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IBM To Pay $1.5B to Shed its Costly Chip Division

October 20, 2014 10:42 am | by Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

 IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to grow faster, while IBM continues to invest in and expand its chip research.        

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Alibaba Drives Tesla Model S to Chinese Marketplace

October 20, 2014 2:16 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Tesla Motors has begun taking online orders for the Model S in China through a Tmall.com listing through Alibaba.                                       

Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles to Air Bag Recall Tally

October 20, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen.                               

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iRobot Receives $7.6M Order From U.S. Navy

October 20, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iRobot Corp., the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.            

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Can Paid Internships Help to Bridge the Gap in Manufacturing?

October 20, 2014 1:53 pm | by Megy Karydes, Communications Consultant for Alcoa Foundation | Articles | Comments

For small to medium-sized manufacturers willing to open their shop doors and let the youth from their community in, it’s an opportunity to teach them skills they can use both within their manufacturing firm and beyond while also helping to reduce the unemployment rate locally.

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AT5 Motor Circuit Analyzer

October 20, 2014 10:27 am | by ALL-TEST Pro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

ALL-TEST Pro, LLC is pleased to introduce its new, portable electric motor circuit analysis instrument, the ALL-TEST Pro 5 (AT5). 

GE Sees Strong U.S. Economy as Profits Rise

October 20, 2014 10:13 am | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. posted strong third quarter results, issued an upbeat forecast for the fourth quarter and said U.S. industrial activity is at its highest level since the financial crisis.                 

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General Motors' Legal Chief To Retire

October 20, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' chief lawyer Michael Millikin, who withstood withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's handling of an ignition switch recall, is retiring early next year.                   

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Federal Reserve Chair Greatly Concerned by Widening Inequality

October 20, 2014 9:52 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.             

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Electrolux Buoyed by U.S. Growth

October 20, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.                              

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VibrAlign Expands Shaft Alignment Training

October 17, 2014 3:19 pm | by VibrAlign, Inc. | News | Comments

VibrAlign, Inc., American distributor of Fixturlaser Alignment tools, is proud to announce the expansion of their offerings as a shaft alignment training provider.                         

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Voxeljet's Factory Flop: 3D Printing Boom or Bust?

October 17, 2014 2:16 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Few IPOs were hotter than the offering for 3D printer maker Voxeljet — which went public a year ago this week to a 122 percent rise. The company said it would use those IPO proceeds to expand its business in the U.S., but the company isn't telling investors just how slowly that U.S. expansion is going.

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Manufacturers Gear Up for More Energy Efficiency

October 17, 2014 2:05 pm | by Wayne Kovach | Articles | Comments

Taking advantage of government programs that aid in cost reduction and competitiveness within the industry is critical for the success of each individual business and for the U.S. economy.                 

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U.S. Economy Strong Despite Global Slowdown Fear

October 17, 2014 1:54 pm | by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear.                                          

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Top 10 Over-The-Top Car Features

October 17, 2014 1:47 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

There are a lot of cool, new features found in cars these days. Cars.com took a look at the top ten, over-the-top available features.                                 

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iPhone Glass Maker Cutting Jobs in Arizona

October 17, 2014 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant.                                       

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Hershey Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Pot Company

October 17, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Colorado marijuana company must recall or destroy its pot-infused edibles that resemble iconic Hershey treats as part of a settlement agreement with the chocolate company.                      

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Michigan May Ban Tesla From Selling Directly To Consumers

October 17, 2014 11:55 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Tesla is facing a ban that would prevent the electric car maker from directly selling its vehicles in the state of Michigan. A bill was introduced in May that sought to prevent franchised dealers from imposing random fees on customers     

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New Visual Learning System for Safety Training

October 17, 2014 10:38 am | by J.J. Keller | Product Releases | Comments

J.J. Keller has developed a new training program, the  J.J. Keller EyeCue Visual Learning System. According to the company, it’s a fresh approach to safety training designed to enhance employee retention of key lessons so companies can further reduce injuries and accidents.

Biofuels Plant Harbinger of Renewable Fuel Future

October 17, 2014 10:28 am | by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.                               

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Mass. Firm Recalls 115K Pounds of Chicken Products

October 17, 2014 10:08 am | by USDA | News | Comments

Shop Packaging LLC, a New Bedford, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 115,505 pounds of chicken wing products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.                       

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