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3 Key Questions About The GM Recall Report

June 5, 2014 8:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Why that delay happened — and who is responsible — should be revealed Thursday, when a report by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas is made public.                       

GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $105M To 45 States

June 4, 2014 1:49 pm | News | Comments

The settlement resolves allegations that GSK illegally marketed Advair, Paxil and Wellbutrin for purposes that had not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.               

GM Will Release Recall Report On Thursday

June 4, 2014 12:28 pm | News | Comments

General Motors says it will release the results of an outside attorney's investigation into its mishandled recall of small cars on Thursday morning.                   


Summer Is Here: Preventing Heat Stress On The Job

June 4, 2014 12:02 pm | by Scott Jacobs, PE, Director of Engineering, Port-A-Cool, LLC | Articles | Comments

Extreme-heat situations can impact worker safety and productivity, and certainly, the company’s bottom-line. Without adequate cooling, workers are put in danger while equipment and manufactured products are at an increased risk for failure.     

22 Killed In Mine Accident In China

June 4, 2014 11:32 am | News | Comments

A coal mine accident killed 22 people in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, the city's news office said in an online statement Wednesday.                  

Regulator: Making Embryos From 3 People Doesn't Look Unsafe

June 4, 2014 8:26 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe" even though no one has ever received the treatment, according to a new report.           

Airline Group Says No Timetable For Airplane Tracking

June 3, 2014 3:21 pm | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior official at an organization representing the majority of airlines worldwide said there is no specific timetable for implementing new tracking recommendations following the disappearance of a Malaysian aircraft with 239 people aboard.  

Safety Was Low In GM Hierarchy Before Recalls

June 3, 2014 1:56 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

As of early last year, the director of vehicle safety was four rungs down the ladder from the CEO, according to a copy of the chart obtained by The Associated Press. Finance, sales and public relations had a direct path to the top.         


Construction Work Begins For Ice Wall At Fukushima

June 3, 2014 8:05 am | News | Comments

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began construction of a huge underground ice wall around four reactor buildings, a key measure to tackle the toxic water buildup at the complex.       

Chicago Sues Over Painkiller Marketing

June 3, 2014 7:56 am | by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The city of Chicago is seeking damages in a lawsuit accusing five drug makers of deceptively marketing a class of prescription painkiller that can be highly addictive.                 

Deal Calls For Egg Company To Pay $6.8M Fine

June 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for crimes that include selling the tainted eggs that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.                

Safety Regulators Probe Effectiveness Of Chrysler Air Bag Recall

June 2, 2014 8:38 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall to fix air bags on nearly 745,000 Chrysler SUVs is working.                        

Airline Group Will Recommend Plane Tracking Options

June 2, 2014 8:35 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

An organization representing airlines worldwide will offer a list of recommendations in September to improve the tracking of aircraft after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the group's director said Monday.             


Chicken Plant Sues Pest Company Over Infestation

June 2, 2014 8:02 am | News | Comments

A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks.               

6 Hanford Workers Report Smelling Vapors

May 30, 2014 3:16 pm | News | Comments

Six workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are receiving medical evaluations after they reported smelling chemical vapors at two underground storage tank farms.               

Searcher 'Cautiously Optimistic' Flight 370 Will Be Found

May 30, 2014 1:57 pm | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

With the origin of the underwater pings now in doubt and the search stalled, what do the officials heading up the hunt for Flight 370 have to say?                  

Government Warns Against Tanning Beds For Minors

May 30, 2014 10:27 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Makers of sun lamps and related devices must include a bold label, known as a black box warning stating that they should not be used by people under age 18.                   

Japan Oil Tanker Explodes

May 30, 2014 8:14 am | News | Comments

A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country's southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said. Four others were severely injured.          

Ford Recalls 1.4M Vehicles

May 30, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Ford is recalling 1.4 million SUVs and cars in North America to fix steering, rust and floor mat problems.                                   

Documents Show GM Delayed Another Recall

May 30, 2014 7:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Documents show that General Motors recalled some Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.             

NHTSA: Car, Truck Crashes Cost Whopping $871B

May 29, 2014 12:22 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Government safety regulators say the economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to $871 billion in a single year.                    

8 Vehicles Get Top Rating For Collision Warning

May 29, 2014 8:44 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the only non-luxury car to earn the highest safety rating in new tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.                     

Boehringer Ingelheim Reaches $650M Settlement Over Blood Thinner

May 29, 2014 8:15 am | by Jim Suhr, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim has agreed to pay $650 million to settle thousands of U.S. claims questioning the marketing and safety of its popular blood thinner Pradaxa.                   

Salmonella Linked To Chicken Sickens 524

May 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months.                  

Woman Sues Packing Company Over Illness

May 28, 2014 9:41 am | News | Comments

A college student sickened at a Detroit-area restaurant has sued a packing company that recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.               

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