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Amazon Announces ‘Amazon Business,’ Will Close AmazonSupply

April 28, 2015 10:22 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com that, according to a press release from Amazon, “combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to businesses.”

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World Safety Day 2015

April 28, 2015 10:17 am | by UL Workplace Health & Safety

Today marks World Safety Day, and in its honor UL Workplace Health & Safety designed an infographic displaying the staggering amount of accidents in the workplace. 

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Safety Agency Seeks Ideas on Getting More Recall Fixes Done

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by Macy Gordon, Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions.

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Food Industry Tries To Block Vermont's GMO Labeling Laws

April 28, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press

Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them. 

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Drivers Strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports

April 28, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Truck drivers walked off the job Monday at the nation's busiest port complex amid an ongoing dispute over their classifications as independent contractors.

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Q&A: What's Listeria and How Is It Traced to Ice Cream?

April 27, 2015 3:08 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press

As a result of massive ice cream recalls, consumers and investigators alike are beginning to ask questions. Check out the answers to some common questions surrounding the listeria outbreak in ice cream. 

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 90

April 27, 2015 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press

Families of at least 90 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the automaker.

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VW Chairman Quits, but Questions Over Future Remain

April 27, 2015 2:16 pm | by David McHugh, The Associated Press

Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Does this mean change is coming to the world's No. 2 automaker — in particular, to its high-cost ways of doing business?

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Manufacturers’ Group Knocks Japan Over Currency Manipulation

April 27, 2015 2:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A manufacturing business group criticized Japanese currency policy in a full-page ad in Monday's Washington Post.  

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Company Behind Keystone XL Seeks U.S. Approval for Another Pipeline

April 27, 2015 10:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Canadian energy giant behind the controversial Keystone XL project last week filed for U.S. approval of another international crude oil pipeline. 

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Chipotle Completes Transition to Non-GMO Ingredients

April 27, 2015 10:11 am | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so.

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American, United Delay, Change Boeing 787 Orders

April 27, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press

American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. 

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10 Best Green Cars List

April 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

In honor of Earth Day this month, Kelley Blue Books issued its annual 10 Best Green Cars list.

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Ford Recalls 390K Cars

April 27, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

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DuPont Hopes Acquisition Will Bolster Crop Products

April 24, 2015 3:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

DuPont this week announced an agreement to buy a California biotech company that officials hope will advance the chemical giant's agribusiness offerings. 

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Harley Recalls Nearly 46K Motorcycles

April 24, 2015 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

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Toyota To Provide First Hydrogen-Fueled Pace Car

April 24, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. 

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White House Expresses 'Concerns' About Energy Funding Bill

April 24, 2015 1:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

House Republicans and the House Republicans and the White House are sparring over research funding for the Department of Energy in the upcoming fiscal year. 

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Where Are You on the Path to OSHA Hazcom 2012 Compliance?

April 24, 2015 10:33 am | by Graphic Products

Hazard communication was OSHA’s second most violated standard of 2014, and is routinely in the top five. Facilities continue to fall behind the curve, potentially facing thousands in fines and jeopardizing the safety of their workforce, or show “good faith efforts,” effectively sidestepping citations.

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GM CEO Dismisses Talk of Merger with Fiat Chrysler

April 24, 2015 10:26 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is dismissing any talk of a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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