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What Better Quoting Means For Manufacturers

August 19, 2014 12:36 pm | by Jacques Soumeillan | Articles | Comments

Customers want products and services specifically tailored to their needs and priced expressly for them. This makes managing your bottom line tougher than ever, especially when you’re up against forces like a sagging market economy and aggressive competitors.

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Google's IPO Launched A Decade Of Big Bets

August 19, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.                             

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Brita Recalls Children's Water Bottles

August 19, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.                                         

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New Corvette Feature Keeps An Eye On Valets

August 19, 2014 9:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The latest version of the sports car, due out in September, has features that helps the car tattle on any valet who doesn't take a slow, direct route to a parking space.                       

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Recaro Recalls Child Safety Seats

August 19, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.                                       

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Consumer Prices Edge Up 0.1 Percent

August 19, 2014 9:11 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.                                         

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Agency Opens Probe Into Fire Truck Recall

August 19, 2014 9:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall.                         

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Ingersoll-Rand To Buy Cameron Unit

August 18, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ingersoll-Rand PLC said Monday that it has agreed to buy the centrifugal compression business from Cameron International Corp. for $850 million, as it looks to grow its compression business.                 

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Land Owners Join Suit Against Whirlpool Corp.

August 18, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of polluted land in northern Ohio are joining a civil lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. filed by families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster.                   

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Bourbon Production Reaches Highest Point Since 1970s

August 18, 2014 1:20 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.                        

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America's First Electric Supercar

August 18, 2014 1:17 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

What looks like a Shelby Daytona Coupé, goes like a 911 Turbo S and uses no traditional fuel? The Renovo Coupe. After four and a half years of working in secret, the car is ready to be seen.                 

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Protecting Data With Password Managers

August 18, 2014 1:09 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

After a series of recent cyber-security breaches it's more important than ever to secure your online accounts. Remembering unique passwords can be difficult, so Marlie Hall looks at how a password manager can help.           

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Distributing Computing Resources Closer To The Decision Point

August 18, 2014 1:01 pm | by Andy Banathy | Articles | Comments

Internal and external factors — namely plant optimization and regulation compliance — are driving plants to bring more industrial computing resources onto the plant floor.                       

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5 Tips For Manufacturers To Protect Against IP Theft

August 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by Salo Fajer | Blogs | Comments

There’s no doubt that technology has made manufacturing easier, but it has also opened up manufacturers to IP and data theft that can cost billions. Here are some tips on how companies can protect themselves.            

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China Accuses Mercedes Of Price Abuses

August 18, 2014 10:28 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.         

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Governor Extends Tax Credit To Northrop Grumman

August 18, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp.           

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Survey: Michigan Recovery Among Tops In Nation

August 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Michigan Economic Development Corporation | News | Comments

An expansive survey of economic activity across the U.S. offers an endorsement of the strength of the Michigan recovery and a boost for the promising prospects for the state’s continual business growth.             

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Drive-Unit Warranty On Tesla Model S Increased To 8 years

August 18, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.                             

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Senator Calls For Surveillance Policy Shift

August 18, 2014 9:39 am | by Nigel Duara, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Oregon Senator called for updates to the rules by which intelligence agencies operate, and said he plans new legislation aimed at ending bulk electronic surveillance.                       

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Ex-Peanut Plant Head Says He Lied About Salmonella

August 15, 2014 11:48 am | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former manager of a peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for.                         

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