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Study Reveals Cars And Trucks Mostly Likely To Kill You

January 30, 2015 11:34 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which looked at large-sales volume vehicles between the 2008 and 2011 model years, indicates that small, cheap cars are the most risky in a serious accident.       

5 Ways The Cloud Can Improve Your Manufacturing Operations

January 30, 2015 11:12 am | by Doug Fair | Articles | Comments

There is no need to fear — transitioning to cloud-based technology is actually a huge step...

Manufacturing: 2015 Outlook

January 30, 2015 11:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The experts have weighed in, and here's what we can expect to influence the manufacturing sector...

Ford CFO: F-150 Assembly Going 'Extremely Well'

January 30, 2015 10:47 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bob Shanks, chief financial officer of Ford Motor Co., talks about the automaker's profit and...

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Sunbeam Recalls Space Heaters That Can Spray Hot Oil

January 30, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes-branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household damage or injuries.                               

Exploding Airbag May Have Killed Texas Man

January 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Tom Krisher & Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile airbags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.                          

Entries Are Now Open For R&D Magazine’s 2015 R&D 100 Awards

January 30, 2015 9:51 am | by R&D Magazine | Events

R&D Magazine is now accepting entries for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards, the esteemed international competition honoring the 100 most innovative technologies and services in 2014. This year’s program has been expanded to include a wider range of categories spanning the manufacturing, design engineering, and consumer markets, in addition to science, academia, and government.


General Motors President Talks New Strategy And Outlook

January 29, 2015 12:27 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

General Motors is a company in transition. In the last several years it has emerged from bankruptcy, lost its position as the No. 1 global automaker and has dealt with massive recalls. So where is the company headed and how is it planning to regain its dominance?

New Balance Buys Rockport

January 29, 2015 12:03 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Rockport Co. LLC, a New England-based shoe business that emphasizes the comfort of its wares, has been snapped up in an M&A deal.                                 

The Convenience Of Cloud For Process Integration

January 29, 2015 11:56 am | by Dave Sukowatey | Articles | Comments

As more companies get comfortable with cloud computing, the benefits of PLM delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application become more appealing.                           

FACT CHECK: Both Sides In Keystone XL Debate Bend Facts

January 29, 2015 11:45 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline say the project  is a critically needed piece of infrastructure, while critics argue that it could be devastating to the environment. It is hard to tell who is right, but when forming an opinion everyone is entitled to the facts, so here are a few important fact checks on claims used by both sides of the argument. 

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall To 15-Year Low

January 29, 2015 11:39 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday the number of applications for unemployment aid fell by 43,000 last week.                                     


Hershey Dips Into Meat Market With Krave Jerky

January 29, 2015 10:50 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.                                                

BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

January 29, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.                

Shareholders OK Tobacco Firm Reynolds' Deal To Buy Lorillard

January 29, 2015 9:57 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday.             

Toyota Recalls 52,000 Avalon Sedans For Fire Risk

January 29, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.                                             

Shell To Slash Investment After Oil Price Drop Hurts Profit

January 29, 2015 9:43 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a sign of the impact on the oil sector of the slump in energy prices, Royal Dutch Shell Plc said Thursday it plans to cut spending by $15 billion over the next three years amid a drop in earnings.               


Ford’s Focus On Driving Innovation

January 28, 2015 12:52 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Ford CEO, Mark Fields, and group VP of Global Product Development, Raj Nair, talk about the company's new Research and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley and what it means for the future of auto innovation.             

The World Of ME-Commerce

January 28, 2015 12:22 pm | by Derek Rickard | Articles | Comments

Automation levels the playing field for goods-to-person distribution against the mobile and electronic commerce explosion.                                     

Shaking Up The Smart Toy Market

January 28, 2015 12:00 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

One of the hottest trends in the industry is the so-called “smart toy.” It's one sector startup Seebo is hoping to shake up.                                    

Report Says BPA Is Safe: Will This Change The Game?

January 28, 2015 11:55 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

To BPA or not to BPA? That is the question no one can exactly agree on, but maybe that’s about to change. In a recent report, the European Food Safety Authority has concluded that bisphenol A poses “no consumer health risk” to anyone at any age.

Survey: Businesses Optimistic About First Quarter Hiring, Wages

January 28, 2015 11:31 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

An increased number of businesses expect to hire more employees in the first three months of 2015, according to the latest quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics.                 

Pabst Owner Considers Returning To Milwaukee

January 28, 2015 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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

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

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

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.                           

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

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

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.                 

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

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

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

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche Issue Recalls For Fuel Leaks

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

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

After Setting iPhone Record, What Does Apple Do Next?

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

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.       

Nissan Recalls SUVs To Fix Electrical Shorts, Hood Latches

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

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

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