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Deal Calls for Egg Company To Pay $6.8M Fine

June 2, 2014 2:00 pm | by Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for crimes that include selling the tainted eggs that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.                           

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China Manufacturing Continues To Grow

June 2, 2014 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese manufacturing grew for the third consecutive month in May, suggesting a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy is stabilizing, a state-sanctioned industry group said Sunday.                 

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Goodyear Scouting Sites for New Factory

June 2, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is starting to explore where to locate a new $500 million tire plant that it hopes to open within three years.                                

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Seattle Council Expected To Approve $15 Minimum Wage

June 2, 2014 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Seattle City Council is expected to approve an ordinance Monday to phase in a $15 hourly minimum wage — the highest in the nation.                                 

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Gore Praises Obama's Pollution Proposal

June 2, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Vice President Al Gore is praising the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants over the next 15 years.                             

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S.C. Announces 300 New Jobs, $38M Investment

June 2, 2014 12:12 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

During the ceremony, which was held in Allendale, the governor announced that six counties would be targeted by these investments.                                   

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Official Says Deal Will Soon Be Signed for Rosie's Plant

June 2, 2014 12:09 pm | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

The leader of an effort to save a portion of Rosie the Riveter's old Detroit-area factory says his group is moving forward on a purchase agreement for the property and could begin construction as early as this fall.          

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Wearable Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace

June 2, 2014 11:13 am | by Kylene Zenk-Batsford, Kronos Incorporated | Articles | Comments

If implemented correctly, wearable technology has the potential to transform manufacturing processes, improve productivity, increase efficiency, and even enhance employee engagement.                    

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Final Jet Leaves Boeing's Wichita Maintenance Site

June 2, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An era in Kansas aviation has come to a close with the departure of the last aircraft from a Boeing Co. defense maintenance facility in Wichita, ending a 70-year relationship between the aircraft maker and the city.          

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Motorola Closing Only U.S. Smartphone Factory

June 2, 2014 9:57 am | by Emily Schmall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit has announced it will close its Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened as the first smartphone factory in the U.S.                   

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Airline Group Will Recommend Plane Tracking Options

June 2, 2014 9:41 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

An organization representing airlines worldwide will offer a list of recommendations in September to improve the tracking of aircraft after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the group's director said Monday.        

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Delta Orders 15 Planes From Airbus

June 2, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to buy 15 new Airbus A321 planes to replace older, less-efficient jets in its domestic fleet.                                

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Unilever Banners Used Extremist Symbol in Myanmar

June 2, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer products giant Unilever scrambled Monday to remove advertising banners from shops in western Myanmar that prominently displayed the symbol of the Buddhist extremist movement blamed for a wave of bloody attacks against minority Muslims. 

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EPA Aims To Cut Power Plant Carbon by 30 Pct.

June 2, 2014 9:24 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA on Monday will roll out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming.                  

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Kansas Company To Build Biogas Plant in Missouri

May 30, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Kansas company that converts agricultural manure into energy and fertilizer will build its next biogas production plant in west-central Missouri's Pettis County.                         

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10 Safety Tips for Operating Aerial Lifts

May 30, 2014 11:50 am | by Terex Corporation | Articles | Comments

The following operating tips are critical steps that a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operator can take to reduce the likelihood of a potentially deadly fall.                         

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How Did Google Get States To Legalize Driverless Cars?

May 30, 2014 11:44 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.   

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Diageo Planning New Distillery in Ky.

May 30, 2014 11:38 am | by Rebecca Yonker and Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Global liquor giant Diageo PLC on Thursday announced plans to build a new distillery in Kentucky amid a global boom in American whiskey sales.                               

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Ford Updating Truck Plant, Factory Tour

May 30, 2014 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has plans to revamp both its Dearborn Truck Plant as well as the Rouge Factory Tour.                                            

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White House Touts Energy Policies

May 30, 2014 11:04 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success.                      

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