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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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The Tesla Model D Predictions

October 9, 2014 12:50 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to announce a new vehicle at an event on Thursday. Sam Grobart takes a look at the car's likely features and how Tesla is making a play for the mass market.                 

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App Aims To Replace Zany Passwords

October 9, 2014 12:42 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

A two-step authentication application called Authy, which is backed by Cameron Winkelvoss, already has 1 million users.                                     

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GM's 'Self-Driving' Car Just 2 Years Away

October 9, 2014 12:33 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Poppy Harlow talks with GM CEO Mary Barra about the future of autonomous vehicles, the potential improvements in congestion and risks of hacking.                              

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Actavis Plans New Merger Approach For Botox Maker

October 9, 2014 12:25 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Actavis plans to approach Allergan about a potential merger, as the Botox maker warms up to the possibility of a sale.                                     

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Is The Trade Deficit Really So Bad?

October 9, 2014 11:35 am | by Mike Collins | Blogs | Comments

As with most economic issues, there are no completely wrong or right answers — the truth is that there are winners and losers.                                   

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Boeing In Whistleblower Lawsuit

October 9, 2014 9:58 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge ruled.

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Sage Automotive Interiors Acquired By Clearlake Capital Group

October 9, 2014 9:58 am | by Clearlake Capital Group | News | Comments

Clearlake Capital Group and Sage Automotive Interiors have announced that Clearlake has acquired Sage, the second largest automotive textile supplier in the world.                         

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Study Reveals The Importance Of IT In Manufacturing

October 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

New research reveals that manufacturers are struggling to deal with increasingly complex IT estates, as 83 percent of firms report a rise in IT complexity driven by more users, increased locations, new applications and adoption of cloud computing.

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New Vehicle Mileage Hits Record MPG

October 9, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.                                 

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