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Attorney Says Legal Action Against GM Will Continue

March 17, 2015 10:51 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Despite the settlement of one high-profile case against General Motors, other cases are moving forward and company executives could still be questioned about their role in the deadly ignition switch recall, a plaintiffs' attorney said Monday.


Toyota Wants Price of Hydrogen Vehicle to Match Diesel Cars

March 17, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Toyota's new hydrogen-powered car already costs far less than analysts' original forecasts, but reports suggest the Japanese automaker hopes to make it affordable to most car buyers in the next five to seven years.


Integrated Sales Acceleration Software For Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customers

March 16, 2015 3:50 pm | by Intelliverse | Product Releases | Comments

At Microsoft Convergence 2015, Intelliverse, a global leader in sales accelerated solutions to drive speed in creating qualified prospects and faster revenue generation, announces an integration between its Sales Acceleration software application and Microsoft Dynamics’ CRM system.


Cost Reductions Across The Manufacturing Product Lifecycle

March 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by aPriori | Product Releases | Comments

aPriori has announced the latest release of its platform aPriori 2015 R1, designed to meet manufacturers’ growing cost management needs from product design and engineering, through strategic sourcing, manufacturing and assembly.


Ford F-150 Still Sees Strong Demand

March 16, 2015 12:03 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Joe Hinrichs, president of the Americas at Ford Motor Co., talks about production and demand for the new F-150 series, the addition of 900 workers at Ford's Kansas City plant, and the impact of a stronger dollar on Ford.


Deadly Bacteria Outbreak Prompts Ice Cream Recall

March 16, 2015 12:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Health officials say three people have died after eating ice cream tainted with Listeria.


What A $2M Megacar Looks Like

March 16, 2015 11:57 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Dan Neil discusses the $2 million gas-electric Koenigsegg Regara "megacar."


A Two-Tier ERP Strategy – The Right Solution For The Right Customer

March 16, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

If your plant-level ERP is perfectly tailored to your business, but corporate has standardized on a common platform at the corporate level, can the two coexist?


Autonomous Car Prepares For 3,500-Mile U.S. Road Trip

March 16, 2015 11:11 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S.


Chemist's 3D Printer Could Revolutionize Drug Development

March 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 3D printer designed by a University of Illinois chemist could, he believes, potentially revolutionize the development of new medications.


Coke A Healthy Snack? How Company Gets Its Message Out

March 16, 2015 10:53 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat.


Kia To Recall Some Soul SUVs; Gas Pedals Can Bend Or Break

March 16, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kia is recalling nearly 209,000 Soul small SUVs because the gas pedals can bend or break.


Obama's Solution To Seizing Of U.S. Knives, High Border Costs

March 16, 2015 10:01 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The United States is negotiating an ambitious trade accord with 11 other Pacific Rim countries that's meant to ease barriers to fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets and streamline customs rules that can bedevil exporters like Hardware Sales.


Lumber Liquidators Exec: Will Still Sell China-Made Flooring

March 16, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder and chairman of Lumber Liquidators said Friday that the retailer currently has no plans to stop selling laminate flooring made in China, even as it continues to face fallout from a "60 Minutes" report that questioned the safety of such laminates.


Top 10 ‘Ugliest’ Cars List

March 13, 2015 11:22 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Auto industry experts at has released its subjective list of the Top 10 ugly cars from the U.S. market over the past 30 years.


GM To Alter Chevrolet, GMC Warranties

March 13, 2015 11:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors will make a series of changes to its vehicle warranty and maintenance programs after they failed to generate more interest among car buyers.


Engineering Newswire: Master Sword-Makers' Secrets Revealed

March 13, 2015 11:19 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at taking aim with a next generation smart gun, moving forward with Musk’s Hyperloop plans and revealing the secrets of master sword makers.


Lumber Liquidators CEO Makes Surprising Admission

March 13, 2015 11:13 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

During a Thursday morning conference call, Lumber Liquidators CEO Rob Lynch responded to a "60 Minutes" report that exposed excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde in the glue used to bind the company's wood. 


Five Fears Preventing Continuous Improvement

March 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Joakim Ahlstöm | Articles | Comments

When fears are prevalent, openness and creativity are replaced by ‘watching your back’ and ‘looking good,’ and when those drive you, you will never truly succeed.


Dunkin' Donuts To Remove Chemical From Its Powdered Sugar

March 13, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dunkin' Donuts agreed to remove a whitening agent from its powdered sugar formula following an appeal from a California environmental group.



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