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Manufacturing Productivity Up, Labor Costs Down In Second Quarter

September 3, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Productivity in the U.S. manufacturing sector increased during the second quarter of 2015 while labor costs declined, according to newly released numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Kraft Expands Voluntary Recall of Singles

September 4, 2015 11:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The voluntary recall is due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed.

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Big Settlement in Tech Wage Case Harks Back to Different Era

September 4, 2015 11:22 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

More than 64,000 technology workers will receive about $5,800 apiece to settle allegations that their wages were illegally held down by their employers' collusion during that time.

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U.S. Trade Deficit Slides In July; Manufacturing Group Warns Of Continued Difficulty

September 4, 2015 10:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Experts anticipated that foreign trade would continue to hamper U.S. growth due to weak foreign economies and a comparatively strong dollar, which makes American exports more expensive.

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Voice-Activated Car Tech: Benefits, Distractions

September 4, 2015 10:19 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Associated Press recently tried out both Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto on a 2016 Honda Accord.

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Why It's A Good Time To Invest In Disruptive Technologies

September 4, 2015 8:00 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ark Investment Management CEO Cathie Wood explains why now is a good time to invest in disruptive technologies. 

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Lean Labor In Manufacturing

September 4, 2015 8:00 am | by Gregg Gordon | Articles | Comments

While it is true that it is extremely tough to compete in the manufacturing industry today, Lean Labor can help.

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Tesla Unveils Model X Delivery, Price Details

September 4, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Tesla Motors will begin delivering its new all-electric SUV to customers at the end of the month with a price tag starting in the six figures.

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Engineering Newswire: Test Flying Sony’s New Drone

September 3, 2015 12:52 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at test flying Sony’s new drone, sucking carbon dioxide out of the air and testing for STDs … with a thumb ring.

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Dutch Trains To Run On Wind By 2018

September 3, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​The Netherlands' 1.2 million daily rail passengers will soon commute entirely via wind power.

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Report: Food Companies Likely To Support School Nutrition Guidelines

September 3, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A federal government shutdown isn't the only deadline facing Congress at the end of this month.

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General Mills Selling Green Giant, Le Sueur For $765M

September 3, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.

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Federal Sony Data Breach Lawsuit Settled, Lawyer Says

September 3, 2015 9:53 am | by Anthony McCartney, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said Wednesday.

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Land Rover Cameras Turn Trailers Invisible

September 3, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new Jaguar Land Rover prototype could allow drivers hauling trailers to see right through them.

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Federal Lab Moves Closer To Solar Fuel

September 3, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Energy Department researchers recently observed a key process in photosynthesis for the first time, which could bring science one step closer to developing fuel from sunlight.

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Tesla Says It Will Take Orders For Cheaper Car In March

September 3, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors says it will reveal its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March and will start taking orders then.

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The Top Selling Vehicles In August

September 2, 2015 12:28 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Automakers reported their U.S. sales numbers for August this week and defied analysts’ expectations of lower sales, according to the data released on Tuesday. Here’s a look at the numbers and their percentage change from a year previous. 

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From The Top: Implementing Lean Six Sigma Principles

September 2, 2015 12:14 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, we’re on location in Chicago at the American Manufacturing Summit speaking with Bob Zimering, the Director of Six Sigma at Raytheon. 

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How Corporations Can Be Safe Users Of Computer Data

September 2, 2015 12:11 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Modest CEO Harper Reed discusses the future of technology and the importance of cybersecurity. 

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Can Aerial Dog Fences Help Curb Wayward Drones?

September 2, 2015 12:09 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Drones have been involved in so many incidents that some U.S. lawmakers are proposing to fight technology with technology — requiring an aerial version of an invisible dog fence to block unmanned aircraft from flying in sensitive areas. 

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Leveraging Analytics For Effective Inventory Management Control

September 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by Bob Vormittag, Jr. | Articles | Comments

Analytics present knowledge in easy to digest reports that provide a summary of both product and vendor performance, enabling users to make smart and informed business decisions. 

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