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Circus Cited For Not Following Manufacturer's Instructions

November 5, 2014 12:33 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats, federal workplace safety regulators said Tuesday.             

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What Is Your Manufacturing Innovation Quotient?

November 5, 2014 12:26 pm | by Tom Comstock | Articles | Comments

How do you squeeze the most return out of your investment in innovation? It’s not always about new products — they don’t always produce bigger profits.                             

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Salty Potatoes Spur Food Revolution

November 5, 2014 12:06 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Dutch farmer is using diluted sea water to successfully grow crops, a breakthrough that could potentially minimize the impact of increasingly salinated fresh water reserves due to climate change, as well as save thousands of coastal farms around the world. 

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The Toyota Camry You Can't Buy

November 5, 2014 11:58 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Toyota's Camry is the second-best selling sedan in the country, but you can't buy the one they unveiled at SEMA. The 850-horsepower model is only for the track.                         

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India To Foreign CEOs: 'We're Waiting For You'

November 5, 2014 9:23 am | by Katy Daigle, Associated Press | News | Comments

India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth.                               

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Audi Recalling Nearly 102K Cars For Air Bags

November 5, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.                                           

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As Samsung Falters, Low Key Scion Waits In The Wings

November 5, 2014 9:17 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As Samsung's smartphone business suffers a dizzying decline, another issue is vexing investors. Command of one of the world's most valuable consumer brands will eventually pass to the son of its ailing patriarch whose business abilities remain a mystery despite being elevated two years ago to a top role at the company.

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Ford Issues 5 Recalls Covering 202K Vehicles

November 5, 2014 9:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 202,000 cars, vans and trucks in North America in five separate recalls to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues.                         

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ADLINK Joins Network Intelligence Alliance

November 5, 2014 8:59 am | by ADLINK Technology | News | Comments

ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced their membership with the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance).

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Women Sue Ford For Harassment

November 4, 2014 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Several female workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago assembly plant have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.                           

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Security Contractor Breach Unnoticed For Months

November 4, 2014 1:07 pm | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.

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ISM: Manufacturing Continues Strong Growth Trajectory

November 4, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Lexus Uses Social Media To 'Build' Its SEMA Car

November 4, 2014 12:48 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Chris Woodyard talks with Lexus' Brian Bolain about the RC-F sports car that was customized based on suggestions from the brand's followers on Instragram.                           

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A New Take On Peanut Butter And Jelly

November 4, 2014 12:35 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

General Electric launched a search for kid inventors and found 7 year-old Ellie Rowlands, who created a way to improve on a kids’ culinary classic — peanut butter and jelly. She demonstrates the ease of making a sandwich with “Ellie’s Jellies.” 

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What The New Tangible Asset And Repair Regulations Mean For Manufacturing Firms

November 4, 2014 12:25 pm | by Dean Sonderegger | Articles | Comments

While simplified regulations allow for more manufacturing firms to qualify for tax benefits, they also introduce many compliance challenges.                               

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Manufacturing Technology Trends Shaping The Industry

November 4, 2014 12:07 pm | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has changed drastically in the past decade, and much of this change is due to advancements in technology. Here is a look at a few of the technologies that are having the largest impact.               

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U.S. Investigating Honda For Incomplete Reports

November 4, 2014 9:41 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating whether Honda Motor Co. failed to report deaths and injuries that occurred in its vehicles.                                   

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SUV Sales Help BMW Earnings

November 4, 2014 9:37 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Germany's luxury automaker BMW AG saw net profit slip 1.2 percent in the third quarter due to non-cash losses on foreign currency hedges and the reduced value of a stake in a key supplier.                 

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Judge Allows Honeywell Health Screenings

November 4, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge on Monday said Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests.                                     

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U.S. Trade Deficit Expands In September

November 4, 2014 9:29 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit rose in September, as a broader global economic weakness caused exports to fall.                                          

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