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Tesla Sets Delivery Record

November 6, 2014 9:42 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors beat Wall Street's expectations and set a record for deliveries of its Model S sedan in the third quarter, delighting investors even as its losses doubled from a year ago.             

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Nissan Pledges Further Expansion of Mississippi Plant

November 5, 2014 2:44 pm | by Jeff Amy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce more than 500,000 vehicles at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex.               

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China-Owned Firm To Open VA Plant, Create Jobs

November 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Lindenburg Industry LLC will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing facility.                            

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Engine in Failed Rocket Launch Likely to be Pulled

November 5, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff last week.         

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Election Overview: Minimum Wage, Gun Sales, GMOs, Soda Tax

November 5, 2014 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Take a look at some of the more controversial issues of the midterm election and how they did on the ballots.                                               

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Girls Only: A Way To Close the STEM Gender Gap?

November 5, 2014 2:00 pm | by Kim MacGregor | Articles | Comments

EGHS debuted a girls-only section of Introduction to Engineering Design. Comprised of 17 students, it follows the same curriculum as the other four sections, however, the girls-only class chooses its own projects to tackle. Students also talk about STEM career possibilities for women.

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What's Really Inside That McRib?

November 5, 2014 1:48 pm | by McDonalds | Videos | Comments

Is it real pork? Why is it that shape? Some of the biggest questions about McDonald's food revolves around the McRib, so Grant Imahara and a McDonald’s skeptic are going to Lopez foods, one of its U.S. pork suppliers, to find answers. Watch to see what goes into a McRib patty.

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Salty Potatoes Spur Food Revolution

November 5, 2014 1:38 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Dutch farmer is using diluted sea water to successfully grow crops, a breakthrough that could potentially minimize the impact of increasingly salinated fresh water reserves due to climate change, as well as save thousands of coastal farms around the world.

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A New Maximized Mop

November 5, 2014 10:32 am | by Rubbermaid Commercial Products | Product Releases | Comments

Meet the Maximizer, the latest innovation in cleaning from Rubbermaid Commercial Products.

What the New Tangible Asset and Repair Regulations Mean for Manufacturing Firms

November 5, 2014 10:25 am | by Dean Sonderegger | Articles | Comments

The new Repair Regulations will drastically impact how manufacturing companies treat the amounts paid to purchase, produce, or improve tangible property, like plants, buildings, machines, and much more.             

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U.S. Businesses Report 230K New Jobs

November 5, 2014 10:18 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas.                         

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India to Foreign CEOs: 'We're Waiting for You

November 5, 2014 10:13 am | by Katy Daigle, The Associated Press | News | Comments

India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth.                               

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Audi Recalls Nearly 102K Vehicles

November 5, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.                                           

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China Factory Works Overtime to Make Ebola Suits

November 5, 2014 10:01 am | by Zhang Weigun, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 7,000 miles away in West Africa.       

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Duck Farming Fading Away on New York's Long Island

November 5, 2014 9:48 am | by Frank Eltman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Once as synonymous with Long Island as Gatsby mansions, the Long Island duck is quietly fading into the history books. By the end of this year there will be only one duck farm left on Long Island; that's down from a high of more than 100 in the early 1960s that produced up to 7.5 million succulent birds annually.

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Circus Cited for Not Following Manufacturer's Instructions

November 4, 2014 2:50 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus misused a key rigging component in a hair-hanging stunt, causing a fall that seriously injured eight acrobats, federal workplace safety regulators said.               

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Northern Irish Whiskey Bushmills Sold to Jose Cuervo

November 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British drinks company Diageo says it is selling its Northern Ireland whiskey brand, Bushmills, to tequila king Jose Cuervo in a swap deal that will give Diageo sole ownership of an upmarket Mexican tequila maker, Don Julio.       

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A New Take on Peanut Butter and Jelly

November 4, 2014 2:29 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

General Electric launched a search for kid inventors and found 7 year-old Ellie Rowlands, who created a way to improve on a kids’ culinary classic — peanut butter and jelly. She demonstrates the ease of making a sandwich with “Ellie’s Jellies.” 

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Richard Branson: Space Travel Risks are Worth it

November 4, 2014 2:10 pm | by CNNMoney | News | Comments

Despite the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson says the risk of testing commercial space flights is worth it.                                  

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ISM: Manufacturing Continues Strong Growth Trajectory

November 4, 2014 1:57 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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