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U.S. Durable Goods Fell In September

October 28, 2014 9:57 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months.             

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GM To Move Volt Part Production To U.S.

October 28, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of a critical component in the Chevrolet Volt from Mexico to Michigan.                                         

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Toyota Tops Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

October 28, 2014 9:50 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, while its Scion brand is in the top ten. It's the eighth year in a row that a Toyota brand has led the rankings.                        

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Apple CEO Says Apple Pay A Success

October 28, 2014 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.             

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Cloud-Based, High-Performance Data Analysis Solution

October 28, 2014 9:27 am | by Nimbix | Product Releases | Comments

Nimbix, a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, has announced the expansion of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration in its JARVICE cloud-based, High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) solution. 

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New Version Of AutoSave Change Management Software Released

October 28, 2014 9:18 am | by MDT Software | Product Releases | Comments

MDT Software, a world leader in change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets, has announced the release of AutoSave version 6, the newest version of its software product.

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Food Giants Spend Big Money To Defeat GMO Labeling

October 27, 2014 1:19 pm | by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses.             

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Chiquita OKs Deal With 2 Brazilian Bidders

October 27, 2014 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chiquita Brands International Inc. has agreed to sell itself to two Brazilian companies for approximately $681 million, just days after the fresh produce company's shareholders rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.     

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Toyota At Top In Global Vehicle Sales

October 27, 2014 1:11 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year.                                 

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North American Robotics Market Sets New Records

October 27, 2014 1:06 pm | by Robotic Industries Association | News | Comments

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.                       

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Skateboards Get Rock Star Makeovers

October 27, 2014 12:58 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Working a pedal-powered carpentry machine, a craftsman is giving beat-up skateboards a new lease on life by recycling them into electric guitars that are gaining a niche fan base worldwide.                 

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Ferrari Becomes More Exclusive

October 27, 2014 12:50 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Ferrari is making six "invite-only" super cars that are available only to the most elite car lovers. Alanna Petroff looks at the brand's drive to feed demand for unique, high-end vehicles.                 

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How The Small Manufacturing CEO Can Build Value

October 27, 2014 12:45 pm | by Lori Payne | Blogs | Comments

No small manufacturing leader wants the distraction and expense of investing months of team time into solutions that take a long time to vet, even longer to implement, and don’t allow the flexibility you need to answer your unique business challenges.

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5 Solutions For Supply Chain EHS Performance Neglect

October 27, 2014 12:33 pm | by Paul Leavoy | Articles | Comments

As EHS regulations and best practices become more comprehensive and expansive, we’re seeing a new imperative in managing EHS supply chain performance. No longer is it acceptable to simply manage EHS performance within your own organization.   

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Obama Taking More Action To Push Manufacturing

October 27, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.       

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The All-American SUV Becomes A Global Star

October 27, 2014 9:33 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.                                   

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German Confidence Drops For Sixth Month

October 27, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business confidence in Germany, Europe's largest economy, has dropped for a sixth consecutive month as concerns over the turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere continue to take their toll.                   

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Valeant Not Done With Allergan Takeover Yet

October 27, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canadian drugmaker Valeant said it would be willing to raise its takeover bid for Allergan by almost 12 percent, which would mean $200 or more per share for the maker of Botox.                    

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Workforce Management In The Cloud Becomes A Competitive Advantage

October 24, 2014 12:31 pm | by Vicki Bergendal | Articles | Comments

A cloud-based workforce management system can automated the entire timekeeping and payroll process to save time and increase productivity.                                

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Startup Unveils Gun Tech For Cops

October 24, 2014 11:26 am | by Haven Daley, Associated Press | News | Comments

The product by Yardarm Technologies will notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired. It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired.        

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