DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is on a roll. Its popular new cars and trucks are grabbing a bigger share of the U.S. market. It's about to erase a big chunk of its health care debt. And it's adding a significant number of jobs for the first time in five years. On Tuesday, the automaker said it made $1.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in demand for commercial aircraft lifted orders for big-ticket manufactured goods in September, but businesses spent less on computers and machinery. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose 3.3 percent last month. Overall, it was the best showing since January.
Power Distribution (Richmond, VA) recently announced the addition of the 400 amp Powerwave Bus System. Meant for data center and industrial applications, it is a flexible overhead power distribution system that works to minimize the costs and coordination for computer server adds and changes in a data center or commercial environment.
One can't help feeling a bit nostalgic when watching this video, which features a number of tech gadgets that have made a mark on society over the last few decades. Time.com's Peter Ha meets with Gadgetoff CEO Gregory W. Harper to check out his collection of gadgets and discuss the effects these products have had on society.
As many of you have probably experienced, omniscience is too often the barrier that stands squarely in the path of breakthrough innovation. by Mike Rainone, Co-Founder of PCDworks If you have been reading these missives, you may recall that PCDworks , our new product development company in Palestine, Texas, has spun off another company; a company that produces a portable wastewater treatment device.
A young entrepreneur and inventor recently developed a smart case in early 2010 in anticipation for the upcoming release of Apple's iPad, and his company reached $100,000 in sales after just two months. In December 2009, young entrepreneur and inventor Tim Angel suddenly lost his job.
Project Based Solutions (PBS) is a new type of ERP for complex, engineer-to-order companies and companies facing rapid change. And these days, most companies do face change and their legacy ERP systems strain to keep up. Is PBS a better choice for you than traditional ERP.
Many manufacturers have yet to exploit the full potential of cost reductions from within their supply chains, which may be attainable using information that exists within their plants. Find out how manufacturing information can optimize production and planning within the enterprise side of the business to significantly reduce costs.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Global audio and entertainment products maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Monday it plans to invest $100 million to boost its manufacturing and research capabilities in China. The company invested $75 million to start up its manufacturing and research operations in Shanghai, Suzhou and Shenzhen between 2007 and 2008.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. is tightening its privacy leash on employees in an effort to ensure they don't intrude on people while the Internet search leader collects and stores information about its users. Besides promoting longtime employee Alma Whitten to be its director of privacy, Google said Friday that it will require all 23,000 of its employees to undergo privacy training.
LONDON (AP) — Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP is being investigated by British regulators over audits it carried out for arms manufacturer BAE Systems PLC. The Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board said Tuesday it was looking into commissions paid by BAE and also "professional advice, consultancy and tax work" carried out by KPMG between 1997 and 2007.
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. will invest $850 million between 2011 and 2013 to develop and build more fuel-efficient vehicles. The automaker said Monday it will invest the money in Michigan, where unemployment is 13 percent. Ford said it will expand its manufacturing and engineering operations, supporting up to 1,200 new jobs.
Here is a summary of recent earnings and reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy: Oct. 12: Intel Corp. offers an encouraging sign for what the computer industry might expect from the all-important holiday shopping season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Steel said Tuesday it continues to lose money because demand for its products remains weak due to the uneven global economic recovery. The Pittsburgh manufacturing giant reported a third-quarter loss of $51 million. In late July the company was predicting a profit for the quarter, but it tempered that outlook as the period progressed.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Monday it will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan by 2013 if the state approves tax incentives. Ford plans to invest $850 million in several Detroit-area plants to build its new six-speed transmissions. The company also will hire 900 hourly manufacturing workers and 300 engineers and other salaried workers.