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Group Unveils Latest American-Made Holiday Shopping Guide

November 18, 2015 12:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

As the holiday shopping season prepares to kick into high gear on Black Friday, the Alliance for American Manufacturing this week issued its 2015 Made in America Gift Guide.


Honda Has The Most High Risk Models In Takata Airbag Recall

November 18, 2015 10:39 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Even with government management, it could take as long as four years to replace all 23.4 million potentially faulty inflators that are now on U.S. roads.


Toyota Recalls 440K Cars Due To Transmission, Fuel System Flaws

November 18, 2015 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

The damage could cause an oil leak and cripple the clutch, which transmits the power from the engine to the transmission system, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.


Manufacturing Tech Groups Call For Uniform Regulations In Trans-Atlantic Pact

November 18, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

U.S. and EU negotiators are currently engaged in talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in hopes of hammering out a deal next year.


New Partnerships To Examine Health Risks Of 3D Printing

November 18, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Safety organization UL plans to study the effects of 3D printing on indoor air quality in partnership with two Atlanta universities.


State's Revamped Trash-To-Energy Plant Faces Falling Prices

November 17, 2015 2:54 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer

More than a decade after its predecessor agency lost $200 million in a deal with bankrupt energy giant Enron, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, which handles trash from more than 50 municipalities, is looking to hire a company to redevelop the waste-to-energy plant in Hartford and other facilities.


Colorado Regulators Discuss Rules Meant To Ease Oil, Gas Conflicts

November 17, 2015 2:46 pm | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press

A hearing on proposed rules for oil and gas drilling in Colorado got off to a contentious start Monday, with critics saying the guidelines were too narrow to do any good or that they didn't protect property rights.


U.S. Manufacturing Output Rises For First Time In 3 Months

November 17, 2015 2:35 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The rise suggests that manufacturers may be overcoming several headwinds they have faced for most of this year.


Constellation To Pay $1B For Craft Brewer Ballast Point

November 17, 2015 2:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Constellation Brands, which owns dozens of wine brands and the U.S. distribution rights to Mexican beers Corona, Modelo Especial and Pacifico, announced its acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for a record $1 billion.


Man Killed In Food Service Packaging Accident

November 17, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press

A 28-year-old Burnsville, Minn. man has died after a workplace accident at a manufacturing plant in Lakeville.


Energy Stocks Lead A Rally As The Price Of Oil Climbs

November 17, 2015 10:26 am | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer

Oil and gas stocks were among the biggest gainers as the price of crude rose. 


VW Sales Dip In Europe, But No More Than Competitors

November 17, 2015 10:20 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer

Volkswagen remained the top seller, commanding a quarter of the market, in the first full month of figures since it acknowledged cheating on U.S. diesel emissions tests. 


Space Mining Could Become Legal Very Soon

November 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

The act is also meant to encourage the growth of the private space industry in general.


More Repairs Ordered For Pipe After California Oil Spill

November 16, 2015 3:01 pm | by Brian Melley, Associated Press

Although the 129-mile pipeline was idled in late May, it has been full of unprocessed crude from offshore oil platforms that could contribute to further corrosion as rust inhibitor loses its effectiveness.


Short-Term Market Drop Likely Following Paris Terror

November 16, 2015 2:53 pm | by Tom Krisher and Marley Jay, AP Business Writers

The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy.


Republicans Propose Lifting Nuclear Plant Moratorium

November 16, 2015 2:46 pm | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press

A Republican legislator is renewing a push to lift Wisconsin's moratorium on new nuclear power plants, saying the state's manufacturers must have a reliable source of energy as burning fossil fuels grows more expensive.


Most Of Texas To Have Blue Bell Ice Cream By Mid-December

November 16, 2015 2:39 pm | by The Associated Press

Consumers in most of Texas and parts of Alabama will have Blue Bell treats available next month, as ice cream sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup at some of its plants.


Manufacturing In New York Shrinks For Fourth Month

November 16, 2015 2:34 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The New York Federal Reserve's Empire State manufacturing index, released Monday, edged up slightly to minus 10.7, from minus 11.4 in October. Still, any figure below zero indicates contraction.


Kohler Co. Workers Reject Contract, Prepared To Strike

November 16, 2015 11:03 am | by The Associated Press

Tim Tayloe, union president, said picketing would begin immediately and he hoped the company would return to the negotiating table.


Coal Not Going Away Anytime Soon Despite Renewables Push

November 16, 2015 10:58 am | by Louise Watt, Associated Press

Demand for coal is leveling off, but it will remain a key energy source for decades, no matter how many billions of dollars of investment go into cleaner energy like wind and solar. Too much of the world depends on it now for heating and power generation for us to suddenly live without it.



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