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Industrial Organic Absorbent

July 14, 2015 10:36 am | by American Green Ventures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

American Green Ventures, Inc. (Cary, NC) announces the availability of the revolutionary SpillFix Industrial Organic Absorbent in the United States and Canada.

Solar Roadway Generates More Electricity Than Anticipated

July 13, 2015 3:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Dutch roadway embedded with solar panels is exceeding initial expectations for power generation.


The Keurig For Cocktails

July 13, 2015 3:13 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Bartesian is just like a Keurig, but for mixed drinks. Can it compete with a real bartender?


Food Prices Lowest In Nearly Six Years

July 13, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Global food prices last month slid to their lowest levels since September of 2009, according to the latest analysis by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.


Big Three Automakers, U.S. Steel Begin Contract Talks

July 13, 2015 3:02 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Prominent names head to the bargaining table as contracts with thousands of union workers prepare to expire.


Natural Gas Surpasses Coal As Biggest U.S. Electricity Source

July 13, 2015 2:57 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this spring, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power generators.


GM Ignition Switch Deaths Total 124 As Fund Nears Completion

July 13, 2015 2:52 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors' faulty ignition switches were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 266 injuries, according to a fund set up to compensate the victims.


Bimba Acquires Intek Products

July 13, 2015 2:49 pm | by Bimba Manufacturing | News | Comments

Actuation technology provider Bimba adds a mechanical automation provider, expanding its electric actuator offering.


California Beach To Reopen Two Months After Oil Spill

July 13, 2015 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A California beach fouled by an oil spill will reopen to swimmers and campers two months after a pipeline ruptured and spewed thousands of gallons of crude along the coast, officials said.


U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Post Biggest Gain In 6 Months

July 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. wholesalers boosted their stockpiles in May by the largest amount in six months, while sales rose by a modest amount.


PepsiCo Tops Expectations, Boosted By Pricier Products

July 13, 2015 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The snack and beverage maker said last Thursday that revenue rose for each of its Frito-Lay North America and PepsiCo Americas Beverages units during the second quarter, despite flat volume.


Last Flight For US Airways Expected In October

July 13, 2015 11:03 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The last flight for US Airways will take place this fall, and one more name in airline history will disappear.


Fiat Chrysler Adds 88K Challengers To Airbag Recall

July 13, 2015 10:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is adding more than 88,000 Dodge Challengers to a recall of cars with potentially faulty Takata airbags.


The Magic 8 WMS Questions You Need To Ask

July 13, 2015 10:55 am | by Eric Allais | Articles | Comments

Choosing the right WMS can not only make processes more efficient and help manage a workforce, it can also position an organization for growth and greatly improve customer service.


CableEye Multilingual GUI Now Includes Japanese

July 13, 2015 10:43 am | by ​CAMI Research Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CAMI Research Inc. has added a Japanese language option to its standard CableEye cable and harness testing system Graphical User Interface (GUI). 

Takata Rejects Call For Compensation Fund, At Least For Now

July 10, 2015 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Takata Corp. says a compensation fund for people hurt by exploding airbags isn't needed at this time.


Voting Underway On International Management Standard

July 10, 2015 2:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nations belonging to the International Organization for Standardization face a September deadline to approve the final draft of a new quality management standard.


Airbus' First Electric Plane Crosses English Channel

July 10, 2015 2:20 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Airbus Group SE completed its first-ever flight of an electric plane across the English Channel as the European plane maker seeks to spark interest in less polluting aircraft.


Critics Say Senate Bill Would Weaken Rental Car, Rail Safety

July 10, 2015 2:18 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bill, introduced Thursday by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, says companies must tell consumers about the recall notices in writing if they don't intend to fix the cars first.


GM Recalling Nearly 780K SUVs To Fix Power Lift Gate Problem

July 10, 2015 2:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 crossover SUVs mainly in North America because the rear power lift gates can suddenly fall and hit people.



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