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Woman Cleared in Fatal Wreck After GM Confirms Car Would Have Been Recalled

November 26, 2014 | by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | Comments

Candice Anderson was initially charged with criminally negligent homicide because there was no clear explanation at the time why the wreck occurred, according to court documents from the case.          

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NASA's 3D Printer Churns Out First Part In Space

November 26, 2014 9:28 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer

While it's still in the testing phase, the space agency hopes to one day use 3D printing to make parts for broken equipment in space.                    

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U.S. Economy Reports Strongest Quarter Growth in Years

November 25, 2014 10:31 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

"The question of whether the economy is accelerating or will accelerate is no longer a question; we can say somewhat definitively that the economy has already accelerated," said Dan Greenhaus, chief strategist at BTIG.       

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NAM Urges India To Improve Business Climate

November 25, 2014 10:17 am | by Jamie Hennigan, National Association of Manufacturers

Along with 15 other associations, NAM signed a letter urging action on a wide range of barriers they feel inhibit India from being "open for business."                 

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FDA Expands Calorie Count Display Requirements

November 25, 2014 10:06 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

The regulation essentially levels the playing field, requiring prepared foods and restaurant menus to feature the calorie counts long required on packaged foods.               

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Honda Admits Failing To Report Deaths, Injuries

November 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Tom Krishner, AP Auto Writer

Honda should get the maximum fine for "massively" violating the law, said Clarence Ditlow, head of the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit watchdog group.                 

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Ford: New Aluminum F-150 To Offer 26 MPG

November 24, 2014 10:55 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Ford shaved 700 pounds off the weight of the truck by switching the body from steel to lightweight aluminum, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.             

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IL Fracking Rules To Proceed, Despite Landowners Concerns

November 24, 2014 10:46 am | by Jim Suhr, Associated Press

Fracking opponents fear the process can cause air and water pollution and health problems. Industry officials contend the method is safe and will create needed jobs in southern Illinois.         

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Meat Processor Settles Over Unpaid Wages

November 24, 2014 10:26 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press

The lawsuit claims employees have been systematically underpaid for things like the time it takes to take off and put on protective gear during unpaid meal breaks, waiting in line for equipment, and cleaning equipment.      

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Kohler Introduces No-Smell Toilet Seat

November 24, 2014 10:01 am | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press

Kohler sees deodorizing technology as something that most consumers can connect with.                            

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Automakers Take Aim At Car Computer Hacks

November 24, 2014 9:51 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

Tests have revealed vulnerabilities in today's tech-enabled vehicles. Hackers have shown that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes or lock them up, and even kill the engine.  

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Company Recalls Strollers Due To Fingertip Amputation Hazard

November 21, 2014 12:18 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO

Graco, a children’s products manufacturer based out of Atlanta, Georgia, is issuing a stroller recall after six reports of fingertip amputations.                              

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Government Tells Chrysler To Speed Up Jeep Recall

November 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of 1.5 million older Jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture in a rear collision.                            

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FDA Approves New, Hard-To-Abuse Hydrocodone Pill

November 21, 2014 10:08 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer

Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.          

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GM Shakes Up Management, Names New Quality Chief

November 21, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press

General Motors has promoted its purchasing chief to be its head of quality as part of a management shakeup.                                         

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Mobile Still A Struggle For Intel While PC Doing Better

November 21, 2014 9:54 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015.       

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Senators Get No Clear Answers On Air Bag Safety

November 21, 2014 9:51 am | by Tom Krisher & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers

There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.         

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Toyota Recalls Lexuses For Fuel Leaks

November 21, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.                                        

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MAPI Analysis: U.S. Trade Deficit In Manufactures

November 21, 2014 9:29 am | by MAPI Foundation

The alarming divergent paths between U.S. and Chinese trade statistics continued in the third quarter of 2014, according to an analysis from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.

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Takata Quality Chief: National Air Bag Recall Not Necessary

November 20, 2014 1:09 pm | by Marcy Gordon & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers

The quality chief for Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. told a Senate committee Thursday that a national recall of driver's side air bag inflators is not necessary.                        

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Philly Area Factories Growing By Most In 21 Years

November 20, 2014 1:03 pm | by Chrsitopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in nearly 21 years, a sign that factory output may be picking up nationwide.                               

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