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Corning Donates $1.8M In Parts For Space Telescope

July 30, 2014 9:34 am | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.                                     

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Kellogg Plans To Close Georgia Plant

July 30, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A food manufacturing company has announced plans to close a plant in western Georgia by the end of next year.                                         

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Small Cars Fare Poorly In Crash Tests

July 30, 2014 9:29 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.                                     

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Amazon To Invest $2B To Expand In India

July 30, 2014 9:24 am | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.                                 

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Lawmakers Push For Airline Safety Devices

July 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two U.S. legislators are urging the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.         

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Fed Weighing Key Issues But May Reveal Little

July 29, 2014 1:18 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low, but questions about some of the Fed policies remain.                

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Suzuki Recalling Nearly 26K Cars

July 29, 2014 1:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.                                 

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Ocean Spray Worker Dies In Fall Through Skylight

July 29, 2014 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a Nevada man is dead after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked.                                 

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Amazon Now Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website.                           

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Providing 3D Printing To The Masses

July 29, 2014 12:55 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D printing company that lets consumers dream up products and sell them on-demand, says that a manufacturing revolution is coming.                       

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Smoothing The Transition To ISO 9000 With Effective File Control

July 29, 2014 11:27 am | by Greg Milliken | Articles | Comments

Moving a library of ISO compliance documents, instrument design drawings and product manuals into a cloud-based, single virtual file repository helped Bentley Instruments find a simple way to store, share and retrieve standards documents with all of its locations. 

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Smith & Wesson Paying $2M To Settle Bribery Charges

July 29, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business.                   

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Ford Raising F-150 Prices

July 29, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals.                                       

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1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Fish Plant Explosion

July 29, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Omega Protein spokesman Ben Landry said it happened about 9:30 a.m. while employees of a subcontractor were working on two storage tanks and one of the tanks blew up.                        

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FAA Proposes $12M Fine For Southwest Airlines

July 29, 2014 9:21 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.             

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China To Put Glaxo Investigators On Trial In August

July 29, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.                 

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Advice For Moving To Omnichannel Commerce

July 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers will modernize their B2B infrastructures to support many-to-many connections and integration between IT systems. Thanks to the advent of cloud-based computing, B2B commerce applications don't require the purchase of additional hardware or software, or need full time IT staffers to deploy and manage it.

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GE's Big Bet On Goliath Engines

July 28, 2014 1:07 pm | by GEAviation | Videos | Comments

In 1990, Brian Rowe bet $2 billion on a revolutionary jet engine design that would go on to influence three decades of propulsion.                                   

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U.S. Companies Increasingly Fish For Growth Overseas

July 28, 2014 1:01 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.                                       

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RPM Agrees To $797.5M Deal On Asbestos Claims

July 28, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rust-Oleum's parent company plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims.                           

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