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Husky workers in Ohio enter 100th day of strike

September 2, 2012 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The strike at a northern Ohio oil refinery has entered its 100th day without resolution.The Lima News reports (http://bit.ly/PNc7Iv ) negotiations are slow at the Husky Energy Inc. refinery, raising tensions inside United Steel Workers Local 624 ahead of Labor Day.Some 240 employees went on...

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Biden: All GM plants would have shut without help

September 2, 2012 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden says "all those GM plants would have been closed" had President Barack Obama not intervened to bail out the auto industry.Biden campaigned Sunday in Pennsylvania. He says General Motors and other automakers "would have been liquidated" without Washington's help in...

University of Dayton expands to China

September 2, 2012 7:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A southwest Ohio university's new center in China will allow students and staff to collaborate with businesses on research and developing new products and technologies, university officials say.The University of Dayton's China Institute opened recently in a fast-growing corporate region about...

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CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Glatt's Brand Ground Beef and Ground Veal Products May Contain E. Coli O157:H7 Bacteria

September 2, 2012 1:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Product photos: http://bit.ly/QccAYh The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products (Establishment 29) are warning the public not to consume the ground beef and ground veal products described below because the products may be...

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Tokyo city officials survey disputed islands

September 1, 2012 9:41 pm | by MIKI TODA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

ABOARD THE TOKYO CITY BOAT KOYO MARU (AP) — Tokyo city officials planning to buy tiny islands at the center of a longtime territorial dispute with China surveyed the area and took water samples Sunday in a showcase meant to send a message of ownership.The boat, carrying a survey team of 25 experts...

New Jersey produce company recalls mango products

September 1, 2012 5:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Jersey produce company recalled a number of products distributed in the Northeast that contained fresh-cut mangoes Saturday because of potential salmonella contamination.The products in question have an expiration date of Aug. 28, but the company, F&S Produce Co. Inc., working with the...

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Iran, North Korea sign technology agreement

September 1, 2012 9:40 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran and North Korea signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement Saturday, bringing the two nations deeply at odds with the U.S. closer together.Iranian state TV did not provide further details on the document but said it will include setting up joint scientific and...

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Marathon seeks federal oil loan in wake of Isaac

September 1, 2012 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A newspaper reports that Marathon Petroleum Corp. is seeking an emergency supply of oil from the federal government to offset supply chain effects of Hurricane Isaac.The Courier of Findlay reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/S8wOFN ) that Marathon has requested 1 million barrels of crude oil from...

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As Mass. governor, Romney took tough welfare line

September 1, 2012 5:41 am | by ANDREW MIGA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitt Romney, hoping to draw a sharp contrast on welfare, is citing a disputed charge that President Barack Obama is giving recipients a free ride, and he can point to his own record of pushing for tighter rules.Romney, Massachusetts governor from 2003 to 2007, fought to require single parents...

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Nation's 'carpet capital' struggles to recover

September 1, 2012 5:41 am | by ASHLEY HOPKINSON - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Factories dot the highway and carpet retailers and mills line the main street through this town nestled in the north Georgia foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making clear why Dalton was dubbed Carpet Capital of the World.Many of those businesses are shuttered now, hinting at one of the...

Samsung: Apple trying to limit consumer choice

September 1, 2012 1:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fresh from its $1 billion court defeat, South Korea's Samsung says Apple is resorting to litigation over market competition in an effort to limit consumer choice.Last month, a jury in California found Samsung had copied Apple Inc.'s design innovations.On Friday, the iPhone maker said it wanted...

Shaw sells energy, chemicals unit

September 1, 2012 1:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Shaw Group Inc. has completed the $290 million sale of its Energy and Chemicals business to Technip.The Energy and Chemicals sale, which was completed on Friday, also helps Baton Rouge-based Shaw meet one of the requirements for Shaw to eventually be acquired by CB&I -- having at least $800...

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Catania Brand Mangoes May Contain Salmonella Braenderup Bacteria

August 31, 2012 11:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/NHZga2The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and M.L. Catania Co. Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Catania brand mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.The affected product,...

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CFIA/Expanded Health Hazard Alert: Certain Daniella Brand Mangoes Sold in Western Provinces and Territories May Contain Salmonella Braenderup Bacteria

August 31, 2012 8:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/RvMjBi The public warning issued on August 27, 2012, has been expanded to include additional dates of sale affected by the recall. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and North American Produce Sales are warning the public not to consume...

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Chile's Codelco 1st half profit falls 31 percent

August 31, 2012 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco said Friday that its profit for the first half of the year fell 31 percent from the same period of 2011, citing lower world metal prices and higher costs for producing metal.The world's largest copper company said it earned $2.39 billion before taxes in...

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