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Chrysler Investing $63M in Michigan

June 25, 2014 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group has confirmed plans to invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity at the suburban Detroit facility.                                

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Harley's Electric Motorcycle Goes on Tour

June 25, 2014 1:35 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The company is giving its first electric motorcycle a road trip, stopping the environmentally friendly Hog in NYC as it looks for consumer feedback to expand sales beyond traditional customers.                  

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Orders for Durable Goods Drop in May; MAPI Responds

June 25, 2014 11:38 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders for U.S. durable goods tumbled 1 percent in May as demand for military equipment fell sharply. But excluding defense-related goods, orders actually rose, and orders in a key category that signals business investment also increased.    

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Hand-Crafting Collectible Hunting Guns

June 25, 2014 11:26 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Fanzoj family has been producing guns for eight generations and now is bringing the classic tradition of collectible hunting guns to the 21st century with modern technology and innovative designs.               

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Obama's 'Maker Faire' and Women in Manufacturing

June 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Morning Joe, MSNBC | Videos | Comments

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever White House "Maker Faire," meeting with entrepreneurs and inventors who are hoping to pave a way for an American manufacturing comeback.               

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General Mills To Cut Costs After Sales Fall

June 25, 2014 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills announced further cost cuts Wednesday as the maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and other packaged foods reported a sales decline for its latest quarter.                          

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FDA Outlines Nanotechnology Policy

June 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

FDA regulators want companies to consult with them before launching nanotechnology products, though the decision whether to go to market will essentially rest with manufacturers.                     

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U.S. Economy Shrinks at Steep 2.9 Percent Rate In 1Q

June 25, 2014 9:55 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago.               

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Boeing 777-300ER Expected To Become New Japanese Gov't Planes

June 25, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan is likely to adopt the Boeing 777-300ER as its new government aircraft to be used for overseas trips by the prime minister and imperial family members, government sources said Wednesday.                 

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Survey: Few Hanford Workers Question Bosses

June 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | News | Comments

Few of the U.S. Department of Energy workers who are helping build a plant to treat the most dangerous radioactive wastes at a nuclear site in Washington state feel they can openly challenge management decisions, according to a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

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Using Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners in Your Facility

June 25, 2014 9:06 am | by Frank Pedeflous, Omegasonics | Articles | Comments

Industrial work environments need an effective industrial cleaning machine to remove contaminants from the surfaces of parts before they are sent to the next step in the manufacturing process.                 

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Trend Detection: All Things Infrared

June 24, 2014 3:33 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

Thermal imaging technology has become ubiquitous in industry, emergency services, DIY and municipal applications. Here’s the latest on all things infrared.                           

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Building Displays for the Largest Arenas in the World

June 24, 2014 3:23 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Get a look inside Daktronics, a company that has made scoreboards and display systems for some of the biggest teams in professional and collegiate sports.                             

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If Your Hybrid Is Even More Efficient, Thank This Guy

June 24, 2014 3:11 pm | Articles | Comments

Dede’s invention provides a 70 percent increase in heat transfer with a 50 percent reduction of pumping power, which boils down to the potential for a 10 percent increase in hybrid efficiency.                 

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GE To Locate Center Near Ohio River

June 24, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co.'s new U.S. global operations center will be in Cincinnati, along the Ohio River.                                           

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Senate Backers of Long-Term Jobless Aid Trying Again

June 24, 2014 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months.                    

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Alcoa Expands in Indiana for Jet Engine Parts

June 24, 2014 12:08 pm | by American Foundry Society (AFS) | News | Comments

The new 320,000-sq.-ft. facility will expand Alcoa's reach from structural engine components for business and regional jets to large commercial aircraft, including narrow- and wide-body and military airplanes.           

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Museum Signs Deal for Rosie's Plant

June 24, 2014 12:04 pm | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

An aviation museum announced Monday it has signed an agreement to buy a 144,000-square-foot slice of the Michigan factory where the original Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II.                   

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Japan Aims To Restore Cutting Edge

June 24, 2014 11:47 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced Tuesday an outline of his long-awaited growth strategy, a slew of reforms meant to revitalize the economy and restore its global competitiveness.               

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Hillary Clinton Announces Youth Jobs Push in 'Job One' Initiative

June 24, 2014 11:40 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton is encouraging companies to train and hire young people, offering a new jobs pitch during her family's annual domestic policy summit as she considers another presidential campaign.              

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