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Obama, Biden Announcing $600M For Job Grants

April 16, 2014 10:03 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | News | Comments

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.

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U.S. Won't Name China A Currency Manipulator

April 16, 2014 9:57 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.                            

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U.S. Indicts 3 Bridgestone Execs For Price-Fixing

April 16, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted one current and two former Japanese executives of Bridgestone Corp. for their involvement in automobile parts price-fixing in the United States.                    

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If Filed, Plane Lawsuits May Not Get Heard In U.S.

April 16, 2014 9:33 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States.                 

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Chevy Bringing Tiny Trax To U.S., China

April 16, 2014 9:29 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

GM thinks young buyers and downsizing Baby Boomers who like the Chevy Equinox and the Honda CR-V will go even smaller, as long as they can still sit up high.                           

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Why Google Bought A Drone Manufacturer

April 15, 2014 5:00 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace and, like Facebook, hopes the technology will help deliver cheap and easy Internet access in the future.                              

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Tools For The Future: Industrial Suppliers Are Becoming One-Stop-Shops

April 15, 2014 4:46 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

Tool suppliers are becoming more one-stop-shops as businesses develop their core and accessory products, and focus attention on education.                                

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Q&A: HVAC Education And Technology Advancements

April 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

Coyne College is a Chicago-based trade school that’s been teaching HVAC and other vocations for more than 110 years. Student services, from tutoring and career development to job placement assistance, are structured to enhance career preparation by addressing each student’s unique needs. 

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Chobani Founder Accused of Stealing Fage's Greek Yogurt Recipe

April 15, 2014 2:55 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The ex-wife of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya claims that her former husband stole competitor Fage's secret recipe for Greek yogurt.                                   

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Q&A: Prepping For FSMA Whistleblower Provisions

April 15, 2014 2:43 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Attorney Jonathan Secrest spoke to our colleagues at Food Manufacturing about OSHA’s new procedures and how food companies can prepare for the inevitability of more whistleblower claims.                   

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FAA Says Hawaiian Didn't Inspect Plane Properly

April 15, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights.                       

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New Heinz Owners Offer Buyouts To Pittsburgh Staff

April 15, 2014 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup-and-food giant has been based for decades.                               

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Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

April 15, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.                         

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Sharp Completes Refrigerator Manufacturing Plant In Egypt

April 15, 2014 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. held an opening ceremony for its refrigerator manufacturing plant in Quesna near Cairo on Tuesday that will supply the Middle East and Africa.                    

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3D Printing As A Service Has Big Potential For Manufacturing

April 15, 2014 2:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

3D Systems has announced their partnership with Staples for a pilot program that offers 3D printing services to small businesses. This offers enormous potential for small businesses to print with the technology without having to invest in it.   

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Stainless Steel Mobilized Storage System

April 15, 2014 10:36 am | by Spacesaver Industrial | Product Releases | Comments

This ActivRAC 7M-­SS has been designed to meet the increasing demand for more storage capacity in clean room or corrosive environments. 

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Couple Gets $1.3M Wind Turbine Settlement

April 15, 2014 10:31 am | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Vermont couple whose Northeast Kingdom farm became a focal point in the fight against construction of a 21-turbine industrial wind project on Lowell Mountain said Monday that they were selling their 540-acre farm to Green Mountain Power for $1.3 million.  

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Japan Mulls Reducing Corporate R&D Tax Breaks

April 15, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is considering reducing tax breaks for corporate research and development if the corporate income tax rate is cut as sought by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.                        

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Boeing Supplier Considering New Plant To Make Parts For 777X

April 15, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is considering building a plant in central Japan to make parts for Boeing Co.'s next-generation 777X passenger jets.                               

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10,000 Sneaker Factory Workers Strike In China

April 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits.                        

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