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Regulators OK New Version of Boeing 787

June 16, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press

Boeing Co. said Monday that U.S. and European regulators have approved its newest and larger version of the 787 passenger jet for commercial flying.                             

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Giti Tire To Invest $560 Million, Create 1,700 S.C. Jobs

June 16, 2014 1:49 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net

The Singapore-based company will produce both passenger and light truck tires in the new facility, which will combine manufacturing and distribution within its estimated 1.8 million square feet.                

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Grant To Expand Additive Manufacturing Research at Cleveland State

June 16, 2014 9:59 am | by Cleveland State University

The $293,500 award will fund the purchase of electronic and polymer 3-D printers, to be housed within the college’s Additive Manufacturing Instructional and Training Laboratory.                     

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Kentucky Settles 10-Year Legal Battle With Tobacco Companies

June 16, 2014 9:56 am | by Adam Beam, Associated Press

Tobacco companies have agreed to pay Kentucky more than $110 million to settle a 10-year legal battle over the state's share of the tobacco master settlement agreement.                        

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Oregon Aims To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

June 16, 2014 9:51 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press

The move was spurred by several instances of genetic contamination in the region that rendered non-engineered crops unsellable on the export market.                              

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W.Va. Chemical Spill Company Facing More Violations

June 16, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press

A Charleston company faces state violations after a storm water collection trench overflowed at the same site where chemicals spilled into West Virginia's largest water supply in January.                  

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Hillshire Backs Off of Pinnacle Foods Offer

June 16, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press

Hillshire Brands Co. is backing off of its offer to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc., a move that it needs to make in order for its $7.75 billion proposed deal with Tyson Foods to go through.                   

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Nuclear Industry Developing Accident-Resistant Fuel

June 16, 2014 9:42 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press

Researchers are trying a range of tactics to make nuclear fuel survive longer in extreme accidents. Their overriding goal is giving plant workers more time before an accident becomes a full-on crisis.                

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Income Gap Widens as Factories Shut Down

June 16, 2014 9:23 am | by Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press

Manufacturing's decline is a key factor in the widening income gap between the rich and everyone else, as people have been forced into far lower-paying work.                            

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Ford Motor Company Expands Use of Aptean

June 13, 2014 2:04 pm | by Aptean

Ford Motor Company has expanded its use of Aptean’s Activplant solution to help drive continuous improvement in selected manufacturing plants around the world.                          

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Chia Powder Linked to Salmonella

June 13, 2014 2:00 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.                  

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Pile of Dirt Blocking Jet Engine Plant

June 13, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press

A huge pile of dirt is standing in the way of a new jet engine plant in Lafayette. The Journal & Courier reports that the 10-foot-deep pile covers an area of about a half-dozen football fields.                

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GM Recalls Camaros for Switch Problem

June 13, 2014 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press

A driver's knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the "run" position, causing an engine stall.                                          

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Water Woes Force Big Brewers To Tighten the Tap

June 13, 2014 1:50 pm | by Emily Schmall, Associated Press

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year.                     

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Cheaper Gas, Food Push Down Producer Prices

June 13, 2014 1:42 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services fell in May, offering evidence that inflation is mild.                                      

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China Plans To Help Baby Formula Producers

June 13, 2014 1:40 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

China's government announced plans Friday to build up a handful of large producers of infant formula in its latest effort to revive an industry that is reeling from a scandal over tainted milk.                 

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Feds Cut Red Tape Between Brewers, Beer Drinkers

June 13, 2014 1:38 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer

Federal officials have simplified parts of the approval process for bringing new beers to market, something that in the past could take months.                               

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AM General To Update Humvees at Indiana Factory

June 13, 2014 10:19 am | by The Associated Press

AM General has been awarded a $90.5 million contract to restore and upgrade hundreds of Army National Guard Humvees at a northern Indiana factory.                             

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New Trial Ordered for Former BP Engineer

June 13, 2014 10:16 am | by Kevin McGill, Associated Press

A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                               

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Vermont Sued Over GMO Food Label Law

June 13, 2014 10:14 am | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press

The Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups challenged a new Vermont law in federal court Thursday that requires the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.               

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