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China Factory Works Overtime to Make Ebola Suits

November 5, 2014 10:01 am | by Zhang Weigun, The Associated Press

Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 7,000 miles away in West Africa.       

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Duck Farming Fading Away on New York's Long Island

November 5, 2014 9:48 am | by Frank Eltman, The Associated Press

Once as synonymous with Long Island as Gatsby mansions, the Long Island duck is quietly fading into the history books. By the end of this year there will be only one duck farm left on Long Island; that's down from a high of more than 100 in the early 1960s that produced up to 7.5 million succulent birds annually.

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Circus Cited for Not Following Manufacturer's Instructions

November 4, 2014 2:50 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats, federal workplace safety regulators said.               

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Northern Irish Whiskey Bushmills Sold to Jose Cuervo

November 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press

British drinks company Diageo says it is selling its Northern Ireland whiskey brand, Bushmills, to tequila king Jose Cuervo in a swap deal that will give Diageo sole ownership of an upmarket Mexican tequila maker, Don Julio.       

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Richard Branson: Space Travel Risks are Worth it

November 4, 2014 2:10 pm | by CNNMoney

Despite the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson says the risk of testing commercial space flights is worth it.                                  

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U.S. Factory Orders Slip in September

November 4, 2014 1:46 pm | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

Orders to U.S. factories declined in September, dragged by falling demand in the volatile aircraft category.                                         

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Women Sue Ford for Harassment and Discrimination

November 4, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press

Several female workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago assembly plant have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.                           

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Engine-Maker Rolls-Royce To Cut 2,600 Jobs

November 4, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press

Airplane engine-maker Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC says it will reduce its staff by 2,600 over the next 18 months as part of a restructuring focused on its aerospace decision.                       

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U.S. Investigating Honda for Incomplete Reports

November 4, 2014 9:54 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.                                   

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Ford Issues 5 Recalls Covering 202K Vehicles

November 4, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling more than 202,000 vehicles in North America to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues.                                     

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Judge Won't Block Honeywell Health Screenings

November 4, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

A federal judge on Monday said Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests.                                     

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U.S. Trade Deficit with China Hits All Time High

November 4, 2014 9:32 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

The U.S. trade deficit rose in September, as a broader global economic weakness caused exports to fall.                                          

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Lower Gas Prices Boost U.S. SUV Sales

November 3, 2014 2:56 pm | by Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Falling gas prices improved buyers' moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October.                                             

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Lozier Corporation Acquires Leggett & Platt Store Fixtures Group

November 3, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press

Lozier Corporation, an industry leader in providing store fixtures to major retailers around the world, announced the acquisition of the Leggett & Platt Store Fixtures Group, another leading manufacturer of retail fixtures.       

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Gas Price Conspiracy Theories Debunked

November 3, 2014 2:04 pm | by CNNMoney

Gas prices are at their lowest in four years thanks to plummeting crude oil prices. Industry insiders have their own theories as to why, but the answer may be simpler than you think.                   

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China Slowdown Could Bruise the Global Economy

November 3, 2014 1:50 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

China's roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, soaking up oil, iron ore and other commodities from developing countries and autos and luxury goods from Europe. But its role as a global engine is fading as its economy slows — and many other nations, in the view of economists, will feel the pain.

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Hyundai-Kia To Pay U.S. $100M for Overstating MPG

November 3, 2014 1:39 pm | by Tom Krisher, Eric Tucker, The Associated Press

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers of 13 models.                 

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U.S. Manufacturing Ahead of the Bell

November 3, 2014 10:33 am | by The Associated Press

The Institute for Supply Management reports on U.S. manufacturing production, orders, and other activity in October.                                       

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Mystery Drones Fly Over French Nuclear Sites

November 3, 2014 9:58 am | by Jamey Keaten

 French security chiefs are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal flights by tiny, unmanned drones over French nuclear power stations.                             

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Gas Prices Drop Under $3 for the 1st Time in 4 Years

November 3, 2014 9:53 am | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press

The national average price of gasoline fell 33 cents to end October at $3 a gallon and dipped Saturday to $2.995, according to AAA. That marks the first time in four years that gas has been cheaper than $3 a gallon.          

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