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Senator Calls On FDA To Block New Painkiller

March 11, 2014 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sen. Manchin is calling on the government's top health official to overturn the approval of a powerful painkiller, arguing that the pill could add to the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.               

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Flaws Found In Bangladesh Garment Factories

March 11, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Inspections of Bangladesh garment factories under a new safety initiative has found many problems.                                           

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Global Growth Likely To Remain Sluggish

March 11, 2014 10:04 am | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

Global growth is likely to remain sluggish as a slowdown in the developing world undercuts gains in Europe and the United States, a leading international economic body warned Tuesday.                   

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Natural Gas Industry Struggling With Production

March 11, 2014 9:52 am | by Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press | News | Comments

There is concern about whether the industry can produce all of the gas their old and new customers need, and deliver it to them through a pipeline system that hasn't been able to keep up with the new demand.             

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States Wrestle With Regulating Drones

March 11, 2014 9:48 am | by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 35 states are considering drone legislation this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The bills include ways to attract an industry that could generate billions and restrictions on drone use and data collection.

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Top Banana: Chiquita And Fyffes To Merge

March 11, 2014 9:37 am | by Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said they had agreed to merge to create the world's biggest banana supplier.                             

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Economists: Additional Spending Would Create Better Picture

March 10, 2014 2:06 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama's top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget.         

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1,500 Factories To Be Inspected In Bangladesh

March 10, 2014 2:00 pm | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries.                       

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What's Trending: Small SUVs Revealed; 3D Printing Bubble

March 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: The small SUVs of the Geneva Auto Show; the DRAM antitrust judgment; and why 3D printing may not be in a bubble.           

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Competition Heats Up Over Tesla

March 10, 2014 1:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Just like some states competed for Boeing's 777x production line, states are now trying to woo Tesla over it's proposed battery Gigafactory.                               

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A Bad Week For Boeing

March 10, 2014 1:02 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

The airplane manufacture grapples with production delays as the world waits for news on a 777 lost in the Asia-Pacific.                                     

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Why The Boeing 777 Might Have Disappeared

March 10, 2014 12:48 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.                               

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Watch As A Drone Stuns A Man

March 10, 2014 11:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Chaotic Moon Studios shows off a drone that can remotely stun a person, but its creators say it has applications beyond law enforcement.                                 

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MasterCard, Visa Focus Attention On Security

March 10, 2014 10:38 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Visa and MasterCard want banks and retailers to work together on securing customer data and stop blaming each other after a massive data breach during the holiday season.                       

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Tucson Courting Tesla For New Battery Plant

March 10, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The city of Tucson recently submitted a formal proposal to become the headquarters for the 10 million-square-foot massive battery factory Tesla wants to build in the U.S.                       

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Boeing Dreamliner Production Delayed By Wing Cracks

March 10, 2014 10:23 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built.                                               

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China's February Exports Plunge

March 10, 2014 10:11 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's exports plunged larger than expected, possibly denting hopes trade will help drive the slowing economy while communist leaders push ambitious promised reforms.                       

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Officials Having Trouble Collecting Judgment For Disabled Workers

March 10, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Henry's Turkey Service of Goldthwaite, Texas, has yet to pay nearly $6 million in judgment money and fines against the company.                                   

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Texas Tech Firm Has 20 Employees On Missing Plane

March 10, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twenty employees of an Austin-based technology company on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight were en route to a business meeting in China.                             

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Dell Saves $50 Million With mcaConnect And Dynamics AX

March 7, 2014 5:14 pm | Videos | Comments

At one time Dell Computers had 11 factories - each operating with a unique IT system. This led to high operating costs, complex infrastructure demands, and added difficulties in handling any changes. There was also a higher level of unreliability due to the slower and less effective manner in which all of these factories, with their different systems, could communicate.

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