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Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Fires

July 23, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year.               

China Detains Meat Seller's Employees

July 23, 2014 1:28 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and...

Microsoft CEO Sees 'Bold' Plan Moving Into Q4

July 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that...

New Lightweight Metals Institute Headquarters Location Announced

July 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

The new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute announced in February by...

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Amazon Fire Adds Spark To Smartphones

July 23, 2014 1:06 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Amazon's new Fire phone uses tweaks to the Android operating system and some innovative features to set it apart from smartphones from the likes of Apple and Samsung.                        

Are These Blueprints For Apple's Smartwatch?

July 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Apple was awarded a patent yesterday for an electronic smartwatch that is possibly named iTime.                                            

3 Reasons To Invest In A Pick-To-Light Strategy

July 23, 2014 12:41 pm | by Kevin Sosnowski | Articles | Comments

Light-directed picking has become a go-to solution for thousands of busy modern warehouses — and with good reason. Here are three ways that pick-to-light technology is an invaluable part of an efficient distribution strategy.       

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Chrysler Recalls Over 792K Jeeps For Ignition Switch Defect

July 23, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.                                          

Ford: New F-150 Can Compete With Rivals

July 23, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.                                           

Investigators: Overloaded Bins Caused Collapse

July 23, 2014 9:30 am | by Josh Funk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January, federal investigators said Monday.                   

Gun Law Forces Beretta Out Of Maryland

July 23, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.               

California Firm Recalls Fruit

July 22, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.                  

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China's Suspect Meat Scandal Spreads

July 22, 2014 1:27 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

Marines Show Off New Amphibious Vehicle

July 22, 2014 1:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The U.S. Marines recently tested out a prototype version of the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector in the waters off of Oahu, Hawaii. The new vehicle is expected to be the next generation of ship-to-shore transport for the U.S. Navy, and can carry a payload of almost 200 tons.

Futuristic Products Coming Soon From Google

July 22, 2014 12:52 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Bridget Carey, senior editor for C-net.com, shows off Google products on the horizon. The tech giant will be introducing new phones, free wifi, self-driving cars and even contact lenses.                   

5 Places You May Have Hidden Paper On Your Shop Floor

July 22, 2014 12:44 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

If you’re currently planning on implementing a Manufacturing Execution System or other applications in the Manufacturing Operations Management space, you may think you have all the shop-floor areas and situations that still use manual, paper-based processes identified, but this may not necessarily be the case.

New Research Helps Manufacturers Leverage Big Data Analytics Effectively

July 22, 2014 12:20 pm | by IDC Manufacturing Insights | News | Comments

A new report shines a spotlight on the current application of big data and analytics (BDA) across manufacturing segments, and identifies some of the ways in which leading manufacturers are approaching BDA to maximize its potential.    

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Design Will Be Central To Microsoft's Future

July 22, 2014 9:48 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever — to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google, and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices. 

U.S. Craft Breweries See Growth Overseas

July 22, 2014 9:46 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.         

Unilever Closing Ice Cream Factory In Florida

July 22, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer-goods giant Unilever is closing an ice cream factory in the Tampa Bay area and laying off roughly 210 people.                                     

GM Delayed Another Recall

July 21, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers with a recall until last month, according to documents posted by federal safety regulators.       

Allergan To Cut 1,500 Jobs

July 21, 2014 1:15 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,500 employees, as part of a push to become more efficient and productive.                             

RJ Reynolds To Fight $23.6B Verdict

July 21, 2014 1:12 pm | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | News | Comments

The No. 2 U.S. cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.                     

Private Jet Recovery From Recession Uneven

July 21, 2014 1:09 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The improving market has not been universal. Signs of strength have been in large-cabin planes, while sales of small and mid-sized planes stall.                               

McDonald's, KFC Face Food Scandal In China

July 21, 2014 1:07 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.                           

3D Printing For Aircraft Industry Takes Off

July 21, 2014 12:44 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

European aerospace manufacturer Airbus says its pioneering use of a 3D printed titanium bracket in its A350-XWB aircraft could herald a new future for aerospace production.                       

A Desert Drive In The Porsche Macan

July 21, 2014 12:35 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

William Welch heads to Willow Springs Raceway to test drive the new Porsche Macan.                                                

IaaS: Delivering Enterprise-Level Support To Manufacturers

July 21, 2014 12:24 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers look to secure a competitive advantage in their specific markets, implementing a virtual infrastructure is often a step in the right direction.                         

Severstal Selling U.S. Plants For $2.3B

July 21, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.                             

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