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Eaton Corporation Improves System Reliability For Industrial Customers

April 10, 2012 11:51 am | News | Comments

Eaton Corporation is expanding its C440 and XT electronic overload relays and providing motor protection at higher amperages.

Evolution Of Emergency Notification — Part 2: Integration, Social Media & Mobile

April 10, 2012 10:36 am | by Pamela LaPine, President & CEO of HipLink Software | Articles | Comments

Social media and advanced mobile applications are among the tools companies are using for emergency notification purposes.


Manufacturing Technology Orders Continue To Rise In 2012

April 10, 2012 10:26 am | Articles | Comments

 February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.


Corning To Expand In N.C. For $50 Million

April 10, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

The specialty glass maker is looking at expanding a North Carolina plant and adding 70 full-time jobs.


Dow Closes Below 13K For First Time In A Month

April 10, 2012 9:43 am | by Pallavi Gogoi, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Dow Jones industrial average suffered only its second four-day losing streak this year.

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1B

April 10, 2012 9:40 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the surface, that's a huge sum for a tiny startup that has a handful of employees and no way to make money.


VW To Search High And Wide For New Hires

April 10, 2012 9:38 am | News | Comments

Volkswagen is conducting a national search to fill the most specialized of 1,000 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant.


Bankrupt Saab Has Debts Of $1.9 Billion

April 10, 2012 9:33 am | News | Comments

The value of bankrupt Saab Automobile's assets covers less than a third of its debts.


Union: Ind. Right-To-Work Law Violates Free Speech

April 10, 2012 9:30 am | by Charles Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The International Union of Operating Engineers suggests the new law will infringe upon unions' free speech right.


The Flying Car -- Hardly a Pipe Dream

April 9, 2012 3:32 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Innovative company Terrafugia is aiming to make the first delivery of the Transition, a street-legal airplane with folding wings, within a year.

Evolution Of Emergency Notification — Part 1: Enterprise SMS, VoIP & Onsite Systems

April 9, 2012 3:21 pm | by Pamela LaPine, President & CEO of HipLink Software | Articles | Comments

Here is a look at some of the major trends in deployment options and the expanding uses of notification software.


Designing An Autonomous Flying Robot

April 9, 2012 3:15 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development | Articles | Comments

For the past 22 years, the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) has been held each year by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AVUSI). Teams are tasked to design and build aerial robots to complete specific missions. This year’s mission: Design and build a flying robot that is entirely autonomous.

DIN-Rail Terminal Blocks

April 9, 2012 11:51 am | by Cooper Bussmann | Product Releases | Comments

Available in multiple colors and with accessories including partition plates, marking labels and an open software marking label plotter system, Cooper Bussmann’s complete line of DIN-Rail terminal blocks are designed to provide quick and easy circuit identification.

Opto 22 Helps With Piloted Return To Depths Of The Mariana Trench

April 9, 2012 10:44 am | News | Comments

Industrial controls manufacturer Opto 22 played a central role in the reliable operation of filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron's technologically advanced prototype submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER.

AOL To Sell Over 800 Patents To Microsoft

April 9, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

AOL said Monday that it has agreed to sell 800 of its patents and their related applications to Microsoft and grant it a license for its remaining patents.

Apple's 'iPad' Is The Only Tablet People Know

April 9, 2012 9:44 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

For the vast majority, the idea of a tablet is really captured by the idea of an iPad.


U.S. Execs At Bailed-Out Firms Get Pay Cut

April 9, 2012 9:39 am | by Derek Kravitz, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Top executives at three companies bailed out by U.S. taxpayers during the 2008 financial crisis were ordered to take pay cuts by the federal government.

U.S. Job Market Takes Break After Hiring Binge

April 9, 2012 9:34 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Employers added 120,000 jobs last month — half the December-February pace and well short of the 210,000 economists were expecting.


Ex-Intel Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Designs

April 9, 2012 9:28 am | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors say an employee pleaded guilty to secretly downloading computer chip manufacturing and design documents from Intel.


Google Creates A Spectacle With 'Project Glass'

April 9, 2012 9:26 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google's futuristic, Internet-connected glasses.



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