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ISM: Manufacturing Takes Slight Hit From West Coast Port Dispute, Weather

March 3, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 26th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 69th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Cuban Cigar Industry Prepares For U.S. Demand

March 2, 2015 12:05 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

As relations between the U.S. and Cuba thaw, Cuban cigar makers are challenged with increasing...

Apple's Electric Car Plans: Should Tesla Worry?

February 23, 2015 11:36 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bloomberg's David Welch discusses the reports on Apple's electric vehicle plans with Bloomberg's...

Fish Farm Goes Vegetarian To Save Seafood

February 23, 2015 11:23 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Fish farms have a big problem: They’ve been making feed out of sardines and anchovies from the...

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Manufacturing Production Up Slightly In January

February 18, 2015 11:31 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Factory output by U.S. manufacturers increased by 0.2 percent last month, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve.

The Small Town Behind The Biggest Scoreboards

February 10, 2015 12:04 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Brookings, South Dakota, is the home of Daktronics, a company that manufactures those immense video screens so popular at sports stadiums across the country. Lee Cowan checks out how these massive LED displays are made.         

$100 Oil Could Be At Least 3-5 Years Away

February 5, 2015 11:41 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Institute of International Finance's George Abed and Bloomberg Intelligence's Carl Riccadonna discuss the outlook for oil prices and production.                               

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U.S. Productivity Falls In 4th Quarter

February 5, 2015 9:58 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. worker productivity went into reverse in the final three months of the year, while labor costs increased.                                        

Report: Offshoring, Federal Policy Have Taken Toll On U.S. Industry

February 3, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A new report says the U.S. has the most productive advanced industrial sector in the world, but warns the country is losing ground relative to other nations.                           

How Much Does Your State Rely On Durable Goods Manufacturing?

February 3, 2015 10:40 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Manufacturing of durable goods accounted for just more than 5.5 percent of the nation's overall non-farm employment in December. But the significance of those goods to individual states varied widely, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Exxon, Chevron Set To Boost Production As Prices Fall

February 3, 2015 9:26 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil has been working for years on a fleet of enormous new oil and gas projects in places such as Abu Dhabi, Russia, Papua New Guinea, and the Gulf of Mexico designed to turn around what has been a consistent and alarming slide in oil and gas production.

Hatfields, McCoys Make Moonshine Legally In Southern W.Va.

February 2, 2015 11:38 am | by John Raby, Associated Press | News | Comments

After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing.                   

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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 summer under a new, multi-year contract with the German automaker.                           

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 farmers' profit margins.                                       

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.                     

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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.     

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.   

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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