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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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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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