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Futuristic 'Dream Cars' from the Past

May 30, 2014 11:01 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

The Atlanta High Museum of Art's 'Dream Cars' exhibit showcases futuristic concept cars from the past.                                           

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Goodyear Plans $500M American Tire Plant

May 30, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Goodyear says it will spend $500 million to build a new tire plant that will produce about 6 million tires a year for Goodyear's North American and Latin America customers.                        

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Musk Unveils Spacecraft to Ferry Astronauts

May 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Raquel Maria Dillon, Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.            

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Alcoa Building Plant for Jet Engine Parts

May 30, 2014 9:22 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Alcoa hopes to cash in on the boom in commercial aircraft orders by building a new plant that will make engine parts for big jets.                                   

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Japan Oil Tanker Explodes

May 30, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | 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.                

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8 States Sign Plan To Promote Clean Cars

May 30, 2014 9:17 am | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Eight states on the East and West coasts released a plan Thursday for working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.                          

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Ford Recalls 1.4M Vehicles

May 30, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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

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Documents Show GM Delayed Another Recall

May 30, 2014 9:07 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors recalled a small number of 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.              

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Hard Hat Light Increases Visibility

May 29, 2014 4:38 pm | by ILLUMAGEAR | Product Releases | Comments

The Halo Light is designed specifically for a hard hat, lighting the entire task area without adjustment.

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Crash Avoidance Systems Improving

May 29, 2014 2:34 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests 24 large and midsize vehicles equipped with systems to help prevent or limit front crash danger.                               

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A Closer Look at Mars' Massive Wind Farm

May 29, 2014 2:30 pm | by Mars, Inc. | Videos | Comments

Mars, Inc., in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100% of the electricity needs of Mars' U.S. operations, which is comprised of 70 sites.         

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Inside Lockheed Martin's Advanced Manufacturing

May 29, 2014 2:24 pm | by Lockheed Martin | Videos | Comments

Imagine a world where you can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life.                                       

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Boehringer Ingelheim Reaches $650M Settlement Over Blood Thinner

May 29, 2014 2:14 pm | by Jim Suhr, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

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

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Michigan a Leader in 'Blue Economy' Jobs

May 29, 2014 1:57 pm | by John Flesher, Associated Press | News | Comments

From wastewater treatment to farming and advanced manufacturing, a wide swath of the state's economy is particularly sensitive to any changes in water quality or abundance.                       

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Toyota Celebrates 10-Millionth Kentucky-Made Vehicle

May 29, 2014 1:46 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

While today's event is meant to celebrate the plant's successes, it will also be bittersweet for some employees. In late April, the company announced that it would close its manufacturing headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky.       

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Italy Wants $1.6B in Damages From Novartis and Roche

May 29, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Italy's health ministry is seeking $1.63 billion in damages from Swiss pharmaceutical giants Novartis and Roche after an anti-trust court ruled the two companies colluded to prevent the distribution of an eye medication.          

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U.S. Economy Shrinks at 1 Percent Rate in 1Q

May 29, 2014 1:31 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy was battered even more than first suspected by the harsh winter, actually shrinking from January through March.                                    

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NHTSA: Car, Truck Crashes Cost Whopping $871B

May 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The study examined the economic toll of car and truck crashes in 2010, when 32,999 people were killed, 3.9 million injured and 24 million vehicles damaged.                            

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Applications for Jobless Aid Near 7-Year Low

May 29, 2014 9:55 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly the lowest level in seven years, a sign hiring may be picking up.                               

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Americans Agree, EPA Regulations Go Too Far

May 29, 2014 9:52 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.info - @Chem_Kita | Blogs | Comments

According to a new poll conducted on behalf of the National Mining Association, more than 75% of Americans are concerned that new EPA regulations - specifically targetting coal power plants.                    

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