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PA Manufacturer Fined by OSHA After Multiple Finger Amputations

December 22, 2014 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press

OSHA said the Scranton-based chimney supply company failed to safeguard machines and had flaws in a system designed to prevent machines from starting up inadvertently during maintenance.           

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Lone Holdout BMW Finally Joins Takata Recall

December 22, 2014 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press

The recall affects 140,000 BMW 3 Series vehicles made between January 2004 and August 2006. The company is calling its move a "voluntary improvement campaign" rather than a recall.            

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Alstom SA to Pay $772M in Penalties to Resolve Corruption Case

December 22, 2014 1:47 pm | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press

"Alstom's corruption scheme was sustained over more than a decade and across several continents," Deputy Attorney James Cole said at a news conference. "It was astonishing in its breadth, its brazenness, and its worldwide consequences."   

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Virginia Companies Find Success in International Exports

December 22, 2014 1:40 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer

C.F. Sauer is loading its product on barges headed for places like Africa and New Zealand, and its international business is growing with the help of a unique state-run program.            

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Entrepreneur Builds 'Ghost' Ship for Navy, but Do They Want It?

December 22, 2014 1:21 pm | by David Sharp, Associated Press

Inventor Gregory Sancoff thinks the Navy needs a fast patrol boat to protect larger and more costly warships when they're most vulnerable. The Ghost's smooth ride makes it an ideal platform for weapon systems — and for transporting Navy SEALs. 

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P&G Divests Camay, Zest as Brand Streamlining Continues

December 22, 2014 12:23 pm | by Business Wire

Unilever gobbled up the two soap brands for an undisclosed amount. A transfer of a manufacturing facility in Mexico is also part of the deal.                  

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The Future of Agriculture? Industrial-Scale Indoor Farming

December 22, 2014 12:13 pm | by GE Reports

Advances in LED technology are helping to create an environment where vegetables can be produced at scale, with higher yields and shorter grow cycles, no matter what climate.             

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Government Sells Remaining GM Bailout Stake

December 22, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press

Detroit-based Ally Financial, formerly GMAC Inc., said that the Treasury Department is selling its remaining 54.9 million shares. That amounts to about an 11 percent stake in the company.          

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Obama: 2014 A 'Breakthrough Year'

December 22, 2014 11:58 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent

Obama ticked off the year's improvements, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance and a historic diplomatic opening with Cuba, as well as his executive action on climate change.     

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New Reports Outline TX Plant Chaos, Deaths

December 22, 2014 11:33 am | by Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle

The Harris County investigators' reports, obtained by the Houston Chronicle, paint a picture of confusion, chaos and delays in those early morning hours as DuPont workers became overcome and died when 23,000 pounds of toxic gases accumulated from a leak inside the pesticide unit.

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California Still Mulls Over Safety of Driverless Cars

December 22, 2014 10:57 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

Though the cars are at least a few years away, companies are testing prototypes on California's roads, and regulators have questions: Do they obey all traffic laws? What if their computers freeze? Can they smoothly hand control back to human drivers?

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First Drone in Test Program Crashes in Nevada

December 22, 2014 10:48 am | by Ken Ritter, The Associated Press

"This is still a great day for Nevada," Gov. Brian Sandoval said after the orange aircraft dubbed the Sensurion Magpie was launched by hand, flew about 10 feet and plunged nose-first to the desert floor.        

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Businesses View Cuba's Prospects as Experts Caution: Be Patient

December 22, 2014 10:38 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer

A full lifting of the U.S. trade embargo could benefit, among others, U.S. farmers, auto and tractor makers, airline and hotel companies and telecom equipment makers, but it will likely be a long process to build the proper infrastructure in Cuba.

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Lockheed Martin to Pay $27.5M for Overbilling Gov't

December 22, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press

A subsidiary of Lockheed Martin is accused of billing the government qualified rates, yet using under-qualified employees for work done in New Jersey and Maryland.               

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Chrysler Gives in to Gov't, Expands Air Bag Recall

December 22, 2014 10:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the nation.                

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Honda Takes Takata Air Bag Recall to Japan

December 22, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press

While there have been major recalls in the U.S. over Takata's airbags, Honda's investigative recall in Okinawa is the first of its kind in Japan.                  

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Residents Cheer Workers at Shuttering Maine Mill

December 19, 2014 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press

Residents of a Maine town greeted workers at a shuttering paper mill with cheers and applause as the employees were leaving their final shifts at the facility.                          

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U.S. Agriculture Has Big Appetite for Cuba Trade

December 19, 2014 2:45 pm | by Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press

U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

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Global Oil Impact: Who's Hurting, Happy, Hopeful

December 19, 2014 2:33 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press

Oil's plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe.                                                     

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Toyota Boosting MI Research, Development

December 19, 2014 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press

Toyota Motor Corp. is further boosting its research and development work in southeastern Michigan.                                           

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