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Slow Motion Sandwich

March 21, 2012 8:19 am | by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

There is always an opportunity to succeed just as much as there is one to fail.


The Flavor Of Efficiency

March 21, 2012 8:12 am | by Deacom, Inc. | Articles | Comments

CCFF was running an ERP system that consistently required customizations to support growing business requirements.

Gov't Requires New Labels For Hazardous Chemicals

March 20, 2012 2:09 pm | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimated that such labels could prevent more than 40 deaths and about 500 workplace injuries and illnesses from exposure to hazardous chemicals each year.


Job Seekers Getting Asked For Facebook Passwords

March 20, 2012 2:07 pm | by Manuel Valdes, Shannon Mcfarland, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person's social networking profiles and instead are asking to log in as the user to have a look around.


CAT Reports Slowing Global Sales Growth

March 20, 2012 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. fell more than 2 percent Tuesday after the heavy equipment maker said the pace of its retail machine sales has slowed in recent months.


Tire Factory Fined For Pollution Violations

March 20, 2012 2:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to the consent order, Yokohama didn't tell the agency that the factory's ethanol emissions had increased due to a production process change.


GE Opens New Factory In Louisville

March 20, 2012 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A statement from GE says the opening is "another milestone in the revitalization of GE's Appliances business."


Nissan Reviving The Datsun Brand

March 20, 2012 1:59 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nissan is bringing back the Datsun three decades after shelving the brand that helped build its U.S. business. This time, Nissan hopes the name synonymous with affordable and reliable small cars will power its growth in emerging markets.


After Apple Dividend: Who Is Next?

March 20, 2012 12:20 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Now that Apple shareholders will get some cash, what other companies could fork over more dollars to investors?


Apple's Dividend Heralds 'Changing Of The Guard'

March 20, 2012 10:22 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In the biggest break from Jobs' philosophy since Cook succeeded him as CEO, Apple is dipping into its nearly $100B cash stash to start paying a quarterly dividend to its stockholders.

Boeing Worker Hurt In Accident At WA Facility

March 20, 2012 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Everett Fire spokesman Rick Robinson tells KOMO-TV that the man was somehow pinned between two wing parts of a 747 aircraft.


Amazon To Buy Kiva Systems For $775M

March 20, 2012 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments Inc. has agreed to buy Kiva Systems, which makes robots and software to help companies fulfill orders, for $775 million in cash.


Unlikely Allies Come Together To Support Jobs

March 20, 2012 10:16 am | by Andy Brownfield, Associated Press | News | Comments

Business groups and a former labor leader came together to announce the formation of a nonprofit group aimed at helping create middle-class jobs in Alabama.


China Explores Bolivia Lithium Investments

March 20, 2012 10:15 am | by Carlos Valdez, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bolivia's government says the country possesses more than 70 percent of the world's reserves of lithium.


Commerce Department Backs Whirlpool Complaint

March 20, 2012 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce found that Samsung, LG, and other brands were illegally "dumping" some of their foreign-made appliances in the U.S., by selling the products at less than fair value.


CompactLogix PACs

March 19, 2012 3:47 pm | by Rockwell Automation | Product Releases | Comments

The CompactLogix 5370 series provides performance and cost competitiveness for machine builders requiring up to 16 axes of complex motion.


Skid Steer Pallet Fork

March 19, 2012 3:45 pm | by SitePro | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for contractors and ideal for handling pallets of bricks or boxes, this pallet fork features a one piece backstop with class II forks rated at 4,000 pounds.


Giganetix GigE Cameras

March 19, 2012 3:43 pm | by Smartek | Product Releases | Comments

These fully GigE Vision® compliant cameras have a compact 35x35x48 millimeter housing for simple integration into existing and space restrictive systems.


Heavy Hydraulic Breakers

March 19, 2012 3:41 pm | by Atlas Copco | Product Releases | Comments

The HB 4100 has a service weight of 9,039 pounds (designed for carriers in the 88,185- to 154,324-pound weight class), but is as powerful as other, heavier breakers.


Making Mobile Devices Smarter

March 19, 2012 3:36 pm | by Andrew C. Ross, Director of Wireless Operations, B&B Electronics | Articles | Comments

Tablets and smartphones have limited wired connectivity of any kind, largely relying upon wireless communications for their interaction with the rest of the world.



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