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Glock Execs, Gun Dealer Face Indictment

June 6, 2014 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors have accused a Kansas firearms dealer of paying more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks to two high-ranking executives of Georgia-based Glock Inc. in exchange for preferential treatment and access to confidential company information.

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U.S. Employment Rate Holds; Manufacturers Expanding Steadily

June 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.                       

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What To Expect Next In The GM Recall Case

June 6, 2014 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors on Thursday released the results of an internal investigation into the delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches. But the 315-page report doesn't bring the issue to a close.           

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New ERP Cloud And Saas Buyer’s Guide Released

June 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Eval‐Source | News | Comments

Eval-Source Management Consulting and enterprise software Analyst firm is excited to announce the release of their third version of the popular ERP Cloud and Saas Buyer’s Guide.                     

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AME Debuts Job Board

June 6, 2014 11:05 am | by Association for Manufacturing Excellence | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence is proud to announce the debut of the AME Manufacturing Job Board, a valuable resource for both job seekers and manufacturing companies across the country.               

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The High-Tech Electric Bike

June 6, 2014 10:58 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

GiBike is a battery-powered bike that syncs with an app that locks your bike when you are more than 10 feet away from it.                                     

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Manufacturing’s Third Dimension Will Transform An Industry

June 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Venkata Seshu Gulibhi | Articles | Comments

3D printing is already here and is utterly transforming the manufacturing and information technology industries. One research firm estimates that the market for 3D printing could reach $12 - $ 18 billion a year by 2025.         

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Former Japanese Exec Indicted For Price-Fixing

June 6, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department says a grand jury has indicted a former executive at a Japanese auto parts maker on accusations that he helped fix the prices of seatbelts sold to leading Japanese automakers.             

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Beastie Boys Get $1.7M In Monster Case

June 6, 2014 9:30 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a rap: The Beastie Boys have won $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against the maker of Monster Energy drink.                                     

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Safety Board Faults Key Device In BP Oil Spill

June 6, 2014 9:28 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. board's investigation into the 2010 BP oil spill concludes that a last-ditch safety device on the underwater well had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today.         

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$100M NuvaRing Settlement Finalized

June 6, 2014 9:23 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement, those involved in the lawsuits said Thursday. 

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Minnesota Company Recalling Some Cheese, Salsa

June 6, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says consumers should avoid eating certain cheese and salsa produced by Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition because of possible listeria contamination.               

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Lawmakers Push Deadlines For N.C. Coal Ash Cleanup

June 6, 2014 9:07 am | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Carolina lawmakers want to add firm deadlines to legislation aimed at stopping pollution leaking from Duke Energy's unlined coal ash dumps.                              

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TreeHouse Foods Buying Maryland Company

June 5, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maryland officials say the food processing company Protenergy Natural Foods in Cambridge is being acquired by Oakbrook, Illinois-based TreeHouse Foods for $150 million.                       

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Engine Maker: CSeries Could Fly Again Soon

June 5, 2014 1:08 pm | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Bombardier's CSeries planes could resume flight testing in a few weeks after the plane's engine manufacturer believes it has found the cause of an incident a week ago that grounded the four test aircraft.             

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What Makes A Honda Is Who Makes A Honda

June 5, 2014 1:02 pm | by Honda | Videos | Comments

Sandip's passion for figuring out how things work led him to a career in engineering. He loves finding workable solutions and seeing his ideas come to life. Sandip is what makes a Honda.                   

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Commercial Aviation In The 21st Century

June 5, 2014 12:57 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Take a look at how commercial aviation may change in the coming years.                                                   

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Radically Reshaping Manufacturing

June 5, 2014 12:51 pm | by McKinsey & Company | Videos | Comments

McKinsey director Katy George, global co-leader of the manufacturing group, explains next-shoring and makes the argument that companies must view their manufacturing process as an ecosystem that needs to be optimized from the supply base to the consumer. 

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Engineering Newswire: Super-Maglev Train To Reach 1,800 MPH

June 5, 2014 12:43 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of Engineering Newswire looks at designing the working man's halo, proving brain-controlled flight and building a super-maglev train that tops out at 1,800 mph.                      

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Hopefully GM Investigation Will Turn Things Around

June 5, 2014 12:38 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The big news today from General Motors concerns the results of an internal investigation into the company’s slow recall efforts. After firing 15 employees and establishing a compensation program for victims, is it enough?         

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