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Niagara Recalls Bottled Spring Water on E. coli Concern

June 23, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.


SpaceX Will Again Attempt to Land Rocket

June 23, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

SpaceX plans to launch its seventh mission to bring cargo to the International Space Station this weekend.


GM Invests $245M for New Vehicle Program

June 22, 2015 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors Co. plans to invest $245 million and add 300 jobs at its Orion Assembly plant to support launching a new vehicle program.


General Mills To Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal

June 22, 2015 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural.


Labor Contract Deadline Looms at Pennsylvania Metal Company

June 22, 2015 2:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Stalled labor negotiations between a Pittsburgh specialty metals company and the United Steelworkers union raised the prospects of a work stoppage affecting thousands of metalworkers beginning next month.


Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises to 117

June 22, 2015 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by three to 117.


'Transparent' Truck Lets Drivers See Ahead of That Big Semi

June 22, 2015 2:05 pm | by Buzz60

Aren't sure if you can overtake that giant semi ahead of you because you can’t see around it? What if you could see in front of it? 


High Court Won't Hear Ford Appeal of Tax Overpayment

June 22, 2015 10:38 am | by The Associated Press

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Ford Motor Co. seeking to recover about $450 million in interest on taxes the company overpaid the Internal Revenue Service.


U.S. Investigates Brake Problems in 2013 Dodge Dart Compacts

June 22, 2015 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of braking problems with Dodge Dart compact cars.


Deal Between GE, Unions Covers 3,200 GE Transportation Workers

June 22, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press

About 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie are among those covered by a new tentative deal between the manufacturing giant General Electric Co. and its unions.


Honda, Government Confirm 8th Death From Takata Airbags

June 22, 2015 9:56 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

A woman who died in a Los Angeles-area car crash last September is the eighth person killed by exploding airbags made by Takata Corp. of Japan, U.S. safety regulators and Honda Motor Co. confirmed Friday.


California Oil Spill by the Numbers

June 22, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press

On May 19, an onshore pipeline broke, spilling up to 101,000 gallons of crude in Santa Barbara County. About 21,000 gallons washed into a storm drain and flowed out to the Pacific. Here's a look at the response effort so far. 


UAW Chief Hopes to Resolve Labor Cost Disparity

June 19, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The president of the United Auto Workers says that the union hopes to resolve the gulf in labor costs between Ford and General Motors and fellow Detroit automaker Fiat Chrysler.


GM Adds More Than 243,000 Cars to Takata Air Bag Recall

June 19, 2015 2:15 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors is adding more than 243,000 compact hatchbacks in the U.S. and Canada to the growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.


Mattel Rolls Out Bite-Sized Tesla Model S

June 19, 2015 2:10 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Thanks to Mattel, you can now be the proud owner of a Tesla Model S for a mere $1.09. 


U.S. Proposes Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards for Trucks

June 19, 2015 2:06 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher U.S. fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming.


Unemployment Rates Rose in Half of U.S. States Last Month

June 19, 2015 2:00 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs.


Iowa Fertilizer Plant Asks State for Additional $21.5M

June 19, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press

A $1.9 billion fertilizer plant under construction in southeast Iowa is asking for an additional $21.5 million in incentives from the state.


Airbus Restarts A400M Deliveries as Spain Lifts Restrictions

June 19, 2015 10:17 am | by The Associated Press

Airbus Defense and Space will restart deliveries of Airbus A400M aircraft after Spanish authorities lifted flight restrictions they had ordered after one of the military planes crashed last month.


OSHA Blames Oil Rig Fire That Killed Three on Open-Flame Heater

June 19, 2015 10:11 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info

Three workers were killed and another two seriously injured in December 2014 when a drilling rig caught fire in Coalgate, Okla. Now OSHA says an open-flame heater on the floor of the rig is to blame.



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