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Gas Detection Meter Vital in Kleen Blast Investigation

May 12, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

A judge is restricting access to a gas detection meter recovered from the Kleen plant as the data contained in it could be key evidence in any civil lawsuits or criminal charges.

Boxley Buys 3 Concrete Plants

May 12, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Concrete maker has acquired two plants from P&T Concrete and one from W&S Concrete as it expands its territory in southwest Virginia.

Botox Maker Found Negligent In Oklahoma Case

May 12, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Oklahoma jury found the maker of Botox negligent and awarded $15 million to a doctor who says she suffered botulism after using the anti-wrinkle drug.

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iPhone Maker Defends Labor Practices After 8th Suicide

May 12, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Foxconn Technology insisted treatment of workers is world class after an employee became its eighth Chinese worker to commit suicide this year.

U.S. Trade Deficit Rises To $40.4 Billion In March

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Commerce Department said trade deficit rose 2.5 percent to $40.4 billion in March, the biggest monthly trade deficit since December 2008.

Green Groups Hope Oil Spill Boosts Movement

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Activists hope Gulf oil spill is the catalyst America's green movement needs to get Americans to pump less gasoline, buy hybrids and downsize their consumer lifestyle.

SME Education Foundation and Siemens PLM Software Prepare Students for Global Manufacturing Arena

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich. and PLANO, Texas, May 11, 2010 — The SME Education Foundation and Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, offer SME Education...

Seabed map shifts as coastal states extend control

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Coastal nations have quietly taken over areas of seabed totaling almost the size of Australia since 2002 and far more is up for grabs in one of the biggest redrawings of the world map in history, experts said.

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UK LibDems to abstain from nuclear vote, set CO2 floor

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new coalition government, led by the Conservative's David Cameron, plans to set a minimum price for emitting climate-warming carbon, while Liberal Democrat MPs will abstain from a parliamentary vote on building new nuclear power stations, it said on...

Green Mountain Coffee Buys Diedrich For $300M

May 12, 2010 5:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Vermont's Green Mountain Coffee Roasters bought Diedrich Coffee, saying deal advances its goal of becoming a leader in coffee and coffee maker business.

Missouri Lawmakers Pushing For Ford Incentives

May 12, 2010 5:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri House leaders making a final push for incentives they say are important to keeping a Ford assembly plant in the Kansas City area.

Remington Doubling Work Force At Kentucky Plant

May 12, 2010 5:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Well-known gun maker is expanding its western Kentucky plant, adding 100 jobs as they move some rifle production from Connecticut.

Louisiana warns of over-reaction to Gulf spill

May 12, 2010 5:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Any effort to limit off-shore drilling in the wake of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be a "gross over-reaction" that would further batter the Louisiana economy, the state's treasurer said on Friday.

Killer seaweed: First proof that chemicals from seaweeds damage coral on contact

May 12, 2010 5:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.

50-year-old laser is only just getting started, physicists say

May 12, 2010 5:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

On the laser's 50th birthday, physicists assert that the discovery's usefulness has far further to go, despite already underpinning some of the last half century's most disruptive technologies (not least, the optical fibers which make today's high speed internet possible). While we can...

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