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Nestle Pushes for Humane Treatment of Animals in Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 9:38 am | by Nestle USA

Thousands of farms that supply Nestle with their dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will now have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Nestle has signed an agreement pledging to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain.

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Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Change Risks

August 22, 2014 9:34 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press

The coal-to-gas plants are part of a controversial energy revolution China hopes will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities.         

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Jell-O Can't Stop Slippery Slide

August 22, 2014 9:29 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer

Executives at Kraft Foods, which owns Jell-O, say they're confident they can revitalize the brand. But their efforts so far have been a disappointment.                             

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Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press

The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem.                     

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Gauge of U.S. Economy Rises 0.9 Pct. in July

August 22, 2014 9:23 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.                  

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USS Saratoga Carrier Heads Off To Be Scrapped

August 21, 2014 2:29 pm | by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.                             

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Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K for Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 2:02 pm | by The Canadian Press

An Alberta court has fined the company that owns the largest beef processing plant in Canada $80,000 for breaking an environmental law.                                  

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Hostess Closing Bakery That Created the Twinkie

August 21, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press

Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.                         

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Honda Recalls Fit To Boost Crash Resistance

August 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant.                                      

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Pet Food Factory Opens in Joplin

August 21, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press

The 415,000-square-foot production plant will slowly begin operating. It is expected to be near full production by April.                                      

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Growth in China's Manufacturing Weakens in August

August 21, 2014 9:33 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer

Growth in China's vast manufacturing industry weakened in August, suggesting that the recovery in the world's No. 2 economy is losing momentum and Beijing may need to spoon out more stimulus.                  

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Animal Health Company To Open Plant in Missouri

August 21, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press

A company that handles animal medicines plans to open a massive new warehouse and packaging plant in St. Joseph next week.                                      

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Report Compares Food Traceability Regulations of 21 Countries

August 20, 2014 2:11 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists

A new report evaluates the traceability regulations and requirements of 21 countries, including the U.S., Canada and the EU among others.                                 

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Women Small Business Owners Struggle To Get Loans

August 20, 2014 1:54 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.                                    

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Fortune Brands To Sell Window Business for $130M

August 20, 2014 12:11 pm | by The Associated Press

Fortune Brands, which makes Master Lock padlocks, Kemper kitchen cabinets and Moen water faucets, said it is selling its window business to focus on its Therma-Tru door business and Fypon home trim business.             

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Apple's Stock Bounces Back To Hit a New High

August 20, 2014 10:10 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.              

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Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Service

August 20, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.                                  

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Grand Opening Set for First Large Cellulosic Plant

August 20, 2014 9:54 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press

A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin in the next few months as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels.                               

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China Fines 12 Japanese Firms in Auto Price Probe

August 20, 2014 9:39 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry.                 

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Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

August 20, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press

The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters.        

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