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Google Invests In California Solar Power Plant

September 10, 2014 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles.                                 

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U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Up In July

September 10, 2014 1:34 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale businesses edged up in July by the smallest amount in a year while sales rose at a healthy clip.                                   

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Chiquita Reverses Course, Talks With Potential Buyers

September 10, 2014 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita will open its books to them.                                     

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Intel CFO Talks About Internet Of Things

September 10, 2014 1:24 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Intel Executive Vice President and CFO Stacy Smith talks about how Intel has been a good steward of shareholder money, having returned more than $40 billion in cash to shareholders.                   

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The F-35: A Flying Super Computer

September 10, 2014 1:20 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

The F-35 is the world's most advanced weapons system. It's virtually undetectable by radar, has integrated sensor fused avionics, a revolutionary helmet with 360-degree views, and much, much more. Here's an inside look at the tech behind the F-35. 

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The Importance Of Leadership And Employee Engagement In Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 1:16 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

Looking at the manufacturing industries as a whole, the required pace of responding to marketplace demands is accelerating, and will only continue to do so in the future requiring manufacturing organizations to optimize their people, processes, and technologies — what we refer to as a continuous journey towards Operational Excellence.

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Apple Watch Announcement Sparks Questions About Wearable Longevity

September 10, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week, Apple introduced their entry into the tech wearables market, called the Apple Watch. But after seeing the device and learning a bit about what it can do, I can’t help thinking to myself, “So what?”            

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First Impressions: Apple Watch Looks To Be A Winner

September 10, 2014 9:37 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.                                                  

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Nevada Lawmakers To Consider $1.3B Tesla Package

September 10, 2014 9:29 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors.                     

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Honda Introduces Self-Driving Car

September 10, 2014 9:22 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel.                         

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Ohio Manufacturing Firm Makes $29M Expansion

September 10, 2014 9:20 am | by Dayton Daily News | News | Comments

St. Paris manufacturing firm KTH Parts Industries is making progress on a $29 million expansion and hiring that's connected to increased production at Honda.                           

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U.S. Recovery Drives The Dollar Sharply Higher

September 9, 2014 1:26 pm | by Steve Rothwell, AP Markets Writer | News | Comments

A strengthening U.S. economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere in the world, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher.                               

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Sage SMB Survey On Mobile Devices

September 9, 2014 1:17 pm | by Sage North America | News | Comments

Sage North America has announced the results of the Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices in the manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage and construction industries.                       

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The Rundown Of What's New For Cars In 2015

September 9, 2014 1:09 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a roundup of what's new in the U.S. automotive industry for the 2015 model year.                                               

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Electrolux CEO Talks About Latest Acquisition

September 9, 2014 1:04 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Following the $3.3 billion acquisition of GE Appliance, Keith McLoughin the CEO and President of Electrolux discusses the monumental deal and it's ramifications.                         

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GM's 'Semi-Automatic' Cars Plan

September 9, 2014 12:59 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

No hands? No problem! Mary Barra announces that GM will join the ranks of Mercedes-Benz, Google and Nissan by introducing driverless technology by 2017.                            

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Better Insights, Security And Efficiency With Brand Protection Software

September 9, 2014 12:52 pm | by Mark Prokosch | Articles | Comments

Cloud-based serialization platforms are emerging as the best way for brand owners to increase visibility across the entire life-cycle from suppliers, manufacturing and distribution to the end-user to maintain a high level of safety and security.

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Accelerating Domestic Manufacturing Recovery By Redefining Proximity

September 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

To harness the collective intelligence of their global suppliers, partners, customers and team members, manufacturers must embrace virtual proximity to build these connected relationships, while they stabilize and grow both local and global markets.

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Amber Road Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

September 9, 2014 10:02 am | by Amber Road | Product Releases | Comments

Amber Road, a leading provider of Global Trade Management solutions, announced its proprietary Global Knowledge Update Process achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. 

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Complaint Sparks Probe Of Minivan Issue

September 9, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man's complaint that his Chrysler minivan stalled unexpectedly after refueling has brought an inquiry from U.S. safety regulators.                                 

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