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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.             

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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.                                         

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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.   

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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.                                             

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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.                                           

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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.               

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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.                                 

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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.     

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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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Joint Industry Project Lauches Major Step Forward For Additive Manufacturing

December 9, 2014 10:15 am | by Lloyd’s Register Energy | News | Comments

Lloyd’s Register Energy launched a joint industry project (JIP) inviting companies from across the world to tackle the current and future issues faced by manufacturers supplying the energy industry — the latest JIP focuses on additive manufacturing.

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Local Manufacturers And Wholesalers Optimistic About 2015

December 9, 2014 10:09 am | by Exact | News | Comments

Local manufacturers and wholesalers surveyed by Exact, a leading provider of software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, shows optimism that business will continue trending upward in 2015.             

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SAP For Chemicals

December 9, 2014 10:03 am | Events

SAP for Chemicals is the only chemicals conference where business, functional and technology professionals unite to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance. 

SAP-Centric EAM

December 9, 2014 10:02 am | Events

Now in its eleventh year, SAP-Centric EAM has become a go-to for the EAM community to stay current on innovative solutions and critical strategies for Enterprise Asset Management in conjunction with SAP PM.

High Court Rejects BP Appeal Of Spill Settlement

December 8, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                         

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Deaths From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 38

December 8, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                                   

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A Record-Breaking Glass Printer

December 8, 2014 11:52 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

An Israeli-based company sets a world record for the largest digital glass printer.                                               

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Steve Wozniak Talks About What Really Happened In Jobs' Garage

December 8, 2014 11:47 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says the story of Apple originating from work that happened in Jobs's garage is "a bit of a myth."                                   

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The Importance Of Testing IT Readiness And Strong Backup Plans

December 8, 2014 11:39 am | by Chris Cooley | Articles | Comments

Every manufacturer recognizes that its IT network and application infrastructure get more complex every day. At the same time, pressure mounts to make sure that critical IT projects run smoothly, are cost-effective and provide a higher-than-ever ROI. Manufacturers also know that disruptions and outages are inevitable — and they understand the costs when a disaster strikes.

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Economists Forecast Fast Growth In 2015

December 8, 2014 10:10 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy, helped by a stronger job market and falling oil prices, should enjoy the fastest economic growth in a decade next year, according to a panel of top business economists.                   

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E-Cig Tech Takes Off As Regulation Looms

December 8, 2014 10:02 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Federal officials say the technology race for e-cigarettes could make creating standards for the devices, which heat a liquid to create vapor rather than burning tobacco, more difficult in the future.               

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