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Bacardi to Lay Off 10 Percent of North American Workforce

April 9, 2015 1:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bermudan spirits giant Bacardi indicated it would lay off about 10 percent of its employees in North America this week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. 

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NR/NDR-EB Narrow Aisle Reach Truck

April 9, 2015 10:56 am | by Yale Materials Handling | Product Releases | Comments

The NR/NDR-EB narrow aisle reach truck series is engineered to electronically decelerate to a smooth stop when the operator moves the control handle towards neutral.

Analysts: Could Oil Industry Consolidation Mirror 1990s?

April 9, 2015 10:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Energy sector observers expect that the $70 billion proposed deal between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group should be just the first in a wave of oil industry consolidation.

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Study: Wild Lettuce Could Serve as Rubber Source

April 9, 2015 10:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from Washington State University believe a pesky weed could hold the key to developing a new source of rubber.

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Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Rise but Still at Low Level

April 9, 2015 10:26 am | by Christopher Rubager, The Associated Press | News | Comments

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications for jobless aid overall remain low — a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month.

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Photo of the Day: Bad News for Sabra

April 9, 2015 10:17 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

By all accounts Sabra Dipping Co., the leading hummus manufacturer in the United States, has been having a good year. However, today marks some bad news for the successful food manufacturer. 

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Did You Know That You are in the Hardware Store Business?

April 9, 2015 9:53 am | by George Krauter | Articles | Comments

Consider the essential considerations that companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware chains must employ in order to maintain a profitable scenario. Now compare the situation in the many MRO store rooms. The word “store” is the operative word here, because the MRO storeroom is in fact a “store.”

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EPA Announces Moratorium on Pesticides Linked to Honeybee Declines

April 9, 2015 9:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week indicated it would likely suspend approving new permits for pesticides that contain neonicotinoids, which critics say contribute to declining populations of honeybees and other pollinators.

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Is the Pace of FAA Drone Regulation Approval Too Slow?

April 8, 2015 3:05 pm | by Bloomberg Business | News | Comments

32 Advisors Founder and CEO Robert Wolf discusses the future of commercial and industrial drones. 

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California Water Restrictions Largely Avoid Farms

April 8, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In response to a historic drought affecting nearly all of California, Gov. Jerry Brown last week announced the state's first-ever limits on water use. 

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GM Cars Will Spy on Your Teen's Driving

April 8, 2015 2:44 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motors' new Teen Driver monitoring system can track your child's speed and give you a driving report card. But can it track adults as well?

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The Swell of Automation in Manufacturing

April 8, 2015 2:40 pm | by Lisa Richards | Articles | Comments

Facility automation offers a world of hope for members of the reliability industry: improved quality control, better safety for employees and customers, an increase in production and machine performance and ultimately, reductions in spending. 

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Stronger U.S. Economy and Dollar Tighten Latin American Ties

April 8, 2015 2:25 pm | by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Across Latin America, companies increasingly are looking north for business. The prospect of tighter commercial ties across the Americas has handed the United States a chance to reclaim some of the regional economic and political clout it lost to a surging China over the past decade. 

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China's 'Hell on Earth' Mineral Refineries

April 8, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The seemingly exponential advance of technology easily conjures visions of a cleaner, more advanced future. But according to reports, those visions are largely built upon the work at a "dystopian and horrifying" industrial ecosystem deep within China's interior.

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East, West Coast Ports Import Volume Now Nearly Equal

April 8, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ports on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. nearly matched their Pacific Coast counterparts in imported cargo traffic as western ports wrapped up a months-long labor dispute.

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Retrofit Seals Protect Plant Equipment and Personnel

April 8, 2015 10:41 am | by Jim Hemingway | Articles | Comments

Coal ash can cause a multitude of problems in plants, from increased maintenance costs, safety hazards, to risk for costly equipment failure. See how one western plant dealt with their coal ash problem. 

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U.S. Agency Denies Request to Probe Fiat Chrysler Minivans

April 8, 2015 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have denied a New Jersey man's request to investigate Fiat Chrysler minivans because they can stall after refueling.

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Summer Gas Prices Expected to be 32 Percent Lower This Year

April 8, 2015 10:19 am | by Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according the Energy Department. 

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Tesla Boosts Range, Power and Price of Low-End Model S

April 8, 2015 10:09 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model.

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Shell Looks to Acquire BG Group in $70B Deal

April 8, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to acquire U.K.-based BG Group in one of the largest deals ever in the oil and gas sector.

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