IT for Manufacturing Executives
Subscribe to Manufacturing Business Technology All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Mid Day Report

Daily news and top headlines for IT professionals

GOP Spending Proposals Would Thwart Labor Rules

June 30, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Congressional Republicans hope to enact a spending bill that would, in part, stop a trio of controversial labor standards.


Union Sues Feds Over Hack, Says Agency Had Ample Warning

June 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.


Report: IoT Presents New Opportunities For Manufacturers’ Post-Sale Revenue

June 30, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report expects that the increase in Internet-connected devices over the next several years will also spark substantial growth in manufacturers' service-related revenue.


Justices Won't Hear Google Appeal In Dispute With Oracle

June 30, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.


Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 30, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report.


The 300hp Superbike Like No Other

June 29, 2015 11:45 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Meet the Bienville Legacy, an all new American superbike that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.


Unmanned SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

June 29, 2015 11:40 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

SpaceX rocket headed to the International Space Station on a resupply mission fails after launch.


Takata President Apologizes For Airbags

June 29, 2015 11:29 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Takata President Shigehisa Takada made his first public apology for the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries related to the company’s airbags dating back more than a decade. 


5 Project Management Lessons For Manufacturing

June 29, 2015 11:25 am | by Andreas Tremel | Articles | Comments

Staying focused on how best to execute project management tactics is often hard and overlooked, especially when pressured for time and/or funds. Here's a look at 5 project management lessons worth remembering. 


Survey: Consumer Sentiment Up To Highest Level Since January

June 29, 2015 9:47 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.


Hyundai Sees Green Future In Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 9:42 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.


TPP Fight To Continue Despite Talk Of Democratic Reconciliation

June 29, 2015 9:38 am | News | Comments

Last week's passage of legislation granting Trade Promotion Authority to the Obama administration cleared a major hurdle to the U.S. joining the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Sysco Pulling Out Of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sysco is scrapping its proposed $3.5 billion buyout of US Foods after a Federal Trade Commission legal victory that temporarily blocked the deal to combine the two food-service companies.


Study: Fracking Doesn't Have To Be Rough On The Environment

June 29, 2015 9:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment.


GE Selling Some Fleet Businesses To Element For $6.9B

June 29, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is selling its U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corp. for $6.9 billion.


Tech News Of The Week: Ford’s High-Tech Bike

June 26, 2015 12:17 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

This edition looks at Microsoft’s new mission, Google’s “Undo Send” option and a high-tech bicycle from Ford.


Engineering Newswire: Powering Engines With Evaporation

June 26, 2015 11:50 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at using light to safely drive battery power, developing a Hoverbike for the military and powering engines with evaporation.


How A Legendary Bourbon Beer Is Made

June 26, 2015 11:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chicago-based Goose Island is one of the most well-known and respected craft beer companies in the U.S., and their signature product is the limited edition Bourbon County Stout.


3D Printing Cafe Brews Creativity

June 26, 2015 11:34 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

3D printers are still too expensive for most people to own. A number of cafes, like this one in London, now offer 3D printing and design classes along with the caffeinated beverages on the menu.


In The Driver's Seat

June 26, 2015 11:21 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Chicago-area technology manufacturer MBX Systems saved more than $700,000 and increased net profit 23 percent by soliciting employee ideas for working smarter. 



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.