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Nissan Agrees To Settle Faulty Brakes Lawsuit

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

Nissan has agreed to pay some customers up to $800 each to settle claims that certain vehicles had faulty brakes.                                       


BP: Restructuring To Cost $1B

December 10, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil giant BP has warned that plans to streamline its business will cost it $1 billion over the next year.                                         


GM's Opel To Take Control Of German Parts Centers

December 10, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co.'s Opel unit says it will take full control of two auto parts distribution centers in Germany that are currently operated by a joint-venture company in which Opel holds a 20 percent stake.             


Belden To Acquire Tripwire, A Leader In Cybersecurity

December 10, 2014 9:47 am | by Belden Inc. | News | Comments

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tripwire for $710 million in cash.                 


Real World Design Challenge Winner Announced

December 10, 2014 9:39 am | by PTC | News | Comments

PTC, a Founding Member of the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) competition, has announced that team Next Level from South Burlington, Vermont has won the 2013-2014 National Finals Competition.                


10 MP USB 3.0 Industrial Cameras

December 10, 2014 9:34 am | by The Imaging Source | Product Releases | Comments

The Imaging Source, an international manufacturer of machine vision cameras, has just announced the immediately availability of new USB 3.0 industrial cameras with a resolution of 10 MP.


Making The Power Grid 'Smarter And Better'

December 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

High demand for electrical power is putting strain on the grid and leaving us at risk of blackouts, but new technologies such as smart grids and microgrids offer promise for the future.                   


Elon Musk’s Big Bet On Battery Technology

December 9, 2014 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Cory Johnson discusses how Tesla CEO Elon Musk is disrupting utilities.                                                   


Picturing & Realizing Growth

December 9, 2014 12:06 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing solutions provider and systems integrator Optimation Technology is bringing new and innovative elements to its historic Rochester location, similar to the former tenant of its current facility — Kodak.          


Apple Trial Continues, Without A Plaintiff For Now

December 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial since last week.


Stryker Will Pay To End Investigation

December 9, 2014 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device maker Stryker will pay about $80 million to end a federal investigation into its acquisition of a company that the U.S. said was marketing a product that hadn't been approved by regulators.            


UAW Reaches Top Tier Of VW Labor Policy In Tenn.

December 9, 2014 11:09 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.             


Hyundai Recalls Nearly 43K Cars For Brake Lights

December 9, 2014 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai is recalling nearly 43,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the brake lights can fail to illuminate.                                         


Merck Committed To Cubist After Patent Losses

December 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Merck remains committed to its $8.4 billion acquisition of Cubist Pharmaceuticals even though a federal court invalidated most of the patents protecting the company's top-selling antibiotic just hours after that deal was announced Monday.   


U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Up In October

December 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Stockpiles held by wholesale businesses rose in October, while sales posted a smaller gain.                                             


Nissan Recalls Vehicles For Fuel Leak Problem

December 9, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.                                           


American Plans $2B Upgrade Of Planes, Clubs

December 9, 2014 10:50 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

American Airlines says it will spend more than $2 billion to make its planes more pleasant for passengers, the latest salvo in a competition among carriers to attract high-paying frequent fliers.               


Manufacturing Technology Orders Up In 2014

December 9, 2014 10:39 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.80 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                                 


Study Tracks The Growing Momentum Of IoT In The Enterprise

December 9, 2014 10:27 am | by Zebra Technologies Corporation | News | Comments

Zebra Technologies Corporation, has released survey results that uncovered the vast majority of business decision makers understand and are in the process of deploying the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of their business strategy.     


DOM Systems Automates And Optimizes Multi-Channel Inventories

December 9, 2014 10:21 am | by Softeon | Product Releases | Comments

Many companies continue to operate with dedicated inventories by channel, usually leading to higher than necessary total inventory levels and/or lost sales in some channels when channel inventories are depleted.



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