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EPA Knew Of 'Blowout' Risk For Tainted Water At Gold Mine

August 24, 2015 2:12 pm | by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Brown, Associated Press

The Aug. 5 spill came as workers excavated the entrance to the idled Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, unleashing a torrent of toxic water that fouled rivers in three states.

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Explosion At Chemical Plant In Eastern China Kills 1

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

The blast follows the Aug. 12 explosion at a warehouse holding chemicals in Tianjin, a port city east of Beijing.

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Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health Of U.S. Manufacturing

August 24, 2015 1:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The group said that the CRS estimate of a 12 percent manufacturing employment decline between 2003 and 2013 used unofficial data and a poorly selected timeframe.

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Death Toll Rises To 121 In China Port Explosion

August 24, 2015 11:02 am | by The Associated Press

Among the dead from the Aug. 12 disaster are 67 firefighters, while another 37 firefighters missing, the government said on its official microblog.

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U.S. Gasoline Price Holds Steady Over Past 2 Weeks

August 24, 2015 10:55 am | by The Associated Press

The cheapest price recorded in the continental United States was Charleston, South Carolina, at $2.10. The highest was $3.67 a gallon in Los Angeles.

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Report: Tesla Sedan Falls Just Short Of Acceleration Claims

August 24, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Jake Fisher of Consumer Reports told USA Today that the rate was the "quickest we've ever tested," but that it also fell short of the 3.1 seconds advertised by Tesla.

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Budweiser Takes Exception To Firm's 'Queen Of Beer' Campaign

August 24, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press

Anheuser-Busch filed a notice of opposition Wednesday, arguing that "Queen of Beer" is too similar to "King of Beers" and that consumers might wrongly believe She Beverage beers are made by Anheuser-Busch.

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ACC Report: U.S. Chemical Production Increased In July

August 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The chemical industry group's U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index showed a 3 percent increase in July, which exceeded 2 percent growth in June and flat growth in May.

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California Bill Aims To Warn Consumers About Recording TVs

August 21, 2015 2:59 pm | by Julia Horowitzh, Associated Press

Readers who scanned the user manual for a new Samsung smart TV may have been surprised to learn their household conversations could be recorded without their knowledge.

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Key Chinese Manufacturing Index Falls To 77-Month Low

August 21, 2015 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press

China's manufacturing contracted this month adding to signs of economic weakness.

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Analysis Puts Coke Ahead Of Pepsi In Water Conservation

August 21, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent analysis by Fortune magazine says that Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, is also ahead of PepsiCo in water conservation.

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Walmart Partners With Group To Offer Reshoring Assistance

August 21, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The world's largest retailer introduced a website called the Jobs in U.S. Manufacturing Portal as part of its pledge to spend $250 billion on products that support U.S. jobs by 2023.

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U.S. Senators Urge Takata To Recall All Cars With Its Air Bags

August 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Scott Dixon

The faulty air bags have been linked with at least eight deaths and more than 100 injuries.

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Coke To Disclose Details On Its Health Efforts

August 21, 2015 9:53 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer

The Atlanta-based company came under fire after a New York Times story on Aug. 9 that detailed how Coca-Cola Co. gave $1.5 million to help start the Global Energy Balance Network.

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4 New Fires Erupt In China's Tianjin Port Disaster Area

August 21, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press

The fires were spotted in a car parking lot and at three other locations within a 3-kilometer (1.8-mile) evacuated area, the official Xinhua News Agency said. 

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Helium Crisis Averted? Scientists Pinpoint Potential New Reserves

August 21, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Scientists from the University of Durham in England discovered the process by which helium moves into underground cavities, and they say an evaluation of prehistoric geography could provide critical clues about the whereabouts of additional sources.

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Won't Bug Off: Study Shows Lice Developing Resistance To Chemical Treatments

August 21, 2015 8:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Research conducted by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville biologist Kyong Yoon found that 104 of 109 lice samples showed gene mutations associated with resistance to pyrethroids. 

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China Port Explosion Owner Also On Board Of Company Conducting Investigation

August 20, 2015 3:15 pm | by Erika Kinetz, The Associated Press

The principal owner of the warehouses at the center of deadly blasts in Tianjin also is on the board of a state-owned company that is controlled by the same powerful entity investigating the explosions. 

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Rises To Still-Low 277K

August 20, 2015 3:09 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The sharp fall in layoffs in the past two years means Americans are enjoying solid job security.

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Colorado Brewery Out With Another Batch Of Count Chocula Beer

August 20, 2015 3:02 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Brewers used the cereal to make small batches of a beer called "Cerealiously," which previously featured fellow General Mills cereals Golden Grahams, Reese's Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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