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Top U.S. Exports Still Generate $67B Trade Deficit

April 21, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released report found the U.S. possessed a trade deficit even among its top export categories — in stark contrast to several top global competitors. 

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The E-Cig That Tells You How Much You Smoke

April 21, 2015 2:57 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Smokio e-cigarette pairs with an app on your phone to keep track of how much you smoke, and how much money you've saved by not buying tobacco cigarettes.

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Report: Hybrid, Electric Car Drivers Increasingly Switching to SUVs

April 21, 2015 2:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Falling gas prices might be leading more drivers to switch from fuel-efficient vehicles to SUVs, according to a report from automotive website Edmunds.com.

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Navigating a New Social Supply Chain

April 21, 2015 2:40 pm | by Bob McKee | Articles | Comments

More than ever before, consumers control the economics of the industry and organizations need to harness this information appropriately and adapt their processes in order to respond to volatile demand, manage inventory risk and rapidly take market leadership.

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The Most Expensive Regulation in Manufacturing History

April 21, 2015 2:24 pm | by NAMvideo | Videos | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers released a new study that states the ozone regulation under consideration by the EPA will be the most expensive regulation of all time. 

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Texas One Step Closer to Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans

April 21, 2015 2:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Texas House late last week approved legislation that would pre-empt local government restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.

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The Impossible to Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 1:56 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

General Motor’s unveiled its Chevrolet-FNR concept car at their Shanghai GM Gala Night. Designed by GM’s Shanghai-based Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture, the Chevrolet-FNR is an autonomous electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse at future mobility.

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Low Wages, Trade Deals Luring Auto Plants and Jobs to Mexico

April 21, 2015 1:52 pm | by Tom Krisher, Christopher Sherman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers.

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Unemployment Falls in Just 23 U.S. States as Hiring Slows

April 21, 2015 10:42 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states last month and rose in 12 as employers pulled back on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused big job losses in some states.

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Robotics and Medical Marijuana — A Joint Venture

April 21, 2015 10:26 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Acceptance for medical marijuana as a legit pharmaceutical treatment is on the rise — and so is the budding industry of pot disensaries. 

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Blue Bell Creameries Issues Recall of all Products

April 21, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

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On-Site Oil Analysis System

April 21, 2015 9:57 am | by Spectro Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Spectro Scientific has introduced the MiniLab 53 on-site oil analysis system. The product was designed for use by industrial plant personnel, the MiniLab 53 combines multiple tests in one unit to monitor lubricant chemistry, contamination and machinery wear.

U.S. Business Group in China Urges More Transparency

April 21, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates.

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Some Farmers Look to Capitalize on Non-GMO Market

April 21, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amid record harvests of corn and soybeans last year, some farmers are turning to an unlikely source to increase their bottom lines: non-GMO seeds. 

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Manufacturers are Looking to the Cloud

April 20, 2015 3:19 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global economy, they must make more efficient use of large amounts of data to leverage business intelligence and become more agile. They are looking to the cloud as a solution.

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Mashing Up a Plane and a Car

April 20, 2015 2:57 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Jeff Bloch, also known as "Speedy Cop", is a Washington D.C. police officer who's been building out-of-left-field cars for years. His plane-car is a mashup of an old Cessna prop plane and 1987 Toyota van.

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BMW Recalling 91.8K Mini Coopers to Fix Air Bag Problem

April 20, 2015 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.

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Heinz, French’s Each Target the Other's Condiment Dominance

April 20, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although ketchup and mustard often accompany one another on hot dogs and hamburgers, Americans for decades have largely bought different brands of each condiment. 

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Survey: U.S. Businesses Expect Sales Rebound, More Hiring

April 20, 2015 2:04 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 87

April 20, 2015 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 87 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.

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RotorFlow Sensors

April 20, 2015 11:10 am | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

The Gems RotorFlow line features a unique paddlewheel design which combines high-visibility composite rotors and durable solid-state electronics.

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