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Con Edison cuts carbon emissions by 35 percent

June 6, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Utility company Consolidated Edison Inc. said Monday its annual greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 35 percent since 2005.The company, known as Con Edison, said it expects to further reduce its carbon output as it shifts to using more natural gas for electricity.Con Edison said its total...

Administrator: No claims filed on cleanup illness

June 6, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The attorney overseeing the payments from a $20 billion compensation fund says he hasn't seen any claims filed suggesting that the Gulf oil spill cleanup has caused medical illnesses.Kenneth Feinberg is administering the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which handles claims filed against BP PLC by...

Mazda to stop building midsize car in US

June 6, 2011 12:50 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN - AP Auto Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda Motor Co. has decided to stop building the midsize Mazda6 sedan in the U.S., raising questions about the future of a U.S. factory that it runs jointly with Ford Motor Co.The Japanese automaker said Monday that it will continue building the 6 at the factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, near...

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American Airlines May traffic rises 1.3 percent

June 6, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American Airlines said Monday that traffic rose 1.3 percent in May, as an increase in international travel offset a decline within the U.S.The increase over May 2010 was less than at other U.S. airlines that have reported May figures, including Delta, Alaska and US Airways.American said paying...

Q & A: Former UAL, Texaco CEO steps in at JP Morgan

June 6, 2011 12:50 pm | by PALLAVI GOGOI - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

What does an ex-airline and oil executive know about banks?More than you might think.Glenn Tilton, the former chief executive of both United Airlines parent UAL Corp. and oil company Texaco, was named chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Midwest business and a member of its executive committee on...

SME Education Foundation Invests in the Future of Manufacturing with Family and Director Scholarships

June 6, 2011 12:40 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., June 6, 2011 — Efforts by the SME Education Foundation to invest in the future of manufacturing by transforming manufacturing education continues with the awarding of $111,000 in SME Education Foundation Family Scholarships and SME Directors Scholarships to six future...

Focusing on Cost Savings with Graphite-Mold Casting Process

June 6, 2011 12:05 pm | by Graphicast, Inc. | News | Comments

A leading manufacturer of lens processing equipment is saving time and money, thanks to an economical casting process. A part that was, until recently, made up of four individually machined pieces is now being produced as a single, economical casting that is more rigid and more stable than the old 4-part assembly.

Live television, new 'Halo' coming to Xbox 360

June 6, 2011 11:50 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Live television and another chapter of the "Halo" game are landing on Xbox 360.Microsoft Corp. announced its plan for the video game console on Monday at a news conference kicking off the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the industry's annual convention.The company said live TV would be offered...

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UPS adds cargo capacity in Latin America

June 6, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday it has added cargo-carrying capacity in Central and South America because of the area's growing economies.UPS said that beginning last week, it boosted capacity by more than 50 percent on 19 weekly flights into the region by replacing a Boeing 757 with a...

Haemonetics names Rich Meelia company chairman

June 6, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blood collection and processing systems maker Haemonetics Corp. said Monday that its board named Rich Meelia, CEO of Covidien PLC, as chairman, effective immediately.Meelia, 62, will retire as CEO of the Irish drug and medical device maker July 1 but will remain a non-executive chairman of that...

Molecular Melting for Clear Polycarbonate

June 6, 2011 10:57 am | by Star Protoype | Videos | Comments

A technique from Star Prototype offers a dangerous way turn polycarbonate clear. 

Can Highly Engineered Machines be Outsourced?

June 6, 2011 10:53 am | Articles | Comments

Globalization has eliminated millions of manufacturing jobs and closed down many American plants. The Asians began by making high volume, low complexity parts, but now they would like to get a share of our machinery market.

Vishay Intertechnology founder Zandman dies at 83

June 6, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. announced the passing of its founder and executive chairman, Felix Zandman. Zandman, who also served as chief technical officer and chief business development officer, was 83.Zandman founded Vishay in 1962 and served as president through 1998 and as CEO until 2004....

US seeks prison for Pa. execs over medical trials

June 6, 2011 10:50 am | by MARYCLAIRE DALE - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. prosecutors want a judge to send four Pennsylvania executives to prison for medical-product testing that proved deadly.The former Synthes Inc. officials have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from the off-label use of a bone-cement product that left three patients dead.The...

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Gibraltar Inc. buys Pacific Awards Metals

June 6, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Building products maker Gibraltar Industries Inc. said Monday that it has bought privately held Pacific Award Metals Inc. in a deal that aims to expand Gibraltar's distribution network in the western United States.The company, which makes products for repair and remodeling housing and...

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