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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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Chiquita Shareholders Reject Merger

October 24, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.                               

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Ford Profit Falls On Truck Costs

October 24, 2014 11:09 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.                           

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Procter & Gamble Spinning Off Duracell

October 24, 2014 11:05 am | by Michelle Chapman & Candice Choi, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Procter & Gamble is removing its batteries and making Duracell a stand-alone company.                                              

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Engineering Newswire: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 24, 2014 10:57 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV.                       

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Google Aims To Revamp Email

October 24, 2014 10:51 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Engineers at Google believe email is outdated and has not evolved to reflect our changing needs. Now Google is trying to make email more efficient with a new app called "Inbox."                     

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Craft Brews: Blue Bottle Focuses On A Quality Product

October 24, 2014 10:46 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The California-based company has been focused on quality over quantity for over a decade. Every batch of coffee they serve is tested and evaluated, just like fine wine.                       

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The Role Of Cloud Based ERP In Reshoring Manufacturing

October 24, 2014 10:39 am | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

A growing number of manufacturing companies are bringing their operations back to the United States and they are discovering that cloud based ERP software can help their core functions become more efficient and cost-effective — ultimately driving greater revenue.

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CSIA Activates New Online Resource For Industry Clients

October 24, 2014 9:25 am | by Control System Integrators Association | News | Comments

A new online search tool established by the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) will improve the way plant managers, directors of operations and other industry clients find control system integration companies to meet their automation needs.

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Middle Market Tax Burden Rising, Threatening Job Growth

October 24, 2014 9:21 am | by McGladrey LLP | News | Comments

The vast majority of middle market companies have experienced tax hikes since the beginning of 2013 as a result of the “fiscal cliff” tax deal that became law last year and subsequent tax changes, reports McGladrey LLP.         

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U.S. Industrial Vacancy Rate The Lowest In More Than A Decade

October 24, 2014 9:15 am | by Cushman & Wakefield | News | Comments

The U.S. industrial vacancy rate dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade during the third quarter of 2014, according to commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.                 

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Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value Skyrockets Past Historic Levels

October 24, 2014 9:07 am | by PwC US | News | Comments

Following a historic second quarter, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industrial manufacturing sector maintained a strong momentum in the third quarter of 2014.                     

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