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Survey: Economic Pessimism Has Grown In The U.S.

August 28, 2014 3:09 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.                 

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To Make Crowdsourcing Work, Move From Contests To Continual Innovation

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

While crowdsourcing is still in its early stages as a manufacturing enabler, it offers the potential to be a significant disrupter if taken seriously.                             

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Supply Chains, Big Data And Advanced Analytics

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer | Articles | Comments

More and more these days we are hearing about big data challenges and opportunities. So what exactly is big data and why should supply chain professionals care about the idea?                     

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Engineering Newswire: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built On A Growler

August 28, 2014 2:11 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3D printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep.                     

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The Challenge Ahead: Global Manufacturing Outlook 2014-2015

August 28, 2014 2:07 pm | by MAPI Media | Videos | Comments

MAPI Foundation economists offer insights and manufacturing forecasts for key global regions in this roundtable.                                       

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New Ford Mustang Rolls Off The Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 12:12 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The all new highly anticipated Ford 2015 Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan on Thursday morning. The Mustang, along with the new F-150 pickup truck, are the automakers two biggest product launches this year.     

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Find The Value Of Traceability In Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Brady Corporation | News | Comments

See how a solid traceability process will save your company time and money while improving your brand's integrity.                                       

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Volvo Finally Goes Domestic In China

August 28, 2014 11:34 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

The Chinese auto market is the largest in the world, but most of the country’s autos are foreign. Now, a potentially successful domestic car has landed, from Sweden.                         

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The IoT Uplink: Standards And Security In The Expanding Internet Of Things

August 28, 2014 11:26 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the growing need for standards and security in the IoT realm.   

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Top 5 Solutions To Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 28, 2014 11:14 am | by Fishbowl | Videos | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.

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Apple Loses Bid To Block Sales Of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.                                 

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Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 28, 2014 9:38 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared the firm of violations.         

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U.S. Economy Grew At Brisk Rate In Q2

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.                

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FBI Investigating Reports Of Cyber Attacks

August 28, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several U.S. financial institutions.                         

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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 27, 2014 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                         

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GM To Move Cadillac SRX Production To Tenn.

August 27, 2014 2:23 pm | by Erik Schelzig & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.                                

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So You've Been Hacked... Now What?

August 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Laurie Segall explains the simple steps you can take if one of your online accounts has been compromised.                                         

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CBS Being Sued Over Farting Hippo Puppet

August 27, 2014 2:10 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

A stuffed toy company is suing CBS over a farting hippo puppet used in the crime drama 'NCIS.' Gillian Pensavalle gives you the details about this bizarre situation.                         

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Three Keys To Great Warehouse Management

August 27, 2014 2:05 pm | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

After years of contraction, stagnation and only modest growth, senior business executives who have been trying to squeeze inefficiency out of their supply chains are seeing how they can leverage technology to turn their warehouses into a competitive advantage.

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Lockheed Martin Designs The Superhuman Workers Of Tomorrow

August 27, 2014 1:57 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. What could that mean for manufacturing?              

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