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Britain To Guarantee Chinese Investment In New Nuclear Plant

September 21, 2015 3:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant, which had been due to start producing electricity in 2023, has been mired in delays, and critics say it is uneconomical. Britain has agreed to grant operators a fixed above-market electricity price for 35 years to ensure their investment will break even.


How Much Water Does Fracking Really Use?

September 21, 2015 3:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Environmentalists warned that the process could cause problems in arid fracking hotspots across the western U.S.


VW Under Fire Over Emissions Tests, Likely Won’t Face Maximum Fine

September 21, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The findings will result in a sweeping recall of diesel Volkswagens and Audis sold in the U.S. and see new models pulled from American dealerships, while additional ramifications could be forthcoming.


McDonald's Shareholder Calls For Stronger Steps On Antibiotics

September 21, 2015 3:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Critics of antibiotic use in food animals blame the drugs for an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and McDonald's is one of several companies to announce steps to reduce their use of antibiotics.


Manufacturing Minute: What The Ignition Defect Settlements Mean For GM

September 21, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

General Motors last week agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion dollars to address the long-running controversy over defective ignition switches. 


Investigators On Scene Where Ethanol Tankers Derailed

September 21, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams said the investigation at the scene would take three to five days. 


U.S. Commits $55M To Electric Vehicle Research

September 21, 2015 10:37 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The effort supports the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which aims to bring plug-in electric cars to the same level of affordability and convenience as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022. 


Dialog Semiconductor To Acquire Atmel For $4.6B

September 21, 2015 10:26 am | by Dialog Semiconductor | News | Comments

The acquisition creates a global leader in both Power Management and Embedded Processing solutions. 


VW Chief 'Sorry' After EPA Says Firm Skirted Clean Air Law

September 21, 2015 10:18 am | by Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The EPA said VW faces fines of up to $37,500 per vehicle for the violations — a total of more than $18 billion. 


VW Sees Billions Wiped Off Market Value After Rigging Claims

September 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Frank Jordans, Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen's market woes Monday followed a weekend that saw the company's reputation for probity seriously damaged by revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. that it had skirted clean air rules.


Survey Shows Less Optimism Among Manufacturers

September 21, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The results for 2015, while high, are the lowest in the annual Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey since 2010.


NX-Series Safety Control Units

September 21, 2015 8:32 am | by Omron Automation & Safety | Product Releases | Comments

The NX-series Safety Control Unit’s inputs support direct connectivity to any kind of safety device: safety light curtains, scanners, interlocking devices, non-contact sensors, electromechanical switches, safety mats, safety bumpers, enabling switches, and more. 

Lawmakers Sign Letter Supporting Obama Emissions Cuts

September 18, 2015 3:15 pm | by Matt Volz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Democrats' letter said the federal rule presents an opportunity to develop jobs, investments and innovations in new areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, which could make up for the economic losses from the coal and other fossil-fuel industries.


Soft Cheese Linked To Listeria Death In Ohio

September 18, 2015 3:09 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Karoun Dairies said in a release that none of its products have so far tested positive for listeria, but the company issued the recall after the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration informed it of a link to the illnesses.


First Test Case Against DuPont Begins In Ohio Federal Court

September 18, 2015 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The thousands of cases against the company say DuPont's decades-long dumping of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, into local drinking water has caused serious disease, including cancer.


EPA Says VW Intentionally Violates Clean Air Standards

September 18, 2015 2:52 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

VW, which owns Audi, faces billions of dollars in fines, although exact amounts were not determined.


ERP Lessons Learned

September 18, 2015 2:46 pm | by Ryan Swain | Articles | Comments

Without proper business intelligence in place, manufacturers are left vulnerable. That’s one of the many reasons our business chose to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.


Uber Impact: What A Driverless Future Could Mean

September 18, 2015 2:40 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Travis Kalanick, Uber's chief executive officer, and James McQuivey, Forrester's principal analyst, discuss Uber's future with driverless cars.


Report: FCA Contract Would Shift Car Production To Mexico

September 18, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The plan would focus its U.S. operations on more profitable SUVs and pickups — and move a large component of the company's car production to Mexico.


Johnson Controls Plans To Cut 3K From Salaried Workforce

September 18, 2015 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plans disclosed Friday would affect more than 2 percent of the Milwaukee company's workforce of 130,000.



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