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GE Transportation Signs $2.6B Deal With India Railways

November 10, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Transportation has announced a $2.6 billion deal to manufacture 1,000 locomotives for India Railways, just days after announcing it will lay off 1,500 union workers at its northwestern Pennsylvania operations.


Is Killing Keystone XL Really A Win For The Environment?

November 10, 2015 10:26 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Environmentalists were thrilled by the announcement, while supporters of the pipeline shook their heads in dismay.


Oil Prices Forecast To Stay Low Until 2020

November 10, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil prices are down more than 50 percent since the middle of last year. On Tuesday, the U.S. crude oil contract was trading at $43.95 a barrel.


Manufacturing Minute: The World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm

November 10, 2015 10:06 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, Scotland will soon host the world’s largest floating wind farm.


Emergency Laboratory Safety Shower Decontamination Booth

November 10, 2015 8:29 am | by HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The HEMCO Emergency Shower/Decontamination Booths are fully assembled and ready for installation to water supply and waste systems.

Report Finds 85 Fatalities In The Chemicals Industry Last Year

November 9, 2015 3:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Preliminary numbers released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in September showed 27 fatalities in chemical manufacturing last year but 142 in oil and gas extraction alone.


VW Offers Diesel Owners $1,000 In Gift Cards And Vouchers

November 9, 2015 3:10 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The offer is designed to keep diesel owners happy as VW works on repairs to the cars, which are programmed to turn on pollution controls during government tests and turn them off while on the road.


NEC Turns A Person's Arm Into A Keyboard

November 9, 2015 3:06 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Japan's NEC Corp. has created a user interface which can display an augmented-reality keyboard on a person's forearm, using eyeglasses and a smartwatch.


Without Keystone, Industry Must Find New Paths For Oil

November 9, 2015 3:00 pm | by Rob Gillies and James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. imports more crude oil from Canada than from any other country, about 3.4 million barrels a day as of August, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.


UAW Reaches Deal With Ford; GM Workers Say Yes With Asterisk

November 9, 2015 2:55 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The UAW said it reached an agreement with Ford on Friday morning. The contract covers 53,000 workers at 22 U.S. plants.


Ruling Could Expose GM To Large Verdicts In Ignition Cases

November 9, 2015 2:48 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that people suing General Motors over faulty ignition switches can seek punitive damages that could cost the company millions of dollars or more.


Keystone XL Rejection Elicits A Flood Of Responses

November 9, 2015 10:54 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Environmentalists applauded Obama’s decision to reject the project, claiming it would have been harmful to the environment. Republicans and those in the oil industry, however, argued the project would have created numerous jobs and largely benefit the U.S. economy. 


Manufacturing Minute: New Limits For Tesla's Autopilot

November 9, 2015 10:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

In this episode, Tesla plans to rein in its new autopilot function. 


Honda Recalling 25,300 Cars Due To Airbag Issue

November 9, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is recalling more than 25,000 cars in the U.S. to replace the rear grab rail brackets, which it says could interfere with the deployment of a side curtain airbag.


Report: New York Attorney General Investigates ExxonMobil Over Climate Claims

November 9, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The inquiry reportedly aims to determine whether Exxon's public statements about climate change were at odds with the findings of its own internal researchers, as well as whether the company effectively lied to the public or to its shareholders.


Recap: IMPO's Top 5 — Beer Lawsuit, Nuclear Fusion, Job Cuts And More

November 9, 2015 9:59 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, IMPO's top stories included plant closures and layoffs, a massive meat recall and killing a pipeline plan after a seven-year discussion. 


Akro-Mils Akro-Tub Carts

November 9, 2015 7:25 am | by Akro-Mils | Product Releases | Comments

Constructed of 16-gauge steel with a powder-coated finish, these rack options allow users to maximize their space utilization. 

Japan Air Bag Maker Takata Reports $46M Loss

November 6, 2015 2:03 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Embattled Takata Corp. reported a half-year loss of 5.6 billion yen ($45.8 million) on Friday due to recall costs, as Toyota announced it would stop using Takata air bag inflators at the center of the company's massive product safety scandal.


Toyota Invests $1B In Artificial Intelligence In U.S.

November 6, 2015 1:52 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota said its interest extended beyond autonomous driving, which is starting to be offered by some automakers and being promised by almost all of them. The technology was pointing to a new industry for everyday use, delivering a safer lifestyle overall, it said.


Ex-BP Engineer Pleads Guilty In Gulf Oil Spill Probe

November 6, 2015 1:45 pm | by Kevin McGill, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former BP engineer accused of deleting text messages after the Gulf oil spill and ensuing investigation pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges and avoided prison time.



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