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No End In Sight For China Shoe Factory Strike

April 22, 2014 9:58 am | by Didi Tang and Kelvin K. Chan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.       

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No New Safety Laws A Year After Texas Plant Blast

April 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers.     

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GM Wants More Protection From Lawsuits

April 22, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.                    

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Man Convicted For Fatal N.H. Explosion On Trial

April 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Vermont man convicted for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant is on trial for wire fraud connected to an ammunition company in Maine.                     

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Certified Pre-Owned Mobile Computers

April 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Carlton Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Motorola MC7598 is a rugged mobile computer that delivers high performance voice and data services on CDMA networks anywhere in the world.

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Lawmakers Demand Sanctions On Russia's Chemicals

April 21, 2014 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries.                         

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Gauge Of U.S. Economy Up

April 21, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Both hiring and consumer outlooks have improved, which along with interest rates fueled much of the index's improvement.                                     

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Apple Going Green With Free Recycling, Renewable Energy

April 21, 2014 2:31 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.           

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Albuquerque Leaders Propose Site For Tesla

April 21, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Albuquerque leaders are suggesting a site on the city's west side as a location for Tesla Motors' planned new plant to manufacture batteries for its electric cars.                        

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Why Are Americans Obsessed With Missing Malaysia Plane?

April 21, 2014 2:15 pm | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many found it impossible to believe that a modern Boeing 777 carrying 239 people could just vanish without a trace in an age where an iPhone can be tracked just about anywhere.                      

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American Perceptions Of Power

April 21, 2014 2:12 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.Info - @Chem_Kita | Blogs | Comments

Does it matter if Americans understand the risks involved in the different kinds of energy sources?                                           

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McLaren's New 207mph Beast

April 21, 2014 2:03 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The new McLaren 650S has a top speed of 207 mph and can go 0-60 in under 3 seconds. It cranks out 641 horsepower from its small 3.8 liter turbo-charged V8 engine — that's more power than the 12C.                

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Fiat And Chrysler Building 3 Jeep Models In China

April 21, 2014 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States.                            

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UAW Withdraws Volkswagen Vote Appeal

April 21, 2014 9:47 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a statement, the UAW says it will instead focus on a congressional investigation into an anti-unionization campaign by Republican politicians and outside groups.                          

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Ammunition Plant Explosion Ruled Accidental

April 21, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The explosion Wednesday afternoon at Rio Ammunition, about 55 miles west of Nashville, killed Rodney Edwards and injured three others.                                  

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Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

April 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year.                           

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Documents Detail Delayed GM Saturn Recall

April 21, 2014 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The documents show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles and point to another example of government safety regulators reacting slowly to a safety problem.                       

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Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

April 21, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.                                         

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GM To Boost China Production Capacity To 5M

April 21, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. and its Chinese partners are in the midst of what the company has said is a $12 billion investment program through 2017.                                

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Brewers Campaign to Bring Belgians Back to Beer

April 18, 2014 2:20 pm | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

Beer consumption in Belgium has dropped 27 percent since 1992, and brewers are trying to reverse this trend.                                         

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