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New York Formalizes Ban on Fracking, Ending Seven Year Review

June 30, 2015 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.


Now Comes the SpaceX Rocket Whodunit: A Complex Mystery

June 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press

A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI."


Obama Administration Unveils New Overtime Pay Standards

June 30, 2015 10:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled long-anticipated rules that would make millions of additional workers eligible for overtime pay.


GOP Spending Proposals Would Thwart Labor Rules

June 30, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Congressional Republicans hope to enact a spending bill that would, in part, stop a trio of controversial labor standards.


Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 30, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.


Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises to 119

June 29, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by two to 119.


Report: IoT Presents New Opportunities for Manufacturers’ Post-Sale Revenue

June 29, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report expects that the increase in Internet-connected devices over the next several years will also spark substantial growth in manufacturers' service-related revenue.


Hyundai Sees Green Future in Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 2:36 pm | by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.


SpaceX Rocket Destroyed On Way To Space Station, Cargo Lost

June 29, 2015 2:29 pm | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.


Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rules

June 29, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected federal regulations curbing mercury emissions and other harmful pollutants from power plants.


Toyota Tops Domestic Auto Production Rankings

June 29, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report ranks two Toyota models as the most "American-made" vehicles in the U.S. as overall domestic sourcing in the auto industry continues to fall.


An Inside Look at Italy's Maserati Plant

June 29, 2015 10:20 am | by Comau

Take a look inside Maserati's Grugliasco Plant in Turin, Italy.


Monsanto to Upgrade Herbicide Plant

June 29, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto plans to upgrade a Louisiana chemical plant in order to help produce a new line of herbicide.


Study: Fracking Doesn't Have to be Rough on The Environment

June 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment.


TPP Fight to Continue Despite Talk of Democratic Reconciliation

June 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Last week's passage of legislation granting Trade Promotion Authority to the Obama administration cleared a major hurdle to the U.S. joining the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Fascinating Facts About SpaceX’s Falcon 9

June 26, 2015 2:58 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Here is some Falcon 9 trivia to enjoy while we anticipate Sunday’s launch.


Acura Recalls 106K MDX SUVs; Pulley Can Fall Off

June 26, 2015 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press

Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists.


Alfa Romeo Unveils Flagship Sedan as it Eyes U.S. Market

June 26, 2015 12:07 pm | by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled Wednesday the long-awaited Alfa Romeo Giulia, a sedan meant to power the premium sports car brand's return to the United States.


Study Aims to Predict Environmental Impact of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 11:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing the altered fish would inherently pose some risk to the environment.


Governors Urge EPA to Keep Renewable Fuel Standards Intact

June 26, 2015 10:26 am | by Bill Draper, The Associated Press

A plan to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in the U.S. gasoline supply drew heated condemnation of the petroleum industry Thursday from two governors who said health of the ethanol industry is vital to their states' economy.



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