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CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Probe Over

June 16, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials wrapped up an investigation into a listeria outbreak at Blue Bell ice cream as the Texas-based company identified the source of the contamination at its Oklahoma plant.


Ford Racing To Keep Up With Demand For F-150

June 15, 2015 12:21 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford talks about the automaker's return to the Le Mans race in 2016 with the GT sportscar, production of the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, business strategy and the outlook for consolidation in the auto industry.


The Future Of Robots And Artificial Intelligence

June 15, 2015 12:17 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

David Pogue explores advances in robotics and artificial intelligence at the recent DARPA Robotics Challenge.


Choppers On Chopping Block At United Technologies

June 15, 2015 12:11 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Dow component United Technologies plans to sell or spin-off its iconic Sikorsky unit, maker of the Black Hawk helicopter. There should be plenty of interested buyers.


Vision, Response Critical For Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity

June 15, 2015 11:59 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

As economies become more global, supply chains have become more complicated. This places even greater emphasis on continuity as a strategic operational element.


GM To Cut 100 Jobs Amid Slower Sales

June 15, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors plans to cut 100 jobs at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, according to reports.


Reshoring In-Depth: Ford, Caterpillar, GE, GM Among Top Reshoring Companies

June 15, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Several of the nation's largest publicly traded manufacturers also ranked among the biggest proponents of reshoring in recent years, according to a new analysis.


Gun Maker Colt Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

June 15, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gun maker Colt Defense LLC filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy late Sunday, allowing for a quicker sale of operations in the U.S. and Canada.


Safety Regulators Link Takata Airbags To Another Death

June 15, 2015 9:55 am | News | Comments

U.S. regulators have confirmed that an air bag made by Takata Corp. was involved in the April death of a woman in Louisiana , connecting the defective airbags to a seventh fatality.


House Vote Puts Trade Authority Legislation In Jeopardy

June 15, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday defeated crucial trade legislation in a move that could seal the fate of Trade Promotion Authority in that chamber.


New Polymer Could Bolster Food's Texture, Taste, Health Benefits

June 15, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

More than two decades after its discovery, Oregon State University recently began licensing a patented polymer that could transform production of dairy products and other materials.


Jeni's Halts Production After Listeria Again Found In Plant

June 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Mitch Stacy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has found listeria in its plant again and has halted production and closed retail shops for the second time since April, the company said Friday.


Tech News Of The Week: BlackBerry Android Smartphone

June 12, 2015 12:42 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

This edition looks at Sony’s plans for a comeback, the home battery from Mercedes-Benz and BlackBerry’s switch to Android.


Engineering Newswire: World's Largest Gigayacht To Cost $770M

June 12, 2015 11:44 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at saving birds with bladeless wind turbines, smashing bugs in the Bayou and floating on the world’s largest gigayacht.


BMW Unveils Its New 7-Series

June 12, 2015 11:39 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

BMW has launched its latest range of executive cars. The new 7-series includes gesture control, self parking and an app store.


Why Hackers Have Made Energy Industry A Favorite Target

June 12, 2015 11:31 am | Videos | Comments

A study conducted in April by Symantec found that computer-system invaders attacked 43 percent of global mining, oil and gas companies at least once last year. 


Track And Trace Technology: One Cure For The Common Recall

June 12, 2015 11:27 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

For the most part companies are stepping up and taking accountability when contamination strikes, but the food and beverage manufacturing industry has much more work to do to prevent the endangerment of lives.


MAPI Foundation Projects Slower Manufacturing Growth In 2015

June 12, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest forecast from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Foundation tempered expectations for the industrial economy this year but is more optimistic about 2016.


Court Says Net Neutrality Rules Will Go Into Effect Friday

June 12, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prevent companies from blocking or slowing down some online traffic will go into effect Friday after a federal appeals court refused to delay them.


Judge Rejects DOJ Plan To Notify Food Poisoning Victims

June 12, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A federal judge directed government attorneys to make a stronger effort to find victims of a 2007 salmonella outbreak stemming from contaminated peanut butter.



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