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Vermont dairy farm spins manure to take out phosphorus

August 16, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — One Vermont dairy farm is taking a novel approach to reducing polluted runoff in Lake Champlain by spinning its manure in a centrifuge to remove some of the phosphorus that has contributed to toxic algae blooms. Machia and Sons Dairy LLC is believed to be the first farm in Vermont to [&hellip...

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Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021

August 16, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, March 26, 2015, file photo, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields speaks during the inauguration of Ford’s manufacturing facility and engine plant at Sanand, near Ahmadabad, India. Fields said Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, that Ford Motor Co....

Regulators study horseshoe crab survival in medical harvest

August 16, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 1, 2000 file photo, technician Tom Bentz prepares a group of horseshoe crabs for bleeding at a lab in Chincoteague Island, Va. Environmental regulators studying the harvesting of horseshoe crabs that are drained of some of their blood for...

AIG sells its stake in United Guaranty

August 16, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — AIG on Monday said it is selling its stake in United Guaranty to Arch Capital Group in a cash-and-stock deal worth $3.4 billion. The move is part of New York-based American International Group Inc.’s ongoing effort to streamline its...

Signs in suburban Detroit pay tribute to automotive heritage

August 16, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — New signs in suburban Detroit will pay tribute to the area’s automotive heritage. Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, Oakland County officials and representatives of the MotorCities National Heritage Area, the Pontiac Downtown...

Utah: Toxic coal ash in Price River poses no health threat

August 13, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

PRICE, Utah (AP) — State environmental regulators say the toxic coal ash that washed into the Price River during flash flooding in east-central Utah last week poses no health or safety concerns. Officials at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality...

IOC fights cyberattacks during Olympics

August 13, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

People crowd at the Olympic Park during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is fending off massive cyberattacks during the Rio de...

First-ever marijuana growers’ fair opens in Oregon

August 13, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

A sign at the Oregon State Fairgrounds displays the dates for the Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair in Salem, Ore., Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. In a sign of how mainstream the once-illicit marijuana industry is becoming in Oregon, one of four states to have...

Feds predict record corn, soybean yield; lower prices likely

August 12, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farm field surveys reflecting excellent spring planting conditions and favorable summer weather have prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to boost harvest expectations for corn and soybeans to record highs. Ten states are...

US stock indexes edge mostly lower; oil rises

August 12, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

This July 9, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stocks wavered Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 as investors looked to see if the three major U.S. indexes can add to their record close as well as upcoming retail...