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Ford Lowers European Outlook, Shares Drop

September 30, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford shares tumbled Monday after the automaker said it will fall short of its full-year profit goals.                                           

China Manufacturing Growth Low In September

September 30, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing activity in September held...

Johnson & Johnson Buying Alios

September 30, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is buying the...

Recipients Of $450M Job-Driven Training Grants Announced

September 29, 2014 1:29 pm | by U.S. Department of Labor | News | Comments

The grants will provide eligible institutions of higher education with funds to partner with...

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Lenovo Plans Expansion After IBM Acquisition

September 29, 2014 1:19 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said.         

Safety Agency Monitoring Toyota Acceleration Problem

September 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.                           

Harley Issues Recalls

September 29, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling some motorcycles due to clutch and fuel tank issues.                                                 

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Tech Company Develops Self-Parking Phone App

September 29, 2014 1:01 pm | by USA tODAY | Videos | Comments

French automotive technology company Valeo has developed an app that will park your car with just a thumb swipe on your smartphone.                                  

Managing Accruals: Why ERP Systems Are Not Enough

September 29, 2014 12:51 pm | by Joe Alphonse | Articles | Comments

ERP systems, while great for processing business transactions and managing accounting flows, struggle to determine precise accrual rates — a task that can lead directly to the misallocation of money.               

U.S. Consumer Spending Up In August

September 29, 2014 10:16 am | by Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.                         

Ford Invests In New LED Lighting For Manufacturing Plants

September 29, 2014 10:13 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company is investing in the future as it begins installing LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe. The new lights, valued at more than $25 million, will save energy and money while improving safety and lighting quality.

Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct In Tires

September 29, 2014 10:08 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.        

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Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds Of Chicken

September 29, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.                 

Q&A With Kenesto

September 26, 2014 3:43 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Stephen Bodnar, senior vice president of strategy and products with Kenesto, took some time to talk with Manufacturing Business Technology about his company and what it has to offer manufacturers.               

Chrysler Recalls Vehicles For Ignition Switches

September 26, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall.                                   

BlackBerry Posts $207M Loss

September 26, 2014 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry posted a loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the embattled company launched a new phone.                                 

Ford Recalls 850,000 Cars

September 26, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.                                     

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Intel Invests $1.5B In China Mobile Venture

September 26, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent state in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.                         

Chiquita, Fyffes Alter Merger Agreement

September 26, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Changes to the proposed merger between Chiquita and the Irish fruit importer Fyffes will give Chiquita shareholders a larger stake in what would become the world's largest banana supplier.                 

UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

September 26, 2014 10:54 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Articles | Comments

Over a hundred planes fly into Louisville International Airport every night and unload at Worldport, which is on the airport grounds. Packages are sorted and reloaded before the planes return to their respective cities, and all of this happens within a matter of a few hours.

Feds Crack Down On Physician-Owned Companies

September 26, 2014 10:31 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A CBS investigation showed that some doctors are getting a cut of the profits for the hardware they put in patients. Now, federal prosecutors are cracking down on physicians with ownership stakes in medical device companies.       

Engineering Newswire: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 26, 2014 10:26 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator.                   

Chrysler Redesigns Its Assembly Line

September 26, 2014 9:24 am | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

From automation changes in the body shop to improvements to the color booths in the paint shop, modifications were made across the plant. But the most extensive transformation came on the assembly line.          

Old Forester Bourbon Distillery Planned For Louisville

September 26, 2014 9:21 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. is returning to its roots to build a distillery to produce Old Forester bourbon, its founding brand.                                 

North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 26, 2014 9:18 am | by Josh Wood, Associated Press | News | Comments

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.           

Plastic Made From Thin Air

September 25, 2014 1:36 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion dollar-a-year industry.                                         

Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 25, 2014 1:31 pm | by E2openTV | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find out more about the six best practices that will help supply chain leaders inject innovation into their organization.           

Boeing To Bring Hundreds Of Jobs To Charleston

September 25, 2014 1:21 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Boeing is bringing hundreds of new jobs to South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the aerospace company has leased a 100,000-square-foot building in North Charleston for a new research center that will employ as many as 400.

The IoT Uplink: The Future Of Production Flow And Big Data

September 25, 2014 1:16 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This IoT Uplink examines not only the impact of reliable communication in the manufacturing setting, but also the importance of understanding the information being shared.                       

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