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U.S., China Talk Cyberhacking Amid New Allegations

July 10, 2014 11:35 am | by Bradley Klapper & Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files.   

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U.S. Wholesalers Slow To Restock As Sales Weaken

July 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. wholesale stockpiles rose in May at the weakest pace in five months as companies kept their supplies in line with slower sales.                                 

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Honda To Recall 170K Hybrid Cars

July 10, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall a total of 175,356 Fit and Vezel hybrid vehicles due to a faulty engine control system that could cause problems such as unintended acceleration.                 

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AME Announces Manufacturing Day Sponsorship

July 10, 2014 11:19 am | by Association for Manufacturing Excellence | News | Comments

Celebrating the backbone of America, the national Manufacturing Day event highlights the numerous contributions of manufacturers across the country while educating the general public about the impact and importance of this vital industry.   

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House Approves 5 'Manufacturing Jobs For America' Provisions

July 10, 2014 11:14 am | News | Comments

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that includes five innovative skills-training provisions from the Senate’s Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign.                     

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The IoT Uplink: Connecting With A $12 Billion Technology

July 10, 2014 11:07 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the growth and expansion of industrial wireless connections, M2M communication and sensor integration.

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Edgewater Fullscope Receives The 2014 Microsoft Dynamics Customer Reference Excellence Award

July 10, 2014 10:58 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Edgewater Fullscope, Inc. has received the inaugural 2014 Customer Reference Excellence Award from the U.S. Microsoft Dynamics Customer Reference Team.                             

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Tesla Sued In China For $3.85M

July 10, 2014 10:54 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Electric car-maker Tesla is being sued in China for trademark infringement. Chinese businessman Zhan Baosheng is suing the company over Tesla's trademark, which he registered in both Chinese and English in 2006, before the company arrived in China.

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The Big Rig Truck That Drives Itself

July 10, 2014 10:50 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

German automotive manufacturer, Daimler, is taking self-driving vehicles to the next level. Check out this big rig truck that drives itself.                               

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How One U.S. Supplier Helped Bring Manufacturing Home

July 10, 2014 10:42 am | by Robert Moakler | Articles | Comments

Undeniably, U.S. supply chains suffered structural damage due to many years of offshoring. However, daily evidence indicates that domestic relationships are being strengthened and rebuilt, which is exactly what happened when one automotive designer and engineer met a U.S. manufacturer and they began to collaborate.

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GE Engineering Challenge Offers $1M In Seed Money To Inventors

July 10, 2014 9:52 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The challenge targets two goals: reducing greenhouse emissions from generators producing steam used for extracting oil from the sands, and finding new ways to capture waste heat at the other end of the process.           

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California Man Facing Prison For Economic Espionage

July 10, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling to China the technology that creates a white pigment.                   

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Apple Wins Court Case On Store Design Trademark

July 10, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.                                       

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Toyota Hopes Donations Will Make A Difference

July 10, 2014 9:44 am | by Dennis Seid, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | News | Comments

The test cars, a mix of the 10th-generation Corolla and the 11th-generation model that came out last summer, will be used by the schools for the students to learn more about automotive technology.               

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Samsung Faces New Child Labor Claim In China

July 10, 2014 9:41 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.                   

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Boeing Gets $56B Emirates Airline Order

July 9, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777X aircraft for Dubai's Emirates Airline.                                           

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China: It's Up To U.S. To Drive Global Economy

July 9, 2014 12:53 pm | by Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's finance minister said Wednesday that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy.                         

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John Wayne Heirs Sue Over 'Duke' Bourbon

July 9, 2014 12:51 pm | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

John Wayne's heirs are dueling with Duke University over the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.                           

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American Apparel To Receive Financing

July 9, 2014 12:46 pm | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

American Apparel Inc. has reached a preliminary deal with investment firm Standard General to receive a $25 million investment to bolster the clothing chain's finances, a person close to the negotiations said.           

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Alfa Romeo Is Back With Style

July 9, 2014 12:35 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Truly a car lover's car, the Alfa Romeo 4C isn't right for everyone. But at the reasonable starting price of $54,000, it's an achievable Italian exotic.                            

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