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Poll: Manufacturers' Growth Expectations Cool In Second Quarter

July 21, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Top manufacturing executives tempered their optimism about the U.S. economy in the latest quarterly survey from PwC.

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Report: Feds Unlikely To Charge GM Personnel Over Ignition Defect

July 21, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors are unlikely to levy charges against individual General Motors employees over a defective ignition switch that led to at least 124 fatalities.

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Apple Has Cash Cow In iPhone Even As Phone Industry Slows

July 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple.

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Biogen Plans Global Manufacturing Upgrades

July 21, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Biogen officials last week detailed the Massachusetts-based biotech company's plans to upgrade its manufacturing operations around the globe.

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths And Injuries Total 393

July 21, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' faulty ignition switches were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 269 injuries, according to a fund set up to compensate victims.

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Indian Automaker Picks Detroit For R&D Facility

July 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Despite the much-publicized problems facing Detroit in recent years, the Motor City evidently maintains its considerable clout in the global auto industry.

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From The Top: A Conversation With Trek Executive Scott Forest

July 20, 2015 12:43 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

Trek’s Global Director of Continuous Improvement discusses trends within the industry. 

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Is This The Ultimate Hack-Proof Smartphone?

July 20, 2015 12:29 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

While smartphone apps may make life a little more convenient, there are concerns over their security. Javier Aguera is co-founder of Blackphone, which has been praised for its tough encryption and hack-proof reputation. 

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In Hawaii, Spam Goes With Everything

July 20, 2015 12:24 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The often-maligned canned meat, a staple for GIs during World War II, has become a beloved part of the Hawaiian diet, from burgers to sushi.

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The Magic 8 WMS Questions You Need To Ask

July 20, 2015 11:50 am | by Eric Allais | Articles | Comments

Choosing the right WMS can not only make processes more efficient and help manage a workforce, it can also position an organization for growth and greatly improve customer service.

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Tesla Adds 'Ludicrous Mode' To Already-Fast Model S

July 20, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode" to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car.

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Report: Foods Responsible For Majority Of E. Coli Outbreaks

July 20, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed nearly two-thirds of E. coli outbreaks to food sources.

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Rising Gas Prices Push Inflation Up Modestly In June

July 20, 2015 9:40 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Rising gasoline prices pushed inflation up modestly in June, leaving overall consumer prices higher than they were a year earlier for the first time since December.

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Lockheed Martin To Buy Sikorsky Aircraft For $9B

July 20, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Technologies Corp. said in June that it planned to shed Sikorsky, either through a sale or spinoff. 

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Ferrari Recalls 814 Cars In U.S. To Fix Takata Airbag Problem

July 20, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ferrari is recalling 814 sports cars in the U.S. to fix problems with driver's airbags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp.

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Electrolux CEO: U.S. Competitive Intensity Is Increasing

July 17, 2015 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin discusses the economic outlook in various regions impacting sales and U.S. regulators looking at a possible acquisition of GE appliances. 

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SIM Cards Might Not Be Necessary In Your Next Phone

July 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by Newsy | Videos | Comments

The GSMA wants to do away with the SIM card standard for your cell phone, meaning it soon could be easier to swap carriers whenever you want.

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Engineering Newswire: Giant Robots Set To Battle

July 17, 2015 12:07 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at making 3D projected images touch-interactive, challenging Japan to a giant robot battle and taking seven giant leaps closer to interstellar travel.

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Virtual Reality: A New Daily Reality For Manufacturer Sales And Marketing

July 17, 2015 12:01 pm | by Mike Stutman | Articles | Comments

Ford, Autodesk and BAE Systems are among manufacturers who have been using VR to supplement their manufacturing processes for training and prototyping. Is it right for your company?

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