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GM Adds 8.2M Vehicles To Growing Recall List

July 1, 2014 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors' safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.                     

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Stryker Buying Joint Device Maker For Up To $375M

July 1, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Stryker said Monday it will buy bone and joint replacement maker Small Bone Innovations for up to $375 million in cash.                               

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GM Victim Payment Plan Won't Have Limit

June 30, 2014 1:08 pm | by Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Feinberg, the country's eminent compensation expert, said GM has placed no limit on the total amount he can pay to injured people or relatives of those killed. And he alone — not GM — will decide how much they each will get.       

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American Apparel Adopts Plan To Halt Takeover From Ousted CEO

June 30, 2014 1:03 pm | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

American Apparel has adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan a day after its ousted CEO and founder Dov Charney made a bid to increase his control of the clothing chain.                       

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The Art Of Manufacturing The 2015 Ford F-150

June 30, 2014 12:59 pm | by Everyman Driver | Videos | Comments

Dave Erickson heads to Dearborn, Michigan for a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing the 2015 Ford F-150.                                         

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Whitman's New 'Machine' The Key To HP's Future

June 30, 2014 12:58 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

As computing has shifted more and more to mobile platforms, Hewlett-Packard has struggled to keep up with the times. CEO Meg Whitman has announced 50,000 job cuts, but the former Ebay CEO has made a big bet on the company's future, throwing billions of dollars into a project known as "The Machine."

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PPG Buying Comex

June 30, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Paint and coatings maker PPG Industries is buying Consorcio Comex SA de CV for $2.3 billion to help bolster its architectural coatings presence in Mexico and Central America.                     

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TreeHouse Foods To Buy Flagstone Foods

June 30, 2014 12:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TreeHouse Foods is buying Flagstone Foods for $860 million as a way to gain access to the growing healthy snacks category.                                     

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IaaS: Increasingly, The Smart Choice For Growing Manufacturers

June 30, 2014 12:32 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

Specialized offerings not only make IaaS providers more competitive and differentiated, they give manufacturers greater choice — a true win-win.                               

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Group Dynamic

June 30, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

In addition to their insight on new opportunities within the custom tolling and chemical reclamation marketplace, the technological approach embraced by ORG CHEM Group has been key to their growth and differentiation within a very competitive industry.

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Improve Supply Chain Visibility With Integrated Storefront E-Commerce, Shipping And EDI

June 30, 2014 11:51 am | by Exact | News | Comments

Exact has joined forces with Logicbroker to give customers greater visibility into their extended supply chain through integrated storefront e-commerce, shipping and electronic data interchange (EDI).               

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Drones Take Off At PegaWORLD 2014

June 30, 2014 9:47 am | by Pegasystems | News | Comments

Pegasystems’ annual user conference featured a flying quad copter to demonstrating how Pega can interact with devices to orchestrate people, data and things to achieve successful outcomes.                 

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‘Car Of The Future’ Is Here

June 30, 2014 9:34 am | by Toyota | News | Comments

Unveiled last week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.                       

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Peruvian Developer Ready To Remake Packard Plant

June 30, 2014 9:29 am | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Massive chunks of concrete hang menacingly from what remains of an upper floor at a gutted building at the vacant Packard car plant, a time-decayed symbol of Detroit's finer things and luxury vehicles.              

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GM Recalls Another 474K Vehicles

June 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing Friday three more recalls, including a large one involving its top-selling vehicle.                         

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Airlines To Inspect Engine Bolts On Embraer Jets

June 30, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian plane maker Embraer is telling airlines to inspect pins or bolts that hold the engines on its twin-engine E190 regional jet.                                 

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Honda To Pay $55.3M After Crash

June 30, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury ordered Honda Motor Co. to pay $55.3 million for a rollover accident that left a Pennsylvania man paralyzed, but the car company said Friday it would appeal.                         

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Five Manufacturing-Supporting Bills Approved By Senate

June 27, 2014 2:12 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign has announced that the U.S. Senate has approved bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the nation’s manufacturing workforce training programs and help fill the skills gap that many manufacturers are coming up against. 

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Steady Job Growth Boosts U.S. Consumer Confidence

June 27, 2014 12:07 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy's dismal first quarter performance.                                 

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Volvo Trucks Plans To Invest $69M In Va. Plant

June 27, 2014 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volvo Trucks North America says it will invest $69 million in improvements at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.                                   

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