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Airbus Lifts Aircraft Demand Forecast

September 24, 2014 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press

European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 7 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia.             

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Stealth Destroyer Fires Up Gas Turbine for First Time

September 24, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press

Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship.                       

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4 Injured in Gas Processing Plant Explosion

September 24, 2014 10:02 am | by Mead Gruver, The Associated Press

An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four maintenance workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.                                    

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L.A. Looks to the Wind for Electricity

September 24, 2014 9:55 am | by Mead Gruver, The Associated Press

The push for clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases has led to multibillion-dollar investments in wind and solar projects, but finding an economical way to store renewable energy that comes and goes like the breeze or the sun has proved challenging.

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GM Reports China Sales Over 3.1M Vehicles

September 24, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.         

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Clean Harbors Expands El Dorado Recycling Plant

September 24, 2014 9:30 am

A recycling plant in El Dorado, used to incinerate hazardous and industrial waste generated by various business, industries and governmental entities, will expand its operations and hire about 120 new employees.           

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American Honda Honors 15 Suppliers with Premier Partner Award

September 24, 2014 9:24 am | by American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Fifteen distinguished suppliers to American Honda Motor Co., Inc. have received the 2014 Premier Partner Award from American Honda President & CEO Takuji Yamada.                          

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Delphi Expands Their Business with Antaya Technologies

September 23, 2014 5:02 pm | by Business Wire

Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp. ("Antaya"), a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors, enhancing the company's portfolio in the rapidly growing automotive electrical connectors business.

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HP Announces Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 23, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press

As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP today announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.       

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U.S. Cracks Down on Companies Going Overseas

September 23, 2014 3:21 pm | by The Associated Press

The Treasury Department announced new regulations on Monday aimed at making these so-called inversion deals less lucrative.                                     

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Mexico Warns Arizona About River Spill

September 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Astrid Galvan, Bob Christie, The Associated Press

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.               

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GM to Move Cadillac HQ to New York City

September 23, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press

The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury.                                     

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Procter & Gamble Co. Sell Rest of Pet Care Business

September 23, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.                            

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Buffalo Expects Solar Project Announcement

September 23, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in western New York, where he's expected to make an announcement regarding a high-tech clean energy hub the state is building in Buffalo.                          

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Siemens To Acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

September 22, 2014 5:27 pm | by The Associated Press

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion.                                

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'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 22, 2014 4:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall, but a safety advocate claims this is not enough.               

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Peanut Butter Prompts M&M's Recall

September 22, 2014 3:54 pm | by Mars Chocolate North America

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M'S Brand Theater Box as it may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.           

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Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 22, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base.                         

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SpaceX Breaks Ground on Texas Rocket Launch Site

September 22, 2014 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport.                         

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GM Experts Now Reporting 21 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

September 22, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.                                         

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