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Detroit Bankruptcy Officially Ending

December 10, 2014 12:39 pm | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Detroit is formally emerging from bankruptcy, marking the end of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday.                         

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TN Governor Questions UAW Process At VW

December 10, 2014 12:31 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, a longtime critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to organize foreign automakers in the South, on Tuesday questioned the process by which the union qualified under a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.

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Women Having Big Impact On Whiskey Industry

December 10, 2014 12:27 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Some of the most well-known whiskeys today were either founded, owned, managed or saved by women. As Michelle Miller reports, there are even clubs to experience and learn about different whiskeys and whiskey cocktails.         

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Macarons Go Mainstream: A Small Maker's Story

December 10, 2014 12:21 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Looka Patisserie, a small maker of desserts, had to quickly ramp up production when Walmart came knocking.                                         

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Manufacturers Need An ERP As Unique As Their Business

December 10, 2014 12:11 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

No two companies are alike, and their ERP systems shouldn't be either. Manufacturing has uniquely complex processes and workflows that require functionality a vanilla ERP application can't provide. While some ERP vendors might suggest that it's best to conform to their ERP application's practices, in fact, the ERP software should be adaptable to the customer.

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Court: No Pay For Amazon Warehouse Security Checks

December 10, 2014 10:44 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.               

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Apple Trial Likely To Go On With New Plaintiff

December 10, 2014 10:39 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against Apple will likely continue, after a 65-year-old Massachusetts business consultant read about the plaintiffs' floundering case online and volunteered to represent consumers in the suit.      

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Exxon Sees Abundant Oil, Gas Far Into Future

December 10, 2014 10:34 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast.

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Power Industry Cybersecurity Services For Control System Users

December 10, 2014 10:29 am | by Emerson Process Management | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management has developed a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity services designed to help its Ovation control system customers in the power industry secure their cyber assets and meet compliance regulations. 

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Nissan Agrees To Settle Faulty Brakes Lawsuit

December 10, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan has agreed to pay some customers up to $800 each to settle claims that certain vehicles had faulty brakes.                                       

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BP: Restructuring To Cost $1B

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

Oil giant BP has warned that plans to streamline its business will cost it $1 billion over the next year.                                         

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GM's Opel To Take Control Of German Parts Centers

December 10, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co.'s Opel unit says it will take full control of two auto parts distribution centers in Germany that are currently operated by a joint-venture company in which Opel holds a 20 percent stake.             

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Belden To Acquire Tripwire, A Leader In Cybersecurity

December 10, 2014 9:47 am | by Belden Inc. | News | Comments

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tripwire for $710 million in cash.                 

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Real World Design Challenge Winner Announced

December 10, 2014 9:39 am | by PTC | News | Comments

PTC, a Founding Member of the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) competition, has announced that team Next Level from South Burlington, Vermont has won the 2013-2014 National Finals Competition.                

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10 MP USB 3.0 Industrial Cameras

December 10, 2014 9:34 am | by The Imaging Source | Product Releases | Comments

The Imaging Source, an international manufacturer of machine vision cameras, has just announced the immediately availability of new USB 3.0 industrial cameras with a resolution of 10 MP.

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Making The Power Grid 'Smarter And Better'

December 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

High demand for electrical power is putting strain on the grid and leaving us at risk of blackouts, but new technologies such as smart grids and microgrids offer promise for the future.                   

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Elon Musk’s Big Bet On Battery Technology

December 9, 2014 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Cory Johnson discusses how Tesla CEO Elon Musk is disrupting utilities.                                                   

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Picturing & Realizing Growth

December 9, 2014 12:06 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing solutions provider and systems integrator Optimation Technology is bringing new and innovative elements to its historic Rochester location, similar to the former tenant of its current facility — Kodak.          

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Apple Trial Continues, Without A Plaintiff For Now

December 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial since last week.

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Stryker Will Pay To End Investigation

December 9, 2014 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device maker Stryker will pay about $80 million to end a federal investigation into its acquisition of a company that the U.S. said was marketing a product that hadn't been approved by regulators.            

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