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Tentative Deal In MS Suit Over Illegal Workers

February 13, 2012 2:30 pm | by Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has reached a tentative settlement agreement in a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos, federal court records said.


Google Says EU OKs $12.5B Motorola Deal

February 13, 2012 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says European regulators have approved its $12.5 billion acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings.


Obama Wants $8B For Community College Training

February 13, 2012 2:26 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to create an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth industries, part of his broader pitch to make higher education more affordable for all Americans.


U.S. Probes Door Fires In TrailBlazers

February 13, 2012 2:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators are investigating fires in the driver's side doors of Chevy TrailBlazers, the second such probe in a week.


EU Won't Scrap Carbon Tax

February 13, 2012 2:19 pm | by Alex Kennedy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Airlines and governments have complained the tax is too costly and was implemented without consultation. Industry leaders are warning the disagreement could spark a trade war between Europe and the rest of the world.


A Look Back To The Future (Of 1994)

February 13, 2012 12:58 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Danny Hillis outlines an intriguing theory of how and why technological change seems to be accelerating, in 1994.


In-Stock igus Product

February 13, 2012 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The company retains 95 percent of its product in stock, including Energy Chain cables carriers and iglide plastic bushings.


Capacitor Switch Control

February 13, 2012 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Among the new controls being offered is the SEL-734B Three-Phase Monitor and Capacitor Bank Control, which is used for the automation and monitoring of three-phase banks.


LED Surge Protectors

February 13, 2012 12:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LS10 and LS12 Series of surge protectors purpose-built to protect LED lighting from transients and surges generated by lightning and switching transients.


Eco-Friendly Plastic Solutions

February 13, 2012 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The ECO-PAIL contains up to 50 percent post-consumer resin and uses fewer components than standard pails.


Metering Pump

February 13, 2012 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The integral VFD/motor controls improve metering accuracy and repeatability.


Dyna-Purge C

February 13, 2012 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dyna-Purge C is a clear, non-abrasive, non-chemical compound, formulated to purge high clarity resins without any residue.


Modular Suction Cup

February 13, 2012 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new piGRIP Bag Lips have been designed to have an excellent grip on stand-up-pouches filled with liquid or dry substances.


Puncture, Water Resistant Boots

February 13, 2012 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Built in the U.S.A., the men’s Portland PR stand up to shards of glass, jagged metals, and even nails.


BMW Fined $3M For Untimely 2010 Recalls

February 13, 2012 10:22 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

German automaker BMW has agreed to pay $3 million for delays in reporting safety defects and recalls to the federal regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.


Chinese City Seizes iPads In Name Dispute

February 13, 2012 10:20 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Authorities have seized Apple iPads from retailers in a city in northern China due to a dispute with a domestic company that says it owns the iPad name, an official said Monday. The Chinese company said it is asking for similar action in more than 20 other cities.


GE To Hire 5,000 Vets Over Next 5 Years

February 13, 2012 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE said Monday that its "Hiring Our Heroes" partnership will help match veterans with jobs. The company, whose products range from jet engines to light bulbs, will also team with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to sponsor 400 veterans' job fairs this year.


Quinn Defends IL After CEO Blasts Jobs Climate

February 13, 2012 10:17 am | by Michelle Janaye Nealy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Pat Quinn defended the state's business climate Sunday after the head of Caterpillar Inc. blasted state political leaders in a published column for not doing enough to grow business and jobs in Illinois.


Unions Expect Right-To-Work To Cost Them

February 13, 2012 10:14 am | by Tom LoBianco, Associated Press | News | Comments

After losing their fight against right-to-work legislation, labor organizers are making a desperate bid on shop room floors and at union halls to persuade members to keep paying their union dues and avoid crippling labor's influence in Indiana.


Whirlpool Hails U.S. Move On Imports

February 13, 2012 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whirlpool Corp. said it welcomed a preliminary decision by the government on Friday affirming that Whirlpool and other U.S. appliance makers are being harmed by washing machines imported from South Korea and Mexico.



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