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Government Investigating Headlight Failure In Ford Sedans

August 18, 2015 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is investigating reports of headlight failure in older Ford and Mercury sedans.

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The Key To Self-Driving Cars

August 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

There is a war brewing for the future of the American highway and it has traditional carmakers facing competition from tech companies like Google, Apple, Uber and even Chinese search giant Baidu, all of them trying to acquire the most detailed maps on the road. 

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Today In Manufacturing History: Walter Chrysler Passes Away

August 18, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Chrysler and his company had a tremendous impact on manufacturing and the automotive industry. 

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Cargill Acquisition Hopes To Capitalize On Growing Fish Farm Industry

August 18, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

If cleared by regulators, the transaction would be Minnesota-based Cargill's second-largest in its history.

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Manufacturing Minute: An Electric Roadway

August 18, 2015 9:46 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a road that charges your electric car and currency manipulation’s impact on manufacturing.

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Integrated Active Harmonic Filter Systems

August 18, 2015 9:36 am | by Schaffner USA | Product Releases | Comments

They are ideal for manufacturing environments with nonlinear loads, such as variable frequency-motor drives, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), HVAC equipment, data centers and banking/heavy computing, and more.

ExxonMobil Knocks Proposed Phthalate Bans

August 18, 2015 8:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

ExxonMobil's chemical division is a major producer of plasticizers.

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GM To Build Auto Industry Archive, Research Center In Flint

August 18, 2015 8:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The next phase of the renovation is expected to begin early next year and wrap up in 2017.

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Audi, Samsung, LG To Collaborate On All-Electric SUV

August 18, 2015 8:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The proposed SUV comes as electric car maker Tesla plans to launch its Model X SUV. 

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Shipper Hopes Google Glass Will Improve Warehouse Operations

August 18, 2015 8:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The wearable devices tell workers where to find products in warehouses and are capable of reading bar codes.

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GE Unveils New Laundry Operation

August 18, 2015 1:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The investment in the new topload washer exceeds $100 million; the design enables users to fill the washer with the precise level of water needed and secured "Energy Star" certification from the government.

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This Screen Won't Break If You Bend And Twist It

August 17, 2015 3:11 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Take a first exclusive look at a truly functional flexible display and the technology behind it.

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Report: Lagging Oil Prices Could Hurt Chemical Industry In Coming Years

August 17, 2015 2:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A continued glut of oil could keep crude prices below their trend levels for more than 10 years. 

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 85,816 Chrysler 200 Sedans

August 17, 2015 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler says it's unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.

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U.S. Steel Idling Alabama Mill; About 1,100 Jobs Affected

August 17, 2015 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a statement from U.S. Steel, CEO Mario Longhi said the shutdown was needed to improve the efficiency and cost structure of the company's rolled-steel segment.

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From The Top: Trends In Manufacturing

August 17, 2015 1:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, we discuss reimagining manufacturing with the customer as the focus. 

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Captain Morgan Parent Sues Supplement Maker Over Logo

August 17, 2015 1:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Diageo North America alleged that Captain Amsterdam's grinning, mustachioed mascot too closely resembles its trademark rum label and caused "irreparable injury" to the brand.

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New York The Latest State To Ban Powdered Alcohol

August 17, 2015 1:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The product -- known as palcohol -- is packaged in small pouches and designed to be added to water, juice or soda.

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Apple Said To Show Interest In Automotive Testing Facility

August 17, 2015 11:14 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that's been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

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Critics Of Carbon Regulations Using Mine Spill To Skewer EPA

August 17, 2015 11:07 am | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater as they inspected the idled Gold King mine on Aug. 5, just two days after Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan during an event at the White House.

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