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GM Recalls Chevrolet Cobalts For Defective Airbag Wiring

August 14, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 73,424 Chevrolet Cobalt small cars in the U.S. and Canada because improper wiring could prevent the roof-mounted driver's side airbag from deploying after a crash.


U.S. Producer Prices Up In July

August 14, 2015 9:46 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Prices charged by producers rose more slowly in July, reflecting declines in both food and energy.


Study: New Ethanol Standards Would Lead To Increased Carbon Emissions

August 14, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new study by Illinois researchers estimates that reduced federal gasoline blending standards would produce the same impact on carbon emissions as nearly one million additional passenger vehicles.


3D Printing's Future Is In Metals, New Methods

August 13, 2015 11:57 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | News | Comments

The report asks: How will companies use 3D printing over the next couple years?


Luxury Vodka: The Art And Science Of Crafting A Brand

August 13, 2015 11:51 am | by Forbes | Videos | Comments

Pernod Ricard is doubling down with Absolut Elyx in a quest to dethrone Grey Goose.


OnePlus Disrupts Smartphone Industry

August 13, 2015 11:46 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

When Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus was founded in 2013, critics doubted that people would buy its flagship phone, OnePlus One. But co-founder Carl Pei found an unconventional way to help the company survive.


Symantec To Sell Veritas Business For $8B In Cash

August 13, 2015 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Symantec will sell its Veritas information management business for $8 billion in cash with plans to funnel proceeds back into its main line of work, cybersecurity, and to buy back shares.


Report: IoT To Generate Increase In Demand For Predictive Data

August 13, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report anticipates a dramatic jump in the need for data analysis as the Industrial Internet of Things continues to expand.


American Apparel Falls After Saying It Is Low On Financing

August 13, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Already facing falling sales and lawsuits from its ousted founder, shares of American Apparel plunged further Wednesday after the retailer said it doesn't have enough financing to keep operating for the next year, meaning it will need to raise money or find new financing.


Dr. Pepper Takes Stake In Gatorade Rival BodyArmor

August 13, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Pepper Snapple is making a $20 million investment in BodyArmor, a rival of PepsiCo's Gatorade brand.


Report: Labor Board Decision Could Mean Big Changes For Temp Workers, Contractors

August 13, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A forthcoming ruling from federal labor officials could dramatically alter the status of employees in a wide range of industries.


Eurozone Economic Recovery Likely Stalled In Q2

August 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

The eurozone's hopes for a strong economic recovery this year have soured over the past couple months, partly because of the crisis over Greece's future in the currency zone and fading growth in China.


Water Company To Utilize Paper-Based Bottles

August 13, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Swiss packaging company recently debuted its paper-based bottle in the U.S.


Monthly Average Of U.S. Jobless Claims Falls To 15-Year Low

August 13, 2015 9:42 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

More people sought U.S. unemployment aid last week, but the average for the past month fell to the lowest level in 15 years, a sign that few employers are cutting jobs.


Industry Insider: Acquity On The Impact Of The e-Marketplace, Pt. 2

August 12, 2015 12:07 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Videos | Comments

In the follow-up segment to last week's discussion, Bob Barr of Acquity Group reviews the three dimensions e-marketplaces bring to industrial distribution online, outlining key questions businesses should ask themselves about their own value proposition.


Western Companies Eye Iran's Business Potential

August 12, 2015 12:00 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Less than a month after the historic Iran nuclear deal, western businesses are looking with interest at the Iranian market.


Using Cloud-Based Software For Employee Time And Attendance Management

August 12, 2015 11:51 am | by Scott Mulka | Articles | Comments

Cloud-based time and attendance is a critical tool for businesses looking to reduce timekeeping errors and create efficiencies. Smart manufacturers are using the system to streamline operations, boost productivity and position themselves competitively for the future.  


Kraft Heinz Slashing 2,500 Jobs In Canada, U.S. After Merger

August 12, 2015 10:21 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined.


Fiat Chrysler Appealing Negligence Verdict In Jeep Fire Case

August 12, 2015 10:18 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday it is appealing a Georgia court's order to pay $40 million to the family of a child who died in a Jeep fire.



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