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Report: Switching Trucks to Natural Gas Could Worsen Climate Change

May 22, 2015 10:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Despite its clean-burning reputation, a newly released study suggests that fueling transport trucks with natural gas could actually worsen their climate impact. 

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Report Calls for Integrating Employers' Health, Safety Programs

May 22, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent report proposes integrating workplace health and safety programs in order to evaluate their impacts on businesses.

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5 of the Most Dramatic Photos From California’s Oil Spill (So Far)

May 22, 2015 9:58 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The coastline was transformed after a ruptured pipeline leaked 105,000 gallons of oil.

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Senate Edges Closer to Passing Trade Authority Legislation

May 22, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Legislation that would give the Obama administration broader authority to negotiate a Pacific Rim trade agreement cleared a procedural hurdle Thursday in the U.S. Senate.

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Toyota Promises to Help Find Cause of Takata Airbag Defects

May 22, 2015 9:45 am | by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota President Akio Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to about 53 million vehicles worldwide, stressing that regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern.

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Flash Back Friday: Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis

May 22, 2015 9:40 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week, has a particularly interesting piece of historical significance — blue jeans. 

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Hong Kong Manufacturers To Tour U.S. Next Month

May 21, 2015 2:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of manufacturing and tech companies from Hong Kong will travel from coast to coast next month as part of a 13-day economic mission.   

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Is the Reshoring of U.S. Manufacturing a Myth?

May 21, 2015 2:51 pm | by KnowledgeAtWharton | Videos | Comments

While it’s true that some companies are bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., just as much new outsourcing is underway, according to new Wharton research.

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General Motors Spending $439M for Upgrades to Corvette Plant

May 21, 2015 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors announced Thursday it will spend $439 million to upgrade the Kentucky plant that makes the Chevrolet Corvette sports car. 

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Listeria: FDA Finds Problems at Ohio Ice Cream Plant

May 21, 2015 2:41 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was discovered in some ice cream pints.

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Survey: Medical Costs, Cybersecurity Top Business Leaders' Concerns

May 21, 2015 2:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Business leaders once again expressed concerns about rising medical costs at a higher rate than other potential risks, according to the 2015 Business Risk Index from Travelers insurance.

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ExxonMobil Announces Substantial Oil Discovery

May 21, 2015 2:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

ExxonMobil officials on Wednesday officially announced the discovery of a substantial offshore oil reservoir near the coast of Guyana. 

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Car Industry Body Voices Strong Concern Over Takata Airbag Recall

May 21, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese carmakers will work together closely to deal with Takata Corp.'s air bag problems, as the number of recalls has expanded both in Japan and the United States.

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Application Mounting Brackets

May 21, 2015 9:58 am | by Dialight Corp. Dialight Corp. Product Releases | Comments

Dialight announced the launch of its new simplified application mounting brackets, now available on the company’s LED Area Lights. 

Lumber Liquidators CEO Quits, Catching Company Off Guard

May 21, 2015 9:40 am | by Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China.

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Applications for U.S. Unemployment Aid Up, but From Very Low Level

May 21, 2015 9:33 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market.

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Hershey to Display Upgraded Chocolate 3D Printer

May 21, 2015 9:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Hershey Company will showcase the most advanced 3D chocolate printer in the world at a confectioners' conference in Chicago this week. 

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Chinese Telecom Giant Announces IoT Platform

May 21, 2015 9:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei on Wednesday announced a new operating system to help connect household and business devices to the internet. 

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Battle of the Flying Cars

May 20, 2015 2:24 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Small companies from around the world are racing to commercialize their flying cars in the next few years, convinced their vehicles will transform the transportation sector. 

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Coke Continues Bottling Overhaul

May 20, 2015 2:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company recently announced plans to sell territories to two U.S. bottlers, the latest step in an overhaul of its bottling operations. 

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