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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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Harley Issues Recalls

September 29, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press

Harley-Davidson is recalling some motorcycles due to clutch and fuel tank issues.                                                 

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U.S. Consumer Spending Up In August

September 29, 2014 10:16 am | by Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press

Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.                         

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Ford Invests In New LED Lighting For Manufacturing Plants

September 29, 2014 10:13 am | by Business Wire

Ford Motor Company is investing in the future as it begins installing LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe. The new lights, valued at more than $25 million, will save energy and money while improving safety and lighting quality.

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Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct In Tires

September 29, 2014 10:08 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.        

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Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds Of Chicken

September 29, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.                 

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Chrysler Recalls Vehicles For Ignition Switches

September 26, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall.                                   

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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.                                 

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Ford Recalls 850,000 Cars

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

Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.                                     

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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.                         

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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.                                       

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Chiquita, Fyffes Alter Merger Agreement

September 26, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press

Changes to the proposed merger between Chiquita and the Irish fruit importer Fyffes will give Chiquita shareholders a larger stake in what would become the world's largest banana supplier.                 

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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.          

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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.                                 

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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.           

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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.

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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.                                 

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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.      

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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.                                         

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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.                                   

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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.                                       

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