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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 sales outlook, the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck, the performance of the company's European unit and the impact of currencies on competition from Asia.

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...

Falling Grain Prices Hit Farm Equipment Manufacturers

January 27, 2015 11:20 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Manufacturers of farm equipment are starting to feel the effects of falling grain prices on...

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Union To Discuss Pillsbury Plant Set To Close

January 20, 2015 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The union that represents workers at a Pillsbury plant set for closure expects to meet next month with General Mills officials to discuss the southern Indiana plant's future.                     

U.S. Factory Output Rises In December

January 16, 2015 12:09 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory production rose in December as manufacturers churned out more furniture, computers and clothing, offsetting a decline in autos.                               

UAE Energy Minister: Oil Producers Need To 'Learn A Lesson'

January 15, 2015 1:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Plummeting oil prices over the last several months have left analysts scrambling to figure out where the market is heading. Now some members of oil-rich, Middle Eastern nations are chiming in on where they see the oil industry moving.     

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Feds Project Lower Crude Prices, Increased Production In 2015

January 14, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Federal officials estimate the prices of crude oil will fall slightly this year compared to late 2014 before rebounding in 2016.                                   

Chipotle: Pork Pulled From A Third Of Restaurants

January 14, 2015 10:20 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Chipotle says it stopped serving pork at hundreds of its restaurants after suspending a supplier that violated its standards.                                   

Government Predicts Shale Slowdown As Oil Falls

January 14, 2015 10:01 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

As oil's long slide continued, the Energy Department forecast Tuesday that production from U.S. shale operators will begin to tail off in the second half of the year.                        

Airbus, Boeing Split Annual Sales Rivalry

January 13, 2015 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. topped Airbus in deliveries to customers for the third straight year in 2014 — but Airbus edged ahead with more future orders in the rival companies' annual sales battle.                   

The Next Housing Solution Could Be 3D Printing

January 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

What Wikipedia did for information, Alastair Parvin and his colleagues hope the WikiHouse Foundation will do for house building by opening up architectural design plans to everyone and allowing people to 3D print materials to build a house.   

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Volvo Plans To Export Chinese-Made Cars To The U.S.

January 12, 2015 12:47 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

With all of this great news for the auto industry in the U.S. market, it’s no wonder why car companies are expanding production in North America. But at least one company plans to do business a little differently.           

China Eases Controls On Rare Earths After WTO Complaint

January 5, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China has scrapped its export quotas for rare earths, minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products, after losing a World Trade Organization case brought by Washington and other trading partners over controls that alarmed global technology producers.

Is This The Perfect Bourbon?

January 2, 2015 12:02 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Buffalo Trace Distillery is on a mission to make the perfect bourbon and its new "Warehouse X" could help them get the recipe just right.                                 

International Volvo Car Manufacturing

December 23, 2014 12:59 pm | by AutoMotoTV | Videos | Comments

Watch Volvos being produced in Sweden, Belgium and China plants.                                                     

Five Pawns Sets New Standard For Vapor Liquid Manufacturing

December 23, 2014 12:56 pm | by FivePawns | Videos | Comments

After years in the making, Five Pawns pulls back the curtain and reveals their state of the art production facility.                                       

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After Reshoring — Opportunities For Cloud ERP

December 22, 2014 12:22 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Reshoring operations back to the United States has recently emerged as an important trend in manufacturing. However, there are some significant challenges facing companies that have moved back or are planning to move back, challenges that present clear opportunities for cloud-based ERP software to provide solutions.

10 Car Models That May Not Make It Another Year

December 22, 2014 12:04 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

This year yielded a bumper crop of exciting new cars, trucks and SUVs, but what about those that haven't been so great? Here's a look at cars that could be discontinued after the 2015 model year.               

Beers Americans No Longer Drink

December 22, 2014 11:48 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The past five years have seen a dramatic change in the beer industry and what Americans reach for when they want a cold one.                                    

U.S. Companies Eager To Embrace Cuba Face Hurdles

December 22, 2014 10:31 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

American businesses have begun imagining ways to capitalize on last week's announcement that the United States will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade with one of the last surviving Communist regimes.       

Hopes, Fears, Doubts Surround Cuba's Oil Future

December 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Jennifer Kay & Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.            

Oil-Price Drop Rattles Smaller Operators In Kansas

December 19, 2014 9:50 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

When crude prices were high, Kansas oilman Robert Murdock made plans to drill 20 new wells next year. Not anymore.                                       

Manufacturing Growth Slows In Philadelphia Region

December 18, 2014 12:52 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at a much slower pace in December compared with the previous month. But the drop came after factory activity reached its highest level in 21 years in November.             

More Toyota In The Motor City

December 18, 2014 10:16 am | by Toyota | News | Comments

Toyota has announced that it is planning another expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses.                                           

6 Key Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

December 17, 2014 1:14 pm | by John Zegers | Articles | Comments

The director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, John Zegers, consults with manufacturing companies of all shapes and sizes on a wide range of projects. Over the past year, he's been privy to a convergence of activities that suggest to him that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing. Take a look at his predictions for the new year. 

U.S. Reshoring: Real Shift In Production Or Just A Fantasy Future?

December 16, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With all the news and stories about U.S. manufacturing in the midst of a reshoring drive, a new report looks at the real numbers behind the push to bring production back to our shores.                   

Factory Output Eclipses Pre-Recession High

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

U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear.                                      

USDA Sees Higher Corn, Soybean Demand In Report

December 11, 2014 9:48 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aside from increased demand for corn to make food sweeteners and a boost in soybean exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made few adjustments to Wednesday's crop update.                     

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