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Oscar Mayer Gives Consumers Another Reason To Love Bacon

August 4, 2014 4:00 pm | by Kraft Foods Group, Inc. | News | Comments

Just when you thought bacon couldn't get any better, Oscar Mayer introduces the newest innovation from the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon (OMIFAB): Bacon Jerky.                    

Adopting Additive Manufacturing in the Production Process

August 4, 2014 2:38 pm | by Stratasys | Videos | Comments

Smart manufacturers are adopting additive manufacturing to produce custom jigs and fixtures in a fraction of the time and cost required by conventional tooling methods.                        

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Japan, China Eye Meeting Over Food Safety

August 4, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese and Chinese governments are making preparations to hold a working-level meeting on food safety later this month following a recent scandal over expired chicken meat provided by a Chinese producer, Japanese government sources said Monday.

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Colorado Considers New Look for Edible Pot

August 4, 2014 2:26 pm | by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.                    

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U.S. Auto Sales Sizzle in July

August 4, 2014 2:23 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent.                        

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Hot Water Diesel Pressure Washer

August 4, 2014 1:54 pm | by Water Cannon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Customizable with PSI ratings from 3,200 to 4,000 and power from 4.0 to 8.0 GPM, Water Cannon’s hot water diesel powered pressure washer is designed for everyday and extreme commercial usage.

USDA Overhauls 50 Year-Old Poultry Inspections

August 4, 2014 12:13 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.            

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Harley Recalls Bikes for Ignition Switch Problem

August 4, 2014 12:06 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.                                      

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U.S. Manufacturing Expands Again in July

August 4, 2014 10:04 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Friday that its manufacturing index rose to 57.1, highest level since April 2011 and up from 55.3 in June.                   

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Experimental Ebola Drug Not Used on U.S. Missionary

August 4, 2014 10:00 am | by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian company that is developing an experimental Ebola drug says its product was not given to one of two American aid workers infected with the virus.                           

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Death Toll Rises To 75 in Chinese Factory Blast

August 4, 2014 9:56 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll in an explosion at a Chinese auto parts factory has risen to 75, as investigators fault poor safety measures and news reports reveal that workers had long complained of dangerous levels of dust at the facility.          

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Hyundai Recalling More Than 419K Vehicles

August 4, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems.                                            

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Prosecutor: Peanut Plant Faked Salmonella Results

August 4, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday.                    

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Nevada No Lock for Tesla Plant Despite Groundwork

August 4, 2014 9:46 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lance Gilman knows the bidding war with Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona has just begun now that the electric-car maker has confirmed the first stage of preparation for a "gigafactory."                 

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With Vote for Chrysler Merger, Fiat Looks Abroad

August 4, 2014 9:43 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fiat shareholders voted Friday overwhelmingly in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad.                  

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Unemployment Insurance Tax Stokes Complaints

July 31, 2014 4:12 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nearly 100,000 employers in Connecticut are about to get sticker shock as the state mails annual tax bills to pay interest on its $433 million federal loan for unemployment benefits for workers let go during the Great Recession.       

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Amazon To Invest $2 Billion To Expand in India

July 31, 2014 4:10 pm | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.                                  

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Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

July 31, 2014 4:05 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.                          

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Exxon Profit Surges, But Production Slips

July 31, 2014 4:03 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil's net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 percent.                        

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Bringing 3D Printing to Your Hand

July 31, 2014 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3D printing is a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns you into the 3D printer.                              

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