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ADLINK Joins Network Intelligence Alliance

November 5, 2014 8:59 am | by ADLINK Technology | News | Comments

ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced their membership with the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance).

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Women Sue Ford For Harassment

November 4, 2014 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Several female workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago assembly plant have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.                           

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Security Contractor Breach Unnoticed For Months

November 4, 2014 1:07 pm | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.

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ISM: Manufacturing Continues Strong Growth Trajectory

November 4, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Lexus Uses Social Media To 'Build' Its SEMA Car

November 4, 2014 12:48 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Chris Woodyard talks with Lexus' Brian Bolain about the RC-F sports car that was customized based on suggestions from the brand's followers on Instragram.                           

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A New Take On Peanut Butter And Jelly

November 4, 2014 12:35 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

General Electric launched a search for kid inventors and found 7 year-old Ellie Rowlands, who created a way to improve on a kids’ culinary classic — peanut butter and jelly. She demonstrates the ease of making a sandwich with “Ellie’s Jellies.” 

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What The New Tangible Asset And Repair Regulations Mean For Manufacturing Firms

November 4, 2014 12:25 pm | by Dean Sonderegger | Articles | Comments

While simplified regulations allow for more manufacturing firms to qualify for tax benefits, they also introduce many compliance challenges.                               

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Manufacturing Technology Trends Shaping The Industry

November 4, 2014 12:07 pm | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has changed drastically in the past decade, and much of this change is due to advancements in technology. Here is a look at a few of the technologies that are having the largest impact.               

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U.S. Investigating Honda For Incomplete Reports

November 4, 2014 9:41 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.                                   

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SUV Sales Help BMW Earnings

November 4, 2014 9:37 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Germany's luxury automaker BMW AG saw net profit slip 1.2 percent in the third quarter due to non-cash losses on foreign currency hedges and the reduced value of a stake in a key supplier.                 

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Judge Allows Honeywell Health Screenings

November 4, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge on Monday said Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests.                                     

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U.S. Trade Deficit Expands In September

November 4, 2014 9:29 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit rose in September, as a broader global economic weakness caused exports to fall.                                          

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ABB Completes Acquisition Of Spirit IT

November 4, 2014 9:21 am | by ABB | News | Comments

ABB, the leading power and automation group, announced today it completed its acquisition of Spirit IT of Eindhoven, Netherlands.                                   

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RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group

November 4, 2014 9:08 am | by RMT Robotics | News | Comments

RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company that manufactures and integrates robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, has announced that it has joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy (Cimcorp) and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec).

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GM Sales Rise On Pickup Truck Gains

November 3, 2014 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says its October U.S. sales rose slightly as pickup truck sales jumped while some top-selling car models faltered.                                   

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Hyundai, Kia Fined $100M For Overstating MPG

November 3, 2014 12:45 pm | by Tom Krisher & Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.             

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Alcoa Announces $190M Investment

November 3, 2014 12:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa announced a $190 million investment at its Davenport Works, Iowa, facility to expand its product offerings in the aerospace and industrial markets.                     

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Dodge Charger, Not Your Ordinary Family Bus

November 3, 2014 12:19 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Auto writer James R. Healey gets behind the wheel of the new 2015 Dodge Charger and shares his first impressions.                                       

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Is Detroit Manufacturing On The Rise?

November 3, 2014 12:13 pm | by CNNMoney & We The Economy | Videos | Comments

Detroit has been the poster child for urban decay. How does a great American city bounce back? Take a look at the city's history and its struggle to recover from the loss of manufacturing jobs.                 

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Taming The Complexity And Cost Of Manufacturing Operations

November 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by Ralf Suerken | Articles | Comments

Not having a single picture of what’s happening on the floor — or a seamless way to connect it with processes like quoting or material planning — is one of the main reasons that being production manager at a small- or medium-sized manufacturing company is so stressful.

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