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Texas Gov. Perry Sees Pros Of Tesla Direct Sales

March 25, 2014 1:28 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Perry cites the natural change in society and economic structures as the underpinning of why it’s the right choice now — things just aren’t sold the same way today as they were even 10 years ago, he argues.             

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Supreme Court Rules Company Can Move Forward With Lexmark Suit

March 25, 2014 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court will allow a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc. to move forward with a lawsuit accusing the company of disparaging its business.                        

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Obama: NSA Proposal Satisfied Public Concerns

March 25, 2014 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says a proposal to have U.S. telephone companies hold onto call record data satisfies public concerns about government being in control of the data.                       

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Effort To Rewrite Whiskey Law Fails

March 25, 2014 1:17 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year.                               

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Global Unrest Does Affect U.S. Manufacturing

March 25, 2014 12:02 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

As tensions between Russia and the United States continue to increase, global businesses will face disruption and, for some, opportunity.                                 

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Justification For Migration

March 25, 2014 11:43 am | by Mike Vernak, Marketing Manager, Process Business, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

Insights on how to calculate financial justification for migrating your legacy distributed control system to a new automation system.                                 

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Building A Smarter Mattress

March 25, 2014 11:06 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Tuft and Needle is betting it can apply tech lessons to building a cheaper and more comfortable mattress.                                         

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Quirky, The Mother Of Online Invention

March 25, 2014 11:00 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

An Internet community provides the R&D necessary to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Serena Altschul reports form the offices of Quirky.com.                             

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Fabricating.com Champions American Factories As Reshoring Gains Momentum

March 25, 2014 9:54 am | News | Comments

Fabricating.com’s groundbreaking Precise Matching platform showcases U.S. manufacturers ready to take on reshored work.                                     

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Toyota Case Highlights Difficulty In Prosecuting Execs

March 25, 2014 9:38 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say they had little choice, in part because of constraints with evidence and the challenge of gathering testimony and information from witnesses outside the United States.                   

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Judge Finds Labor Company Liable For Thai Worker Abuse

March 25, 2014 9:28 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has found a California-based labor contractor liable for discrimination and abuse of hundreds of Thai workers at Hawaii farms.                               

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RV Maker Adding Workers In Indiana

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

A recreational vehicle maker is adding workers for a third production line at a northern Indiana factory.                                         

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Google Glass Will Feature Ray-Ban, Oakley Frames

March 25, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The alliance with Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group announced Monday represents Google's latest attempt to make wearable technology look less geeky as it tries to develop new ways to ensure people can stay connected to the Internet wherever they go.

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Judge Approves Fisker Asset Sale To Wanxiang

March 25, 2014 9:13 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

New Castle County officials say an affiliate of Wanxiang America has acquired the Fisker Automotive plant near Newport.                                     

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Infor Unveils Major Release of Distribution SX.e; Integrates 10x

March 24, 2014 4:05 pm | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

Infor has announced Infor Distribution SX.e version 10.0, enabling social, mobile and analytics capabilities to the core enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. 

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Exports Soar In Washington With Boeing's Help

March 24, 2014 1:39 pm | by Richard Read, The Oregonian | News | Comments

The focus on Boeing, the nation's biggest exporter, brings up a more fundamental difference between Washington and Oregon that has national implications.                            

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N.C. Company To Buy Bankrupt Peanut Plant

March 24, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Carolina company is hoping to buy an eastern New Mexico peanut-butter processing plant that went bankrupt after a salmonella outbreak shuttered its operations and prompted a nationwide recall.               

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Cisco Investing Over $1B In Cloud Computing

March 24, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.                                       

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NSA Hacks Huawei: Is This The New World Of Business?

March 24, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Over this past weekend it was reported that U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei. Should companies be outraged or is this just the changing world we live in?             

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What's Trending: Goodyear's New Blimp; An Amateur Race Car

March 24, 2014 1:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Wireless electricity; Goodyear's new blimp; and the $1.8M race car for amateurs.                     

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