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Dr. Pepper Snapple Strikes Deal With Keurig Green Mountain

January 7, 2015 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press

Keurig Green Mountain struck a deal with Dr. Pepper Snapple to make single-serve capsules for use in Keurig's soon-to-be released cold beverage system.                             

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Lawmakers Raise Questions Over Incentives for VW

January 7, 2015 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press

Some Republican lawmakers from a southeastern Tennessee county that's home to a Volkswagen plant are raising questions about a $300 million incentive package for the German automaker because of the United Auto Workers union's role at the facility.

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Mercedes Announces New Location for U.S. Headquarters

January 7, 2015 10:58 am | by Geoff Mulvihill & Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press

German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that it's moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, in part to be closer to its manufacturing facility in Alabama.                  

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Company Closes Plant, Lays Off 100 Employees

January 7, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press

A technology company, formerly known as JVC America, is laying off at least 100 people as it closes a factory near Tuscaloosa.                                  

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IMPO's Photo of the Day: Boeing's Final Air Force Delivery of 2014

January 7, 2015 10:32 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

See Boeing's last delivery of its C-17 Globe Master III cargo jet to the U.S. Air Force of 2014 in IMPO's Photo of the Day.                                 

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U.S. Companies Increased Hiring in December

January 7, 2015 9:58 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

U.S. businesses ramped up hiring last month in the latest sign that the nation's economy is expanding despite worries about global growth that have sent financial markets tumbling.                    

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U.S. Trade Deficit Hits 11 Month Low

January 7, 2015 9:53 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in 11 months as crude oil imports dropped to a two-decade low.                                     

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CA To Begin Work on Nation's First Bullet Train

January 6, 2015 2:29 pm | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press

California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

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U.S. Steel Idles Tubular Steel Plant, Lays Off 750 Employees

January 6, 2015 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press

The company said it will shut down a plant in Lorain, Ohio, in March and lay off 614 workers. It said the move is temporary. U.S. Steel will also lay off 142 employees who work at a plant in Houston.               

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Blast at Washington Plant Costs $69M in Repairs

January 6, 2015 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press

Williams Northwest Pipeline is spending $69 million to repair damage from an explosion that injured five people at a natural gas facility last March in eastern Washington.                       

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts Concept Driverless Car at CES

January 6, 2015 12:28 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press

The carmaker unveiled the sleek concept car that it is calling F 015 Monday night at the International CES showcase for consumer electronics.                                

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U.S. Factory Orders Fell 0.7 Percent in November

January 6, 2015 10:20 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

Orders to U.S. factories fell for a fourth straight month in November, with demand in a key category that signals business investment plans down for a third month.                         

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Hyundai Motor To Spend $74B Over 4 Years on Facilities, R&D

January 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press

Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automaker, said Tuesday it plans to spend 81 trillion won ($73.7 billion) over the next four years on factories, research and a new headquarters.                 

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Republicans Prepare Plan to Block Obama on Climate

January 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press

President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week.                           

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IMPO's Photo of the Day: A Sweeter 3D Printer

January 6, 2015 10:00 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Don't miss IMPO's Photo of the Day of a unique printing experience from the 2015 International CES.                                         

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U.S. To Resume Beef Imports From Ireland for First Time Since Mad Cow

January 5, 2015 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press

Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country — the first European Union state allowed to resume sales since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago.                   

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Regulators Weigh Proposal to Close Part of New Mexico Plant

January 5, 2015 2:50 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

State regulators are taking testimony on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in New Mexico that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.             

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New Year May Bring More Small Business Help From Washington

January 5, 2015 2:35 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press

Gridlock in Washington in recent years has stalled tax bills and other legislation aimed at helping small companies, but such proposals are expected to be on the agenda in the Republican-led Congress.               

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IMPO's Photo of the Day: General Motors' New Addition to Detroit

January 5, 2015 2:07 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Check out General Motors' newest project designed to give back to Detroit, Michigan in IMPO's photo of the day.                                                           

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FCC To Vote Next Month on Net Neutrality Rules

January 5, 2015 11:00 am | by The Associated Press

Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks.               

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