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GM Expert Says 19 Deaths Eligible For Compensation

September 15, 2014 1:27 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.                   

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U.S. Factory Output Drops In August

September 15, 2014 1:21 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.                   

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Safety Agency Investigates Ford Fiestas

September 15, 2014 1:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years.                                             

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ZF Buying TRW Automotive For About $11.74B

September 15, 2014 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal will create an automotive supplier business with combined sales of approximately $41 billion and 138,000 employees.                                    

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DNV GL's Short Sea Ship: The Rise Of Sea Drones?

September 15, 2014 1:06 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Videos | Comments

DNV GL's unveiling of its concept for an unmanned, battery-powered short sea vessel could open the door for a new mode of shipping goods.                                 

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Wearable Tech Is Becoming More Fashionable

September 15, 2014 12:55 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Tech and fashion are teaming up to make wearables more fashionable. But can tech really be pretty?                                           

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Market To Manufacturing: It’s Time To Digitize

September 15, 2014 12:47 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation, but companies need to leverage big data, cloud, social and mobile capabilities to create businesses that get them closer to their customers.     

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Heineken Rejects Takeover Bid

September 15, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Family-controlled brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival SABMiller.                                              

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Samsung Accuses LG Execs Of Vandalizing Its Products

September 15, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation.             

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Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'Gigafactory'

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a lithium battery factory to make cheaper batteries so it can afford to mass market a new line of more affordable vehicles.

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Will Apple Pay Kill The Card Swipe?

September 15, 2014 9:50 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.                                                   

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Study: Technology An Underused Tool In Emerging Market Supply Chains

September 15, 2014 9:45 am | by Accenture | News | Comments

Despite the vital role that technology plays in helping companies manage the complexity and volatility in global operations, only 48 percent of the more than 1,000 global companies surveyed use technology extensively in their emerging market supply chains.  

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Report: Manufacturers Collecting More Data, Unsure How To Use It

September 15, 2014 9:28 am | by The Economist Intelligence Unit | News | Comments

A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit shows that while most manufacturing firms have greatly increased the volume of data they collect from the shop floor over the past two years, many are struggling to get the most out of it.

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GreenTech Automotive Claims MS Factory Construction Complete

September 12, 2014 11:43 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.                               

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Nevada Governor Enacts Tesla Tax Break Package

September 12, 2014 11:23 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State.   

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HP Fined For Bribery Of Russian Officials

September 12, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million.                   

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Why Synchronize Time? Three Ways It Benefits Manufacturers

September 12, 2014 11:01 am | by Dieter Pape | Articles | Comments

Worrying about whether your clocks display the same, accurate time — and how that impacts your maintenance crews, the start and stop time of shifts, timestamps and reporting or compliance issues — doesn’t have to be an extra item on your plate. 

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Apple Pay Is A Game Changer

September 12, 2014 10:48 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

True Ventures' Om Malik and Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster discuss the launch of Apple Pay and what it means for the future of business.                                 

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Following Annie's Acquisition, Expect More Deals

September 12, 2014 10:42 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Following General Mills acquisition of macaroni and cheese maker Annie's for over $800 million, or more than four times revenue, expect a smorgasboard of deals in the natural and organic space.                 

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Engineering Newswire: BAE Makes Planes More Human

September 12, 2014 10:01 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes.                             

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