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VarSet Low Voltage Capacitor Banks For Power Factor Correction

November 7, 2014 9:32 am | by Schneider Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced the introduction of VarSet Low Voltage Capacitor Banks for smart, simple, and reliable power factor correction. 

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Manufacturing Growth: Missouri Got It Right

November 6, 2014 12:51 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Articles | Comments

Amy Susan, the director of communications and marketing for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, talks about what Missouri did right to revive its economic growth in the wake of the Great Recession.           

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Test Driving Audi's Priceless R18 Race Car

November 6, 2014 11:58 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Audi is the undisputed champion of the 24-hour Le Mans race, a grueling test of man and machine that pushes technology to its limits. Jason Harper went to Italy for the exceptionally rare opportunity to drive one of the world's most advanced and expensive cars.

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Coca-Cola's CTO Talks Innovation

November 6, 2014 11:50 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Coca-Cola's Chief Technical Officer Guy Wollaert discusses the role of technology and innovation at the company.                                       

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Verizon, AT&T Using 'Supercookies' To Track Online Activity

November 6, 2014 11:44 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Verizon and AT&T are tracking cell phone users' online activity by deploying so-called "supercookies." Critics call them an attack on privacy. CNET editor-at-large Tim Stevens explains the controversial cookies.          

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What's Really Inside That McRib?

November 6, 2014 11:37 am | by McDonald's | Videos | Comments

Is it real pork? Why is it that shape? Some of the biggest questions about McDonald's food revolves around the McRib, so Grant Imahara and a McDonald’s skeptic are going to Lopez foods, one of its U.S. pork suppliers, to find answers. Watch to see what goes into a McRib patty.

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Falls

November 6, 2014 10:10 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market should continue to improve.                                   

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U.S. Productivity Rises In Q2

November 6, 2014 10:03 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. workers' productivity increased in the July-September period at a slower pace than in the previous quarter. Labor costs accelerated but still remained at an extremely low level.                   

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Cybersecurity Firm IDs New Apple-Targeting Malware

November 6, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users.                                   

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Tesla Sets Delivery Record, But Losses Mount

November 6, 2014 9:54 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors beat Wall Street's expectations and set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago.             

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Lenovo Profit Rises On Growth Outside China

November 6, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 19 percent, driven by sales growth outside its home China market.                       

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Perrigo To Buy Omega Pharma For $3.1B

November 6, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perrigo is expanding its reach into Europe through a $3.1 billion acquisition of one of the continent's biggest suppliers of non-prescription medicines.                            

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China-Owned Firm To Open VA Plant

November 6, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new company is moving into the former Thomasville Furniture facility in Appomattox, creating 349 jobs.                                         

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Nissan Launches U.S. Murano Production

November 6, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has gone global as the company rolls the first all-new 2015 Nissan Murano off the line, marking the first time the model has been produced in the U.S. Nissan Canton is now the company’s worldwide hub for Murano production, expanding export opportunities from the plant to more than 100 markets.

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Edgewater Fullscope Launches EDGE For AX Version 2.0

November 6, 2014 9:24 am | by Edgewater Fullscope | Product Releases | Comments

Edgewater Fullscope, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater Technology, Inc. and leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM solutions to manufacturers, has launched the latest version of Fullscope EDGE for AX.

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Chrysler Q3 Earnings Up On Rising Sales

November 5, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group's third-quarter net profit rose 32 percent as worldwide sales continued to climb, helping the U.S. company prop up its ailing parent.                             

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Northern Irish Whiskey Bushmills Sold To Jose Cuervo

November 5, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British drinks company Diageo says it is selling its Northern Ireland whiskey brand, Bushmills, to tequila king Jose Cuervo in a swap deal that will give Diageo sole ownership of an upmarket Mexican tequila maker, Don Julio.       

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Circus Cited For Not Following Manufacturer's Instructions

November 5, 2014 12:33 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats, federal workplace safety regulators said Tuesday.             

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What Is Your Manufacturing Innovation Quotient?

November 5, 2014 12:26 pm | by Tom Comstock | Articles | Comments

How do you squeeze the most return out of your investment in innovation? It’s not always about new products — they don’t always produce bigger profits.                             

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Salty Potatoes Spur Food Revolution

November 5, 2014 12:06 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Dutch farmer is using diluted sea water to successfully grow crops, a breakthrough that could potentially minimize the impact of increasingly salinated fresh water reserves due to climate change, as well as save thousands of coastal farms around the world. 

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