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Cheaper Food And Gas Lower U.S. Producer Prices

December 12, 2014 9:52 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Falling gas and food costs pushed down overall U.S. wholesale prices last month, evidence that cheaper oil worldwide is limiting inflation.                               


Ford Revamps Sync Infotainment System

December 12, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven years after its introduction, Ford is revamping its Sync touch screen system to be faster and easier to use.                                       


Fiat Chrysler Denies Plans To Expatriate Ferrari

December 12, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler is denying rumors that Italian luxury sports carmaker Ferrari SpA is considering moving its tax home out of Italy as part of a spinoff.                           


Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

December 12, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force.                           


Navigating Risk And Change In Surface Transport Markets

December 12, 2014 9:35 am | by IBISWorld Procurement Analyst, Hayden Shipp | News | Comments

As surface transportation markets have grown in importance to a range of businesses, they have begun to change in dramatic ways that are making carriers’ capacity, availability and adherence to shipping schedules more uncertain.       


Auto Manufacturing, UAW Converge In The South

December 11, 2014 1:04 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The ongoing push to keep the UAW and labor unions out of foreign automobile manufacturing plants in the South continues. With the auto industry being so heavily entrenched with labor unions, is the fight to keep them out futile?       


Japan Automakers Expand Passenger Air Bag Recalls

December 11, 2014 11:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced more recalls for the same possibly defective Takata air bags that Toyota recalled earlier this month after one exploded during scrapping in Japan.                   


Manufacturers Seek Women For Hard-To-Fill Jobs

December 11, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Manufacturers struggling to find welders, machinists see women as potential labor pool.                                               


Build-It-Yourself Computer For $150

December 11, 2014 11:02 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

It's kind of like Legos, but for computers. Kano is a kit that offers the basics of building hardware and coding software.                                     


App Automatically Changes Passwords

December 11, 2014 10:53 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Dashlane, the password manager app, introduces a new feature to keep you safer by automatically changing your passwords.                                     


F-35 Fighter Jet Has Another Problem

December 11, 2014 10:44 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet has had lots of problems since its first flight in 2006. Now as the planes start to arrive at Air Force bases around the country, another issue has come to light.                 


EU Licks Envelope Cartel

December 11, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Commission's top competition regulator has unveiled a settlement with five envelope-makers, fining them a total of 19.4 million euros ($24 million) for forming a cartel.                   


Chinese Leaders Affirm Commitment To Slower Growth

December 11, 2014 9:57 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese leaders on Thursday affirmed their commitment to a "new normal" of slower economic growth next year and promised to help the poor and promote market-oriented reforms.                     


Gilead Faces Lawsuit Over Hepatitis C Drug Pricing

December 11, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Philadelphia's Transportation Authority has filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. over the pricing of its hepatitis C drug.                                   


Oil Takes Another Dive On OPEC Report, U.S. Supplies

December 11, 2014 9:52 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.                              


USDA Sees Higher Corn, Soybean Demand In Report

December 11, 2014 9:48 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aside from increased demand for corn to make food sweeteners and a boost in soybean exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made few adjustments to Wednesday's crop update.                     


Tech Summit Addresses Industry's Lack Of Diversity

December 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.             


Insite Software And inRiver Announce Strategic Partnership

December 11, 2014 9:36 am | by Insite Software & inRiver | News | Comments

Insite Software and inRiver have announced a partnership to seamlessly integrate the power of Product Information Management and e-Commerce to optimize operations and improve the user experience throughout the product marketing and sales lifecycle.


OXFAB 3D Printing Technology For Aerospace And Industrial Applications

December 11, 2014 9:29 am | by Oxford Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has announced the launch and availability of the first two grades of its OXFAB 3D printing technology for aerospace and industrial applications – OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD. 


Learn How Big Data And Analytics Are Driving Operational Excellence For A&D Manufacturers And Suppliers

December 10, 2014 12:40 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

New technologies can be daunting, particularly in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing. With such a high value attached to data security and production downtime, manufacturers need to make sure that the potential rewards of new technologies are worth the inherent risks. Find out how today’s technologies are eliminating these risks and accelerating operational excellence in leading A&D companies.  



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