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ADM Gobbles Up Flavoring Maker for About $3B

July 7, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agribusiness giant ADM will pay about $3 billion to buy the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors, which supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.                       

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Germany's Merkel Slams Industrial Spying During China Visit

July 7, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized industrial spying Monday while on a visit to China, which Germany and other governments have cited as a global center for economic espionage.                    

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Backlash Stirs Against Foreign Worker Visas

July 7, 2014 9:31 am | by Laura Wides-Munoz and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amid calls for expanding the nation's so-called H-1B visa program, there is growing pushback from Americans who argue the program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers to replace more expensive U.S. employees.

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Last Cigar Factory in Tampa Fights for Survival

July 2, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There used to be more than 150 cigar factories here, but that was a long time ago. The U.S. trade restrictions with Cuba caused some to close. Changing public attitudes about tobacco caused others to lock their doors for good.       

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New Ford CEO Gets $5.25M Pay Package

July 2, 2014 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New Ford CEO Mark Fields will get a pay package worth $5.25 million this year as he takes over for the retiring Alan Mulally.                                      

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AB InBev Acquires Czech 'Budweiser' Brewer

July 2, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has acquired a small Czech brewery, Samson, in an effort to strengthen its claim to the trademark name of Budweiser.                         

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How Can Heat Illness Be Prevented?

July 2, 2014 12:14 pm | by Julia Dozier, OSHA Training Center | Blogs | Comments

Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable, and employers must take responsibility for protecting their employees while they are working under conditions of excessive heat.                       

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Georgia Lawsuit Still Causing Headaches for GM

July 2, 2014 12:06 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Litigation over the 29-year-old nurse's death was settled by GM last October. But not before it laid bare how the company allowed millions of small cars to stay on the road more than a decade after GM discovered ignition switch flaws.     

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Chrysler Reveals the Ram ProMaster

July 2, 2014 12:01 pm | by Detroit Free Press | Videos | Comments

The company unveiled its little delivery vehicle that promises high fuel economy, low costs.                                               

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'Transformers' Star Truck Goes Green

July 2, 2014 11:58 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The big tractor-truck that stars as Optimus Prime in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has hit the gym to become a little greener.                                   

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Smart Grill Texts When Burgers Are Done

July 2, 2014 11:29 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Lynx Grills has developed a prototype grill where you can control everything from your smartphone, including temperature and text alerts.                                 

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$1,500 Google Glass Costs Under $80 in Parts

July 2, 2014 11:25 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Google's (in)famous face wear has an extremely high sticker price, but the parts inside cost less than $80.                                          

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Food Makers Bet U.S. Wants Drinkable Food

July 2, 2014 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The demand for portable, easy-to-eat foods has been growing, and Hormel isn't the only company hoping that can include liquid food that comes in the convenience bottle.                        

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Iowa Plant Makes First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol

July 2, 2014 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A farmer-owned ethanol plant in northwest Iowa is the first commercial facility in the state to make the fuel additive from something other than corn starch.                           

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EHS Data Collection App

July 2, 2014 10:34 am | by Kestrel Management | Product Releases | Comments

The dynaQ app enables real-time data collection at the point of discovery using tablets and smartphones. 

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Philippines To Get First New Fighter Jets Next Year

July 2, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Philippine president said Tuesday his country's ill-equipped military will receive its first new fighter jets in nearly a decade next year to help defend the country's territory.                   

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IKEA Expanding Solar Power System in Maryland

July 2, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IKEA has expanded its solar power system on top of its Perryville, Maryland, distribution center.                                            

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California Raises Minimum Wage

July 2, 2014 10:07 am | by Judy Lin, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect this week and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008.                              

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Court To Hear Natural Gas Price-Fixing Claims

July 2, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court will consider whether a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.           

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Brynwood Partners Buying Juicy Juice From Nestle USA

July 2, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brynwood Partners said that Juicy Juice was acquired by its newly created portfolio company, Harvest Hill Beverage Co., which will be based in Stamford, Connecticut.                         

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