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Power Plant Turns Turkey Waste Into Steam Power

November 25, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

While families all across America are putting turkeys on the table this Thanksgiving, a power plant in North Carolina is gearing up to turn factory farm turkey waste into industrial steam.

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Toxic Wastewater From Collapsed Brazilian Dam Reaches Ocean

November 25, 2015 11:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Early this month, the Fundão dam at a mine owned by Samarco — a joint venture of Australia-based BHP Billiton Ltd. and Brazil's Vale — burst and unleashed billions of gallons of mine waste.


Utility Plans To Mask Awful Odor From Uncontrolled Gas Leak

November 25, 2015 10:33 am | by Brian Melley, Associated Press | News | Comments

SoCalGas officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe and would neutralize the rotten-egg smell that has led to more than 660 complaints by residents to the air board about nausea, headaches and dizziness.


Tesla Plans To Resume Push To Open Stores In Connecticut

November 25, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Earlier this year, the Senate failed to take up a bill that would have allowed Tesla to open up to three new retail stores in the state. The same bill had passed the House of Representatives in May by a wide margin.


German Investigation Of VW Expands To Include Tax Evasion

November 24, 2015 2:35 pm | by David Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

German prosecutors said Tuesday they have widened their investigation of Volkswagen to include suspicion of tax evasion after revelations that some of its cars were emitting more carbon dioxide than officially reported.


Michigan, Fiat Chrysler Reach Deal On Tax Credits

November 24, 2015 2:27 pm | by David Eggert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal, the second with a Detroit Three automaker this year, is designed to help Michigan get a better handle on billions in tax incentives given to keep auto jobs in the state, primarily during the economic downturn. 


Nestle Confirms Labor Abuse Among Its Thai Seafood Suppliers

November 24, 2015 2:19 pm | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The unusual disclosure comes from Geneva-based Nestle SA itself, which in an act of self-policing announced the conclusions of its yearlong internal investigation on Monday.


United Auto Workers Stung By Tough Contract Talks

November 24, 2015 1:46 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

While the contracts completed in the past few weeks contain generous wage increases and profit-sharing, passage was surprisingly difficult. Many dissenters said the leadership failed to win back enough of the painful concessions they made when the automakers were struggling.


Feds Revising Wary Stance On Self-Driving Cars

November 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.


Emails Reveal Coke's Role In Anti-Obesity Group

November 24, 2015 12:17 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show Coke helped pick the Global Energy Balance Network's leaders, edited its mission statement and suggested articles and videos for its website.


Report: Crude Prices Hindering African Oil Projects

November 24, 2015 11:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The price slump sparked a sharp reversal of fortunes for Africa's oil industry.


Obama Administration, Trade Group To Convene Smart Fabrics Conference

November 24, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Commerce Department and Industrial Fabrics Association International will host the first Smart Fabrics Summit on April 4 in Washington, D.C., to discuss recent advancements, collaboration opportunities and industry challenges.


Oil-Rich Alberta Unveils Carbon Tax, Emissions Cap

November 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Premier Rachel Notley, who was elected last year as the first liberal leader of Alberta in more than 40 years, signaled her intentions to diversify the province's energy mix earlier this year.


Manufacturing Minute: Bringing Augmented Reality To The Auto Industry

November 24, 2015 9:35 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, how Volvo and Microsoft could bring augmented reality to a car near you.


Ford Workers Narrowly Approve New Contract With UAW

November 23, 2015 12:46 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The UAW said late Friday that Ford's contract passed with a 51.4-percent vote. The agreement covers 53,000 U.S. hourly workers at 22 plants.


Ford Stops Using Takata Airbag Inflators In Future Vehicles

November 23, 2015 12:37 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford joins Honda, Toyota and Nissan is deciding against putting the inflators in cars, trucks and SUVs now under development.


Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

November 23, 2015 12:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It's also the largest so-called inversion, where an American corporation combines with a company headquartered in a country with a lower corporate tax rate, saving potentially millions each year in U.S. taxes.


Ford Recalls 450K Midsize Cars For Possible Fuel Leak

November 23, 2015 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says a valve on a gasoline vapor recovery canister can get stuck, causing repeated air pressure changes in the gas tank. That can eventually cause a crack on top of the tank and a possible fuel leak. 


Elon Musk Seeks To Expand Tesla’s Autonomous Driving Program

November 23, 2015 12:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Musk tweeted on Thursday that the company is expanding its Autopilot program staff "to achieve generalized full autonomy."


Chemours To Sell Texas Chemical Plant To Dow

November 23, 2015 11:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chemours Co. this week announced plans to sell a Houston-area chemical plant to Dow Chemical for some $140 million.


UAW Approves Contract With General Motors

November 23, 2015 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Production workers ratified the agreement earlier this month by a 55.4 percent majority. But skilled trades workers like electricians and pipefitters rejected it, which sent negotiators back to the table.



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