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Ford: New, Lighter F-150 Can Compete With Rivals

July 23, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company revealed details of the new truck Tuesday. The 2015 F-150 4x4 goes on sale this fall and is 732 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.                              

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Gun Law Forces Beretta out of Maryland

July 23, 2014 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.               

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Could The U.S. Dip Back Into Recession?

July 23, 2014 10:06 am | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sluggish growth in France, Italy, Russia, Brazil and China suggests that the old truism, "When the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold," may need to be flipped.                      

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Michigan Approves 9 Projects To Add 3,900 Jobs

July 23, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Michigan on Tuesday approved state incentives for nine economic development projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs, nearly half from General Motors consolidating engineering jobs from outside the state at a site in Michigan.      

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Heater Power Detector

July 22, 2014 4:28 pm | by EDE Electric Motor Testing | Product Releases | Comments

This simple DIN rail mountable device will give you the early warning that your motor heaters are non-operational or have not been turned on.

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Investing in Energy

July 22, 2014 3:49 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

In manufacturing, where aging equipment is a given and energy rates are a cost center of sometimes epic proportions, it’s no wonder management is looking for more efficient ways to put product out the door.              

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Soylent... It's Not What You Think

July 22, 2014 2:48 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

Recently, the Treasury announced changes to the Research and Development Alternative Simplified Credit (ASC). And luckily for you, you don’t need to invent fake liquid vitamin food in order to take advantage of this opportunity.       

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Study: Beef Pollutes More Than Pork, Poultry

July 22, 2014 2:09 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.                              

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F-35's No-Show at Farnborough Disappoints

July 22, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a price worth paying.      

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Large Scale Graphene Production

July 22, 2014 2:05 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | Videos | Comments

Instead of marking mini-golf scores on paper, this form of carbon is suited for making faster and smaller electronic circuitry, flexible touchscreens, chemical sensors, diagnostic devices and applications yet to be imagined.        

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Fruit From Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

July 22, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.                  

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The Revival of American Manufacturing and the Middle Class

July 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. The following describes the key issues facing American manufacturer that need to be addressed with action (not rhetoric).

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Mixing It Up the KitchenAid Way

July 22, 2014 12:04 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Every KitchenAid stand mixer in the world is built in this Greenville, OH facility. Find out what goes into building an iconic product that has stood the test of time.                        

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Larson Electronics Lights Up 'Batman v Superman' Blockbuster

July 22, 2014 11:28 am | by Larson Electronics | News | Comments

Larson Electronics lighting equipment heads back to the big screen for another grand appearance in the new “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” film.                                 

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Shark Plastic Tack Welder

July 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Shark Industries Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

This Pro-Tack Plastic Welder rapidly sinks steel staples into the plastic to reinforce any breaks or tears, and can be used in a myriad of repairs. 

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Design Will Be Central to Microsoft's Future

July 22, 2014 9:51 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever — to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices. 

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Unilever Closing Ice Cream Factory in Florida

July 22, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer-goods giant Unilever is closing an ice cream factory in the Tampa Bay area and laying off roughly 210 people.                                      

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U.S. Craft Breweries See Growth Overseas

July 22, 2014 9:31 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.            

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Western Sugar Cooperative Issued 39 Citations

July 21, 2014 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wyoming workplace safety officials have proposed fining Western Sugar Cooperative $194,000 for 39 citations at the company's two processing plants in the state.                         

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Subaru Sued Over Dangerous Auto Defect

July 21, 2014 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven, a federal lawsuit says.                                   

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McDonald's, KFC Face Food Scandal In China

July 21, 2014 3:03 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.                           

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