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.

Companies are increasingly interested in the possibility of installing pumped hydropower systems at former coal mines.
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5.26.2017
12:57pm
General Electric acknowledged this week that it will probably need to trim additional costs in order to reach its profit goals for the year.
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5.26.2017
10:29am
Two recent indexes showed some of the best numbers in the 19-nation Eurozone in decades.
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5.25.2017
2:37pm
Australia established rules for remotely operated drones last year and standards for autonomous vehicle tests are in development.
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5.24.2017
3:10pm
Companies are taking a new look at decades-old systems in hopes of capturing more energy from intermittent sources.
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5.23.2017
2:59pm
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Donald Trump's victory in November effectively ended efforts in Congress to pass the TPP.
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5.23.2017
10:20am
Officials said High Desert Proving Grounds will help validate the company's research and bring new technology to market more quickly.
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5.22.2017
3:04pm
The bill is unlikely to move forward after largely party-line votes to rescind the rule earlier this year.
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5.19.2017
2:36pm
Anheuser-Busch announced more than $200 million in new capital expenditures, including new distribution facilities in Los Angeles and Ohio.
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5.19.2017
10:56am
General Motors moved up to third amid efforts to improve its supplier relationships and overall culture.
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5.18.2017
3:04pm
BMW hinted that it could move production of an iconic British car to the European continent in the event of the U.K.'s messy exit from the E.U.
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5.18.2017
10:40am
It's unclear how many jobs could be on the chopping block in the U.S.
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5.17.2017
3:47pm
Farmers' groups reportedly hope that new chemical breakthroughs could help ease the pressure of a years-long slump in crop prices.
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5.17.2017
10:17am
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Toyota plans to invest more than $350,000 in a fledgling Japanese startup that hopes to develop a practical flying car.
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5.17.2017
10:10am
Corning will receive $200 million from the tech giant's new $1 billion advanced manufacturing fund.
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5.16.2017
2:54pm
The U.S. system for labeling products as organic is susceptible to fraud from overseas entities looking to boost their profits, a new report suggests.
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5.16.2017
10:00am
The hack disrupted alarms at a factory in northern France and displayed a demand for $300 in ransom on the plant's monitors.
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5.15.2017
2:54pm
The Dutch beer giant originally acquired a 50 percent stake in Lagunitas Brewing Company in 2015.
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5.12.2017
2:40pm
Automakers appear to be increasingly abandoning efforts to sell more fuel-efficient diesel vehicles in the U.S. in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions...
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5.12.2017
10:42am
The new company will initially focus on imaging services, but its future ambitions include cargo drone services and internet connectivity.
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5.11.2017
2:53pm
The German parcel giant announced the incorporation of Amazon's voice recognition technology into its customer service platform this week.
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5.11.2017
10:08am
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World Wide Technology notified the Texas Workforce Commission that job cuts at the Lewisville facility would take place in July.
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5.10.2017
2:48pm
The Canadian Prime Minister indicated he would consider restricting U.S. coal shipments in the wake of tariffs imposed on Canadian lumber.
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5.10.2017
10:38am
The company said that the claims were without merit but that it was cooperating with Florida officials.
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5.10.2017
10:23am
UPS and packaging company Sealed Air Corp. unveiled a new Packaging Innovation Center near the parcel giant's air cargo headquarters in Kentucky.
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5.9.2017
3:02pm
CEO Tim Cook suggested that that targeting advanced manufacturing would help the fund be a "ripple in the pond" of the broader U.S. economy.
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5.9.2017
10:45am
SpaceX satellite government affairs vice president Patricia Cooper provided new details in testimony before a U.S. Senate panel.
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5.8.2017
3:22pm
Manufacturers, shippers and researchers plan to launch an effort this year to bolster self-navigation technology and other high-tech shipping systems.
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5.8.2017
3:02pm
Tesla earlier this year identified "re-thinking the materials supply chain" as a priority.
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5.5.2017
2:28pm
Wicked Weed is only five years old but already operates four facilities in Asheville, N.C., and created more than 500 beers to date.
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5.5.2017
2:24pm
Monsanto terminated an agreement to sell a high-tech agricultural equipment business amid opposition from federal antitrust regulators.
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5.5.2017
10:30am
Teamsters Local 2727 vowed to again seek permission to strike if UPS does not agree to maintain members' current health plans.
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5.4.2017
2:39pm
Boeing accused its Canadian rival of selling airplanes at an unfair and "absurdly low" price in an effort to win an order from Delta Air Lines.
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5.3.2017
3:33pm
Argentina's efforts to bolster its trade with the U.S. could run into complications due to its ties to a former producer of Agent Orange.
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5.3.2017
2:45pm
The largest automakers in the U.S. market each reported sluggish April sales amid concerns that vehicle demand could be on the decline.
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5.3.2017
10:41am
The U.S. manufacturing sector continued to show growth in April but saw slowing momentum for the second consecutive month.
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5.2.2017
3:16pm
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross declined to say whether leaving the WTO was "on or off the table."
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5.2.2017
2:57pm
The world's largest container shipping line will acquire a rival for more than $4 billion.
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5.2.2017
10:36am
Prices for the two main types of memory chips climbed by 27 percent and 80 percent between July and March.
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5.1.2017
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