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Distillers Gear Up For Next Round Of Tenn. Whiskey War

October 31, 2014 9:52 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.

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Campaign Showcases Truths, Technologies And Good Times In Manufacturing

October 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by SME | News | Comments

SME, an organization dedicated to supporting manufacturing through training, events, media and membership, has announced #MFGis, an awareness campaign to help students, educators, professionals and companies tell their stories of “what manufacturing is” through storytelling, social media and multimedia. 

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Simulation Software Provides Food Manufacturer The Secret Recipe To Achieve Production Goals

October 31, 2014 11:56 am | by Abbey Hatke | Articles | Comments

Burns & McDonnell and Rockwell Automation collaborate to deliver 10 percent increase in production capacity.                                       

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Kimberly-Clark Lawsuit: Surgical Gowns Don't Protect Against Ebola

October 31, 2014 11:28 am | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.                         

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The Great Challenge For Soup

October 31, 2014 11:23 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison says, 'The American family has changed... so food has to be different.'                                         

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A Monster Ship That Is Part Robot And Can Move Oil Rigs

October 31, 2014 11:18 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

The Pieter Schelte is a cross between a ship and a giant robot. It has eight arms that can latch onto an oil platform and pull it onto the ship.                               

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U.S. Consumer Spending Down In September

October 31, 2014 9:46 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year.                 

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Chocolate Prices Set To Rise

October 31, 2014 9:42 am | by Steve Rothwell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy makers have already warned of price hikes next year.                                 

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Nissan Recalls Infiniti SUVs To Fix Air Bags

October 31, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.                             

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Museum Agrees To Purchase Rosie's Old Plant

October 30, 2014 12:41 pm | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

All that's needed now to save Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan is a signature or two.                                             

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Meet HP's New Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer

October 30, 2014 12:35 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Ed Baig interviews HP executive Steve Nigro about the company's new HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer.                                           

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Flying Car Prototype Takes To The Skies

October 30, 2014 12:28 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionize the transport industry. The upgraded model has significant improvements to the previous prototype, with a top groundspeed of 124 mph and a flight travel range of about 435 miles.

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The Future Of Sony

October 30, 2014 12:21 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Sony was once a symbol of Japan's golden age, but now the tech company is struggling. Will Ripley takes a look at Sony's game plan to make a comeback.                             

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Inside The World's Biggest Auto Factory

October 30, 2014 12:07 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Volkswagen plans to cut billions in operating costs by 2017. That means making the world's biggest auto plant, in Wolfsburg, Germany, more efficient.                             

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Samsung Vows Changes After Disappointing Mobile Profits

October 30, 2014 10:19 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.           

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Gov't Pushes Air Bag Maker On Replacement Parts

October 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more testing to find the cause of the problem.

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Lenovo Completes Purchase Of Motorola Phone Unit

October 30, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.                   

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Ford Recalls SUVs For Fuel Tank Leaks

October 30, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire.                                 

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Tick Up To 287K

October 30, 2014 10:02 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.                           

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U.S. Economy Grew At 3.5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

October 30, 2014 9:57 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.           

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New Quality Intelligence Pack Adds Visibility To 100+ Quality KPIs

October 30, 2014 9:49 am | by Dassault Systèmes | Product Releases | Comments

Dassault Systèmes now offers Quality Intelligence Pack, as an extension to its existing Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI), Executive Intelligence Center (EIC) and other Quality offerings. 

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