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How Solar Power Fuels Energy Producers' Cost Cuts

September 24, 2015 2:21 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rod Macgregor, chief executive officer at Glasspoint Solar, explains how energy producers reduce onsite costs by relying on solar power to run their operations. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."


Caterpillar Says It Could Cut 10K Jobs To Reduce Costs

September 24, 2015 2:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company has trimmed its total workforce by more than 31,000 since the middle of 2012.


Weaponized AI Under Debate

September 24, 2015 10:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Thousands of signatories, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have signed a letter recommending caution in the development of autonomous weapons.


Dealers, Owners Feel Frustrated And Betrayed By VW Scandal

September 24, 2015 10:34 am | by Gillian Flaccus and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

On Wednesday, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned and took responsibility for the "irregularities" found by U.S. inspectors — a scandal that has wiped out billions in the company's market value and raised the possibility of criminal investigations and billions more in fines.


Third Person Dies From Salmonella Linked To Cucumbers

September 24, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

San Diego-based Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce issued a recall earlier this month after cases of Salmonella Poona linked to its "Limited Edition" brand cucumbers were reported in 27 states.


Fruit Fly Triggers Florida Farm Quarantine

September 24, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam declared a state of emergency and ordered the destruction of crops near fly sightings. Aerial pesticide spraying could also be an option.


Anheuser-Busch Adds Los Angeles Craft Brewer

September 24, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Golden Road will join Anheuser-Busch's High End Business Unit, which also includes 10 Barrel Brewing, Blue Point Brewing, Elysian Brewing and Goose Island Beer Company.


Manufacturing Minute: Volvo’s Trash-Collecting Robots

September 24, 2015 9:25 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, Volvo’s ROAR robots plan to take over the stinky job of trash collecting. 


Digitally Colored Safety Coins

September 24, 2015 9:13 am | by Osborne Coinage Company | Product Releases | Comments

Digital colorization is available on 39 mm (1.54-inch) coins or keytags in brass, antique brass, nickel silver and fine (Sterling) silver. They are ideal for safety programs as well as to reinforce branding.

Breaking Keystone Silence, Clinton Says She Opposes Pipeline

September 23, 2015 2:56 pm | by Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Democratic presidential candidate said she decided to speak out after concluding the ongoing debate over whether the pipeline should be built had become a distraction to larger efforts to fight climate change.


Report: China Inks Deal To Buy 300 Boeing Jets

September 23, 2015 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China Aviation Supplies Holding, ICBC Financial Leasing and China Development Bank Leasing inked the jet purchase agreement after Xi's arrival in Seattle, Xinhua said. It did not give details of the plane models involved or the deal's value.


Not Just Volkswagen: A List of Past Auto Industry Scandals

September 23, 2015 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With Volkswagen's admission that 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide contain software that can rig emissions tests, the German automaker joins a list of auto industry scandals that spans several decades.


EPA 'Upping Our Game' Against Car Industry Cheats

September 23, 2015 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discussed the search for further possible violations of U.S. pollution rules following allegations that Volkswagen used software to cheat emissions tests, in remarks at a Wall Street Journal breakfast.


Crude Truth Behind Oil's Global Boom

September 23, 2015 2:14 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Market Movers & Shakers explores the importance of oil prices and why we should keep watch of when prices rise and fall.


Halliburton To Pay $18.3M To Resolve Overtime Violations

September 23, 2015 1:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Officials from the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division found that Halliburton improperly exempted salaried workers in 28 positions from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as failed to accurately track their hours.


VW CEO Steps Down Over Emissions Scandal

September 23, 2015 12:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Martin Winterkorn said that although he was "not aware of any wrongdoing on (his) part," he accepted responsibility for the scandal and said that the company needs "a fresh start."


The Internet Of Things In Distribution Operations

September 23, 2015 10:58 am | by Rudi Lueg | Articles | Comments

As devices are embedded with technology that can communicate and interact with other devices, supply chains will also be impacted. 


VW CEO: 'I Am Endlessly Sorry' Brand Is Tarnished

September 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's top-selling carmaker now admits that 11 million of its diesel vehicles contain software that evades emissions controls, far more than the 482,000 cars identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as violating clean air laws.


Democratic Bill Would Bolster Carbon Emissions Goals, Overhaul Tax Credits

September 23, 2015 10:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The proposal would require a 2 percent reduction in the nation's greenhouse gas emissions each year through 2025, or at least 34 percent overall. That target exceeds the Obama administration's goal of 26 percent to 28 percent.


Newly Developed Film Improves Solar Cell Efficiency

September 23, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Stanford researchers created a material that successfully captures and emits thermal radiation while enabling visible sunlight to pass through unimpeded.



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