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11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

For business travelers going to foreign lands, the old “Don’t leave home without it” slogan should be brought back with one slight change: “Leave home without it.”                         

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China Fines GlaxoSmithKline For Bribery

September 19, 2014 10:45 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.                             

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Nestle Purina Expands Suit Against Blue Buffalo

September 19, 2014 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is expanding its lawsuit against Blue Buffalo Co. to include additional allegations of false advertising.                             

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Japanese Automakers Face An Odd Adversary: Google

September 19, 2014 10:34 am | by Japan Economic Newswire | News | Comments

Competition is heating up among Japanese and U.S. manufacturers to invent and refine autonomous car technologies that reduce the human driver's role in controlling the vehicle with the steering wheel and the brake.           

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GM To Introduce High-End Cadillac Next Year

September 19, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.                                     

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Senators Coons, Ayotte Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Boost Manufacturing Training

September 19, 2014 9:32 am | by Office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons | News | Comments

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to help cities and states build 21st century manufacturing training programs.                   

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Amazon Founder's Firm To Build New Rocket Engines

September 19, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.                            

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Thor Industries Plans Expansions For 2 Indiana Factories

September 19, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thor Industries is planning expansion projects at two recreational vehicle factories in northern Indiana.                                         

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Ellison Steps Aside As Oracle CEO

September 19, 2014 9:25 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.

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Allied Valve Uses IT Agility And Speed To Seize Competitive Advantage

September 18, 2014 3:37 pm | by NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Allied Valve, a supplier of industrial valves, repairs and field services to power and chemical plants, refineries and other industrial installations in the north-central U.S., is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves WV Spill Settlement

September 18, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill.                     

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Bayer To Split Off Polymer Division

September 18, 2014 1:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG said Thursday it plans to spin off its polymer division with a separate stock listing.                               

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Over Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

September 18, 2014 1:12 pm | by Schneider Electric | News | Comments

Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results.

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The Manufacturing Day 'Challenge'

September 18, 2014 1:07 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

When it comes to manufacturing, events like Manufacturing Day provide access and visibility for those who may not have an accurate perception of what the manufacturing industry is all about.                 

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Toyota's New Hydrogen Car Quietly Rolls Into Town

September 18, 2014 12:31 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Toyota quietly rolled into town with the newest addition to its eco-conscious fleet, the 2015 FCV hydrogen car. The car hits dealers in the middle of next year.                         

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Why Do People Love The iPhone So Much?

September 18, 2014 12:20 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Since the iPhone was released in 2007, it's become the go-to device for today's generation. Jefferson Graham talked to some iPhone users to find out exactly what gets people so crazy for this new technology.         

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Maglite's Commitment To American Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 12:13 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The flashlight company, started 50 years ago in South Carolina, refuses to go overseas.                                               

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Jaguar Resurrects Its Most Classic Car

September 18, 2014 11:49 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

In the 1960s, Jaguar made 12 lightweight E-Types out of aluminum, but was supposed to make 18. Fifty years later, they finally got around to making the last six.                         

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Benefits Fall Sharply

September 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.                     

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5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 9:42 am | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heathcare, internet security, and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.       

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Aircraft Interior Manufacturer Announces New Facility

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A French aircraft cabin interior manufacturer said Wednesday that it is spending $2.5 million to open a new facility in Arkansas that will initially employ 75 people.                        

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