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Honda Running Ad Campaign To Boost Recall Repairs

March 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags.

GM Recalls Volts; New Software Fixes Carbon Monoxide Trouble

March 13, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is recalling some Chevrolet Volt gas-electric hybrid cars to fix a problem that can cause carbon monoxide to build up in an enclosed space.


Coke CEO Gets $18.1M After Company Fails To Meet Targets

March 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent was given a pay package worth $18.1 million last year after the world's biggest beverage company failed to meet its own growth targets.


At Odds With Google, U.S. Seeks New Rule On Computer Access

March 13, 2015 9:47 am | by Eric Tucker, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications.


Lumber Liquidators To Pay For Safety Testing Of Flooring

March 13, 2015 9:42 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Retailer Lumber Liquidators said Thursday that it stands by its products and will pay for the safety testing of laminate floors for customers to help ease concerns.


Using A Holistic 5S Approach To Drive Innovation

March 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

A holistic approach to 5S lean implementation is an effective system in driving the successful standardization of process flows, automation codes, process control methodologies and spec details of process across two distinctly different fabs.


Chinese Stores, Websites Selling Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 12:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Just days after Apple unveiled its new smartwatch and more than a month before it officially goes on sale, reports say consumers can already get a fake one from Chinese vendors. 


Why More People Quitting Their Jobs Is A Good Sign

March 12, 2015 11:50 am | by NewsyBusiness | Videos | Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more Americans are quitting their jobs, which could be an indicator of a healthy economy.


Illycaffè CEO Knows How You Drink Coffee

March 12, 2015 11:42 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Andrea Illy, Chairman and CEO of illycaffè, discusses emerging coffee trends and what to know about where the price of coffee is heading. 


Will The Apple Watch Give Hackers Another Way In?

March 12, 2015 11:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Pkware CEO Miller Newton discusses Apple Watch security features. 


How Manufacturing CIOs Can Build The Bridge To More Innovative, Profitable Futures

March 12, 2015 11:34 am | by Andrew Cox | Articles | Comments

CIOs realize their charge to be partners in forward-thinking, profitable growth strategies for their companies — but might still be figuring out how to get there.


Manufacturing Day Launches New

March 12, 2015 11:03 am | by Fabricators & Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

The partners responsible for producing Manufacturing DaySM at the national level announced today the refresh of its website,

Despite Recent Controversy, California Unlikely To Restrict Fracking

March 12, 2015 10:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Unlike New York, the Golden State appears unlikely to ban the practice of drilling for oil using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Report: General Mills To Sell Green Giant

March 12, 2015 10:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Mills plans to sell its Green Giant brand of canned and frozen vegetables line this summer, according to a report from Reuters.


Jelly Belly To Move Distribution Center From Wisconsin To Tennessee

March 12, 2015 10:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Candy company Jelly Belly will leave Wisconsin after 14 years and shift its distribution operation to Tennessee, according to reports.


United Technologies Says Weighing Possible Sikorsky Spinoff

March 12, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Technologies said Wednesday it is weighing options for its Sikorsky Aircraft division, including a possible spinoff of the maker of Black Hawk and other military and commercial helicopters.


France Fines Yogurt Makers For Price-Fixing

March 12, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's competition authority handed the country's top yogurt makers 192 million euros ($203 million) in fines Thursday for fixing prices over the course of several years, striking secret deals in hotel rooms and on special phone lines created to avoid detection.


Michigan Paying The Price Now For Tax Plan To Save Businesses

March 12, 2015 9:50 am | by David Eggert, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers and Michigan agreed in 2010 to a $2.9 billion tax credit, the bill is only now coming due.


Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Approval

March 11, 2015 1:19 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The powdered alcohol product, called Palcohol, has received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Intended to be mixed into drinks, the approval is an about-face from the bureau’s previous stance.


NASA Testing Giant Rocket That Gets Us Closer To Mars

March 11, 2015 11:50 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

NASA is testing their new solid rocket boosters. It may sound like just another routine NASA experiment, but there's a very good reason to pay attention: this is the rocket that could take us to Mars.



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