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GM 1Q Global Sales Up 2 Pct

April 18, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race.                         

Researcher Fools Samsung's Fingerprint Check

April 17, 2014 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on...

Consumer Groups Win 'Company Doe' Appeal

April 17, 2014 1:18 pm | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer — only known now as "Company Doe" — in a...

U.S. Manufacturers' Optimism Rises To Highest Level In Eight Years

April 17, 2014 1:15 pm | by PwC US | News | Comments

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy rose among U.S. industrial...

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Google's Project Ara Wants To Change Smartphones

April 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Project Ara, a smartphone you can customize, may seem like a crazy idea, but it's not half as crazy as what it takes to build it.                                   

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Kill Switches, A Plug-In Super Car & AgencyGlass

April 17, 2014 12:51 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we discuss the latest on smartphone kill switches and Amazon’s Pay to Quit plan. We also talk about Porsche’s plug-in hybrid and take a look at a technology for the socially awkward.     

Dolby Works On Its Vision Of TV's Future

April 17, 2014 12:46 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Dolby may be a company known for its sound systems, but it's also developed imaging technology that could change how Hollywood makes movies and what can be seen on a television screen.                   

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GM CEO On Recall: 'It Took Too Long'

April 17, 2014 12:39 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

CEO Mary Barra explains GM's decision to recall 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches and what they are doing to prevent another situation in the future.                         

Strike At Chinese Sneaker Factory Snowballs

April 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.        

Ford Selling Lincoln Cars In China For First Time

April 17, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities.                           

House Dems Pressing Inquiry Into Tenn. VW Vote

April 17, 2014 9:14 am | by Tom Raum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two House Democrats are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Alfa Romeo Returning To U.S. Market In June

April 17, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alfa CEO Harald Wester says the company plans to ship around 100 4C sports cars to the U.S. this June.                                           

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Post Buying Michael Foods For $2.45B

April 17, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products.                           

Tiny Nuclear Power Plants Hold Promise

April 17, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.               

Fed: Growth Picks Up Across Most Of U.S.

April 17, 2014 9:04 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.                             

Heinz Offer Buyouts To Pittsburgh Workers

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup-and-food giant has been based for decades, but insist the offer doesn't signal a plan to move the company's headquarters.     

GE Selects Louisville For First ‘Micro-Factory’

April 16, 2014 12:46 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The micro-factory philosophy aims to bring an open platform and co-creation to the appliances market so that the company can create the products that consumers want at an accelerated pace.                 

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Toyota Camry Gets A Makeover

April 16, 2014 12:40 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.                                         

General Motors Tries Distancing Itself From ‘Old GM’

April 16, 2014 12:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Among everything General Motors is doing to turn its recall fiasco around, it is now asking a federal bankruptcy court for protection from lawsuits stemming from the defective ignition switches that are at the root of the company’s woes.   

Barra: Cost Of Fix 'Not My Focus'

April 16, 2014 11:31 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motor's CEO Mary Barra says that her company is not focused on the 'cost elements' of the safety fix and that GM is 'gonna do the right thing.'                             

The Corvette Z06 Convertible Unveiled

April 16, 2014 11:25 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Corvette Z06 Convertible was unveiled at the New York Auto show and boasts as much power as its hard-top sibling.                                      

Look To MRP Software For Inventory Management Visibility

April 16, 2014 11:15 am | by Pete Zimmerman, Manufacturing Segment Manager, VAI | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers must have visibility into their inventory because it allows them to make better informed and more financially efficient purchasing decisions.                           

Wireless Industry To Add Anti-Theft Tools

April 16, 2014 9:36 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.               

GM Asking Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

April 16, 2014 9:32 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.               

Chevy Bringing Tiny Trax To U.S., China

April 16, 2014 9:29 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors Co. unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show.                     

Obama, Biden Announcing $600M For Job Grants

April 16, 2014 9:26 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | News | Comments

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.

U.S. Indicts 3 Bridgestone Execs For Price-Fixing

April 16, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted one current and two former Japanese executives of Bridgestone Corp. for their involvement in automobile parts price-fixing in the United States, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.       

Judge Blocks Mass. Ban On Zohydro

April 16, 2014 9:22 am | by Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.                                             

If Filed, Plane Lawsuits May Not Get Heard In U.S.

April 16, 2014 9:15 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

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