Can Rice Sorters and Car-Assembly Lines Inspire the Mining Industry?

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Car-production lines and machinery that sorts rice could help companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton wring greater profits from mining.

Virgin America Files for IPO

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Virgin America filed a registration for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a move that had been anticipated for several months.

Apple's Beats Deal Gets EU Nod

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European Union antitrust regulators have approved Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the music-streaming service and headphone maker founded by the rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine.

Are Shippers Responsible for Content?

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A Justice Department case against FedEx will explore whether the shipping company conspired to distribute controlled substances.

FAA Accuses Southwest Airlines of Improper Repairs

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Federal air-safety regulators proposed a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines Co. for allegedly improper repairs

China Investigates Microsoft

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Microsoft said it is under investigation in China, in the latest challenge in what has proved to be a difficult market for the software giant.

Should Marijuana be legalized nationwide?

China Slams U.S. Tariffs on Solar Firms

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China on Monday hit back at the U.S. for taking another step to permanent tariffs on some Chinese solar-equipment makers to avoid tariffs.

Cummins Profit Up 7.7% on Strong U.S. Sales

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Cummins Inc.'s second-quarter earnings rose 7.7%, as strong revenue growth from North America bailed out the engine maker's weakening overseas businesses.

Mozilla's Interim Chief Is Named CEO

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Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, named Chris Beard as its permanent chief executive. He has been interim CEO since April.

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