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Musk Says Tesla Has Finally Made a Ready-to-Deploy Solar Roof

Almost three years after Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk unveiled solar roof shingles as part of his push to buy SolarCity, the automaker says it finally has a version of the tiles that it can mass produce. “It’s …

Tyson Bets on Robots to Fight Meat Industry Worker Shortage

When you visit a meat plant, humans are completing tasks like stacking pallets and packing chicken drumsticks. But Tyson Foods Inc. thinks robots can do it all. The U.S. meat giant is betting that automation and robotics can alleviate a …

Thai Floods Impact May Last Longer than Japan’s Disaster

The impact from Thailand floods on Asia’s production networks may last longer and be deeper than that from Japan’s March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, a senior Asian Development Bank official said on Tuesday. Iwan Azis, head of ADB’s Office …

Toyota’s Car Production Back at Pre-Tsunami Levels

Toyota’s global vehicle production has recovered to pre-tsunami levels as of last month, Japan’s top automaker said Thursday. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan disrupted production at Toyota Motor Corp. and other automakers because parts suppliers in …

Blast at Wyoming Oil Production Site Kills 3 Workers

Authorities won’t be able positively to identify the three workers killed in an oilfield explosion in eastern Wyoming until autopsies are performed on them, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. The blast occurred Monday at an oil production site on a …

Chinese Bullet Train Maker Halts Some Production

A Chinese bullet train manufacturer has halted some production while it investigates equipment failures in a new setback for Beijing’s high-speed rail ambitions following a July crash that killed 40 people. Repeated delays blamed on equipment failures on the Beijing-Shanghai …

Toyota Car Production Plummets After Tsunami

Toyota’s car production in Japan plummeted a staggering 62.7 percent in March due to a parts supply crunch following the earthquake and tsunami. Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s top-selling automaker last year, said Monday its domestic production in March was …