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Boeing Union Joins Fight Over Wash. Fish Consumption

June 17, 2014 10:11 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press

Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be.                    

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How Will GM Fix Its Corporate Culture?

June 17, 2014 9:59 am | by Ivan Moreno, Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.            

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Tesla Vote in N.J. Moves to Senate

June 17, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press

The New Jersey Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would allow zero-emission carmakers to sell directly to consumers in that state.                                 

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Tech Giants Want To Halt Overseas Snooping by U.S.

June 17, 2014 9:51 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.         

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Lincoln's Nifty Parking Trick

June 16, 2014 3:58 pm | by USA TODAY

The Lincoln MKC can not only park itself, it can get you out of a tight parking spot, as shown here by Sandeep Khatiwala, its program manager.                               

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Factory Output Rebounds in May, MAPI Weighs In

June 16, 2014 2:16 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer & MAPI

U.S. manufacturing output rose in May after shrinking in April, led by greater production of autos, computers and furniture.                                    

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Dutch Government Encourages Self-driving Car Tests

June 16, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press

The Dutch government says it wants to encourage large-scale tests of self-driving cars in the Netherlands by next year, and supports a plan to allow tests of self-driving trucks by 2019.                   

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Tighter Trucking Regulations Proposed After Accident That Injured Actor

June 16, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press

In the wake of an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday launched a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road.                 

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Police: Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO

June 16, 2014 1:55 pm | by Prasanta Paul, Associated Press

An angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.                

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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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