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Offshore Oil & Renewables In East Coast's Future

October 9, 2014 5:23 pm | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | Comments

Fossil fuel and wind power companies are focusing on America's East Coast as a coming energy hub and industry representatives said Thursday they want politicians to ease up regulatory restraints in return for the promise of jobs and tax revenues.

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Satellites See Hot Spot Of Methane In The Southwest

October 9, 2014 5:21 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

A satellite that measured the potent global-warming gas methane in the atmosphere has found a surprising hot spot over the southwestern U.S.                               

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Dow Plunges As Energy Market Drags Down

October 9, 2014 5:19 pm | by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | Comments

Turbulence returned to Wall Street for a third day Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 250 points in late afternoon trading. Energy stocks fell sharply as the price of oil dropped again, and Gap's stock plunged after the company announced its CEO was retiring.

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California Power Regulator Exits Amid Criticism

October 9, 2014 5:17 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

California's chief utility regulator, under fire over accusations of secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.                                          

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Georgia Lawmakers Consider New Power Rules

October 9, 2014 5:15 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views Thursday on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.                              

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Flavors Fuel Food Industry, But Remain A Mystery

October 9, 2014 5:12 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.

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Ad Campaign To Bolster Fracking

October 9, 2014 10:23 am | by Big Market Research | Comments

Shale drillers must overcome image issues and endeavors to raise charges in the event that they need to grab a chance to make Pennsylvania a long term energy center, analyst and administrators stated.                             

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Deal Struck To Replace Midla Pipeline

October 9, 2014 10:21 am | by Associated Press | Comments

American Midstream Partners will build a new natural gas pipeline that will preserve service to thousands of customers from Winnsboro, Louisiana, to Natchez, Mississippi.                                  

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Lego Scraps Shell After Arctic Protest

October 9, 2014 10:19 am | by JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press | Comments

Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won't renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling.                                   

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300 On Strike At Schneider Electric

October 9, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The strike at the Schneider Electric plant in Peru, Indiana began early Monday, with members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers picketing outside its main gates.                                           

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Missing Oil Tanker Released By Pirates

October 9, 2014 10:13 am | by MINH V. TRAN, Associated Press | Comments

A Vietnamese oil tanker missing for a week was released by pirates who stormed the ship and siphoned off some of its cargo, a crew member said Thursday.                           

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.

Alcoa Q3 Boosted By Higher Aluminum Prices

October 9, 2014 10:12 am | by DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer | Comments

Alcoa Inc. said Wednesday that third-quarter income soared as higher aluminum prices and lower costs for raw materials boosted its core primary-metals business.                                                       

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Perry Seeks Unlimited Gas & Oil Exports

October 9, 2014 10:09 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia's control of European natural gas supplies.                        

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Eradicating The Harmful Impacts Of Manufacturing

October 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Plymouth University | Comments

Plymouth University scientists confirm a new technique for applying high-quality finishes in engineering reduces the harmful impact by more than 98%.                                        

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Leader Of Toledo's Water Treatment Plant Resigns

October 8, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The official put in charge of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant after toxins contaminated the city's drinking water has resigned after less than two months on the job.                                   

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