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Sage Automotive Interiors Acquired By Clearlake Capital Group

October 9, 2014 9:58 am | by Clearlake Capital Group | News | Comments

Clearlake Capital Group and Sage Automotive Interiors have announced that Clearlake has acquired Sage, the second largest automotive textile supplier in the world.                         

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Study Reveals The Importance Of IT In Manufacturing

October 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

New research reveals that manufacturers are struggling to deal with increasingly complex IT estates, as 83 percent of firms report a rise in IT complexity driven by more users, increased locations, new applications and adoption of cloud computing.

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New Vehicle Mileage Hits Record MPG

October 9, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.                                 

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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Fall

October 9, 2014 9:40 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.                             

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Survey: Urgency Grows To Embrace Big Data To Advance Industrial Internet

October 8, 2014 2:27 pm | by GE & Accenture | News | Comments

A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.           

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In Today’s Supply Chain, Anticipating Risk Is Only Half The Battle

October 8, 2014 12:45 pm | by Sundar Kamakshisundaram | Articles | Comments

Companies that embrace the concept of predictive risk management can avoid pitfalls and vault ahead of the competition.                                     

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Pepsi Selling 'Craft' Soda To Win Back Customers

October 8, 2014 12:40 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Soda giants are trying new strategies to win back customers as Americans have been cutting back on soda for years.                                       

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Floor Mats Recalled For Possible Gas Pedal Interference

October 8, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedal.                   

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Navy Uniforms Bring Textile Welding To U.S.

October 8, 2014 12:27 pm | by Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger, and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility is a success, it could help bring manufacturing back from overseas.

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The Ultra-Luxe Sedan That Looks Like A Spaceship

October 8, 2014 11:40 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Infiniti has exploded onto the ultra-luxury scene, unveiling the Q80 concept car at the Paris Motor Show. Infiniti Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa says it's a sign of things to come.                 

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JPMorgan Chase Hacking Shows Growing Cybercrime Threat

October 8, 2014 11:37 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

JPMorgan Chase reported hackers have stolen information from about 83 million customers. Anthony Mason reports how these cyber attacks are happening far more often than most people realize.                 

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Change: A CEO’s Job In The 21st Century

October 8, 2014 11:06 am | by Brian Kennell | Articles | Comments

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change — not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.                   

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Boeing, Airbus At Odds Over Black Boxes

October 8, 2014 9:41 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject in the event of a crash, making them easier to find.                     

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Ohio Leaders Scramble Over Hints It May Lose Jeep

October 8, 2014 9:37 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio's governor and the mayor of the state's fourth-largest city talked with the head of Chrysler over the weekend about the future of the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler, just days after the automaker indicated production could be moved when a new model comes out.

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New York Governor Announces Expansion Of Advanced Atomization Technologies

October 8, 2014 9:29 am | by U.S. Official News | News | Comments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Advanced Atomization Technologies, the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, will expand and update its manufacturing facility and office building to accommodate an increased demand for work. 

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Boeing To Add 700 Jobs In St. Louis

October 8, 2014 9:27 am | by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bevy of elected officials and business leaders disappointed by Boeing Co.'s decision earlier this year to build a new commercial airplane on the West Coast rather than in Missouri received a consolation prize Monday.         

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3 Tips For Moving Operations Management To The Cloud

October 7, 2014 1:02 pm | by Ralf Suerken | Articles | Comments

While moving manufacturing operations management to the Cloud may be the ultimate objective, manufacturers today face daunting challenges in their current operations, as well as obstacles in making the leap to the Cloud.         

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Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Crossover C-HR Concept Vehicle

October 7, 2014 12:40 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Karl Schlicht, executive president at Toyota, discusses the automaker’s new hybrid concept vehicle, production on their first fuel-cell vehicle and a joint venture with BMW on a dual sports car project.             

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Apple And Google Take On U.S. Gov't Over Encryption

October 7, 2014 12:21 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

While the newest Apple and Google smartphones will automatically encrypt data stored on them, that won’t keep U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies from obtaining evidence linked to the devices.             

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GM Thinks Outside The Box To Reach Recalled Car Owners

October 7, 2014 11:25 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Eight months after General Motors began recalling more than 2 million cars because of a deadly ignition-switch defect, less than half of the owners have gotten their vehicles fixed.                   

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