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California Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 24, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

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MS Auto Parts Workers in Union Drive Plant Protest

February 24, 2015 2:28 pm | by Jeff Amy, The Associated Press

Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state.

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Report: 19 Oil and Gas Stocks in 'Extreme Danger'

February 24, 2015 1:56 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

A report from a Baltimore-based financial network warns of 19 energy stocks in jeopardy of "going belly-up" in the wake of plummeting oil prices.

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Worker Killed at Tennessee Alcoa Plant

February 24, 2015 11:20 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

An Alcoa employee was killed Monday evening at a plant in eastern Tennessee, according to media reports.

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Yellen Says Fed Still 'Patient' on Rising Rates

February 24, 2015 11:16 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy is making steady progress, but the Fed remains patient in raising interest rates because too many Americans are still unemployed, wage growth remains sluggish and inflation is too low.

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Manufacturer Joins Firearm Industry's Largest Trade Show

February 24, 2015 10:25 am | by The Associated Press

The owners of a Mitchell, South Dakota business specializing in wood and metal manufacturing said it was an honor to be involved in the firearm industry's largest trade show.

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Cadillac Recalls ATS Cars to Fix Hair-Trigger Sunroof Switch

February 24, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors is recalling about 67,000 Cadillac ATS compact sports sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls.

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Siemens to Supply Turbines for Fuel Efficient Plant in Michigan

February 24, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

Siemens is supplying two gas turbines and one steam turbine for the new Holland Energy Park combined cycle power plant in Holland, Michigan. 

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Photo of the Day: Siemens Receives a Distinguished Guest

February 23, 2015 3:12 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

In today's photo of the day, see who visited the Siemens electronics manufacturing plant in Amberg, Germany.

Daicel To Build Replacement Parts Amid Takata Recalls

February 23, 2015 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press

Daicel Corp. saidl it will build a second U.S. factory next year, as the Japanese chemical manufacturer expands operations to supply replacement parts for vehicles recalled globally for potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp. 

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Honda To Replace President Following Air Bag Fiasco

February 23, 2015 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press

Honda Motor Co., the Japanese automaker at the center of an air-bag defect scandal, said its president Takanobu Ito will step aside and be replaced by another Honda executive.

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Refinery Strike Expands Again

February 23, 2015 2:08 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

A strike by union members at oil refineries continues to expand with some 6,550 workers now off the job at 15 plants or refineries across the country. 

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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises to 57

February 23, 2015 10:55 am | by The Associated Press

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 57.

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Ports Increasingly Bustling Again After Tentative Labor Deal

February 23, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press

The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the wake of a tentative agreement between employers and dockworkers.

5 Things to Know About the Takata Air Bag Recall Investigation

February 23, 2015 10:33 am | by The Associated Press

Here are five things you absolutely need to know about the Takata air bag recalls. 

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Lockheed Martin To Pay $62M to Settle 401(k) Plan Lawsuit

February 23, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press

Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $62 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the defense contractor of mismanaging employee retirement accounts and using funds with excessive fees.

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UAW Chief Doesn’t Rule Out Work Stoppage

February 23, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

The head of the United Autoworkers union recognizes the need to ensure the long-term health of the U.S. auto industry. But as the UAW prepares to enter negotiations with the "Big Three" auto companies — General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — Dennis Williams says the union is prepared to call for its members to walk out.

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Police: Meat Plant Employee Charged in Co-Worker's Death After Prank

February 20, 2015 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press

Police say a worker at a suburban Philadelphia meat rendering plant has been charged with fatally stabbing a colleague a day after the co-worker yanked a chair out from under him as a prank.

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Honda Cuts Production at Two Plants, Citing Port Dispute

February 20, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

Honda Motor Company has announced extended production cuts at plants in Indiana and Canada amid continued shipping delays on the West Coast. 

Wisconsin Lawmakers to Vote on Right-to-Work Bill

February 20, 2015 2:03 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

The Wisconsin Legislature is planning to vote on a bill that would make it the country's 25th "right-to-work" state. 

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