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P&G Selling Rest Of Pet Care Business To Spectrum

September 23, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.                           

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America Loses Another Iconic Brand, Sort Of

September 23, 2014 11:59 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”             

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Intel's Young Inventor Stuns With High-Tech Gadgets

September 23, 2014 11:45 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

As Intel’s youngest intern, 17-year-old Joey Hudy travels the globe while showing off his latest gadget to kids young and old.                                   

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How Much Does The iPhone Really Cost?

September 23, 2014 11:41 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The iPhone 6 retails at $649, but find out how much it costs to make.                                                     

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7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

September 23, 2014 10:12 am | by Philip Odette | Articles | Comments

Your supply chain is the biggest source of risk in your entire operation. Unfortunately, there are many day-to-day aspects that you’ll never be able to completely control or manage.                   

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When A Worker Loses An Arm, Who Knows About it?

September 23, 2014 10:03 am | by Dr. David Michaels | Articles | Comments

Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, all employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report not only all work-related fatalities within eight hours, but also in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24.     

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SpaceX Breaks Ground On Launch Site

September 23, 2014 9:27 am | by Christopher Sherman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.         

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Pabst Blue Ribbon To Be Sold To Russian Company

September 23, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.                                   

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'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 23, 2014 9:14 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.                             

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Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 23, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base.                                 

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GM Expert: 21 Deaths Eligible For Compensation

September 22, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21 of those have been deemed eligible for payments.         

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Top 5 Ways Virtualization Will Improve Lifecycle Management

September 22, 2014 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

Among the many advantages, server virtualization allows manufacturing companies to save money by consolidating a number of applications on the same physical server. Here are the top five capabilities virtualization can enable over the extended lifecycles of MES, sponsored by Stratus Technologies. 

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Carmakers Get Colorful

September 22, 2014 12:58 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Automakers are introducing bold colors, but it's not an easy sell for one segment of buyers.                                             

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Elon Musk: From Space Race To Space War

September 22, 2014 12:46 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Rachel Crane talks with SpaceX's Elon Musk about his company's recent NASA contract and the brewing battle with Boeing.                                     

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4 Areas Of Supply Chain Compliance To Fix Today

September 22, 2014 12:38 pm | by Donna Fritz | Articles | Comments

Leveraging automation in key areas mitigates risk for mid-market companies.                                                  

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Siemens To Acquire Dresser-Rand For $7.6B

September 22, 2014 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dresser-Rand's board of directors unanimously recommended the offer to shareholders, and Siemens expects to close the deal by summer, according to a statement from the company.                     

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Study Shows Apple's New iPhones Score Big In Durability

September 22, 2014 11:49 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says.                                 

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Merck To Buy St. Louis-Based Sigma-Aldrich

September 22, 2014 11:43 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.             

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Clorox Exits Venezuela Citing Government Restrictions

September 22, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty.                                 

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UAW Workers Approve Lear Corp. Contract

September 22, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others.                      

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