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Tuna Company, 2 Managers Charged in Death of Worker in Oven

April 28, 2015 | by Brian Melley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.

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The Fate of the Export-Import Bank

April 28, 2015 2:35 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The charter for the Export-Import bank is nearing its expiration date, but the question remains — will it be renewed?

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Microsoft To End Windows Server 2003 Support

April 28, 2015 2:21 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

​This summer, Microsoft will stop patching Windows Server 2003. Manufacturers that don’t update their software will be putting their customers and company at risk.

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EVs Gaining Popularity, But Slowly

April 28, 2015 1:56 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Sales of long-range electrical vehicles could reach 466,407 units by the end of 2015, according to a study by Frost and Sullivan about the expansion of the global EV market.

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Applied Materials' Tokyo Electron Deal Ends in DOJ Roadblock

April 28, 2015 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Applied Materials has called off its $9.4 billion acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. after hitting a regulatory roadblock.

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Report: 'Reshoring' Leads to Net Gain of 10K Manufacturing Jobs

April 28, 2015 1:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​The U.S. saw a net migration of at least 10,000 manufacturing jobs back to the country this past year, according to the Reshoring Initiative.

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Food Industry Tries To Block Vermont's GMO Labeling Laws

April 28, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them. 

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Drivers Strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports

April 28, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Truck drivers walked off the job Monday at the nation's busiest port complex amid an ongoing dispute over their classifications as independent contractors.

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Q&A: What's Listeria and How Is It Traced to Ice Cream?

April 27, 2015 3:08 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

As a result of massive ice cream recalls, consumers and investigators alike are beginning to ask questions. Check out the answers to some common questions surrounding the listeria outbreak in ice cream. 

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Volvo CEO: U.S. Growth To Return This Year

April 27, 2015 2:55 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Car Group, talks about plans to revive sales in the U.S. and the new XC90 sport-utility vehicle.

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Cloud ERP: The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking

April 27, 2015 2:48 pm | by Lori Payne | Articles | Comments

For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing software and are beginning to evaluate their options, we offer four key questions you should ask as you conduct research and enter into discussions with possible providers.

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 90

April 27, 2015 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 90 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the automaker.

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VW Chairman Quits, but Questions Over Future Remain

April 27, 2015 2:16 pm | by David McHugh, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Does this mean change is coming to the world's No. 2 automaker — in particular, to its high-cost ways of doing business?

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Manufacturers’ Group Knocks Japan Over Currency Manipulation

April 27, 2015 2:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A manufacturing business group criticized Japanese currency policy in a full-page ad in Monday's Washington Post.  

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309 Series Drum Tumblers

April 27, 2015 12:02 pm | by Paul N Gardner Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The 309 Series Drum Tumblers rotate a drum "corner-over-corner" to thoroughly mix drum contents.

Company Behind Keystone XL Seeks U.S. Approval for Another Pipeline

April 27, 2015 10:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Canadian energy giant behind the controversial Keystone XL project last week filed for U.S. approval of another international crude oil pipeline. 

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Chipotle Completes Transition to Non-GMO Ingredients

April 27, 2015 10:11 am | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so.

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Could Your Supply Chain Be Your Weak Link in Risk Management?

April 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Steve Durbin | Articles | Comments

Supply chains are a vital component of every organization's global business operations and the backbone of today's global economy. However, security chiefs everywhere are concerned about how open they are to an abundance of risk factors. 

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American, United Delay, Change Boeing 787 Orders

April 27, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. 

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10 Best Green Cars List

April 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In honor of Earth Day this month, Kelley Blue Books issued its annual 10 Best Green Cars list.

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Ford Recalls 390K Cars

April 27, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

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