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New York Awards $55M In Manufacturing Grants

September 18, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York state is investing $55 million in five projects around the state that aim to boost economic development through education and research.                               

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U.S. Consumer Prices Fell In August

September 17, 2014 1:17 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.          

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Shoe Manufacturer CEO, Cash Vanish

September 17, 2014 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany-listed Ultrasonic AG said in a statement Tuesday it has been unable to reach its chief executive, Qingyong Wu, and chief operating officer, Minghong Wu, since the weekend.                     

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OSHA's Top 10 Violations For 2014 Announced

September 17, 2014 1:08 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                 

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PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Discusses The Future Of Technology

September 17, 2014 1:04 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

From Apple Pay to rules for startups, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel weighs in on the future of technology.                                         

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Boeing's New Passenger Space Craft

September 17, 2014 12:59 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Boeing Crew Space Transportation vehicle can accommodate up to 7 passengers and is designed for reuse.                                         

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What Would Henry Ford Think?

September 17, 2014 12:55 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

With all the news about cars that will be able to drive themselves and new automotive technology in the works, I have begun to wonder whether things such as driver’s ed. will become obsolete for future generations.           

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Top 3 Underground Data Centers In The U.S.

September 17, 2014 12:49 pm | by Natalie Lehrer | Articles | Comments

The drive to build data centers underground arises from fears about natural disasters, terrorism and security intrusions, plus they offer a number of advantages for organizations needing maximum data security.           

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Sony Forecasts Huge Loss As Smartphones Lag

September 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.                 

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HJ Heinz To Make Baby Food In Pittsburgh

September 17, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods.                         

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AZ Plant Surveyed After Explosion

September 17, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona.                           

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GM To Add 750 Workers To Build Small Pickup Trucks

September 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Tom Krisher | News | Comments

Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.                         

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Mars Chocolate Site Achieves Prestigious LEED Gold Certification

September 17, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America has announced that its new manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kan., has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.                       

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Bosch ConnectedManufacturing Summit

September 16, 2014 3:21 pm | by Bosch | Events

This complimentary, half-day event features presentations by Bosch and Verizon about how the Internet of Things impacts the manufacturing industry and how manufacturers can improve their business performance leveraging the IoT. 

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Self-Driving Cars Now Require A Permit In California

September 16, 2014 1:21 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods — with a human behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision.

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U.S. CEOs Less Optimistic About Spending, Hiring

September 16, 2014 1:15 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.                            

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MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Broad-Based Growth

September 16, 2014 1:10 pm | by The MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing is poised for steady growth through 2016, according to the MAPI Foundation’s U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries.                     

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The World's First 3D Printed Car

September 16, 2014 1:02 pm | by WGN/CNN | Videos | Comments

"Strati," the Italian word for "layers," is the name of the first 3D printed electric car, made in Chicago.                                         

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Tim Cook: Apple's Business Is About Changing The World

September 16, 2014 12:49 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses Apple's objectives to change the world and the privacy of personal data.                                           

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Coca-Cola Gives Surge Soda Another Chance

September 16, 2014 12:43 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Introduced in the early '90s, Surge soda was going to be the "Mountain Dew Killer," but after poor sales, Coke pulled the product. Now, fans of the caffeinated drink have won it a second act.                 

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