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Ingersoll-Rand To Buy Cameron Unit

August 18, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ingersoll-Rand PLC said Monday that it has agreed to buy the centrifugal compression business from Cameron International Corp. for $850 million, as it looks to grow its compression business.                 

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Land Owners Join Suit Against Whirlpool Corp.

August 18, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of polluted land in northern Ohio are joining a civil lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. filed by families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster.                   

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Bourbon Production Reaches Highest Point Since 1970s

August 18, 2014 1:20 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.                        

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America's First Electric Supercar

August 18, 2014 1:17 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

What looks like a Shelby Daytona Coupé, goes like a 911 Turbo S and uses no traditional fuel? The Renovo Coupe. After four and a half years of working in secret, the car is ready to be seen.                 

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Protecting Data With Password Managers

August 18, 2014 1:09 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

After a series of recent cyber-security breaches it's more important than ever to secure your online accounts. Remembering unique passwords can be difficult, so Marlie Hall looks at how a password manager can help.           

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Distributing Computing Resources Closer To The Decision Point

August 18, 2014 1:01 pm | by Andy Banathy | Articles | Comments

Internal and external factors — namely plant optimization and regulation compliance — are driving plants to bring more industrial computing resources onto the plant floor.                       

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5 Tips For Manufacturers To Protect Against IP Theft

August 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by Salo Fajer | Blogs | Comments

There’s no doubt that technology has made manufacturing easier, but it has also opened up manufacturers to IP and data theft that can cost billions. Here are some tips on how companies can protect themselves.            

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China Accuses Mercedes Of Price Abuses

August 18, 2014 10:28 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.         

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Governor Extends Tax Credit To Northrop Grumman

August 18, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp.           

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Survey: Michigan Recovery Among Tops In Nation

August 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Michigan Economic Development Corporation | News | Comments

An expansive survey of economic activity across the U.S. offers an endorsement of the strength of the Michigan recovery and a boost for the promising prospects for the state’s continual business growth.             

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Drive-Unit Warranty On Tesla Model S Increased To 8 years

August 18, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.                             

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Senator Calls For Surveillance Policy Shift

August 18, 2014 9:39 am | by Nigel Duara, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Oregon Senator called for updates to the rules by which intelligence agencies operate, and said he plans new legislation aimed at ending bulk electronic surveillance.                       

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Ex-Peanut Plant Head Says He Lied About Salmonella

August 15, 2014 11:48 am | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former manager of a peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for.                         

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Chiquita Rejects New $611M Takeover Bid

August 15, 2014 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Banana distributor Chiquita Brands says it is rejecting the $611 million buyout offer from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group.                   

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Coca-Cola Bets On Energy Drinks With Monster Stake

August 15, 2014 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks.                 

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U.S. Factory Output Surges

August 15, 2014 11:35 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.                             

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84 MPG Car Gets Closer To Production

August 15, 2014 11:31 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight.                                   

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7 Ways To Manage Inventory With Specialized Delivery Services

August 15, 2014 11:27 am | by Will Bacon | Articles | Comments

Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.                       

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Engineering Newswire: Robo-Shipbuilder Suit Gives Workers Superhuman Strength

August 15, 2014 11:08 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at exploring the ocean in a private submarine, translating vibrations into audio signals and gaining superhuman strength... with the help of a robotic exoskeleton.               

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Will Produce Trump The Cookie Aisle In The Future?

August 15, 2014 10:55 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Hadley Malcolm talks to author Michael Moss about our changing grocery store behavior and how manufacturers are responding.                                     

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