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Tyson Closing Plants In Iowa, N.Y., N.M.

July 28, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.                         

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Nissan Expands Faulty Air Bag Recall

July 28, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.                                 

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Mixing It Up The KitchenAid Way

July 25, 2014 11:48 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Every KitchenAid stand mixer in the world is built in this Greenville, OH facility. Find out what goes into building an iconic product that has stood the test of time.                       

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Breaking Down GM’s Numbers

July 25, 2014 11:37 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Auto reporter James R. Healey talks about the surprises in GM’s second quarter earnings report.                                             

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Engineering Newswire: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 25, 2014 11:32 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious tank.                               

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Orders For Durable Goods Up In June

July 25, 2014 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.                       

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Layoffs Becoming Rare Across U.S. Job Market

July 25, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers.                                   

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China Expected To Declare Qualcomm A Monopoly

July 25, 2014 9:53 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.                         

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FDA Reviewing What Might Become First Biosimilar Drug

July 25, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved "biosimilar" drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug.                     

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NHTSA Probes Hyundai Sonata Air Bag Problem

July 25, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.                                   

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Ga. Investigated Complaint Against MFG Chemical Plant

July 25, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental regulators investigated an anonymous report alleging MFG Chemical Inc. in Dalton was illegally discarding waste five months before an accident injured a worker, government records show.               

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Bombardier To Cut 1,800 Jobs

July 25, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations.                                       

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Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.               

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GM Issues 6 More Recalls

July 24, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.                                   

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Ford 2Q Net Income Rises To $1.3B

July 24, 2014 1:16 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.                     

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28 Years Of Windows In 60 Seconds

July 24, 2014 1:12 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A look back at Microsoft's Windows operating system from 1985 to today.                                                   

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Steiger Tractor Manufacturing

July 24, 2014 1:09 pm | by CaseIHTube | Videos | Comments

World class tractors from a world class facility. See how Case IH Steiger Tractors are manufactured in the Fargo, North Dakota plant.                                 

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Adopting Additive Manufacturing In The Production Process

July 24, 2014 1:05 pm | by Stratasys | Videos | Comments

Manufacturers like Rutland Plastics in the UK are adopting additive manufacturing to produce custom jigs and fixtures in a fraction of the time and cost required by conventional tooling methods.                

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Birkenstock CEO On The Sandals' Resurgence

July 24, 2014 12:59 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

This summer's fashion "must have" isn't so new at all. Birkenstocks are back and bigger than ever. Birkenstock USA managing director and CEO David Kahan discusses the revival of the classic footwear.               

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China’s Meat Scandal And Food Fails

July 24, 2014 12:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week a Shanghai television station reported that U.S.-owned meat supplier, Husi Food Co., sold expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s and KFC. As the story continues to unfold, it appears more companies have been affected and are breaking ties with Husi. But one company is vowing to stand by them.

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