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Amazon Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press

The moves come as organizations ranging from libraries to retailers adopt quickly evolving 3D printing technology. Recently eBay launched its own 3D printing store via an iPhone app called eBay Exact.              

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1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Fish Plant Explosion

July 29, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press

Omega Protein spokesman Ben Landry said it happened about 9:30 a.m. while employees of a subcontractor were working on two storage tanks and one of the tanks blew up.                        

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Ford Raising F-150 Prices

July 29, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press

Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals.                                        

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Clinton Impeachment Shadows GOP Lawsuit

July 29, 2014 9:28 am | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent

Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of such talk now, although conservatives increasingly clamor for it.               

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Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen

July 28, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.             

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Lawmakers Push for Airline Safety Devices

July 28, 2014 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press

Anti-missile devices include onboard lasers, warning systems, flares and infrared countermeasure systems, costing from $1 to $2 million per plane.                              

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RPM Agrees To $797.5M Deal on Asbestos Claims

July 28, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press

RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.            

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Tyson Selling Mexico, Brazil Poultry Operations

July 28, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press

Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.                          

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Nissan Expands Faulty Air Bag Recall

July 28, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.                                 

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Son of Salmonella Victim Hopes Trial Sends Message

July 28, 2014 1:41 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week.         

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Fertilizer Companies Blame Texas City for Blast

July 28, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the blast.    

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Russia: McDonald's Food Does Not Meet National Regulations

July 28, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press

Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.         

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GM Proposes Expansion for Michigan Crossover Plant

July 28, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press

The Detroit automaker is seeking a tax break for work at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, which makes the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.                          

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Tyson Closing Plants in Iowa, N.Y., N.M.

July 28, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total of 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.                         

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EU Antitrust Body Clears $3B Apple-Beats Deal

July 28, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press

The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.                         

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Obama Aide: Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously

July 25, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.                         

Russian Execs Fear Lasting Damage From Plane Crash

July 25, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. 

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Coors CEO To Retire

July 25, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press

Molson Coors Brewing Co. President and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring at year's end. The 61-year-old Swinburn has served as CEO since 2008.                                

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Orders for Durable Goods Up in June

July 25, 2014 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.                       

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Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.                

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