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Court Rejects Cooper Tire Claim In Apollo Dispute

November 11, 2013 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Delaware Court of Chancery has rejected a claim by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. that Apollo Tyres breached the terms of an agreement to buy Cooper Tire.                           

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Transocean Agrees To Deal With Icahn

November 11, 2013 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil driller Transocean has agreed to a deal with billionaire investor Carl Icahn after a months-long proxy fight.                                       

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NY Knish Factory Fire Leads To Nationwide Shortage

November 11, 2013 9:24 am | by Frank Eltman and Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire at a factory billed as the world's biggest maker of knishes has created nationwide shock and oy for those who can't seem to find the treats anywhere.                           

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Proposal For Former Indy GM Plant Includes Stadium

November 11, 2013 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of four finalists seeking to redevelop a General Motors Corp. stamping plant that once employed more than 6,000 workers near downtown Indianapolis is considering using part of the land for a 10,000-seat soccer stadium.        

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Smartphones Seen Tripling To 5.6 Billion By 2019

November 11, 2013 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 percent of cellphones.                                  

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U.S., Europe Resuming Talks On New Trade Pact

November 11, 2013 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States and the European Union, which already enjoy the world's biggest business relationship, are resuming talks on a deal to further grow two-way trade and investment.                     

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Competing Globally With High-Tech Robotic Automation

November 8, 2013 3:57 pm | by FANUC America Corp. | Videos | Comments

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), an Escanaba, Michigan-based manufacturer, is competing globally with the help of high-tech robotic automation. Flexible automation systems in place at EMP have been instrumental in allowing the company to meet increasing demands. With industrial robots and automation, EMP is able to compete globally, expand its business, and remain a very strong and viable manufacturer.

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Coca-Cola Plans More Than $4B Investment In China

November 8, 2013 3:13 pm | by AP | News | Comments

David Brooks, president of Coca-Cola's Greater China and Korea business unit, told Bloomberg earlier this week that the company plans to invest the money between 2015 and 2017 to build factories and add new products to its portfolio.   

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BorgWarner Bringing Jobs To S.C.

November 8, 2013 3:12 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The state Commerce Department said Friday that BorgWarner is investing nearly $25 million and expects to create 105 new jobs.                     

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Scientists Expect Satellite Crash Next Week

November 8, 2013 3:09 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says its GOCE research satellite will crash to Earth on Sunday night or during the day on Monday, but debris is unlikely to cause any casualties.               

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Obama To Pitch U.S. Exports At New Orleans Port

November 8, 2013 3:05 pm | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pushing his case for how to increase jobs, President Barack Obama headed to the Gulf Coast where he was to use the backdrop of the Port of New Orleans to press for more government spending on infrastructure projects that can have ripple effects on employment.

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Pilot's Widow Sues Copter Maker

November 8, 2013 2:57 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Violeta Escobar filed a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii this week against manufacturer European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. and the owner of the helicopter, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. The suit comes a few days before the statute of limitations expires on making a claim.

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Marketing Assets Without Borders

November 8, 2013 12:45 pm | by Scott Richardson, CEO and President, Longwood Software | Articles | Comments

Marketing internationally presents challenges for everyone. But thanks to new marketing asset management technology, marketers have an effective way to be continuously inter-connected with everyone in the marketing value chain. And marketers easily overcome what once were obstacles to sharing company messages and materials across multiple channels, time zones and continents.

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How Remote Wireless Monitoring Improves Manufacturing Operations

November 8, 2013 12:20 pm | Articles | Comments

New manufacturing techniques, such as M2M, have recently begun to rely on remote wireless monitoring to improve safety and reliability conditions. Gone are the days of maintenance pros climbing ladders or placing their hands in turbines to collect machinery health information — instead, information is sent to a central repository and analyzed by analysts 24/7 so maintenance personnel fix only the equipment that needs attention.

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UAW Nominates Williams As Its Next President

November 8, 2013 11:02 am | by AP | News | Comments

Dennis Williams has been the UAW's secretary-treasurer for the last three years. Williams, a Marine Corps veteran, joined the union in 1977 as a welder with J.I. Case in Rock Island, Ill. He joined the union's national organizing department in 1988 and has negotiated contracts with Mitsubishi, Caterpillar and other companies.

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U.S. Safety Agency Probes VW SUV Lighting Problem

November 8, 2013 11:00 am | by AP | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 26 drivers have complained about headlights, tail lights and turn signals going dark. Many said they found an overheated and melted fuse under the hood.        

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Report: Boeing Union Leader Criticizes Proposal

November 8, 2013 10:55 am | by AP | News | Comments

The leader of Boeing Co. machinists told hundreds of union workers Thursday night that he will see whether he can stop a vote on a proposed new eight-year contract agreement that Boeing says will determine whether much of its new 777X jet is built in the Puget Sound area, a newspaper reports.

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US Added Surprisingly Strong 204,000 Jobs In Oct.

November 8, 2013 10:46 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The surprising job growth shows the economy was stronger in October than many assumed it would be. Activity at service companies also accelerated last month, an earlier report showed. The figures suggest that many companies shrugged off the shutdown, an encouraging sign for the economy.

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Olympic Torch Blasts Into Space For 1st Spacewalk

November 8, 2013 10:44 am | by Laura Mills, Associated Press | News | Comments

The unlit torch for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi is to be taken on a spacewalk Saturday, then return to Earth on Monday (late Sunday EST) with three departing space station astronauts.        

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Consumer Spending Slows To 0.2 Percent Gain

November 8, 2013 10:41 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Consumer spending rose 0.2 percent in September, after at 0.3 percent gain the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Americans cut spending on long-lasting manufactured goods 1.3 percent. That partly reflected a drop in auto sales. Labor Day weekend auto sales were counted in August.

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