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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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Nearly 150 Illegal Oil Waste Dumps In North Dakota

March 7, 2014 3:25 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste — much of it radioactive — at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota, records show.            

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AAM Blames More Than Weather For Poor Manufacturing Numbers

March 7, 2014 3:13 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

Stalled hiring in the manufacturing sector, coupled with a substantial rise in the in America’s trade deficit with China, has the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul blaming more than just weather.       

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More States Join Missouri's Challenge Of Egg Law

March 7, 2014 3:04 pm | by Jordan Shapiro, Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorneys general for the states contend the California law violates the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution by effectively imposing new requirements on out-of-state farmers.                 

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Gov't Wants Graco To Explain Recall

March 7, 2014 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government's road safety watchdog is ordering child seat maker Graco to explain why it didn't include 1.8 million infant seats in a recent recall for faulty buckles.                     

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SYN//AX Solution For Manufacturing Industry Launched

March 7, 2014 12:34 pm | by Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM and US Reseller Partner of the Year, has announced SYN//AX, a new add-on solution designed to maximize the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics AX for the manufacturing industry.

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DRAM Manufacturers Take A Hit In Antitrust Settlement

March 7, 2014 11:35 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Price-fixing forced consumers and state agencies to pay more for computers and other high-tech products containing DRAM chips, but manufacturers will now have to pay some of that money back.                 

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Identifying The Best Manufacturing Operations Management Solutions

March 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Mark Davidson, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Navigating the complex landscape of expected process improvements, functional requirements, the realities of software capabilities, integration with your IT landscape and best practices can be quite daunting. What are some of the leading approaches being taken as part of these software selections and solution implementations?

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Why A College Must Destroy A Rare $250K Car

March 7, 2014 9:45 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Chrysler has demanded South Puget Sound Community College crush a donated Viper.                                                 

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Roller Coaster Manufacturer Blames Park For Death

March 7, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German manufacturer of a roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death is blaming Six Flags for the accident.                                   

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Ford Pulls Truck Production From Mexico

March 7, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The automaker says it is shifting production from Mexico to Ohio.                                                     

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Pfizer Pulls Antidepressant Off The Market Over Mfg. Issues

March 7, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer said Thursday it is recalling some lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR over quality control issues.                                         

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