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U.S. Consumer Prices Rose in September

October 22, 2014 2:14 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.           

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GM 3Q Profit Nearly Doubles, Led by North American Sales

October 23, 2014 9:29 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.                 

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Weaving The Digital Thread Across Industrial Value Chains

October 23, 2014 9:23 am | by LNS Research | News | Comments

To address pressures of the industry, manufacturers need to ensure end-to-end connectivity across the real and virtual worlds with a digital thread strategy that spans the value chain and leverages new enabling technologies like mobility, cloud, and big data.

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Mars Food Expands With $31M Investment

October 23, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben's Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant.                         

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GMO Ban Advances in L.A.

October 22, 2014 2:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Los Angeles has backed a plan for a ban on cultivating or selling genetically modified plants.                                             

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Navigating the Challenge of Choosing ERP Software

October 22, 2014 2:18 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Articles | Comments

Finding and utilizing the right ERP system is a great way to streamline a company’s manufacturing process, minimize miscommunication and disconnect amongst your employees, and decrease the resulting errors.             

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Study Finds Americans are Taking Less Vacation Time

October 22, 2014 2:03 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new survey by the U.S. Travel Association finds Americans take less vacation time now than at any point in nearly four decades.                                   

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Mazda Roadster Secures a Guinness World Record

October 22, 2014 1:56 pm | by Ann Job, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The rear-wheel drive MX-5 Miata, now in its 25th year, is in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling two-seat roadster on Earth. More than 900,000 of the cars have been built. U.S. models come from Mazda's Hiroshima auto manufacturing complex.

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Does America Deserve a Raise?

October 22, 2014 10:55 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With an economy that is tentatively getting back on its feet, it only seems appropriate that minimum wage become a point of focus. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, however, this may soon be a figure of the past.     

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LED High Bay Fixture

October 22, 2014 10:23 am | by Dialight | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight has announced the availability of its new CE compliant and UL-certified Vigilant LED High Bay fixture with integrated controls and cloud based monitoring for industrial applications. 

Will Solar, Wind Generate Revolution or Evolution?

October 22, 2014 9:51 am | by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association | News | Comments

Dramatically decreasing capital costs for solar and wind technologies present the prospect of an unprecedented boost for Texas companies.                                 

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Boeing 777X Plant Breaks Ground

October 22, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing celebrated the groundbreaking for its 777X Composite Wing Center at Everett.                                               

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EU Antitrust Keeps An Eye on DuPont, Honeywell

October 22, 2014 9:38 am | by Randall Chase, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The DuPont Co. and Honeywell International may be violating antitrust rules in their cooperative venture to supply the only automotive air-conditioning refrigerant that meets European standards for greenhouse gas emissions, regulators said.

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Canadian Pacific CEO Says Rail Deal Still Possible

October 22, 2014 9:21 am | by Josh Funk, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of Canadian Pacific thinks U.S. regulators would approve a well-structured railroad merger, but nothing is planned now that talks with CSX ended.                           

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Government Ups Air Bag Warning to 7.8M Vehicles

October 22, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.                     

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Coke Slashing Costs as Soda Sales Remain Flat

October 21, 2014 2:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.                             

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Verdict: Guardrail Company Defrauded Government

October 21, 2014 2:09 pm | by ABC News | News | Comments

Last week Trinity Industries Inc., a manufacturer of U.S. highway guardrails, went to court over allegations that it changed its design to save on manufacturing costs and never informed authorities of the change — raising safety concerns. The jury determined that the company should have told the government about the design change.

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The Story Behind the Making of Maker's Mark Bourbon

October 21, 2014 2:02 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels discusses the boom in the bourbon business and the making of his family's iconic bourbon.                                     

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New Environmental Rules May Raise Electricity Costs

October 21, 2014 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of electricity would increase substantially and service reliability could be significantly affected under proposed federal environmental rules, the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission said.           

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GE, Honda Join To Power Legacy Cessna Jets

October 21, 2014 1:53 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE Aviation and Honda started manufacturing engines for Honda’s brand new HondaJet light jet in May, and the partners are not finished. The pair just announced a joint project with Sierra Industries to develop a program that would use the HondaJet’s engines to retrofit legacy Cessna business jets. 

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Unemployment Rates Fall in 31 States

October 21, 2014 1:40 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.       

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