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Deal Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

October 16, 2013 3:17 pm

While the emerging deal could well meet resistance from conservatives in the Republican-controlled House, the Democratic Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, has signaled she will support the plan and her rank and file is expected to vote for it in overwhelming numbers.


Terex Corporation To Upgrade Okla. City Facility

October 16, 2013 1:59 pm | by AP

Terex Corporation of Westport, Conn., said Wednesday that the upgrade comes following the sale of some road building equipment that was manufactured at the Oklahoma City plant.          


Work To Begin On New Power Plant In LA

October 16, 2013 1:53 pm | by AP

The $104 million plant will be owned by the Louisiana Energy Power Authority, which already contracts locally to provide some power generation.                  


Fire At Mexican Gas Facility Kills 5

October 16, 2013 1:51 pm | by AP

Five people are dead following a fire at a privately operated LP gas distribution plant in central Mexico.                              


Buffett: Allowing U.S. Default Would Be Idiocy

October 16, 2013 1:49 pm | by Joshua Freed, Associated Press

Buffett said he thinks it would be absurd for American politicians to do anything to damage the country's reputation for paying its bills that has been established over the past 237 years.           


GM Boosts Prices As Pickup Battle Rages

October 16, 2013 1:47 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

The company says the price of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will go up almost $2,100 over the introductory price in the spring.                     


Booming Oil Towns Prepare For Inevitable Bust

October 16, 2013 1:45 pm | by James MacPherson and Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press

In the oil fields of Texas and North Dakota, communities that are enjoying the most prosperous economic boom in a generation are increasingly thinking about the days after the surge in drilling is over.           


Apollo Files Counterclaim Against Cooper Tire

October 16, 2013 9:50 am | by The Associated Press

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has filed a counterclaim against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., saying Cooper has not provided the information necessary to close their merger.               


CEO: Toyota's Slice Of U.S. Market Is About Right

October 16, 2013 9:48 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Five years ago, the company unseated General Motors as the world's biggest automaker and its cars dominated much of the U.S. market with a reputation for bulletproof reliability.            


FDA: Antibiotic Recalled Due To Visible Particles

October 16, 2013 9:43 am | by The Associated Press

U.S. government health officials are alerting doctors to the recall of an injectable antibiotic made by B. Braun Medical Inc., due to floating particles found in vials of the drug.            


Lockheed Martin Moving Vehicle Production To Ark.

October 16, 2013 9:41 am | by The Associated Press

Lockheed Martin is moving production of its joint light tactical vehicle to an assembly line at its Camden, Ark., manufacturing plant, a move it says will help make the vehicle more affordable for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.    


Uneven Enforcement Suspected At Nuclear Plants

October 16, 2013 9:39 am | by Jeff Donn, AP National Writer

The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according to a congressional study awaiting release.


Haitian Garment Plants Accused Of Cheating Workers

October 16, 2013 9:36 am | by Trenton Daniel, Associated Press

A labor rights group is accusing clothing manufacturers in Haiti of frequently cheating workers out of their meager wages.                      

New Seats Let Airlines Squeeze In More Passengers

October 15, 2013 1:49 pm | by Joshua Freed, Associated Press

The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in favor of so-called slimline models that take up less space from front to back, allowing for five or six more seats on each plane.           


Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty

October 15, 2013 1:47 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

Anthony Badalamenti, 62, of Katy, Texas, faces a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison and a $100,000 fine after his guilty plea in U.S. District Court to one misdemeanor count of destruction of evidence.          


100 Years As Engine Plant, Kenosha Acquires Land

October 15, 2013 1:45 pm | by AP

The city of Kenosha is acquiring the property that is the centerpiece of the community's auto manufacturing history.                             


NY Factory Activity Grows More Slowly In October

October 15, 2013 1:44 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Factory activity in the New York region expanded more slowly in October, a sign that the partial government shutdown may be weighing on the economy.                 


ESA Showcases Printed Metal Parts Fit For Space

October 15, 2013 1:43 pm | by AP

In recent years three-dimensional printing has become commonplace in manufacturing. But so far this method has largely been limited to making plastic objects.                         


High Court Will Review EPA Global Warming Rules

October 15, 2013 1:38 pm | by AP

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in developing rules aimed at cutting emissions of six heat-trapping gases from factories and power plants.         


Senators Closing In On Deal To Reopen Government

October 15, 2013 9:50 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.                    



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