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Airbus CEO Talks About Emissions, Innovation And More

July 16, 2015 2:44 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer

These are heady times for the commercial-aircraft business at Airbus and Boeing, as airlines place huge orders for new planes.

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Monsanto Will Fund Review Of Study Linking Weed Killer To Cancer Risk

July 16, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto plans to fund a panel of scientists to review a study that linked its popular agricultural weed killer to an increased risk of cancer.

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Report: 100,000 Wireless Electric Cars Could Be Made By 2022

July 16, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The first electric vehicles equipped with wireless charging capabilities could debut next year, according to a recent analysis by IHS Automotive.

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Tyson Subsidiary Agrees To Settlement Over All-Natural Labels

July 16, 2015 2:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Phoenix food company is the latest to settle a legal dispute over labeling its products as all-natural.

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Pabst To Return To Milwaukee

July 16, 2015 11:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

An icon of Milwaukee's flagship industry is returning to the city after a two-decade absence.

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House Panel Advances GMO Labeling Bill

July 16, 2015 11:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Legislation to create a voluntary labeling program for genetically modified foods — and ban state GMO labeling requirements — moved a step closer to becoming law this week.

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Automakers Group Aims To Combat Potential Cyber Threats

July 16, 2015 11:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Twelve large automakers this week announced plans to form an information-sharing system to address potential cyberattacks.

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Fall To 281K

July 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.

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Toyota Recalls 625K Hybrids Worldwide

July 16, 2015 10:55 am | by The Associated Press

Toyota is recalling 625,000 Prius hybrid vehicles worldwide because they can stall without warning.

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Manufacturing Tech Orders Decline Again In May

July 15, 2015 2:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Orders for manufacturing technology equipment fell again in May according to numbers compiled by the Association for Manufacturing Technology.

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Study: LEDs Could Prevent Foodborne Bacteria

July 15, 2015 2:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent study suggests that LED lighting could serve as an alternative to chemical preservatives in preventing foodborne illness.

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EPA Fines Four Companies Over Chemical Violations

July 15, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Four companies in Washington State reached settlements with federal regulators over chemical storage violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week.

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Subaru Recalls 32,400 Cars To Fix Airbag Problem

July 15, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press

Subaru is recalling 32,400 Impreza compact cars in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the front passenger airbag from inflating in a crash.

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Manufacturing In New York State Expands Slightly In July

July 15, 2015 2:38 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Manufacturing activity in New York state picked up slightly in July, though remained at a low level, suggesting that factory output remains subdued.

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Iran Deal Could Provide Opportunity For U.S. Businesses

July 15, 2015 11:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The proposal could provide significant benefits to American businesses, who would be able to enter a huge export market that's been essentially closed off for decades.

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Safety Group Calls For Workplace Policies On Painkillers

July 15, 2015 11:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A workplace safety group on Monday called for employers to develop policies regarding workers' use of prescription opioid painkillers.

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U.S. Wholesale Prices Rise In June

July 15, 2015 10:57 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Prices for the producers of goods and services rose modestly in June, a sign that broader inflation is being kept in check. But an outbreak of avian influenza caused the cost of eggs to nearly double, as prices soared at the fastest pace ever recorded.

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Volvo Buys Polestar In Effort To Raise High-Performance Profile

July 15, 2015 10:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Volvo will market its high-performance cars under the Polestar name after announcing the acquisition of its fellow Swedish company on Tuesday.

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FCA CEO, Union Agree That Two-Tier Wages Should Go

July 15, 2015 10:53 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams agree on at least one thing: getting rid of the two-tier wages for hourly workers in the company's U.S. plants.

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New Mondeo Helps Push Ford Sales Higher In Europe

July 14, 2015 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press

Ford's European business is seeing stronger demand for its cars and SUVs as the continent's auto market continues to recover.

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