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High Court Rejects BP Appeal Of Spill Settlement

December 8, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                         


Deaths From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 38

December 8, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                                   


A Record-Breaking Glass Printer

December 8, 2014 11:52 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

An Israeli-based company sets a world record for the largest digital glass printer.                                               


Steve Wozniak Talks About What Really Happened In Jobs' Garage

December 8, 2014 11:47 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says the story of Apple originating from work that happened in Jobs's garage is "a bit of a myth."                                   


The Importance Of Testing IT Readiness And Strong Backup Plans

December 8, 2014 11:39 am | by Chris Cooley | Articles | Comments

Every manufacturer recognizes that its IT network and application infrastructure get more complex every day. At the same time, pressure mounts to make sure that critical IT projects run smoothly, are cost-effective and provide a higher-than-ever ROI. Manufacturers also know that disruptions and outages are inevitable — and they understand the costs when a disaster strikes.


Economists Forecast Fast Growth In 2015

December 8, 2014 10:10 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy, helped by a stronger job market and falling oil prices, should enjoy the fastest economic growth in a decade next year, according to a panel of top business economists.                   


E-Cig Tech Takes Off As Regulation Looms

December 8, 2014 10:02 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Federal officials say the technology race for e-cigarettes could make creating standards for the devices, which heat a liquid to create vapor rather than burning tobacco, more difficult in the future.               


Fuel Exports Soar Under Obama

December 8, 2014 9:56 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, according to U.S. Energy Department data. However, analysis of the data shows that U.S. exports of gasoline and diesel more than made up for the savings at home in pollution abroad. 


Kodak Sets New Structure To Drive Growth

December 8, 2014 9:48 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Kodak has established a new organizational structure to make the company faster-moving, more competitive and more entrepreneurial.                                   


Apple Exec Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

December 8, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Apple executive who sold some of the iPhone maker's secrets to suppliers will serve a year in prison and repay $4.5 million for his crimes.                             


Supreme Court Takes Up Cisco Patent Dispute

December 8, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is taking up a patent infringement dispute between computer networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. and rival Commil USA LLC.                               


Polaroid's Modern Makeover

December 5, 2014 10:30 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Polaroid's retro resurgence is getting a modern makeover. It's launching the Cube, a 35mm video camera that aims to appeal to a broad demographic.                             


Lamborghini Asterion: One Sexy Hybrid

December 5, 2014 10:24 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

This isn't a wimpy hybrid. This is a 900+ horsepower behemoth that has all the style you'd expect from a luxury Lamborghini.                                    


Shoes, Perfectly Balanced

December 5, 2014 10:15 am | by New Balance | Articles | Comments

No two runners are the same. So, New Balance has taken to personalizing a runner’s shoes with EOS industrial 3D printing technology to additively manufacture individualized spike plates that improve individual runner's performance.     


Apple Says Plaintiffs' iPods Not Covered By Suit

December 5, 2014 9:46 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple attorneys have raised an eleventh-hour challenge that could derail a long-running, class-action lawsuit.                                        


Alcoa Touts Step Toward Stronger Aluminum For Cars

December 5, 2014 9:42 am | by David Koenig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa Inc. is touting a breakthrough in aluminum manufacturing that it says will give the lightweight metal a better chance to replace steel in car doors and fenders.                        


British Drugmaker Cutting Hundreds Of U.S. Jobs

December 5, 2014 9:38 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hundreds of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's 17,000 U.S.-based employees will lose their jobs by the end of next year under the pharmaceutical industry's latest restructuring.                     


U.S. Trade Deficit Drops In October

December 5, 2014 9:35 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in October as exports rebounded while oil imports dipped to the lowest level in five years.                                   


U.S. Adds The Most Jobs In Nearly 3 Years

December 5, 2014 9:29 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.          


New EPA Ozone Regulations Could Be Troublesome For Manufacturers

December 4, 2014 11:39 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

Last week the Obama administration unveiled a new environmental regulation designed to decrease ozone emissions in the United States. And while this new regulation clearly has its benefits, it is not without costs, and unfortunately most of the expenses will be shouldered by the manufacturing industry, as they are the ones being targeted to reduce emissions.



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