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Europe Union OKs Electronics To Remain On During Flights

September 26, 2014 | by David Rising, Associated Press | Comments

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety guidance allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.                   

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BlackBerry Posts $207M Loss

September 26, 2014 11:16 am | by The Associated Press

BlackBerry posted a loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the embattled company launched a new phone.                                 


Intel Invests $1.5B In China Mobile Venture

September 26, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press

Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent state in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.                         


Apple's Response To iPhone Issues Is Key

September 26, 2014 11:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.                                       


Chrysler Redesigns Its Assembly Line

September 26, 2014 9:24 am | by Chrysler Group LLC

From automation changes in the body shop to improvements to the color booths in the paint shop, modifications were made across the plant. But the most extensive transformation came on the assembly line.          


Old Forester Bourbon Distillery Planned For Louisville

September 26, 2014 9:21 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. is returning to its roots to build a distillery to produce Old Forester bourbon, its founding brand.                                 


North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 26, 2014 9:18 am | by Josh Wood, Associated Press

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.           


GM Recall Victims Must Decide To Settle Or Fight In Court

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Tom Krisher & Amy Forliti, Associated Press

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.


Cyber Experts Warn Of 'Bash' Bug

September 25, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press

New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers.                                 


Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Fell In August

September 25, 2014 9:52 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record amount in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft. But orders in a key category that tracks business investment plans posted a gain.      


NutraSweet To Cease Aspartame Production

September 25, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press

NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame as a result of foreign competition.                                         


Ford To Add 1,200 Workers At Transit Van Plant

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van.                                   


GreenTech Automotive Completes New Production Plant

September 25, 2014 9:39 am | by Entertainment Close-Up

GreenTech Automotive (GTA) reported that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.                                       


Businesses Won't Return BP Spill Payments

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must keep its promises to the companies it compensated for losses they blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.     


Siemens Provides $32M To Train Workers For Manufacturing Industry

September 25, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press

Siemens announced from its Charlotte Energy Hub that it will be making a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Division, which serves thousands of students and commercial companies annually.


New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Problems

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.           


Airbus Lifts Aircraft Demand Forecast

September 24, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press

European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 7 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia.             


Wisconsin Rep. Takes Stand For Consumers, Food Safety

September 24, 2014 12:51 pm | by Coalition for Safe Affordable Food

Representative Tom Petri is cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national standards for food and beverage products.                         


Delphi Expands Business With Antaya Technologies Acquisition

September 24, 2014 12:42 pm | by Business Wire

Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp., a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors, enhancing the company's portfolio in the rapidly growing automotive electrical connectors business.


Soda Makers Pledge To Reduce Caloric Intake From Beverages

September 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.          


GM Says China Sales This Year To Top 3.1M

September 24, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.         



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