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Craft Brews: Blue Bottle Focuses On A Quality Product

October 24, 2014 10:46 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The California-based company has been focused on quality over quantity for over a decade. Every batch of coffee they serve is tested and evaluated, just like fine wine.                       

The Mark On Maker's Mark Bourbon

October 23, 2014 1:31 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels discusses the boom in the bourbon business.      ...

Eurozone Survey Rise Does Not Ease Recession Fears

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism that the...

Made By China In America

October 23, 2014 1:08 pm | by We The Economy | Videos | Comments

Everyday workers, leaders and local community members in South Carolina provide a nuanced...

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Bourbon Industry Makes Its Mark On Kentucky's Economy

October 23, 2014 9:52 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky's bourbon industry is making a bigger splash in the state's economy, nearly doubling its workforce in two years and leading a $3 billion distilling sector, a study said Tuesday.                   

Liquor Company's American CEO Adapts To New Climate

October 22, 2014 12:40 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The Chinese drank 11 billion liters of Baijiu last year, making it the most consumed spirit by volume. After suffering a significant loss in revenue, Sichuan Swellfun CEO Jim Rice is hoping a new approach will reinvigorate the business.    

Passenger Jets Push Boeing's Profit Up

October 22, 2014 9:45 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.                       

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Coke Slashing Costs As Soda Sales Remain Flat

October 21, 2014 1:30 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.                             

Meat Labeling Gets Push Back From WTO

October 21, 2014 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on Monday that it has rejected U.S. rules that would require country-of-origin labeling on packaged beef and pork products. While the labeling would have helped U.S. ranchers, the WTO said the requirements would put Canadian and Mexican meats at an unfair disadvantage.

Verdict: Guardrail Company Defrauded Government

October 21, 2014 12:52 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Last week Trinity Industries Inc., a manufacturer of U.S. highway guardrails, went to court over allegations that it changed its design to save on manufacturing costs and never informed authorities of the change — raising safety concerns. The jury determined the company should have told the government about the design change.

3 PGA Pros Start GolfBeer Brewing

October 21, 2014 12:33 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Three of the top names in professional golf are now in the beer business. Freddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell will launch a series of easy-drinking craft beers through their new company, GolfBeer Brewing Co.       

iRobot Receives $7.6M Order From U.S. Navy

October 21, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iRobot Corp., the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.            

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Fire Exposes Illegal Chinese Factories Problem In Italy

October 20, 2014 1:09 pm | by Erika Kinetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities have raided over 1,900 Chinese factories in the past 6 1/2 years, closing 909 for safety and labor violations. Sanctioned factories rarely bother to fix those problems, preferring to reopen under a new name.         

U.S. Factory Output Rises In September

October 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by Josh Boak, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics.                                       

Voxeljet's Factory Flop: 3D Printing Boom Or Bust?

October 16, 2014 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

3D printer maker Voxeljet said it would use IPO proceeds to expand its business in the U.S., but the company isn't telling investors just how slowly that U.S. expansion is going.                     

VW Tops GM In Global Sales Race

October 15, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen barely edged out General Motors for second place in the global auto sales race during the first three quarters of the year, but Toyota was expected to keep its lead to stay in first place.               

Nike, Converse Chuck A Lawsuit At 31 Companies

October 15, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Nike is suing 31 companies over trademark infringements related to its Converse Chuck Taylor shoes. Copycats of the iconic shoes that debuted in 1917 have been on the market for decades, so what leaves me scratching my head is — what took so long to file the lawsuit?

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Nike Suing Over Chuck Taylor Trademark Infringement

October 15, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nike's Converse brand is suing 31 companies, saying they are selling knockoff versions of its Chuck Taylor shoes.                                       

U.S. Producer Prices Fell In September

October 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Inflation was limited last month because of falling gasoline and food costs that have lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services.                         

New York Factory Growth Slows

October 15, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York manufacturers are growing at the slowest pace in six months as new orders shrink and shipments barely rise.                                       

GM Plant Seeks Tax Break For Upgrade

October 14, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' Fort Wayne, Indiana truck assembly plant wants local officials to waive taxes for a decade to help with a possible $1 billion upgrade, a spokeswoman said.                    

Small Brands, Big Profits With Smart Packaging

October 14, 2014 12:38 pm | by Michael Bialko | Articles | Comments

In this era where vast resources and heavy advertising play increasingly critical roles in generating a competitive advantage, creating a level playing field on the store shelf, at the point of sale, can make all the difference to a small or local brand.

Mayor Says Toledo, Fiat Chrysler Should Work Together

October 14, 2014 9:54 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toledo's mayor isn't about to pick a fight with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, even if it pulls Jeep Wrangler production out of the city. That's because the automaker will still have a large presence in the area and an assembly complex that will need another vehicle to replace the Wrangler, if it goes.

Ford Hiring Workers For New Truck

October 13, 2014 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150, launching in a matter of weeks.                 

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up Slightly

October 13, 2014 12:38 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).                                 

Light Bulb Manufacturing Comes Back To America

October 13, 2014 12:15 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Halogen bulbs now being made in Illinois and Ohio mean more jobs for Americans.                                                 

4 Trends For A&D Value Chains: New Opportunities, New Challenges

October 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Su Doyle | Articles | Comments

Within the aerospace and defense segment, four trends are driving the adoption of RFID to achieve improved process automation, efficiency and traceability.                           

Manufacturing Transformations: Building Blocks Of A Future SMART Plant

October 10, 2014 3:55 pm | by Rahul Vijayaraghavan | Articles | Comments

The advent of intelligent sensors and wireless technologies has paved the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain wide recognition.                                 

Toledo Nervously Awaiting Fate Of Beloved Jeep

October 10, 2014 11:47 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Word that Chrysler is considering moving production of the Wrangler elsewhere so that the famously rugged vehicle can be constructed with an aluminum body to meet new government gas-mileage standards has triggered feelings of anger, betrayal and despair in Toledo.

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