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Intel Invests $1.5B In China Mobile Venture

September 26, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent state in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.                         

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Apple's Response To iPhone Issues Is Key

September 26, 2014 11:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.                                       

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Chiquita, Fyffes Alter Merger Agreement

September 26, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Changes to the proposed merger between Chiquita and the Irish fruit importer Fyffes will give Chiquita shareholders a larger stake in what would become the world's largest banana supplier.                 

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UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

September 26, 2014 10:54 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Articles | Comments

Over a hundred planes fly into Louisville International Airport every night and unload at Worldport, which is on the airport grounds. Packages are sorted and reloaded before the planes return to their respective cities, and all of this happens within a matter of a few hours.

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Hoax Gets People To Microwave Their iPhone 6

September 26, 2014 10:44 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

An Internet hoax convinced some people their iPhone 6 could be charged in the microwave.                                               

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Feds Crack Down On Physician-Owned Companies

September 26, 2014 10:31 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A CBS investigation showed that some doctors are getting a cut of the profits for the hardware they put in patients. Now, federal prosecutors are cracking down on physicians with ownership stakes in medical device companies.       

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Engineering Newswire: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 26, 2014 10:26 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator.                   

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Chrysler Redesigns Its Assembly Line

September 26, 2014 9:24 am | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

From automation changes in the body shop to improvements to the color booths in the paint shop, modifications were made across the plant. But the most extensive transformation came on the assembly line.          

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Old Forester Bourbon Distillery Planned For Louisville

September 26, 2014 9:21 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. is returning to its roots to build a distillery to produce Old Forester bourbon, its founding brand.                                 

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North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 26, 2014 9:18 am | by Josh Wood, Associated Press | News | Comments

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.           

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Plastic Made From Thin Air

September 25, 2014 1:36 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion dollar-a-year industry.                                         

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Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 25, 2014 1:31 pm | by E2openTV | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find out more about the six best practices that will help supply chain leaders inject innovation into their organization.           

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Boeing To Bring Hundreds Of Jobs To Charleston

September 25, 2014 1:21 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Boeing is bringing hundreds of new jobs to South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the aerospace company has leased a 100,000-square-foot building in North Charleston for a new research center that will employ as many as 400.

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The IoT Uplink: The Future Of Production Flow And Big Data

September 25, 2014 1:16 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This IoT Uplink examines not only the impact of reliable communication in the manufacturing setting, but also the importance of understanding the information being shared.                       

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10 Proactive Ways To Eliminate Distractions In The Warehouse

September 25, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jerry Matos | Articles | Comments

When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.

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Apple Launches iPhone 6 And With It ‘BendGate’

September 25, 2014 1:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

No company is perfect, but after the debacle that was “Antennagate” with the launch of the iPhone 4, you’d think that Apple would be more meticulous about future generations of products. It appears that the answer is “Not so.”       

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GM Recall Victims Must Decide To Settle Or Fight In Court

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Tom Krisher & Amy Forliti, Associated Press | News | Comments

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.

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Cyber Experts Warn Of 'Bash' Bug

September 25, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers.                                 

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Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Fell In August

September 25, 2014 9:52 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record amount in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft. But orders in a key category that tracks business investment plans posted a gain.      

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NutraSweet To Cease Aspartame Production

September 25, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame as a result of foreign competition.                                         

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