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Man Killed In Food Service Packaging Accident

November 17, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A 28-year-old Burnsville, Minn. man has died after a workplace accident at a manufacturing plant in Lakeville.


Energy Stocks Lead A Rally As The Price Of Oil Climbs

November 17, 2015 10:26 am | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Oil and gas stocks were among the biggest gainers as the price of crude rose. 


VW Sales Dip In Europe, But No More Than Competitors

November 17, 2015 10:20 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Volkswagen remained the top seller, commanding a quarter of the market, in the first full month of figures since it acknowledged cheating on U.S. diesel emissions tests. 


Space Mining Could Become Legal Very Soon

November 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

The act is also meant to encourage the growth of the private space industry in general.


DuraGlide Wheels

November 17, 2015 9:35 am | by Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Product Releases | Comments

Designed for extra heavy loads, the new wheel features 1-inch thick tread of dynamically responsive polyurethane molded to a heavy duty cast iron core.

More Repairs Ordered For Pipe After California Oil Spill

November 16, 2015 3:01 pm | by Brian Melley, Associated Press | News | Comments

Although the 129-mile pipeline was idled in late May, it has been full of unprocessed crude from offshore oil platforms that could contribute to further corrosion as rust inhibitor loses its effectiveness.


Short-Term Market Drop Likely Following Paris Terror

November 16, 2015 2:53 pm | by Tom Krisher and Marley Jay, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy.


Republicans Propose Lifting Nuclear Plant Moratorium

November 16, 2015 2:46 pm | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Republican legislator is renewing a push to lift Wisconsin's moratorium on new nuclear power plants, saying the state's manufacturers must have a reliable source of energy as burning fossil fuels grows more expensive.


Most Of Texas To Have Blue Bell Ice Cream By Mid-December

November 16, 2015 2:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumers in most of Texas and parts of Alabama will have Blue Bell treats available next month, as ice cream sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup at some of its plants.


Manufacturing In New York Shrinks For Fourth Month

November 16, 2015 2:34 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The New York Federal Reserve's Empire State manufacturing index, released Monday, edged up slightly to minus 10.7, from minus 11.4 in October. Still, any figure below zero indicates contraction.


Solar Storm Survival Plan

November 16, 2015 2:29 pm | by Business Insider | Videos | Comments

Experts say that an extreme solar storm will strike Earth within ten years, disrupting our use of modern technology and potentially shutting down major power grids and communication networks.


Kohler Co. Workers Reject Contract, Prepared To Strike

November 16, 2015 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tim Tayloe, union president, said picketing would begin immediately and he hoped the company would return to the negotiating table.


Coal Not Going Away Anytime Soon Despite Renewables Push

November 16, 2015 10:58 am | by Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Demand for coal is leveling off, but it will remain a key energy source for decades, no matter how many billions of dollars of investment go into cleaner energy like wind and solar. Too much of the world depends on it now for heating and power generation for us to suddenly live without it.


Google Antsy As California Slow On Self-Driving Car Rules

November 16, 2015 10:53 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Delay is not what Google had in mind when it pushed the 2012 legislation that made California one of the few states officially to authorize self-driving cars. Google's hope was to trade the independence to innovate without government oversight for regulatory certainty.


Recap: IMPO's Top 5 — Arson, Police Stopping A Driverless Car, Keystone XL Reactions And More

November 16, 2015 10:32 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, IMPO's top five stories included reactions to the rejection of a massive oil pipeline, a large floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland and additional details on the big game-changing beer merger. 


Manufacturing Minute: Introducing The Tesla Of Scooters

November 16, 2015 9:47 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, why Gogoro’s scooters invite comparisons to Elon Musk’s Tesla. 


DT-2100 Tachometer With USB Output

November 16, 2015 9:41 am | by Paul N. Gardner Company | Product Releases | Comments

Aiding the diagnosis of the most difficult machinery measurements with its on-board data-logging, graphing and statistical analysis, the user can examine the results of their testing on site and determine if additional data is required.

Utah Woman Sues After Airbag Sends Shrapnel Into Her Throat

November 13, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Randi Johnston's airbag deployed in September when she was driving to work in a 2003 Honda Civic and rear-ended another car on Interstate 15. Metal lodged in the 25-year-old's throat, slicing her trachea and damaging her vocal cords.


AP Exclusive: Colorado Disputes Key Part Of EPA Mine Report

November 13, 2015 2:35 pm | by Dan Elliott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan.


Hershey Kisses Artificial Flavors Goodbye In Some Chocolates

November 13, 2015 2:25 pm | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The change is the first part of The Hershey Co.'s previously announced plans to use simpler ingredients. Many food companies are removing artificial flavors, colors and ingredients to please consumers demanding less processed foods.



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