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Pabst Owner Considers Returning To Milwaukee

January 28, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pabst Brewing Co. could return to the city of its 19th century birth.                                                   

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Mercedes Selects AM General To Produce SUVs In The U.S.

January 28, 2015 10:25 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

Military and commercial vehicle maker AM General will start making Mercedes-Benz SUVs this summer under a new, multi-year contract with the German automaker.                           

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps To 7 1/2-Year High

January 28, 2015 10:20 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer

The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed this month to 102.9, highest level since August 2007 — four months before the start of the Great Recession.                 

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Ford Recalls Cars, Vans For Door Latch And Seat Belt Trouble

January 28, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts.                                           

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Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche Issue Recalls For Fuel Leaks

January 28, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press

Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 93,500 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leak problems.                                        

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After Setting iPhone Record, What Does Apple Do Next?

January 28, 2015 10:03 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday.       

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Nissan Recalls SUVs To Fix Electrical Shorts, Hood Latches

January 28, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press

Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.                                     

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Supreme Court Rejects Ruling Awarding Lifetime Health Benefits

January 27, 2015 11:31 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a lower court ruling that awarded lifetime healthcare benefits to union retirees at a West Virginia chemical plant, ordering the court to reconsider the matter.               

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Milk Industry Fights Back Against 'Anti-Dairy Proponents'

January 27, 2015 9:59 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer

As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk.                           

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Obama Says U.S. Must Catch Up To Ensure Drone Safety

January 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Josh Lederman & Calvin Woodward, Associated Press

The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds.

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Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Fell In December

January 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, dragged lower by a big decline in demand for commercial aircraft.                                 

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China Says 'Harmful Info' Must Be Managed After VPNs Blocked

January 27, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press

Responding to reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users jump the Great Firewall, an Internet official said Tuesday that "harmful information" must be managed.                     

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States Consider Repealing Prevailing Wage Laws

January 26, 2015 11:44 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology

Amid strong Republican gains in statehouses nationwide in recent years, debates over "right-to-work" legislation have generally been the most prominent union-related issues.                      

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Yogurt Owner Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Arson

January 26, 2015 11:35 am | by The Associated Press

The founder of a popular yogurt company is in prison after admitting he set the production plant ablaze in a fit of anger over investors' handling of the company.                         

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The Highest And Lowest Unemployment Rates Across The U.S.

January 26, 2015 11:26 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology

The desert Southwest, the Jersey Shore and California's central valley account for the highest urban unemployment rates in the nation, according to data compiled by Forbes.                       

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Post Holdings To Buy Malt-O-Meal Cereal Maker

January 26, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press

Post Holdings will spend $1.15 billion to bulk up its presence in the market for bagged and hot cereals by buying the privately held MOM Brands Co., maker of Malt-O-Meal cereals.                     

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MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn To Form Packaging Behemoth

January 26, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press

Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices.                       

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Mattel CEO Resigns, Toy Maker Results Miss Expectations

January 26, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press

Toy maker Mattel says Bryan Stockton has resigned after about three years of leading the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars.                               

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Oil Price Drop Sparks Steel Industry Layoffs

January 23, 2015 11:27 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology

U.S. Steel this week announced 545 layoffs, bringing its January job cut total to more than 1,000 as the industry reels from the decline in oil prices.                             

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Report: Manufacturing Wages Significantly Higher Than Comparable Workers

January 23, 2015 11:18 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology

The average manufacturing worker made nearly 11 percent more than a comparable worker outside the manufacturing sector in 2012 and 2013, according to a newly released report.                     

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EPA, Automakers Agree To Curb Use Of Copper In Brake Pads

January 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement that would cut the use of copper in motor vehicle brake pads.                                   

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