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Applications for U.S. Unemployment Benefits Fall To 8 Year Low

October 9, 2014 9:14 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.                             

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Judge Rules in Favor of Boeing in Whistleblower Lawsuit

October 8, 2014 5:27 pm | by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press

Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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California Rejects Solar Technology That Threatens Birds

October 8, 2014 5:08 pm | by The Associated Press

A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park, employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.               

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Pepsi Selling 'Craft' Soda To Win Back Customers

October 8, 2014 1:44 pm | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press

Pepsi is hoping to keep up with the times with a soda called "Caleb's Kola" that comes in glass bottles reminiscent of a bygone era.                                  

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UK Cleared To Subsidize $39B Nuclear Plant

October 8, 2014 12:27 pm

The European Union has approved Britain's bid to heavily subsidize a new nuclear power plant, overriding opposition from environmentalists and questions over the project's 24.5 billion pound ($39 billion) price tag.          

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Army Awards Company $80M Contract Despite Federal Inquiry

October 8, 2014 10:00 am | by Richard Lardner, The Associated Press

The Army has awarded $80 million in helicopter contracts to Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton even as the Justice Department is investigating whether she played by the rules to win earlier military work.             

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GE Selects Location For Advanced Manufacturing Facility

October 8, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

GE Oil & Gas, a division of Fortune 500 company General Electric, has selected Jacksonville for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves.   

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Company Recalls Floor Mats for GM Trucks

October 8, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press

A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedal.                   

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Ford and UAW Announce Grant for Manufacturing Education Programs

October 8, 2014 9:18 am | by Business Wire

Ford Motor Company Fund and UAW Ford has announced a grant of $350,000 to pilot an innovative new education program that will bring teams of teachers into the Louisville Assembly Plant to experience first-hand the work situations their students will face.

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Boeing and Airbus at Odds Over Safety Feature

October 7, 2014 4:53 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press

The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping planes with black boxes that eject from planes, making them easier to find in the event of an ocean crash.                 

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EU Investigates Tax Practices of Amazon

October 7, 2014 2:34 pm | by Juergen Baetz, The Associated Press

The European Union's competition authority opened an investigation into Amazon's corporate income tax practices on suspicion the online retailer is benefiting from an illegal rebate.                    

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Nearly 4K May Get Damages in Chinese Drywall Suit

October 7, 2014 2:18 pm | by Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer.     

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U.S. Job Openings Rise in August as Hiring Falls

October 7, 2014 2:10 pm | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years during August, yet their pace of hiring fell compared to July.                                   

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Scientists Behind LED Breakthrough Win the Nobel Prize

October 7, 2014 1:54 pm | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising, The Associated Press

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide.

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U.S. Manufacturers Forecast Solid Revenue Growth in the Year Ahead

October 7, 2014 1:44 pm | by PwC US

Optimism regarding projected company revenue growth increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the third quarter of 2014, according to the Q3 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released by PwC US.              

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Hundreds Attend Meeting on Bridging U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Systems

October 7, 2014 10:07 am | by Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

About 400 people will gather this week to work on a plan to more closely harmonize Canadian and American industrial regulations across a wide range of sectors.                          

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Boeing To Add 700 Jobs in St. Louis

October 7, 2014 9:53 am | by Alan Scher Zagier, The Associated Press

Elected officials and business leaders were disappointed by Boeing Co.'s decision earlier this year to build a new commercial airplane on the West Coast rather than in Missouri; however, Boeing offered a consolation prize. The aircraft manufacturer announced that it plans to bring up to 700 new jobs to St. Louis. 

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New York Governor Announces Expansion of Advanced Atomization Technologies

October 7, 2014 9:44 am | by U.S. Official News

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Advanced Atomization Technologies, the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, will expand and update its manufacturing facility and office building to accommodate an increased demand for work. 

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Ohio Leaders Scramble Over Hints it May Lose Jeep

October 7, 2014 9:22 am | by John Seewer, The Associated Press

Ohio's governor talked with the head of Chrysler about the future of the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler, just days after the automaker indicated production could be moved when a new model comes out.                

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Chrysler Recalls Commercial Vans

October 7, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press

Chrysler is recalling 21,470 full-size commercial vans in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the headrests.                                       

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