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Detroit Kicks Off Bankruptcy Trial

September 2, 2014 12:14 pm | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Detroit expects to cut $12 billion in unsecured debt to about $5 billion. The city's creditors include, among others, 30,000-plus retirees and city employees.               

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Some Fear Auto Industry Returning To Bad Habits

September 2, 2014 12:04 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas says an auto industry offering deep discounts and catering to subprime buyers is simply "robbing Peter to pay Paul."                 

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Tesla Motors Dealing As States Play Factory Poker

September 2, 2014 11:43 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land its coveted battery plant. The winner is expected to offer the luxury car-maker publicly financed incentives exceeding a half-billion dollars.        

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Buckyballs And The CPSC: Lessons For Manufacturers

August 28, 2014 4:17 pm | by Timothy L. Mullin, Jr. | Articles | Comments

On May 12, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) settled its long-running proceeding against the manufacturer of Buckyballs. The matter, which saw the CPSC pursue novel and arguably questionable enforcement tactics, provides lessons for all manufacturers.

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Chrysler Confronts Safety Concerns

August 28, 2014 3:42 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

An electrical component found in millions of Chrysler's vehicles is generating problems for owners.                                           

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The Aerodynamics Of The New Ford F-150

August 28, 2014 3:36 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Brad Richards, exterior design manager of the 2015 Ford F-150, shows off its aerodynamics in Allen Park, Mich.                                        

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Chiquita Brands Sued For Deceptive Advertising

August 28, 2014 3:30 pm | by WASH | News | Comments

A Consumer Protection Act lawsuit has been filed against Chiquita Brands International, alleging unfair and deceptive marketing practices.                                

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New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 3:19 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.                               

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Survey: Economic Pessimism Has Grown In The U.S.

August 28, 2014 3:09 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.                 

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To Make Crowdsourcing Work, Move From Contests To Continual Innovation

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

While crowdsourcing is still in its early stages as a manufacturing enabler, it offers the potential to be a significant disrupter if taken seriously.                             

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Supply Chains, Big Data And Advanced Analytics

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer | Articles | Comments

More and more these days we are hearing about big data challenges and opportunities. So what exactly is big data and why should supply chain professionals care about the idea?                     

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Engineering Newswire: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built On A Growler

August 28, 2014 2:11 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3D printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep.                     

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The Challenge Ahead: Global Manufacturing Outlook 2014-2015

August 28, 2014 2:07 pm | by MAPI Media | Videos | Comments

MAPI Foundation economists offer insights and manufacturing forecasts for key global regions in this roundtable.                                       

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New Ford Mustang Rolls Off The Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 12:12 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The all new highly anticipated Ford 2015 Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan on Thursday morning. The Mustang, along with the new F-150 pickup truck, are the automakers two biggest product launches this year.     

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Find The Value Of Traceability In Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Brady Corporation | News | Comments

See how a solid traceability process will save your company time and money while improving your brand's integrity.                                       

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Volvo Finally Goes Domestic In China

August 28, 2014 11:34 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

The Chinese auto market is the largest in the world, but most of the country’s autos are foreign. Now, a potentially successful domestic car has landed, from Sweden.                         

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The IoT Uplink: Standards And Security In The Expanding Internet Of Things

August 28, 2014 11:26 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the growing need for standards and security in the IoT realm.   

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Top 5 Solutions To Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 28, 2014 11:14 am | by Fishbowl | Videos | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.

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Apple Loses Bid To Block Sales Of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.                                 

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Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 28, 2014 9:38 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared the firm of violations.         

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