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Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely To Earth

November 24, 2015 | by Malcom Ritter, AP Science Writer | Comments

A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

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Feds Revising Wary Stance On Self-Driving Cars

November 24, 2015 4:01 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.


U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls Hard In November

November 24, 2015 3:58 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market.


Better Batteries To Beat Global Warming: A Race Against Time

November 24, 2015 3:55 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.


Democrats Offer Bill To Overhaul Food Labels

November 24, 2015 3:52 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A quartet of northeastern Democrats this week proposed legislation to overhaul the nation's food labeling standards.


Report Anticipates Slower Manufacturing Growth, Improved Hiring

November 24, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Economists from the MAPI Foundation are less optimistic about U.S. manufacturing production over the next two years but believe that the sector will add more jobs than previously projected.


Obama Administration Floats South Carolina Wind Energy Projects

November 24, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Obama administration this week took an initial step toward developing offshore wind farms near the coast of South Carolina.


U.S. Economy Grew In Third Quarter

November 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because of a less severe slowdown in businesses stockpiling.


Ford Stops Using Takata Airbag Inflators In Future Vehicles

November 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Ford Motor Co. will not be using airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. in future vehicles, another blow to the troubled Japanese parts supplier as the auto industry continues to shun its product.


United Auto Workers Stung By Tough Contract Talks

November 24, 2015 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

The United Auto Workers union started the year with a roar. It's ending with a grumble.


Ford Workers Narrowly Approve New Contract With UAW

November 24, 2015 9:29 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

​Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.


Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

November 23, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.


IT Official Says Cyberattacks On Oil, Gas Operations Increasing

November 23, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A technology executive in the oil and natural gas industry said this week that cyberattacks on exploratory and drilling operations are on the rise.


EPA Says VW Cheating Software Is On More Vehicles

November 23, 2015 9:44 am | by Tom Krisher & Michael Biesecker, Associated Press

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought.


Report: Household Furnishings, Children's Products Top Consumer Product Recalls

November 23, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Recalls of household furnishings, children's products and clothing accounted for nearly two-thirds of all consumer product safety issues in the third quarter, according to a newly released report.


UAW Approves Contract With General Motors

November 23, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press

The United Auto Workers union has approved its contract with General Motors Co. after addressing the objections of some workers.


Tesla Recalls Model S Over Seat Belt Defect

November 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Tesla Motors on Friday issued a recall of its vaunted Model S sedan over a possible seat belt defect.


Ford Recalls 450K Midsize Cars For Possible Fuel Leak

November 23, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling nearly 452,000 midsize cars because the gas tanks potentially can leak fuel.


Treasury Issues New Rules To Limit Tax Inversions

November 20, 2015 10:17 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The Obama administration on Thursday issued new rules aimed at reducing the tax benefits available to companies that move their tax addresses overseas.


Tyson Closing Plants In Chicago And Jefferson, Wisconsin

November 20, 2015 10:11 am

Tyson Foods says it's closing plants in Chicago and Jefferson, Wisconsin, in a move that will affect 880 workers.


Report: Ford-UAW Contract In Jeopardy As Voting Ends

November 20, 2015 10:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The United Automobile Workers' tentative contract agreement with Ford is reportedly on shaky ground as final votes on the deal loomed late this week.



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