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House Approves 5 'Manufacturing Jobs for America' Provisions

July 10, 2014 9:35 am | News | Comments

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that includes five innovative skills-training provisions from the Senate’s Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign.                      

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The IoT Uplink: Connecting With a $12 Billion Technology

July 10, 2014 2:13 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink focuses on the growth and expansion of industrial wireless connections, M2M communication and sensor integration.                             

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Alcoa Reports 2Q Profit of $138M

July 10, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter profit of $138 million, reversing a year-ago loss, and the results beat analysts' expectations.                                

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Ford Expects Return to Profit in Europe in 2015

July 10, 2014 2:07 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford hasn't earned a pretax profit in Europe since 2010, and it lost $1.6 billion in the region last year.                                           

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Is Washington Broken?

July 10, 2014 2:05 pm | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it's beyond fixing.                

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GE Engineering Challenge Offers $1M in Seed Money to Inventors

July 10, 2014 2:03 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The challenge targets two goals: reducing greenhouse emissions from generators producing steam used for extracting oil from the sands, and finding new ways to capture waste heat at the other end of the process.            

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John Wayne Heirs Sue Over 'Duke' Bourbon

July 10, 2014 2:00 pm | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

John Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.                           

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Containment Berm Offers Protection Against Spills

July 10, 2014 11:21 am | by Justrite Mfg. Co. | Product Releases | Comments

New Rigid-Lock QuickBerm drive-through containment berm offers superior protection against small-to-large scale spills from drums, IBC totes, tanks and leaky equipment. 

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MultiFLOW Air & Fluid Gun

July 10, 2014 10:57 am | by CEJN | Product Releases | Comments

CEJN’s MultiFLOW blowgun has been given new features to increase productivity with its high blowing force.    

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LED High Bay and LED Wall Pack

July 10, 2014 10:46 am | by Shat-R-Shield | Product Releases | Comments

Both fixtures serve as high efficiency direct retrofits for their outdated, inefficient counterparts and are eligible for utility rebates where offered.  

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Apple Wins Court Case on Store Design Trademark

July 10, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.                                       

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Bay Area Governments Buy 90 Electric Vehicles

July 10, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.               

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China, U.S. Differ on Plan To Cut Emissions

July 9, 2014 1:42 pm | by Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.       

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Ford Gets Impressive Mileage out of 3-Cylinder Fiesta

July 9, 2014 1:39 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2014 Fiesta four door with SE EcoBoost package has government fuel economy ratings as high as those for some diesel-powered sedans from BMW, Audi and Volkswagen.                         

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Old Tires Find New Lives in Myanmar

July 9, 2014 1:34 pm | by Aye Aye Win, Associated Press | News | Comments

Old truck tires are transformed into rubber washers and bushings for cars and rice mills. Machine parts, buckets and flip-flops are among the biggest sellers for tire recyclers like Nyunt.                   

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China: It's Up To U.S. To Drive Global Economy

July 9, 2014 1:20 pm | by Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's finance minister said Wednesday that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy.                          

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NASA, Boeing Sign Space Launch System Contract

July 9, 2014 1:17 pm | News | Comments

Boeing has finalized a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built and destined to propel America’s return to human exploration of deep space.           

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Ford Recalling Over 100K Vehicles

July 9, 2014 1:15 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries, accidents or fires related to any of the defects have been reported, Ford said.                              

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Current Sensing Contact Switch

July 9, 2014 11:18 am | by NK Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

These current sensing switches feature a single turn potentiometer, allowing the trip point to be set before the sensor is installed or before the monitored circuit is energized. 

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Miniature Diffuse Mode Photoelectric Sensors

July 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Pepperl+Fuchs | Product Releases | Comments

These new versions are designed to provide advanced performance for increasingly complex and space-constrained applications.   

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New Wheel Options for Scaffold Casters

July 9, 2014 10:12 am | by The Revvo Caster Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring zero offset for added stability and safety, SJE Series casters are designed for building and refitting scaffolds. 

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