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Feds Investigate Fire Reports In Cruze, Wrangler

April 2, 2012 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The fires haven't caused any injuries but have destroyed at least six Cruze and Wrangler vehicles.

Drones Coming To A Sky Near You

April 2, 2012 9:48 am | by Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are some advantages to pilotless planes, but government agencies and law enforcement are a bit on edge.


LulzSec Hacking Suspect Jailed For Contacting U.S. Hacker

April 2, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Ryan Cleary had sent a handful of electronic messages to LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur over the Christmas period, despite being banned from the Internet.


Mexico: Ford To Invest $1.3 Billion At Fusion Plant

April 2, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

Ford has already invested $3 billion in recent years in Mexico, not including the most recently announced investment.


Unemployment Rate Falls In 29 States

April 2, 2012 9:38 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Job growth was more widespread than in previous months. Employers added jobs in 42 states, the most in almost a year.


I Would Pay 50% More…

March 30, 2012 12:57 pm | by George F. Brown, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Blue Canyon Partners | Blogs | Comments

I asked this executive if he had ever asked his customers to fill in the blank in the sentence “I would pay 50% more for [name of product] if only it ______________”.  He said that he had never done so.

The Flavor Of Efficiency

March 30, 2012 12:43 pm | by Deacom | Articles | Comments

After one food supplier's analysis, it was clear that they needed to start exploring other ERP solutions to eliminate escalating customization costs and to provide them with the functional efficiencies that were lacking in their existing system.


Fed's Bernanke Optimistic On Long-Term Growth

March 30, 2012 9:55 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

"I think there's a reasonable chance, looking at the long-run history, that the U.S. economy will return to healthy growth, somewhere in the 3 percent range," Bernanke said.


Struggling BlackBerry Maker RIM Shifts Strategy

March 30, 2012 9:51 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

"We can't do everything ourselves, but we can do what we're good at," RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said.


Lost Data May Have Exposed 800K People In Calif.

March 30, 2012 9:47 am | by Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The four storage cartridges contained addresses, driver's license numbers, names of health insurance providers and employers.


Apple Pledges To Limit Hours At China Factories

March 30, 2012 9:42 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

However, it could force other global corporations to hike pay for Chinese workers who produce the world's consumer electronics, toys and other goods.


Honda Recalls 550,000 SUVs For Headlight Problem

March 30, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

Honda says it is recalling more than 550,000 CR-V and Pilot SUVs because the low-beam headlights can fail.


Ford CEO Made $29.5 Million In 2011

March 30, 2012 9:37 am | News | Comments

Alan Mulally earned $2 million in salary, up 43% from 2010, and stock awards valued at $13.9M , up 86% from the prior year.


Charging iPhones... With Hydrogen Power?

March 29, 2012 5:02 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

SiGNa Chemistry has created a compound that, when combined with water, can create hydrogen to power iPhones, bikes, among other things.


Road To Redemption

March 29, 2012 4:40 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It’s heartening to see the Motor City and the state of Michigan benefit from the auto industry’s comeback and be part of the manufacturing rebound that has taken shape in the U.S. during the past couple of years.


Conveyor System Upgrade Improves Material Transfers, Reduces Spillage

March 29, 2012 3:42 pm | Articles | Comments

The Michigan City Generating Station (MCGS) decided to take a proactive approach to upgrading their systems for reduced fugitive dust and spillage. To develop a roadmap for upgrades, they conducted a plant-wide combustible dust assessment and then prioritized the changes they wanted to make, seeking out the best available technologies to eliminate the most pressing problems first.


Sertec Group Holdings Deploys aPriori's Cost Management Technology

March 29, 2012 12:38 pm | News | Comments

aPriori, a provider of product cost management software solutions, has announced that automotive parts specialist Sertec has adopted the aPriori software platform to deliver more rapid, accurate and detailed responses to manufacturer requests for quotations (RFQs).

More U.S. CEOs Plan To Hire As Outlook Brightens

March 29, 2012 9:30 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that a survey of its CEO members found that 42 percent expect to hire over the next six months. That's up from 35 percent three months ago.


Enhanced Enterprise Management Software Solution

March 28, 2012 5:14 pm | by VAI Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

VAI, a leading ERP software provider, unveiled enhanced features to Version 5.0.4 of its S2K enterprise management software solution.


Hands-On With Windows 8

March 28, 2012 4:17 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Microsoft's next version of the Windows OS is its biggest advancement since introducing Windows 95 16 years ago. Let's take a closer look...



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