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Chinese Hackers Access Major U.S. Weapons Designs

May 28, 2013 10:14 am | by CBS News | Videos

A confidential report, first obtained by the Washington Post, says Chinese cyber spies gained access to the designs for dozens of major U.S. weapons systems. Many of the designs were part of the new Pacific strategy for U.S. security. David Martin reports.


Cheap Energy Will Bring Back U.S. Jobs

May 23, 2013 5:02 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Analyst Meredith Whitney says that the flood of cheap, natural gas will ultimately bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Manufacturing growth in parts of the U.S. are at moving at the same rate or better than emerging markets growth, while some parts of the country are still struggling and possibly clouding the picture of growth. 


Increasing U.S. Manufacturing In Technology

May 23, 2013 10:08 am | by HectorRuizSlingshot | Videos

In many industries today, particularly in technology, the U.S. is experiencing some transformational changes that will open the opportunity for the U.S. to regain a foothold in manufacturing. The U.S. lost that edge because companies were tempted by the idea that low cost labor was important forever, and moved significant amounts of infrastructure to other countries, which made it difficult to stay competitive.


Saving Time And Money With Project Management

May 23, 2013 9:58 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

Project management is particularly effective in a manufacturing environment, considering the number of variables involved such as maintenance schedules and projects, run times, and quality control.                                 


The Latest ERP Trends For Manufacturers

May 23, 2013 9:44 am | by Sage ERP Solutions | Videos

Learn what the three most important new trends are in ERP, and how they will play a key role in helping manufacturers run their businesses more efficiently. Sage points out what manufacturers need to do to take their ERP to the next level. 


British Firms Face Ethical Dilemmas In Bangladesh

May 23, 2013 9:34 am | by NBC News | Videos

For the first time, Tesco, one of the largest retailers in the world, opened the doors to its factory in Bangladesh. ITV News visited a production center said to be ethically run. It manufactures many of the 40 million garments made in Bangladesh every year for the supermarket giant Tesco. 


Apple CEO: No Plans To Move $100 Billion Back To U.S.

May 22, 2013 10:02 am | by NBC News | Videos

Apple CEO Tim Cook states to a Senate panel Tuesday that under the current U.S. corporate tax code he has no plans to transfer $100 billion in company profits to the U.S. from overseas. Some analysts think this might push congress to make some changes in corporate tax code. 


MBT Manufacturing Newswire - Remaking American Security

May 21, 2013 10:20 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, remaking American security, Amazon eyes the smartphone market, and a blow to the nation’s labor unions. We’ll also updated you on Window’s Blue, take a brief look at the uncertainty in U.S. manufacturing, and the liability surrounding 3-D printed guns.


Go Inside A Bangladeshi Garment Factory

May 20, 2013 10:55 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Garment factory owners struggle to shake off the stigma of poor working conditions after the tragic collapse of a rented facility that was not equipped for factory use. Garment workers now question how safe they are at their own factory jobs. 


Tea-delivering Drone, Phone-charging Bike

May 17, 2013 10:37 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Startups are looking past the smartphone and creating innovative tech hardware to solve unexpected problems. Companies can now build hardware, like they once built software, moving this trend forward. CNN Money tech correspondent, Laurie Segall, reports. 


What Is Cloud Computing?

May 16, 2013 10:42 am | by Dell | Videos

Dell and Intel experts discuss where cloud computing began, where it is now, and what quantitative and qualitative results it can bring to your enterprise. Smaller companies generally choose to start off with a public cloud, but as they grow, they bring those functions back in-house and create their own private cloud. Watch to learn more. 


Procter & Gamble's Environmental Vision

May 16, 2013 10:24 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CEO Bob McDonald wants Procter & Gamble to move to a zero waste production environment. The company has a 4-part vision that includes things like powering plants with 100 percent renewable energy, renewable materials used in their products and much more. 


On The Clock: Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

May 16, 2013 10:09 am | by The White House | Videos

Director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling, breaks down the importance of the President's efforts to create more manufacturing innovation hubs and the progress that is being made towards the goals he outlined in his State of the Union address.


Building Apple's iPhone Doesn't Pay Like It Used To

May 15, 2013 10:55 am | by ReutersTV | Videos

Apple's legendary profit margins may be challenged if the firm releases its long-rumored low-end iPhone later this year. But the ones really feeling the pinch will be its suppliers. Apple does none of its own production and relies on Asia's contract makers - the biggest of the bunch being Foxconn. Foxconn draws an estimated 60 to 70 percent of its business from work commissioned by Apple.


Inside BMW's Design Lab

May 14, 2013 10:01 am | by CNN Money | Videos

An inside look at BMW's North American design lab, where the company works on everything from cars to coffee makers. Designworks is an independent creative agency owned by BMW that is always working on the next generation of cars.     


Economy Pressuring Young Drivers Out Of Cars

May 13, 2013 10:30 am | by NBC News | Videos

More young Americans, 16-34, are choosing to take public transit, walk or decide not to spend the money for an automobile, and that has car companies concerned. Major automotive companies are now tasked with understanding this trend and how to entice this group to make a purchase. NBC's Chris Clackum reports. 


Google Glass: A First Real Life Look

May 10, 2013 10:13 am | by ABC News | Videos

ABC News' Joanna Stern shares what life is like behind Google's connected glasses.  With 16 gigabytes of storage, a 5 megapixal camera, Bluetooth radio and more, Google Glass is making it's debut into the real world.     


Why Is U.S. Manufacturing Left Out of the Recovery?

May 9, 2013 10:51 am | by Bloomberg TV | Videos

Scott Paul, executive director at Alliance For American Manufacturing and Bloomberg political analyst Matt Dowd discuss the state of manufacturing in the United States.  They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."


A Look At An American Manufacturer

May 9, 2013 10:44 am | by Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism | Videos

Hutchinson Manufacturing Inc., in Hutchinson, Minn., is celebrating their 60th year in business. Tom Daggett, president of Hutchinson Manufacturing, talks about the company his father started in 1953 and what it has lined up for the future.


Robots As Pharmacists?

May 9, 2013 10:27 am | Videos

A robotic pharmacy at the UCSF Medical Center could be the next big thing for hospitals. The robot counts, dispenses and packages pills with perfect accuracy. Doctors at the Medical Center say the machine has been a game-changer – eliminating errors and mistakes.



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