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Flight Attendants, FAA Square Off Over Electronics

October 13, 2014 9:58 am | by Jessica Gresko, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't seem to fly Friday in court.       

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Alcoa Makes Strides To Improve Combat Vehicles

October 13, 2014 9:54 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Alcoa has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-U.S. Army initiative launched last year.                   

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U.S. Investigates Michelin Truck Tires

October 13, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that some Michelin heavy truck tires can fail and cause crashes.                                       

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Bose Agrees To Dismiss Beats Lawsuit

October 13, 2014 9:46 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Attorneys for Bose Corp. and Beats Electronics have agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Bose.                                       

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Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

October 13, 2014 9:40 am | by Justin Prichard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.                       

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Manufacturing Transformations: Building Blocks Of A Future SMART Plant

October 10, 2014 3:55 pm | by Rahul Vijayaraghavan | Articles | Comments

The advent of intelligent sensors and wireless technologies has paved the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain wide recognition.                                 

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Toledo Nervously Awaiting Fate Of Beloved Jeep

October 10, 2014 11:47 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Word that Chrysler is considering moving production of the Wrangler elsewhere so that the famously rugged vehicle can be constructed with an aluminum body to meet new government gas-mileage standards has triggered feelings of anger, betrayal and despair in Toledo.

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California Rejects Solar Technology That Threatens Birds

October 10, 2014 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park, employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.              

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5 Ways Mobile Field Service Management Can Help Dealers Sell More

October 10, 2014 11:23 am | by Johnny Jones | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers who’ve encouraged the use of mobile field service management applications have helped their dealers generate more revenue, increase profitability — and sell more equipment.                   

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Extended LEAN Best Practices

October 10, 2014 11:10 am | by Eric Lail | Articles | Comments

With an Extended LEAN approach, companies examine the whole supply chain, connect end-to-end value streams and use actionable intelligence to ensure a continuous adoption of change.                   

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Engineering Newswire: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc In Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing.                           

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Tesla Model P85D Test Drive

October 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, takes Bloomberg's Betty Liu for a test drive of the Tesla Model P85D.                                           

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Norton Antivirus Maker Splitting Into 2 Companies

October 10, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two.                                           

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Microsoft CEO Apologizes For Comments On Women

October 10, 2014 9:52 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.                     

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Nissan Recalls Altimas For Latch Problem

October 10, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion.                        

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Mitsubishi Recalls Cars, SUVs For Stalling Problem

October 10, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly.                                     

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U.S. The Only Major Economy Still Showing Signs Of Growth

October 10, 2014 9:39 am | by Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | News | Comments

Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions — from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan — where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim.              

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Mexico's Junk Food Taxes Hitting Pepsi, Coke

October 9, 2014 1:22 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Recent declines suffered by Pepsi and Coke in Mexico underscore why the beverage industry is fighting tax proposals on sugary drinks in in San Francisco and nearby Berkeley.                      

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Stone Brewing To Build Virginia Facility

October 9, 2014 1:17 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's top 10 craft breweries, is tapping Virginia for its East Coast operations, according to an official briefed on the deal.                          

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Is Currency Manipulation Hurting American Manufacturing?

October 9, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit could be hurting manufacturing at home, but currency manipulation by foreign countries that we trade with could be making it worse.                           

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