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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 467K SUVs For Possible Stalling

March 2, 2015 10:29 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem.

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Survey Shows China Manufacturing Improving

March 2, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in four months but export demand weakened, a survey released Monday showed.

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Researchers Develop More Efficient 'Lithium-Air' Battery

February 27, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Massachusetts researchers using a fabricated form of carbon have developed battery technology that they hope will enable electric cars to travel far longer distances.

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Sensor Tech And IoT: Building The Intelligent Supply Chain

February 27, 2015 12:04 pm | by Jim Haughwout | Articles | Comments

Combining sensor and supply chain management data creates a smarter, more intelligent supply chain that aids companies in solving a variety of business problems every day.

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Is The Craft Beer Market Getting Too Crowded?

February 27, 2015 11:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses his beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox.

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Engineering Newswire: 3D Scanning 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

February 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at 3D scanning “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, attempting to turn airports into spaceports with the help of DARPA and taking a trip to the edge of space on a helium balloon.

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Hands On With The Very First Mac

February 27, 2015 11:05 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Daniel Kottke, an early Apple engineer, shows off some of the prototypes he assembled of the very first Macintosh computer.

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Net Neutrality: Steve Wozniak Calls FCC Decision A Victory For Consumers

February 27, 2015 11:01 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak discusses the FCC approving Net Neutrality Internet rules with Bloomberg’s Peter Cook 

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What's Going On With The Labor Unions Of Today?

February 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Labor unions historically developed out of a desperate need to protect the rights of the worker. They are responsible for better wages, reasonable hours, safe working conditions, the end of child labor and even health benefits. So why do they often seem to be under so much scrutiny? 

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IoT Consortiums Announce Collaborative Agreement

February 27, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two nonprofits backing development of the Industrial Internet of Things on Thursday announced a collaboration they say will accelerate standards for connected devices.

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Energy, Manufacturing Companies Look to Women To Address Skills Gap

February 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

ExxonMobil will host more than 2,000 students at "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" events throughout the next several months as part of a continued effort to bolster the number of women in the industry.

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H-P Report Sparks Concern Among Investors, Industry Observers

February 27, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's quarterly financial report fell below analysts' expectations this week, which prompted tumbling stock prices and concern from some corners about the PC maker's future.

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FCC Backs Net Neutrality

February 27, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to protect so-called "net neutrality" by establishing uniform standards for those using the Internet.

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Report: Federal Agencies Issued Record Fines In 2014

February 27, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A pair of federal regulatory agencies each levied record fines – particularly against auto companies – in 2014, according to a recent report on recall activity during the year.

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Automakers Hire Rocket Firm To Probe Airbag Problems

February 27, 2015 9:36 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some airbags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter.

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Sweden's Ericsson Sues Apple In Patent Dispute

February 27, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.

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Happening Today: FCC Votes On Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally votes on its controversial proposal to reclassify the Internet as a utility.

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Maraschino Cherry Owner Kills Himself Amid Drug Raid On Factory

February 26, 2015 12:46 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The owner of Dell's Maraschino Cherries committed suicide yesterday after his marijuana-growing operation was discovered at the Brooklyn factory.

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Goldman CEO On Hacking: 'Certainty Is Unavailable'

February 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says securing the bank's technology is "anxiety producing" and that "it would be foolish to make claims of perfection" because "the reliance on technology is one of the biggest risks we all have."

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Thought Leaders: How Much Money Is Tied Up In Your Inventory?

February 26, 2015 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory.

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