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Foreign Companies in China Feel 'Targeted'

September 2, 2014 12:02 pm | by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Business Writer | News | Comments

Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws, and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday. The American Chamber of Commerce in China's report adds to mounting complaints about a flurry of investigations of global automakers, technology suppliers, and other companies...

 

U.S. Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Pace In 3½ Years

September 2, 2014 11:34 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories...

Obama: 'Revving' Economy Calls For Higher Wages

September 1, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a...

Detroit Raced Toward This Week's Bankruptcy Trial

August 31, 2014 10:32 am | by Corey Williams - Associated Press | News | Comments

It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance, and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter...

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California Lawmakers Pass First U.S. Plastic Bag Ban

August 30, 2014 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote on Friday, and it was approved by the Assembly a day earlier. Senators who had previously opposed the bill, including...

China Military Shows Off Newest Helicopters, Tanks

August 29, 2014 5:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said ...  

FBI Investigating Reports Of Cyber Attacks

August 28, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is ...     

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Apple Loses Bid To Block Sales Of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after ...          

Jobs, Guns Dominate Connecticut Governor Debate

August 28, 2014 3:30 am | by Susan Haigh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley officially kicked off their gubernatorial rematch with a feisty debate on Wednesday night, clashing over guns and who is best equipped to grow jobs and improve Connecticut's economy. The tenor of the hour-long event, held in a...

Photos: The Life Of The USS Saratoga, From 1956 To 2014

August 27, 2014 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saratoga — named for the decisive battle of the American Revolution fought in upstate New York — was commissioned in 1956 and completed 22 deployments before it was decommissioned in 1994. It was off the coast of Cuba during the ...

Feds Seek Comments On 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

August 27, 2014 9:46 am | by Michael Felbercaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The company, whose North American headquarters is in Richmond, Virginia, in June requested ...

State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 26, 2014 3:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes ...          

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Guilty Plea In California Meat-Recall Case

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge. Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his plea ...

China Deploys Armed Drone To Multinational Drills

August 26, 2014 5:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's air force says it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring its rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. Air force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency as saying ...

Ashley Furniture Official: No Plans For Layoffs

August 25, 2014 9:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ashley Furniture has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs, an official of the Wisconsin-based company told the state's business lobby after a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company ...

Navy Awards $100M Contract To Maine Shipyard

August 25, 2014 8:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine's Bath Iron Works has ended a partnership in which it helped to produce the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship in 2010. But that doesn't mean it's out of the program altogether. The shipyard announced Monday that the Navy has awarded the shipbuilder ...

Branstad Will Again Seek Broadband Legislation

August 24, 2014 11:30 am | by Catherine Lucey - Associated Press | News | Comments

An effort to improve access to broadband Internet in rural Iowa failed in the Legislature this spring, but Gov. Terry Branstad is optimistic that a revised proposal can succeed next year. Branstad, who is running for a sixth non-consecutive term, has ...

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Iran Unveils New Short-Range Missiles, Drones

August 24, 2014 1:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran's official news agency says the country has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones. The IRNA report on Sunday says the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is capable of ...   

Official Says Hackers Hit Up To 25,000 Workers

August 22, 2014 8:29 pm | by Stephen Braun - Associated Press | News | Comments

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. The official ...    

Regulation Uncertainty Kills A Product Line

August 22, 2014 9:46 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It appears that the threat of new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in the cheese industry hasn’t gotten old and moldy just yet. If you recall, in June the FDA announced that it will ...         

NKorea Launch Pad Expansion 'Nearing Completion'

August 21, 2014 5:35 pm | by Matthew Pennington - Associated Press | News | Comments

Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. The U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International...

Manufacturing Should Bite-The-Bullet Over Militarized Police

August 21, 2014 11:02 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

With the turmoil in Ferguson, the concern regarding a vastly over-armed police force, or even militarized police force, has become a rife topic for debate. While the argument over providing officials with firepower has been a debate for some time, The Economist has taken to ...

Warren Buffett's Firm To Pay $896,000 Penalty

August 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. should have ...

Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Service

August 20, 2014 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service started ...      

4 At Slaughterhouse Behind Beef Recall Indicted

August 20, 2014 9:43 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to ...        

Egypt Picks Consortium To Draft Suez Plan

August 19, 2014 10:30 am | by Maggie Michael - Associated Press | News | Comments

Egypt selected a consortium of Egyptian and the Persian Gulf companies Tuesday to develop the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones, officials said. Egyptian authorities say ...

U.S. Wants To Make Cars Talk To Each Other

August 19, 2014 10:01 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in ...         

China Accuses Mercedes Of Price Abuses

August 18, 2014 1:30 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of ...       

Land Owners Join Child Cancer Cluster Suit Against Whirlpool

August 18, 2014 1:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of polluted land in northern Ohio are joining a civil lawsuit filed by families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster. The group's lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. links the company's ...     

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