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35 Countries Promise To Boost Nuclear Security

March 25, 2014 1:34 pm | by Mike Corder, Associated Press

Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, a move aimed at preventing terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear material.                

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RV Maker Adding Workers In Indiana

March 25, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

A recreational vehicle maker is adding workers for a third production line at a northern Indiana factory.                                         

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Wanxiang Affiliate Buys Fisker Plant

March 25, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press

New Castle County officials say an affiliate of Wanxiang America has acquired the Fisker Automotive plant near Newport.                                         

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Obama Keeping BlackBerry For Now

March 25, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press

The White House is shooting down the notion that Obama's device is caught up in a pilot program designed to transition away from BlackBerry smartphones.                            

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Judge Finds Labor Company Liable For Worker Abuse

March 25, 2014 9:57 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

A federal judge has found a California-based labor contractor liable for discrimination and abuse of hundreds of Thai workers at Hawaii farms.                                

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Toyota Case Highlights Difficulty In Prosecuting Execs

March 25, 2014 9:53 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned that "someone will go to jail if lies are repeatedly told."          

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Climate Report: Warming Is Big Risk For People

March 24, 2014 2:31 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

The key message from leaked drafts and interviews with the authors and other scientists: The big risks and overall effects of global warming are far more immediate and local than scientists once thought.              

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Malaysia Says Missing Flight Crashed In Indian Ocean

March 24, 2014 2:22 pm | by Eileen Ng and Todd Pitman, Associated Press

The missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, the nation's prime minister said Monday night, citing a new analysis of satellite data.                      

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Washington's Exports Soar Thanks To Boeing

March 24, 2014 2:08 pm | by Richard Read, The Oregonian

The focus on Boeing, the nation's biggest exporter, brings up a more fundamental difference between the economies of Washington and Oregon that has national implications.                        

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Saving A Life With 3D Printing

March 24, 2014 2:01 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net

Dr. Glenn Green and Scott Hollister came up with the solution to save a young boy's life: use 3D printing to build small splints that would help keep his trachea open until it was strong enough to do so itself.            

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Survey: China Manufacturing Falls To 8-Month Low

March 24, 2014 1:59 pm | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer

China's manufacturing fell to an eight-month low in March in another sign of slowing growth in the world's No. 2 economy.                                     

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Cisco Investing Over $1B In Cloud Computing

March 24, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press

Cisco plans to use the money to expand its data centers for the new service to be called Cisco Cloud Services.                                        

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Scientists Reinvent The Toilet At Tech Fair

March 24, 2014 10:09 am | by Katy Daigle, AP Environment Writer

Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone, or create charcoal to combat climate change?                                     

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Nokia-Microsoft Delayed Until April

March 24, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press

Nokia Corp. says the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft will be delayed until next month because it is still waiting for approval from regulatory authorities in Asia.                     

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Bangladesh Factory Collapse Victims Want Compensation

March 24, 2014 9:59 am | by Julhas Alam, Associated Press

Bangladesh has begun compiling details about the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse as part of a global compensation deal, but dozens of people have taken to the streets demanding a more complete accounting of the disaster.      

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Mystery Of Lost Jet Now 2 Weeks Old

March 24, 2014 9:57 am | by Kristen Gelineau and Rob Griffith, Associated Press

Aircraft and ships from China headed to the desolate southern Indian Ocean to join the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, now lost for two full weeks.                            

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Families In Crash That Killed 2 Sue GM Over Ignition Switch

March 24, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press

The families of three teenagers killed or injured in a 2006 car crash are suing General Motors, alleging that the company was negligent in designing its small cars and committed fraud by not disclosing facts about the defects.       

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Anheuser-Busch, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal

March 24, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press

Anheuser-Busch and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal on a five-year contract for workers at the beverage-maker's 12 U.S. breweries.                     

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Hawaii Revives And Kills GMO Label Bill

March 21, 2014 2:52 pm | by Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

An effort to require labels on genetically modified foods in Hawaii was brought back to life in the state Legislature, but it died in committee on Thursday almost as quickly as it was revived.                 

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BlackBerry Selling Off Canadian Real Estate

March 21, 2014 2:42 pm | by The Associated Press

BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business.                            

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