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The Impossible to Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

General Motor’s unveiled its Chevrolet-FNR concept car at their Shanghai GM Gala Night. Designed by GM’s Shanghai-based Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture, the Chevrolet-FNR is an autonomous electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse at future mobility.

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DuPont Hopes Acquisition Will Bolster Crop Products

April 24, 2015 3:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

DuPont this week announced an agreement to buy a California biotech company that officials hope will advance the chemical giant's agribusiness offerings. 

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Harley Recalls Nearly 46K Motorcycles

April 24, 2015 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

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Toyota To Provide First Hydrogen-Fueled Pace Car

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

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. 

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White House Expresses 'Concerns' About Energy Funding Bill

April 24, 2015 1:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

House Republicans and the House Republicans and the White House are sparring over research funding for the Department of Energy in the upcoming fiscal year. 

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Where Are You on the Path to OSHA Hazcom 2012 Compliance?

April 24, 2015 10:33 am | by Graphic Products

Hazard communication was OSHA’s second most violated standard of 2014, and is routinely in the top five. Facilities continue to fall behind the curve, potentially facing thousands in fines and jeopardizing the safety of their workforce, or show “good faith efforts,” effectively sidestepping citations.

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GM CEO Dismisses Talk of Merger with Fiat Chrysler

April 24, 2015 10:26 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is dismissing any talk of a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Jumped in March

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods increased by the largest amount in eight months. 

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Ford to Lay Off 700 Workers Due to Slow Car Sales

April 24, 2015 9:58 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. said it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes.

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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Another ice cream company is pulling its products from store shelves due to concerns over foodborne illness. 

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Study: Soy Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A common food additive may also provide emergency workers with another tool to combat oil spills. 

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The Real Cost of General Motors' Recalls

April 23, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press

Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company. Here are by-the-numbers details of the recall problems. 

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Caterpillar Trumps 1Q Expectations, Raises Forecast

April 23, 2015 2:25 pm | by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press

Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker hiked its 2015 earnings forecast well above most expectations.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58K Manual Jeeps and Dodge Vipers

April 23, 2015 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions.

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USGS Investigates Link Between Fracking, Increased Earthquakes

April 23, 2015 2:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal officials on Thursday released the first comprehensive look at earthquakes by human activity, including fracking. 

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Photo of the Day: The Newest Car To Be Made in China

April 23, 2015 10:56 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

In today's "Photo of the Day," see what automotive company is preparing to export cars from China to the U.S. for the first time in the history of their company. 

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U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Stay Low, a Sign of Few Layoffs

April 23, 2015 10:16 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.

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U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.

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VW Official: Automaker May Revive 'Bus'

April 23, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A member of Volkswagen's board recently disclosed that the German automaker is working on an electric version of its iconic "bus" that could revive the model for the first time since 2013.

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Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste into Beer

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer that utilizes unsold bread from supermarkets.

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Drivers Want New Safety Technology, But it Will Cost Them

April 22, 2015 3:14 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.

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