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Senators Get No Clear Answers on Air Bag Safety

November 21, 2014 10:04 am | by Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press | News | Comments

There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.         

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Siemens To Supply Equipment for Clean Energy Center in Ohio

November 21, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Siemens has received an order from Black & Veatch for power generation equipment to be used at the Oregon Clean Energy Center in Oregon, Ohio – scheduled to come on line by the summer of 2017.               

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GM Shakes Up Management, Names New Quality Chief

November 21, 2014 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has promoted its purchasing chief to be its head of quality as part of a management shakeup.                                         

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Getting the Most Out of Your Electric Motor Repair

November 21, 2014 2:12 pm | by Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP Vice President, Dreisilker Electric Motors | Articles | Comments

Even with standards, studies and certifications, there is no guarantee or requirement for repair shops to provide exceptional or reliable electric motor repair.                         

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Michelin: Taking the Average Tire and Turning it into a 'Tweel'

November 21, 2014 1:59 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Tire maker Michelin is literally reinventing the wheel for industrial equipment and commercial mowers. Michelin North American Chairman and President Pete Selleck says, "the tweel is a revolutionary new product that combines a tire and a wheel."

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What Exactly is Luxury Beer?

November 21, 2014 1:50 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The newest craze hopping around the beer world is pricey beer.                                                     

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MN Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

November 21, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Minnesota's unemployment fell to an eight-year low in October, dropping to less than 4 percent, and the state has added nearly 50,000 jobs so far this year, according to state employment data released.              

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Can Low Oil Prices Be Good for the Environment?

November 21, 2014 1:37 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved.                        

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New Leak-free Unibody Back Pressure & Pressure Relief Valves

November 21, 2014 11:42 am | by Griffco Valve Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Griffco Valve Inc. announces the introduction of its new leak-free Unibody valve for use in chemical-feed, metering, and dosing pump systems. 

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Brakemotors for Quicker Response

November 21, 2014 11:15 am | by LEESON Electric | Product Releases | Comments

LEESON Electric announces an expansion of their brakemotor line to include high cycle brakemotors.

Five Ways Well-Maintained Industrial Flooring Could Save You Money

November 21, 2014 10:39 am | by Paul Anderson | Articles | Comments

Without the correct maintenance, bacteria, dirt and other pesky contaminants can find their way inside buildings and onto factory and warehouse floors, causing excessive wear and tear as well as increasing the risk of costly slips and trips in the workplace.

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Government Tells Chrysler to Speed Up Jeep Recall

November 21, 2014 10:10 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of 1.5 million older Jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture in a rear collision.                            

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Tribal Head To Speed North Dakota Pipeline Talks

November 21, 2014 9:57 am | by James MacPherson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent.     

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Toyota Recalls Nearly 432K Lexuses for Fuel Leaks

November 21, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.                                        

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EPA Plans New Toxin Guidelines for Drinking Water

November 20, 2014 2:49 pm | by John Seewer | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment plants a blueprint for dealing with the type of algae-borne toxin that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city, a federal official said. 

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Robots Take Over Security in Silicon Valley

November 20, 2014 2:43 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

The new K5 robot features laser scanning and a 360-degree live video camera, but it won't be chasing down the bad guys. It's designed to move around people as it sends images back to a command center.               

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China Manufacturing Activity at 6-Month Low

November 20, 2014 2:37 pm | by Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturing activity in China fell to a six-month low in November, reflecting sluggishness in the world No. 2 economy and weakness abroad, according to an early survey of factory conditions released.              

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Ford Builds Robot for Rough Roads

November 20, 2014 2:33 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Ford developed robots to drive their trucks on the worst roads imaginable. Some courses are so bad they'd injure human passengers. Peter Valdes-Dapena rides shotgun.                         

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NAM: Manufacturers Call on Congress to End Tax Hike

November 20, 2014 2:24 pm | by Jamie Hennigan, National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

Manufacturers hosted a press conference call Nov 19 to discuss the urgent need for lawmakers to pass a long-delayed bipartisan jobs bill — the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).                      

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Philly Area Factories Growing by Most in 21 Years

November 20, 2014 2:14 pm | by Chrsitopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in nearly 21 years, a sign that factory output may be picking up nationwide.                               

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GM's Barra: New Investment, SUV for Opel

November 20, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the automaker will invest more than half a billion euros (over $630 million) in its plants in Europe and build a new SUV at the home base for its Opel division there.              

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