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Sewage Treatment Plant Cost Hits $1.8B

May 10, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

A new sewage treatment plant in Washington requires a 13 mile tunnel to pump the outflow to the Puget Sound.  

First Oil Containment Box Attempt Fails

May 10, 2010 7:00 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & SARAH LARIMER,Associated Press Writers | Comments

Ice buildup on BP's containment box made it too buoyant and clogged it up, forcing workers to abondon the first attempt to place it over the leak.

Wisconsin Tops Nation In Cheese Production

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Federal statistics show Wisconsin produced 2.65 billion pounds of cheese last year, which accounted for 26 percent of the U.S. cheese output in 2009.

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Visteon Revises Reorganization Plan

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Auto parts supplier has agreed to give senior noteholders control of the company if they can raise more than $1 billion to pay off secured lenders.

BMW Sales Rise 14.6 Percent In April

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Luxury car maker BMW said?sales were up 14.6 percent on the year in April -- bolstered by rising demand in Europe and the U.S. and big gains in Asia.

German Exports Rise Sharply In March

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Exports jumped by 10.7 percent on the month, totaling $109.3 billion in March -- and rose 23.3 percent from a year earlier, Germany?s Federal Statistical Office said.

Tyson Foods Posts 2Q Net Income

May 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Meat producer returned to profitability in its second quarter on improvements in its chicken business and higher beef and pork revenue.

TD says bets on environment should beat market

May 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian fund manager Thomas George says environmentally responsible companies should beat the broader market, given growing renewable energy demand and tighter regulations, particularly after the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Quebec-Area Manufacturing Is Taking Off

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

MONTREAL, Quebec, May 7, 2010 — Manufacturing in Quebec has done an about face. In the depths of the recent recession, pundits were claiming that recovery would be a long and slow road for the manufacturing sector in Quebec. But on the heels of one blockbuster announcement after...

Chemist Stitches Up Speedier Chemical Reactions

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Calgary ) University of Calgary chemist Warren Piers outlines the inner workings of the Piers catalyst in a new paper in Nature Chemistry online.

'Happy Ending' Gives Recyclable Products Higher Status

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Queensland University of Technology ) A Ph.D. industrial design candidate surveyed people's emotional attachment to various materials and found they valued those that could be recycled, reused or "relifed" over those that ended up in landfill. She suggests products should be make...

EMBO Gold Medal 2010 Recognizes Jason W. Chin

May 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Molecular Biology Organization ) The European Molecular Biology Organization today announced the award of the EMBO Gold Medal 2010 to Jason W. Chin from the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Chin receives the award for his pioneering work on...

IBM And NTU Announce Collaborative Effort To Converge Cloud Computing And High Performance Computing

May 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) Leveraging its High Performance Computing Centre, one of ASEAN's fastest and greenest supercomputer to-date, NTU will work with IBM to combine the strengths of cloud computing and HPC to further reinforce Singapore's position as a vibrant, global...

New Measurement Network To Encourage Innovation Throughout The UK

May 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Physical Laboratory ) The National Physical Laboratory is launching a new Measurement Network to provide comprehensive access to the latest measurement science. It will bring together nineteen existing NPL knowledge transfer clubs and networks into a central hub -- making...

United Tech Insurance To Cover Employees' Children

May 10, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Parent company of Pratt & Whitney will extend health care benefits to employees' unmarried dependent children up to age 26 four months ahead of a federal requirement.

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