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Chipotle To Hire 4,000 New Employees In One Day

August 25, 2015 9:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The fast-growing burrito chain invited interested applicants to register for up to 60 open interviews at each of its nearly 1,900 restaurants on the morning of Sept. 9.

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Twist Lock Extension Power Cord

August 25, 2015 9:11 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

This industrial use extension cord allows operators to extend power to equipment when stationary outlets are not readily available. 

Liquor Giant Pernod Faces Lagging Vodka Demand In U.S.

August 25, 2015 9:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Pernod owns dozens of liquor brands, including Jameson Irish whiskey and Beefeater gin. Its flagship, however, is Absolut vodka, and volumes of that spirit are on the decline in the U.S. overall.

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Nuclear Contractor To Pay $4.8M Over Improper Lobbying

August 24, 2015 2:52 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Sandia Corporation — a subsidiary of Lockheed-Martin — received government funding to operate Sandia National Laboratories, nuclear weapons labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California.

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Obama Pushing For More Clean Energy Choices For Consumers

August 24, 2015 2:36 pm | by Nancy Benac, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama is pressing to give Americans power to choose what kind of power they use.

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EPA Knew Of 'Blowout' Risk For Tainted Water At Gold Mine

August 24, 2015 2:12 pm | by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Aug. 5 spill came as workers excavated the entrance to the idled Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, unleashing a torrent of toxic water that fouled rivers in three states.

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Explosion At Chemical Plant In Eastern China Kills 1

August 24, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The blast follows the Aug. 12 explosion at a warehouse holding chemicals in Tianjin, a port city east of Beijing.

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Managing Change In The Manufacturing Revolution

August 24, 2015 1:42 pm | by Mike DiLeo | Articles | Comments

It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry — and lots of it. 

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Flying Robots Replace Oil Roughnecks

August 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Sky Futures co-founder and CEO James Harrison talks with Bloomberg about the use of drones in oil rig inspections.

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Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health Of U.S. Manufacturing

August 24, 2015 1:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The group said that the CRS estimate of a 12 percent manufacturing employment decline between 2003 and 2013 used unofficial data and a poorly selected timeframe.

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Death Toll Rises To 121 In China Port Explosion

August 24, 2015 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the dead from the Aug. 12 disaster are 67 firefighters, while another 37 firefighters missing, the government said on its official microblog.

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U.S. Gasoline Price Holds Steady Over Past 2 Weeks

August 24, 2015 10:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cheapest price recorded in the continental United States was Charleston, South Carolina, at $2.10. The highest was $3.67 a gallon in Los Angeles.

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From The Top: The Internet Of Things

August 24, 2015 10:45 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

The Industrial Internet of Things expected to become a $200 billion or more global industry over the next few years. Microsoft’s Colin Masson discusses why Industrial IoT is the next big thing. 

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Report: Tesla Sedan Falls Just Short Of Acceleration Claims

August 24, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Jake Fisher of Consumer Reports told USA Today that the rate was the "quickest we've ever tested," but that it also fell short of the 3.1 seconds advertised by Tesla.

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Budweiser Takes Exception To Firm's 'Queen Of Beer' Campaign

August 24, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch filed a notice of opposition Wednesday, arguing that "Queen of Beer" is too similar to "King of Beers" and that consumers might wrongly believe She Beverage beers are made by Anheuser-Busch.

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ACC Report: U.S. Chemical Production Increased In July

August 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chemical industry group's U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index showed a 3 percent increase in July, which exceeded 2 percent growth in June and flat growth in May.

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Wireless Occupancy Sensor

August 24, 2015 8:21 am | by Dialight Corp. Dialight Corp. Product Releases | Comments

Designed to integrate with any Dialight smart lighting system, the new wireless sensor can be placed virtually anywhere within a facility, without the need to install or move cabling. 

California Bill Aims To Warn Consumers About Recording TVs

August 21, 2015 2:59 pm | by Julia Horowitzh, Associated Press | News | Comments

Readers who scanned the user manual for a new Samsung smart TV may have been surprised to learn their household conversations could be recorded without their knowledge.

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Key Chinese Manufacturing Index Falls To 77-Month Low

August 21, 2015 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing contracted this month adding to signs of economic weakness.

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Analysis Puts Coke Ahead Of Pepsi In Water Conservation

August 21, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent analysis by Fortune magazine says that Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, is also ahead of PepsiCo in water conservation.

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