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Another Strike Halts Toyota Factory In China

June 22, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Toyota stopped production Tuesday at one of its main factories in China after a strike at a supplier, the latest labor action to hit a Japanese carmaker in recent weeks.

J & J Forms Partnership For Diabetes Drug

June 22, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Unit of Johnson & Johnson has partnered with a Nordic pharmaceutical firm to develop a potential treatment for Type 1 diabetes, the company said.

Greenpeace Says Renewable Energy Is Cheaper

June 22, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Developing countries in Asia should invest more and faster in renewable energy because it would create jobs and save money in the long run, Greenpeace energy campaigner says.


Census: With Jobs Scarce, Manufacturing Cities Decline

June 22, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Hurt by still-sluggish economy, Rust Belt cities and other U.S. manufacturing regions are suffering the biggest population losses as people move elsewhere in search of jobs.

Japan to include overseas cuts in 2020 carbon goal

June 22, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan can meet its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 through a combination of domestic action and sales of low carbon technologies overseas, a government official said on Tuesday.

Toyota, EDF trial plug-in Prius in Britain

June 22, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota UK and French utility EDF are starting three year trial of the Plug-In hybrid Prius car in Britain, the companies said on Monday.

China's 'Internet Of Things' Overblown, Says Exec

June 22, 2010 7:28 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The interconnected network of everyday objects is a hot topic among government officials, but realization is decades away.

APEC energy mins eye Gulf spill, low carbon fuels

June 22, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) - The Philippines will meet next week with firms drilling for oil and gas in the country to assess safety measures as the largest oil spill in U.S. history prompts Asian nations to weigh likely risks from similar mishaps.


Dow Kokam Breaks Ground on Battery Plant

June 22, 2010 7:24 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The facility — a joint venture between Dow Chemical Co. and TK Advanced Battery LLC — will make lithium-ion battery packs for tens of thousands of hybrid and electric vehicles annually and provide 700 to 800 "green-collar jobs."

Sequencing Of The Human Body Louse Genome

June 22, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Swiss Institute of Bioinoformatics ) The results of the sequencing and analysis of the human body louse genome, which were published on June 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer new insights into the intriguing biology of this disease-vector insect.

Discovery Of Controlled Swarm In Bacteria

June 22, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) A study led by researchers from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona describes one of the mechanisms in which pathogenic bacteria populations control the way they spread over the surface of the organs they infect and stop when they detect the...

Big Oil Criticizes Obama's Drilling Ban

June 22, 2010 7:09 am | by JANE WARDELL & JENNIFER QUINN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Oil executives sharply criticized President Barack Obama's six-month ban on deepwater drilling at a major industry conference Tuesday.

EU Sends Cartel Charges To Window Mounting Makers

June 22, 2010 6:30 am | by | Comments

European Union regulators say they have proof that nine European makers of window mountings colluded to increase the sales price.

Report Says Chinese Workers More Demanding

June 22, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Younger workers now make up the majority of China's migrant labor force and are quicker to speak up when they feel their rights are being violated than older workers, reports said.

EU Investigating Syngenta's Bid For Monsanto Unit

June 22, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Regulators say they need more time to investigate Swiss biotech company's $160 million bid for Monsanto's sunflower seed business, delaying its approval deadline until Oct. 26.


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