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Quant Signs A Joint Venture Agreement With Themaar Investments To Introduce ‘World Class’ Maintenance In The UAE

October 29, 2015 9:40 am | by Quant

Quant, the global leader in industrial maintenance recently signed a joint venture agreement with Themaar Investments in Dubai, to establish a professional industrial maintenance business that will essentially help companies wanting to ‘sweat’ their production assets while optimizing cost in a rapidly growing competitive market.


Sherwin-Williams Debuts Bacteria-Killing Paint

October 29, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The product, called Paint Shield, was developed by researchers at the company's Cleveland headquarters and verified to eliminate 99.9 percent of Staph, E. coli, MRSA and other bacteria after two hours of exposure on painted surfaces.


Chemical Company Fined $1.3M For Missing Meth Ingredient

October 28, 2015 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press

The company agreed to plead guilty to six charges it shipped monomethylamine, or MMA, without verifying the buyers and failed to notify authorities when it discovered some shipments went missing in 2010, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.


Fiat Chrysler Falls To Loss Amid Cost Of Recalls

October 28, 2015 2:37 pm | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer

Fiat Chrysler has faced a tumultuous year of conflict with U.S. government regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in July hit Chrysler with a record $105 million penalty for violating laws in 23 recalls involving 11 million vehicles.


Forecast: Oil Prices Could Remain Low Through Early 2020s

October 28, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

BP said that it would continue to cut costs and curb development of new oil and gas reservoirs after reporting a third quarter profit of $46 million, a fraction of the $1.3 billion profit during the same quarter last year.


Monsanto To Close Three R&D Plants

October 28, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

About 90 of the 155 total jobs at the three plants will be cut, Reuters reported, and the remaining 65 positions will shift to a campus near Monsanto's St. Louis headquarters.


Volkswagen Suffers Loss Due To Scandal But Sales Hold Up

October 28, 2015 10:31 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer

While the German carmaker warned Wednesday that operating profit this year would be "down significantly," it indicated that sales would prove resilient.


Mini Recalls 86K Cars To Fix Power Steering Problems

October 28, 2015 10:22 am | by The Associated Press

BMW says in documents filed with regulators that the power steering can fail because of manufacturing or other issues. If that happens, manual steering remains but it would take greater effort to steer.


Ford CEO Responds To Trump: 'Facts Are Stubborn Things'

October 27, 2015 2:09 pm | by Jill Colvin, Associated Press

Trump tweeted on Sunday that, because of his constant criticism in the campaign, Ford had decided to cancel plans to build a plant in Mexico.


NTSB: Recall System For Faulty Tires Is 'Broken'

October 27, 2015 1:50 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press

The National Transportation Safety Board says only about one in five recalled tires are removed from the road through the recall process. 


GOP-Led Congress Moves To Block Obama's Clean Power Plan

October 27, 2015 1:27 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Republican senators are expected to tout the congressional challenge in a series of floor speeches starting Tuesday. 


Report Identifies Labeling, Contamination Problems In Some Hot Dogs

October 27, 2015 12:37 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A newly released report from food analysis company Clear Food identified a host of disconcerting issues in a summertime staple: the hot dog.


EU Assembly Backs Tougher Vehicle Tests

October 27, 2015 12:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Reports said that the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the tougher testing protocol to be in place by the end of 2017 as the European Commission prepares for a closed-door vote on Wednesday.


Retired Dow Employees Blame Radiation Exposure For Cancer

October 27, 2015 10:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Two former employees of a St. Louis-area Dow Chemical plant say that they developed multiple cancers following exposure to radioactive materials while on the job.


Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 94K Jeeps Due To Fire Risk

October 27, 2015 10:36 am | by The Associated Press

The company looked into the problem after U.S. regulators got two complaints about smoke and fire in certain 2015 Jeep Cherokees.


GM Recalling 1.4M Cars; Oil Leaks Can Cause Engine Fires

October 27, 2015 10:33 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

The recall, which covers 1.4 million vehicles dating to the 1997 model year, is needed because repairs from the first two recalls didn't work.


Chinese Company Pays More Than $1B For Texas Oil Fields

October 27, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Assets in the U.S. energy sector are increasingly attractive amid dramatically lower crude oil prices, particularly as Chinese firms look overseas due to the country's sluggish economy and the dominance of state-owned companies in its energy sector.


Walmart Seeks Federal Approval For Drone Delivery Tests

October 27, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The FAA has not authorized drones for commercial purposes, but the agency — after complaints from — earlier this year indicated that it would grant expedited exemptions if an application mirrored a previously approved filing.


Toyota Retakes Top Spot In Global Sales Ranking From Scandal-Hit VW

October 26, 2015 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press

​Toyota Motor Corp. retook the top spot in global vehicle sales for the January to September period of 2015, data showed Monday, after surrendering it to Germany's Volkswagen AG now stung by an emissions scandal.


Nissan Expands Fuel Leak Recall To 59K Sedans

October 26, 2015 3:02 pm | by The Associated Press

Nissan says in documents posted by U.S. safety regulators that in a crash, fuel could leak from a seal between the gas tank and the fuel sending unit. That could cause a fire.



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