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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 2

March 26, 2015 11:16 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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More Or Less ERP: That Is The Question

March 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Zach Hanlon | Blogs | Comments

The ERP is the lifeblood of most of the manufacturing industry, but that industry is changing fast and most can’t keep up.

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Feds Investigate Safety Of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

March 26, 2015 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde.

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Ford Recalls 213,000 Police Vehicles To Fix Door Springs

March 26, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 213,000 police vehicles in North America to fix springs that may not keep doors closed in a crash.

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Stumbled In February

March 26, 2015 10:45 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February, the latest installment of disappointing data this quarter that suggests the economy has hit a soft patch.

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Toyota Outlines Growth Architecture After Lull From Recalls

March 26, 2015 10:11 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.

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Report: Emissions Requirements, Fuel Cell Vehicles To Drive Increase In Global Hydrogen

March 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recently released report anticipates demand for cleaner transportation will substantially increase the global hydrogen market in the near future.

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UAW Chief Rejects Lower Wage Tier

March 26, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The president of the United Auto Workers union rejected a new wage tier Wednesday after reports indicated U.S. automakers could float the idea during upcoming contract talks.

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Views Mixed On U.S. Oil Storage Crunch

March 26, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Reports that the nation's largest oil storage facility reached its highest level ever this month drew widely varying reactions among economists and industry observers.

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Flashback To 1988: Flying Car Test Flight

March 25, 2015 12:21 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this flashback, inventor Paul Moller invited CBS News to witness a test flight of his flying car, the M200X. 

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New Alternatives To Computer Passwords

March 25, 2015 11:52 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Forget about forgetting passwords — Yahoo has introduced a system for sending single-use passwords on demand to mobile phone users, while Microsoft is proposing "biometric authentication,” in which your computer must recognize your face, iris or fingerprint to grant you access

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 3

March 25, 2015 11:39 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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How Centralizing Your Company’s Business Intelligence Can Improve Your Bottom Line

March 25, 2015 11:32 am | by Heine Krog Iversen | Articles | Comments

To improve your company’s overall efficiency, rather than looking at the next big program that hits the market, the answer to better gains might very well be to simply re-organize your existing BI system.

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HJ Heinz Buying Kraft And Building A $28 Billion Food Giant

March 25, 2015 10:32 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion.

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GM Recalls Chevy Malibus To Fix Sunroof Control Issue

March 25, 2015 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls.

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Lexmark Agrees To Buy Software Maker Kofax For $1 Billion

March 25, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Printer maker Lexmark International will buy software developer Kofax Ltd. for about $1 billion.

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Mercedes Recalls 30,000 Cars To Fix Rear Tail Lamp Problem

March 25, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 30,000 CLS-Class cars in the U.S. because the LED tail lamps may not light properly on the sides.

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Study: Electric Cars Could Alleviate Urban Heat

March 25, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released study finds electric cars could help alleviate heat concentrated in large urban areas.

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Report: GM, Ford Could Seek Lower Wage Tier From UAW

March 25, 2015 9:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors and Ford might seek a new, lower wage tier from the United Auto Workers union after a report showed they have the highest labor costs among U.S. automakers.

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Safety Experts: Chrysler's Gas Tank Fix Still Risky

March 24, 2015 1:34 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

After Chrysler initially refused to recall vehicles over a gas tank issue, there are now safety concerns about the solution and the speed at which it is moving on the fix.

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