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General Mills To Slash Up to 725 jobs

June 25, 2015 10:47 am | by The Associated Press

The maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Progresso said Thursday that it will record pre-tax costs of about $57 million to $62 million, mostly for employee termination benefits.

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Photo Essay: UPS Worldport

June 25, 2015 9:49 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

Check out photos showcasing the inner workings of UPS’s 5.2 million-square-space aptly titled Worldport.

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New Charges Filed Over Canadian Oil Train Disaster

June 25, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Canadian prosecutors on Monday levied criminal charges against a now-defunct railroad company and six former employees over a 2013 explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec.

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Mitsubishi Recalls 460K Cars; 5 Hurt When Airbags Hit Visor

June 25, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press

Mitsubishi is recalling about 460,000 cars because the airbags can push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash.

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Ford to Begin Engineering Self-Driving Cars

June 25, 2015 9:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Ford Motor Co. this week announced plans to upgrade its autonomous driving program from initial research to advanced engineering.

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House GOP Targets Obama Climate Plan for U.S. Power Plants

June 24, 2015 4:32 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press

House Republicans moved forward Wednesday with a plan to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, defying a White House veto threat.

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Report: Industries Face Shortage of Rail Boxcars

June 24, 2015 4:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal regulations and decades-long changes in rail transportation are combining to create a shortage of boxcars that could become a full-blown crisis in the next several years.

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Kraft Sued Over All-Natural Label for Capri Sun

June 24, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A northern California man earlier this month filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods, which alleged that the company's Capri Sun juice contained artificial ingredients despite its label as "all-natural."

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House Approves Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

June 24, 2015 2:47 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press

The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.

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Monsanto Considers Spending $1B to Expand Luling Plant

June 24, 2015 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press

Monsanto Co. has announced preliminary plans for a potential $1 billion-plus expansion of its Luling plant.

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Milwaukee Tool to Expand Mississippi Plant

June 24, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Milwaukee Tool announced a $16.8 million expansion of its Greenwood, Mississippi plant that will create 126 new jobs.

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Ford Motor Recalls Vans, SUVs Over Panel, Seat Belt Issues

June 24, 2015 11:27 am | by The Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 200,000 Transit Connect vans and Escape sport-utility vehicles because of instrument panel and seatbelt issues.

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Boeing Names its President, Muilenberg, as New CEO

June 24, 2015 11:17 am | by The Associated Press

The aircraft maker said Tuesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis Muilenburg will become its new CEO on July 1. To ease the transition, McNerney will keep working at Boeing until the end of February. He is also remaining chairman of the Chicago-based company.

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Exxon Mobil Halting Three Oil Platforms After Pipeline Spill

June 24, 2015 10:18 am | by Brian Melley, The Associated Press

Exxon Mobil Corp. has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn't deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, the company said.

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Jury Awards $435,000 to Family Over Chemical Found in Toy Beads

June 24, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

An Arizona jury last week awarded $435,000 to the family of a toddler who swallowed toxic toy beads in 2007.

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Monsanto CEO Vows to Continue Efforts to Lure Syngenta

June 24, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.

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Senators: Safety Agency Must Shape Up to Get More Funding

June 24, 2015 9:32 am | by Marcy Gordon, Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Senators threatened Tuesday to withhold additional funding from the nation's top auto safety agency until it improves its ability to spot defective parts like Takata Corp.'s exploding air bags.

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Ford Motor Launching Car-Sharing Pilot in U.S. and London

June 24, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press

Ford is launching a car-sharing program in six U.S. cities and London.

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Flint City Council Supports Tax Abatement for GM Investment

June 23, 2015 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press

The Flint City Council is supporting a tax abatement for General Motors Co. if the automaker invests $161 million at its Flint Assembly plant.

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Police Raid Toyota Offices After Arresting U.S. Executive

June 23, 2015 2:18 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

Police raided Toyota Motor Corp.'s headquarters and its Tokyo and Nagoya offices on Tuesday following the arrest of a senior American executive on suspicion of drug law violations.

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