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Investigators On Scene Where Ethanol Tankers Derailed

September 21, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams said the investigation at the scene would take three to five days. 


U.S. Commits $55M To Electric Vehicle Research

September 21, 2015 10:37 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter

The effort supports the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which aims to bring plug-in electric cars to the same level of affordability and convenience as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022. 


Dialog Semiconductor To Acquire Atmel For $4.6B

September 21, 2015 10:26 am | by Dialog Semiconductor

The acquisition creates a global leader in both Power Management and Embedded Processing solutions. 


VW Chief 'Sorry' After EPA Says Firm Skirted Clean Air Law

September 21, 2015 10:18 am | by Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers

The EPA said VW faces fines of up to $37,500 per vehicle for the violations — a total of more than $18 billion. 


VW Sees Billions Wiped Off Market Value After Rigging Claims

September 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Frank Jordans, Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Volkswagen's market woes Monday followed a weekend that saw the company's reputation for probity seriously damaged by revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. that it had skirted clean air rules.


Survey Shows Less Optimism Among Manufacturers

September 21, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The results for 2015, while high, are the lowest in the annual Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey since 2010.


Lawmakers Sign Letter Supporting Obama Emissions Cuts

September 18, 2015 3:15 pm | by Matt Volz, Associated Press

The Democrats' letter said the federal rule presents an opportunity to develop jobs, investments and innovations in new areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, which could make up for the economic losses from the coal and other fossil-fuel industries.


Soft Cheese Linked To Listeria Death In Ohio

September 18, 2015 3:09 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Karoun Dairies said in a release that none of its products have so far tested positive for listeria, but the company issued the recall after the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration informed it of a link to the illnesses.


First Test Case Against DuPont Begins In Ohio Federal Court

September 18, 2015 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press

The thousands of cases against the company say DuPont's decades-long dumping of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, into local drinking water has caused serious disease, including cancer.


EPA Says VW Intentionally Violates Clean Air Standards

September 18, 2015 2:52 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press

VW, which owns Audi, faces billions of dollars in fines, although exact amounts were not determined.


Report: FCA Contract Would Shift Car Production To Mexico

September 18, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The plan would focus its U.S. operations on more profitable SUVs and pickups — and move a large component of the company's car production to Mexico.


Johnson Controls Plans To Cut 3K From Salaried Workforce

September 18, 2015 11:40 am | by The Associated Press

The plans disclosed Friday would affect more than 2 percent of the Milwaukee company's workforce of 130,000.


Toyota Recalls 400K RAV4s Due To Faulty Windshield Wipers

September 18, 2015 11:37 am | by The Associated Press

The vehicles include model years ranging from 2009 to 2012 and about 2,500 vehicles from model years 2012 to 2014.


Hostess Adding Bread To Product Lineup

September 18, 2015 11:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Executives said that the new products show tremendous promise, which is compounded by the fact that most consumers already assumed that Hostess made bread.


Feds: Workplace Fatalities Increased In Mining, Manufacturing In 2014

September 18, 2015 11:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Initial results from the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reflected a 9 percent increase among those industries compared to final 2013 numbers, led by a 17 percent increase in the mining sector.


The Five Coolest Cars From The Frankfurt Auto Show

September 17, 2015 4:00 pm | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer

There are a record 210 new car launches at the Frankfurt show, which, after an industry preview this week, opens to the general public on Saturday and runs through Sept. 27.


Pentagon Report Knocks Test Of Embattled Fighter Jet

September 17, 2015 3:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A memo from the Defense Department's top weapons tester — released by the watchdog group Project on Government Oversight — found that the Marines' version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could present maintenance and reliability issues.


Hyperloop Technologies Names New CEO

September 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter

The company’s goal is to make a cheap, reliable form of public transportation that allows people to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, revolutionizing the concept of the commute. The levitating pods will travel at 750mph through a tube.


Report Gives Top Restaurant Chains Failing Grades On Antibiotics

September 17, 2015 1:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Farmers for years gave antibiotics to food animals to promote growth and prevent disease, but critics argue that the practice contributes to the rise in antibiotic-resistance bacteria. 


Citrus Oil Could Replace Fossil Fuels In Chemical Production

September 17, 2015 11:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

In addition to reducing industry’s reliance on fossil fuels for feedstock chemicals, the process could also make better use of citrus crops. 



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