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Kauai To Build State's Largest Solar Project

October 10, 2013 1:37 pm | by AP

Solar panels will be installed on 67 acres near the old Koloa Mill that the cooperative is leasing from Grove Farm. Inc. The utility has hired SolarCity to build the system. Construction is expected to be finished next year.        

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Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For Safety Lapses

October 10, 2013 1:35 pm | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press

The Texas company that operated a fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, federal officials said Thursday.

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Toyota Drops Price On Slow-Selling Plug-In Prius

October 10, 2013 1:33 pm

The new pricing makes the plug-in Prius about $4,000 less than a Chevrolet Volt. Ford hasn't released pricing on the 2014 C-Max Energi, a close competitor of the Prius plug-in.             

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Auto Recalls On Hold During Gov't Shutdown

October 10, 2013 1:32 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Lives and property are at greater risk because auto recalls and investigations of safety defects have been put on hold during the partial government shutdown, safety advocates said.             

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Teva Pharma Plans To Cut 5,000 Employees

October 10, 2013 1:30 pm | by AP

The Israeli company says the cuts amount to a 10 percent global workforce reduction. The drugmaker plans to trim oversized parts of its business while growing its generic and core research and development programs.      

Data Shows China Passing U.S. As Biggest Oil Importer

October 10, 2013 1:25 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

China passed the United States in September as the world's biggest net oil importer, driven by faster economic growth and strong auto sales, according to U.S. government data released this week.          

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For 2014, Fiat Offers A Longer 500 Model

October 9, 2013 2:12 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press

It doesn't sound like much: An extra 27.7 inches of length, nearly 6 more inches of height, two additional doors and four more panels of window glass on a small car badged "Fiat 500L".           

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Auto Parts Maker Shifting Work From Mich. To Ind.

October 9, 2013 2:09 pm | by AP

Quebec-based Exo-s US says it will spend nearly $7 million on the factory in the LaGrange County town of Howe. It expects to open the factory next year and hire up to 250 workers by 2016.           

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Grand Forks Wind Turbine Plant Bringing Back Jobs

October 9, 2013 2:07 pm | by AP

The Grand Forks Herald reports that Denmark-based LM Wind Power expects to have 570 employees at its North Dakota facility by the end of the year.                  

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Worker Dies In Louisiana Plant Accident

October 9, 2013 2:05 pm | by AP

Deputies say Pollard became pinned between two large pipes, as one rolled forward during the course of his work. The plant makes steel pipe for the oil and gas industry.              

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Shutdown Means No New Beer From Craft Brewers

October 9, 2013 2:02 pm | by Carrie Antlfinger and Todd Richmond, Associated Press

Tthe shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry.             

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What If Car Boss Mulally Took Over At Microsoft?

October 9, 2013 2:00 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writers

PC sales are falling as consumers show a preference for mobile devices, and Microsoft is struggling. Meanwhile, U.S. car companies are resurgent.                         

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Hawaii Wants Diet Supplement Removed After Illnesses

October 9, 2013 9:16 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

The Hawaii Department of Health and federal agencies are warning the public to stop using a diet supplement and have asked retailers to take the product off the shelves after reports of hepatitis and liver failure around the state, including one death.

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Lincoln Takes On Lexus In New Ads

October 9, 2013 9:13 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

Ford's luxury Lincoln brand spent most of this year reintroducing itself to American buyers. Now, it's taking on Lexus in a new bid to get noticed.                 

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Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire Kills 10

October 9, 2013 9:11 am | by The Associated Press

A fire killed 10 people at a garment factory in Bangladesh about six months after a factory building collapse that killed 1,100 people exposed the harsh and often unsafe conditions in an industry that is the world's third-largest.    

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Ex-Boeing Worker Accused Of Giving Inside Info

October 9, 2013 9:05 am | by The Associated Press

A federal grand jury in St. Louis has indicted a former Boeing Co. procurement officer on charges he gave inside information to a Washington state shop owner and others, netting the subcontractors more than $3.5 million in orders for aircraft parts.

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Pilots, Airline Fault Equipment In Asiana Crash

October 9, 2013 9:03 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press

The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777's speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.

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Gildan To Add 500 Jobs At N.C. Plants

October 9, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press

An apparel-maker that produces T-shirts, socks and other clothing plans a $250 million factory expansion that will add about 500 jobs in the next three years.                

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Largest Coal-Fired Plant In NE To Close By 2017

October 8, 2013 2:29 pm | by AP

Owners of the coal-fired Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset filed papers Monday indicating the plant will no longer provide power to the region's electricity grid when it is retired as of May 2017.        

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U.S. Adults Score Below Average On Worldwide Test

October 8, 2013 2:26 pm | by AP

In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength — American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.

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