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Poll: Climate Action Will Boost Economy, Jobs

December 16, 2009 10:54 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

More Americans believe steps taken to reduce global warming pollution will help the U.S. economy than say such measures will hurt it.

GE CEO Looking To Rebuild After Tough Year

December 16, 2009 10:20 am | by STEPHEN MANNING, AP Business Writer | Comments

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said Tuesday the giant conglomerate is undergoing a renewal after what has been one of the most difficult years in the company's 117-year history.

Ashland Sells Resins Business For $75M

December 16, 2009 10:09 am | Comments

Ashland Inc. said Tuesday it sold its resins business to a unit of private equity company TorQuest Partners for $75 million


ArcelorMittal Says Layoffs Loom

December 16, 2009 9:53 am | Comments

Steel giant ArcelorMittal said Tuesday it will cut an unspecified number of jobs next year and stick with plans to use 70 percent of its capacity in the current quarter.

Vermont AG Seeks Clues On Dairy Monopoly Claims

December 16, 2009 9:46 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Vermont's attorney general said he wants more information from dairy farmers who say they have been squeezed by milk processors.

Fumes Sicken Dozens Of Workers At IL Plant

December 16, 2009 9:32 am | Comments

Officials say roughly two dozen people were sickened by fumes from hydrochloric acid at a plant in the Mississippi River city of Quincy.

Boeing: 787 Will Fly Today

December 16, 2009 9:14 am | by GEORGE TIBBITS, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Weather permitting, Boeing plans to finally get its 787 jetliner into the air, with about 50 percent of the plane made of lightweight composite materials.

Who, What & When Of Cellulosic Ethanol Commercialization

December 16, 2009 7:54 am | by Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest | Comments

Biomass represents that “shovel-ready,” “fire when ready” technology for short-term reductions in fossil fuel intensity.


2009 PLTW Patriot Award Presented to SME Education Foundation

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., November 17, 2009 - The SME Education Foundation has been honored with the 2009 Project Lead The Way ® Patriot Award. The award is presented annually to an organization which has contributed altruistically and patriotically to the mission of Project...

FABTECH Success Demonstrates Manufacturing Industry Viability

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 20, 2009 - The manufacturing industry is quite alive, well and optimistic about its future, based on the buzz, business and booth traffic at the just-concluded 2009 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM. Some 25,000 visitors from more...

New Collaborations to Aid Supply Chain Development, Growth and Jobs for North American Wind Energy Industry

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., December 10, 2009 - Creating clean sources of energy and providing jobs are key goals of the North American wind energy industry. To help achieve these goals, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has joined forces with the American Wind Energy Association on...

Flexible solar cell implant could restore vision

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

Some forms of blindness occur because photoreceptors in the retina degrade. The first flexible implant could help

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority And Honeywell Launch Landmark Energy Retrofit Program

December 15, 2009 7:05 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Comprehensive Program Will Upgrade Hundreds of Buildings, Save Millions in Annual Utility Costs and Create Local Jobs MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14, 2009 – Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a $33.6?million energy efficiency and facility renewal...

Campbell Soup Cutting Sodium In SpaghettiOs

December 15, 2009 11:04 am | Comments

Campbell Soup said that it will cut the amount of sodium in its SpaghettiOs canned pastas by up to 35 percent, as food makers increasingly try to make healthier products for children.

Nuclear Cooling Tower Debate Continues

December 15, 2009 10:47 am | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A proposal to require the owners of a New Jersey nuclear power plant to install water cooling towers that would help revive the waterway at the site has been put on hold.


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