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Chemist's 3D Printer Could Revolutionize Drug Development

March 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 3D printer designed by a University of Illinois chemist could, he believes, potentially revolutionize the development of new medications.

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GE Launches Global Research, Technology Innovation and Manufacturing in Saudi Arabia

March 16, 2015 10:15 am | by GE | News | Comments

GE announced $100 million of new programs in Saudi Arabia that will further the company’s localization efforts, build innovation capacity, and create jobs in advanced manufacturing and software analytics.

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March 2015: A Hidden Gem

March 16, 2015 10:02 am | by IMPO | Digital Editions | Comments

In the March issue of IMPO, we introduce you to the four companies who were chosen for AME’s Manufacturing Excellence Award, provide come crucial tips on how to make your operations more efficient, whether that be through mobile service apps or a different compressed air system. Finally, we present our yearly Industrial Web Directory.

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House to Vote on EPA Research Guidelines

March 16, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on bills that would overhaul the standards for research cited by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

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New York Manufacturing Index Slows in March

March 16, 2015 9:44 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturing activity in New York state expanded at a slightly slower pace in March, dragged by weaker shipments and new orders.

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

March 13, 2015 3:43 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

After reviewing the manufacturing news from this week, “Manufacturing’s Winner & Loser” have been decided. This week, two companies take the spotlight. While one has been on the receiving end of some great news, the other is being faced with a brand new counterfeiting struggle.

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It Will Take Decades to Close Gender Wage Gap, Study Says

March 13, 2015 2:47 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research forecasts the national gender wage gap will close in the year 2058. That means women will not receive equal pay for the next 43 years.

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Oil Is On its Way Down Again; Will Gasoline Prices Follow?

March 13, 2015 2:41 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil is on yet another ride down as swelling global supplies overwhelm rising but still relatively weak demand.

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Lumber Liquidators CEO Makes Surprising Admission

March 13, 2015 2:34 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

During a Thursday morning conference call, Lumber Liquidators CEO Rob Lynch responded to a "60 Minutes" report that exposed excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde in the glue used to bind the company's wood. 

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Coke CEO Gets $18.1M After Company Fails to Meet Targets

March 13, 2015 2:28 pm | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent was given a pay package worth $18.1 million last year after the world's biggest beverage company failed to meet its own growth targets.

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Top 10 ‘Ugliest’ Cars List

March 13, 2015 2:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Auto industry experts at Cars.com has released its subjective list of the Top 10 ugly cars from the U.S. market over the past 30 years.

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GM to Alter Chevrolet, GMC Warranties

March 13, 2015 11:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors will make a series of changes to its vehicle warranty and maintenance programs after they failed to generate more interest among car buyers. 

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Litigation Abounds When Competitors Hire One Another's Employees

March 13, 2015 11:06 am | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A recent case gives flavor to the types of claims that are often brought when one competitor hires one or more employees of another competitor. It also serves as a reminder of the "Do's" and "Don'ts" when hiring experienced employees. 

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Tesla Announces Job Cuts in China

March 13, 2015 10:34 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

After selling only half of projected vehicle sales, Tesla has reported that it will be cutting jobs in China. 

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California Car Battery Recycler To Close in Deal with Feds

March 13, 2015 9:52 am | by Brian Melley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A battery recycling plant that violated hazardous waste laws and spewed toxic emissions for decades on the outskirts of Los Angeles will close and spend $50 million to clean the site and surrounding neighborhoods, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

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Kia To Recall Some Soul SUVs

March 13, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kia is recalling nearly 209,000 Soul small SUVs because the gas pedals can bend or break.

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Study: Sound Waves Could Locate Dangerous Structural Problems

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scottish researchers recently developed a system that could enable the discovery of dangerous structural weaknesses using only sound waves.

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Texas Oil Well Explosion Kills Three Family Members

March 13, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An explosion at a West Texas oil well killed three workers this week. 

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The Dollar is Making a Comeback

March 12, 2015 3:35 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

At the end of Wednesday the dollar ended at its highest value of $1.05 against the euro in 12 years. This isn’t the end either, according to analyst the dollar could very well become even more valuable in the coming days. But who is winning and losing with the strengthening dollar?

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Lumber Liquidators To Pay for Safety Testing of Flooring

March 12, 2015 3:18 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Retailer Lumber Liquidators said Thursday that it stands by its products and will pay for the safety testing of laminate floors for customers to help ease concerns.

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