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Settlement Reached in Remington Rifle Suit

July 9, 2014 9:47 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the nation's leading gun manufacturers has reached a settlement in a nationwide lawsuit claiming a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death.                

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Fighting for American Jobs

July 8, 2014 2:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

With the U.S. steel market being flooded with imports of pipe from South Korea and other nations, state-side manufacturers are being forced to idle or shutdown factories, putting at risk nearly 600,000 American jobs.         

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Mitsubishi Will Acquire Stake in UAE Water Firm

July 8, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese companies Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced Monday they have entered into an agreement with a water firm in the United Arab Emirates to acquire a 38.4 percent share in its water and wastewater projects.   

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GM: Small Crossovers Are the New Utility Players

July 8, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Overall, demand for compact crossovers and SUVs has nearly doubled since 2008, from 10 percent to 18 percent of the market, according to AutoTrader.com.                            

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Report: Global Demographics Play Emerging Role for Manufacturers

July 8, 2014 1:58 pm | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) | News | Comments

The era of constrained labor supply is just beginning, and the decreasing share of populations that are in the working age cohort will keep human capital a front-burner issue for goods producers for decades, according to a new Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) report.

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Is This the Soda Tax's Last Stand?

July 8, 2014 1:52 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?                                        

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Nissan Autonomous Drive Car Tackles New Highway

July 8, 2014 1:49 pm | Videos | Comments

Kanagawa, home to Nissan's Global Headquarters, technical and logistic centers, and multiple production plants, will host an Autonomous Drive proving ground near Nissan's Oppama factory.                   

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Walmart’s First-Ever “Made in the USA” Open Call for Suppliers

July 8, 2014 1:39 pm | News | Comments

For the first time ever, Walmart is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers today at its world headquarters during the company’s first-ever “Made in the USA” open call.                      

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5 Factors That Helped the U.S. Economy

July 8, 2014 9:52 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

How does the U.S. economy do it? Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. Here are five reasons the United States is outpacing other major economies.             

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Company Fined $11K for Chemical Spill

July 8, 2014 9:49 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations.                                 

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How Did GM's Ignition Switch Redesign Go Wrong?

July 8, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

GM set about making switches that would work more smoothly and give drivers the impression that they were better designed, a GM switch engineer testified in a lawsuit deposition in the spring of 2013.               

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Luxury Rolls-Royce Car Sales Soar

July 8, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Britain-based manufacturer said Tuesday that global sales in the first half of the year were up 33 percent compared with the same period in 2013.                              

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Robbers Raid Samsung Plant in Brazil

July 8, 2014 9:39 am | by Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thieves raided a Samsung electronics factory in Brazil during the night shift early Monday, subdued workers and guards, and made off with at least $6 million worth of cellphones and computers.                 

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AP: Most Union Members Have Ties to Gov't

July 8, 2014 9:32 am | by Tom Raum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private sector workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.                          

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Boeing Checking Plane Parts for Damage After Accident

July 8, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.                

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Heineken's CEO on Brews, Branding

July 7, 2014 1:39 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Heineken USA CEO Dolf van den Brink shares insights on beer-consumption trends and discusses marketing plans for Heineken, Dos Equis and Newcastle Brown Ale.                           

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Lawsuits Aim To Stop Work at Mines in 3 States

July 7, 2014 1:34 pm | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.            

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WTO Appellate Body Issues Mixed Ruling in U.S.-China Dispute

July 7, 2014 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China's objections to a U.S. law meant to help American companies that face unfair foreign competition.             

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Former Anheuser-Busch Exec Wants New Trial

July 7, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Anheuser-Busch executive who unsuccessfully sued the brewer for gender discrimination is seeking a new trial.                                      

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5 Manufacturing Business Benefits of Shifting Paper Forms to Mobile Apps

July 7, 2014 1:21 pm | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

Your business can now rapidly and affordably shift from paper forms and experience five key cost saving, productivity and customer experience benefits that a cloud-based mobile app solution delivers.               

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