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Truck Deals Help Boost U.S. Auto Sales

October 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin & Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

September sales won't be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.                                   

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eBook: Mastering Field Service In Manufacturing

October 1, 2014 4:09 pm | by ServiceMax | Articles | Comments

Did you know that 61 percent of the best performing field service organizations incentivize their technicians based on team profitability? In this eBook you will learn modern field service best practices based on how the most innovative organizations operate their businesses today.

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Built-In Business Intelligence

October 1, 2014 3:57 pm | by IFS North America | Articles | Comments

IFS recently conducted a survey of Manufacturing Business Technology readers to find out the extent that companies were adopting business intelligence programs and to what degree those programs were being integrated with their ERP solutions. 

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Kewill Acquires The IBM Sterling TMS

October 1, 2014 3:26 pm | by Kewill | News | Comments

Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced it has acquired the IBM Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS), a SaaS-based multimodal transportation management system.        

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GM CEO Talks Strategy To Grow Profit Margins

October 1, 2014 1:52 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM will rely on new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to boost profits in coming years, as the company tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.

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General Mills Plans To Trim 700 To 800 Jobs

October 1, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.             

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SEC Charges 2 With Insider Trading Of Herbalife

October 1, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that it charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was betting against Herbalife Ltd.'s stock.               

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Ford Adding 1,000 New Jobs To Build Crossover SUV

October 1, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, by the end of this year to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market.                     

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Coca-Cola To Revise Executive Pay Plan

October 1, 2014 9:33 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is revising its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett expressed disapproval and called it excessive.                               

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Feds Say Hackers Targeted Microsoft, Game Developers

October 1, 2014 9:30 am | by Randall Chase, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.

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CA Governor Expected To OK Plastic Bag Ban

October 1, 2014 9:24 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.               

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Windows 10 Blends New With Familiar

October 1, 2014 9:23 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.               

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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Increases To 23

September 30, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals in an Internet posting Monday.                                     

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3 Tips For Fortifying Your Network

September 30, 2014 11:41 am | by Dan McGrath | Articles | Comments

Many industrial operations struggle to find the right approach to protect their assets. Instead of designing protections into their systems, some manufacturers wrongly rely on their system’s complexity to keep assets hidden.       

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'Shellshock' Can Hack Lights In Your Home

September 30, 2014 11:24 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Jose Pagliery breaks down the shellshock vulnerability and explains which devices could be affected.                                           

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Honda Piles Safety Features Into Its New CR-V

September 30, 2014 11:15 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Honda says its new "Honda Sensing" suite of safety technologies will lift its 2015 CR-V above competitors.                                         

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Microsoft To Offer Early Look At Next Windows

September 30, 2014 9:52 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.                     

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EU Investigating Illegal Apple Tax Benefits

September 30, 2014 9:47 am | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker's overseas tax practices.        

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Court-Ordered Ads Challenged By Firms

September 30, 2014 9:42 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say they lied about the dangers of smoking.                         

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Toyota Recalls Pickups To Fix Rear Springs

September 30, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire.                               

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Bill Gates Ranked Richest American By Forbes

September 30, 2014 9:34 am | by Mae Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year.                                       

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