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Tesla Adds 'Ludicrous Mode' To Already-Fast Model S

July 20, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press

Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode" to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car.


Gulf Oil Wells Lingering With Temporary Seals

July 20, 2015 2:52 pm | by Jeff Donn, Associated Press

Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing.


Boeing Warns Airlines Against Flying Battery Shipments

July 20, 2015 2:42 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries can cause fires capable of destroying the planes.


Rising Gas Prices Push Inflation Up Modestly In June

July 20, 2015 10:11 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer

Rising gasoline prices pushed inflation up modestly in June, leaving overall consumer prices higher than they were a year earlier for the first time since December.


Lockheed Martin To Buy Sikorsky Aircraft For $9B

July 20, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press

United Technologies Corp. said in June that it planned to shed Sikorsky, either through a sale or spinoff. 


Report: Foods Responsible For Majority Of E. Coli Outbreaks

July 20, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed nearly two-thirds of E. coli outbreaks to food sources.


Ferrari Recalls 814 Cars In U.S. To Fix Takata Airbag Problem

July 20, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press

Ferrari is recalling 814 sports cars in the U.S. to fix problems with driver's airbags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp.


35K Gallons Of Oil Spills After Train Derailment

July 20, 2015 10:00 am | by Matthew Brown & Matt Volz, Associated Press

The derailment is the latest in a series of recent wrecks raising concerns.


Insects May Be The Answer To Demand For More Protein

July 17, 2015 3:04 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists

The growing consumer demand for protein — and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock — could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to a July 13 symposium. 


Report Links Fracking To Higher Dropout Rates

July 17, 2015 2:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent study showed that fracking activity tended to result in disproportionate jumps in nearby high school dropout rates.


Hyundai To Build Internet-Connected Ships

July 17, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The world's largest shipbuilder is partnering with management consulting firm Accenture to build a fleet of Internet-connected "smart ships."


Shareholders Approve Samsung Deal Paving Way For Succession

July 17, 2015 2:44 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer

Shareholders approved Friday a highly contested deal that strengthens the Samsung family's grip on the world's largest smartphone maker, sparking criticism that South Korea lacks sufficient protections for foreign investors and small shareholders.


Fiat Chrysler Adds Sales Company To China Joint Venture

July 17, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press

The Chinese joint venture between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the Guangzhou Automobile Group has announced plans to create a news sales company as it expands its SUV production in China.


Google Self-Driving Car Involved In First Injury Accident

July 17, 2015 11:00 am | by Justin Prichard, Associated Press

Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.


Company Debuts Recyclable K-Cup

July 17, 2015 10:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The company credited with inventing the paper coffee filter is producing the first single-serve coffee pod that's completely recyclable.


Headquarters Of Kraft Business Heading To Chicago

July 17, 2015 10:55 am | by The Associated Press

Two weeks after shareholders signed off on a tie-up between Kraft and Heinz, the company has announced a move that will bring its Kraft headquarters from the northwest suburbs of Chicago into the city itself.


Magna To Buy German Transmission Company Getrag For $1.9B

July 17, 2015 10:53 am | by The Associated Press

Car parts maker Magna International Inc. is buying Getrag, a German-based manufacturer of automotive transmissions, in a 1.75 billion euro ($1.9 billion) deal.


Survey: Manufacturers Prioritizing Product Lifecycle Analysis

July 17, 2015 10:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Leading manufacturers are prioritizing broader examinations of their products amid rapidly shifting economic conditions, according to a new survey from IDC Manufacturing Insights.


U.S. Factory Output Flat For 2nd Straight Month

July 16, 2015 2:54 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

U.S. factory production was unchanged for a second straight month in June as a sharp drop in auto manufacturing was offset by greater output of furniture and chemicals.


Michigan Plant Will Build Lincoln Continental

July 16, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that Flat Rock Assembly in suburban Detroit will build the Continental, which goes on sale sometime next year.



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