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CEO Says Malaysia Airlines Needs Radical Change

June 25, 2014 12:21 pm | by Eileen Ng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysia Airlines' CEO said Wednesday that business has improved four months after one of its jets went missing, but the beleaguered flag carrier needs a radical overhaul to survive.                

NRC Finds Violation For Arkansas Accident

June 25, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a notice of violation to Entergy Corp. over a 2013 accident at the utility's Arkansas Nuclear One plant that killed one worker and injured eight others.              

Survey: Few Hanford Workers Question Bosses

June 25, 2014 7:52 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | News | Comments

Few of the U.S. Department of Energy workers who are helping build a plant to treat the most dangerous radioactive wastes at a nuclear site in Washington state feel they can openly challenge decisions made by management.       

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GSK Warned Over Problems At Quebec Plant

June 25, 2014 7:45 am | by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

GSK received a letter of warning from the FDA about conditions at its manufacturing facility at Ste-Foy, Que., where the company makes flu vaccine for the Canadian and U.S. markets.               

Panel: 'Serious Faults' In Novartis Clinical Study

June 24, 2014 9:42 am | News | Comments

Novartis Pharma K.K. violated Japan's personal information protection law and ethical guidelines in a clinical study, led by the University of Tokyo, of a leukemia drug, the university's investigation panel said Tuesday.            

Big Tobacco Snubs Indonesia Health Warning Law

June 24, 2014 8:03 am | by Margie Mason, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Despite having a year and a half to prepare the warning photos that are to cover 40 percent of all cigarette packs, most tobacco companies failed to meet Tuesday's deadline, according to the National Commission for Child Protection.    

FDA Extends Comment Period On E-Cig Rules

June 23, 2014 11:00 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

In addition to mandating warning labels that say nicotine is an addictive chemical, the rules would require e-cigarette makers to disclose their products' ingredients.                     

Food Safety Is A New Frontier For Legal Pot

June 23, 2014 8:04 am | by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | News | Comments

With federal help in regulating production nonexistent because the drug is illegal under federal law, state and local governments have had to assemble a patchwork of health and safety regulations for foods with cannabis.                   

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Airbags

June 23, 2014 7:51 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.                     

Records Show Duke Warned About Pipe That Caused Spill

June 20, 2014 9:11 am | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Records subpoenaed by federal prosecutors show engineers working for Duke Energy warned the company nearly 30 years before a massive coal ash spill that a stormwater pipe running under an ash dump was made of corrugated metal and needed to be monitored for leaks.

GM Could Face Another Fine For Impala Recall

June 20, 2014 9:01 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

An old e-mail from a General Motors employee warning of a "serious safety problem" could help trigger another government fine against the automaker.                    

Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases Of Velveeta

June 20, 2014 8:55 am | News | Comments

Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives.                

Woman Sues, Saying Chia Powder Caused Salmonella

June 20, 2014 8:35 am | News | Comments

A Colorado woman has filed suit against Navitas Naturals of California, saying she contracted salmonella from the company's chia powder.                   

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New Tests For Helmets Proposed In Concussion Fight

June 20, 2014 8:33 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

There is no concussion-proof football helmet, but manufacturers may soon have to meet new testing standards against certain concussion-causing forces — a step in the quest for more protection.          

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Workers Kill CEO; Chinese Spyware Phone

June 19, 2014 2:16 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Indian factory workers killing the CEO over a dispute about work hours to a Chinese-made phone that comes with spyware.          

Senator Wants To Tighten Controls On Radioactive Material

June 19, 2014 1:50 pm | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. senator is urging the Obama administration to tighten procedures after a congressional audit found security problems at companies using radioactive material.                     

Feds: Trucker In Morgan Crash Was Speeding

June 19, 2014 12:50 pm | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A report on the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another man says the driver of a tractor-trailer was speeding before the crash.                

GM Employee Warned Of Stalling In Impalas In 2005

June 19, 2014 8:26 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In an e-mail to 11 GM colleagues on Aug. 30, 2005, GM employee Laura Andres wrote: "I think this is a serious safety problem ... I'm thinking big recall."                  

Washington Residents Oppose Oil Shipments

June 19, 2014 8:18 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee met in Spokane, a major railroad hub for the northern United States, to take testimony on a bill that seeks to improve the safety of those oil shipments.          

1 Dead After Washington Fireworks Explosion

June 19, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

A deadly blast at a fireworks plant in Washington state came as workers were preparing shells for shipping, an Entertainment Fireworks official says.                              

Gov't Opens 2 New Chrysler Investigations

June 18, 2014 1:04 pm | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has opened two new investigations into Chrysler over complaints that the ignition key could shut the engine off and cause air bags not to deploy in a crash.       

Lawmakers Press GM On Report Findings

June 18, 2014 10:59 am | by Marcy Gordon and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

House members say they still have many questions about General Motors' delayed recall of small cars, including whether the company's culture has truly changed.                

Va. Resumes Chicken Exports To China

June 18, 2014 9:24 am | News | Comments

China blocked Virginia chicken exports in 2007 after a case of pathogenic avian influenza was reported on a single farm in Virginia.                     

Dr. Oz Scolded At Weight Loss Scam Hearing

June 18, 2014 8:18 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.        

Consumers Aren't Shying Away From GM

June 18, 2014 8:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

GM has retained buyers' confidence by appearing to act quickly on safety matters — even though GM's internal investigation into the small-car switch recall showed that employees took years to realize they had a safety problem on their hands.    

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