by a Chinese aluminum magnate to avoid U.S. tariffs.
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1.17.2017
3:41pm
Analysts said that about half of current work tasks could be automated by 2055 with currently available technology.
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1.17.2017
11:03am
The "moonshot" division of Google parent Alphabet cancelled the drone initiative in recent months.
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1.17.2017
10:48am
The defense contractor was one of many companies put in the crosshairs of Trump's erratic Twitter account in recent weeks.
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1.16.2017
3:28pm
The EPA also indicated that more than 90 percent of total chemical waste in 2015 was treated, recycled or otherwise not released into the environment.
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1.16.2017
10:13am
Matt Casebolt previously served as a product design director for Apple and worked on the Mac Pro and MacBook.
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1.13.2017
2:50pm
Officials added that their steps would keep about 650,000 metric tons of waste out of landfills.
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1.13.2017
2:39pm
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Tech giants and startups alike are rapidly bolstering the power, ease and efficiency of artificial intelligence.
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1.13.2017
11:03am
On Thursday, regulators alleged that Fiat Chrysler illegally installed engine management software on more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs in recent years.
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1.12.2017
4:01pm
In addition to a guilty plea and civil and criminal fines, the company must also appoint an independent compliance monitor for three years.
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1.12.2017
10:47am
The company also argued that changing the formula would raise its costs and compromise the iconic product.
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1.12.2017
10:32am
Amazon increased its fleet of warehouse robots by about 50 percent over the past 12-month period.
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1.11.2017
4:02pm
Aereon will collaborate with Honeywell as it develops an infrastructure for the Industrial Internet of Things.
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1.11.2017
3:47pm
CEO Mary Barra also said that GM has “more in common” than not regarding President-elect Donald Trump's economic views.
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1.11.2017
11:53am
The $372 million project includes a new paint shop that will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 44 percent.
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1.11.2017
11:37am
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Alibaba, by far China's largest e-retailer, has long faced criticism over the presence of counterfeit goods for sale on its website.
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1.10.2017
3:50pm
The automaker will invest $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio to bolster its Jeep brand — particularly in international markets.
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1.10.2017
10:45am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the aging plant presents an unacceptable safety risk due to its location some 30 miles north of New York City.
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1.10.2017
10:29am
The settlement could be announced next week along with the official filing of charges, and financial penalties could reach into the billions.
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1.9.2017
3:25pm
Boeing said last month that it would again trim production of the 777 and would likely be forced to cut jobs again in 2017.
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1.9.2017
3:11pm
The institute will focus on reducing the cost of technology to reuse, recycle, and remanufacture metals, electronic, polymers, fibers and other materials.
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1.9.2017
10:37am
Overall, the company is spending $4.5 billion on its move into electric vehicles over the next four years.
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1.6.2017
3:33pm
This week the toolmaker also announced its $900 million acquisition of the Craftsman brand from Sears.
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1.6.2017
11:15am
Tesla's global sales increased by 50 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year but still fell just short of its target for the year.
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1.5.2017
3:52pm
In the wake of the U.S. presidential election and the Feds decision to raise interest rates, the dollar reached a 14-year high.
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1.5.2017
2:50pm
According to the ISM, the indexes for new orders, manufacturing production and manufacturing employment reached their highest annual levels in December.
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1.5.2017
10:20am
Analysts expect overall auto sales to narrowly edge last year's record.
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1.5.2017
10:15am
The nearly century-old plant will close some 14 months after Kraft Heinz announced plans to shutter the facility and six others throughout North America.
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1.4.2017
10:33am
Overall, BLS tallied 4,836 workplace fatalities during the year, up just 15 from the previous report but also the highest since 2008.
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1.4.2017
10:21am
French aerospace giant Airbus will join U.S. rival Boeing in cutting production of large jetliners amid sluggish global demand.
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1.3.2017
2:44pm
In this episode, how deer antlers could lead to stronger materials and a drone powerful enough to carry humans.
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1.3.2017
10:37am
Authorities alleged that the improperly disposed of components is part of a years-long, multi-million dollar scheme.
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12.23.2016
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Amazon hopes that a new app will revolutionize the trucking industry — and make shipping its goods around the world cheaper.
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12.23.2016
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