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Ferrari Debuts F60 America Supercar

October 14, 2014 1:59 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Ferrari celebrated 60 years of car sales in the United States this week. Chris Woodyard talks to Nicola Boari about the Ferrari F60 America, which was made specifically for this occasion.                  

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Why Oil Price Drop Could Squeeze U.S. Economy

October 14, 2014 1:54 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

If you're a driver, a shipper, or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices — for the oil industry and for the economy.                     

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Chrysler Recalls SUVs for Air Bag Defect

October 14, 2014 1:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners.                                   

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The Smart Wheel That Could Change Transportation’s Future

October 14, 2014 1:20 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.                             

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GMO Labeling Measure Attracts Big Money in Oregon

October 14, 2014 11:47 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oregon ballot measure on the labeling of genetically modified foods is starting to attract big money.                                         

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Stationary Self-Contained Compactors and Transfer Stations Design Guide

October 14, 2014 10:30 am | by SP Industries | Product Releases | Comments

SP Industries, Stationary Self-Contained Compactors and Transfer Stations Design Guide offers information and specifications about all SP Industry’s Stationary Compactor Models in one convenient place. 

McDonald's Invites Questions About its Food

October 14, 2014 10:11 am | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest hamburger chain is confronting unappetizing questions as part of a U.S. campaign to beat back perceptions that it serves Frankenfood.                            

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GM Plant Seeks Tax Break for Upgrade

October 14, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' Fort Wayne truck assembly plant wants local officials to waive taxes for a decade to help with a possible $1 billion upgrade, a spokeswoman said.                         

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Companies Abandon Ambitious Desert Solar Project

October 14, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It sounded like a good idea: build massive solar energy plants in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East to supply Europe with 15 percent of its electricity needs by 2050. But, the consortium behind the ambitious plan has now admitted defeat.

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SME Education Foundation Announces Two Manufacturing Scholarships

October 14, 2014 9:32 am | by The SME Education Foundation | News | Comments

The SME Education Foundation is pleased to announce it will establish two new scholarships specifically for Focus: HOPE students pursuing careers in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, or a closely related field.          

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up Slightly

October 14, 2014 9:26 am | by Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                                 

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Everything Goes in Cycles

October 14, 2014 9:19 am | by Tia Nowack | Articles | Comments

In this unassuming facility, the team behind Worksman Cycles builds industrial bikes and trikes that are used in some of the largest plants in the world, including Ford, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.               

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Light Bulb Manufacturing Comes Back To America

October 13, 2014 2:45 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Halogen bulbs now being made in Illinois and Ohio mean more jobs for Americans.                                                 

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Manufacturing Transformations: Building Blocks of a Future SMART Plant

October 13, 2014 2:38 pm | by Rahul Vijayaraghavan | Articles | Comments

In this article, we will explore some of the key technologies disrupting manufacturing operations as we know them.                                       

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Michelin Truck Tire Failure Under Investigation

October 13, 2014 2:26 pm | by The Associate Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that some Michelin heavy truck tires can fail and cause crashes.                                       

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Boeing Announces Garuda Order for 50 Planes

October 13, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. says that Garuda Indonesia placed an order for 50 jets with a total sticker price of $4.9 billion.                                         

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Frenchman Wins Nobel for Industry Regulations

October 13, 2014 2:05 pm | by Karl Ritter, Nathalie Rothschild, Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Frenchman Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics for finding ways to encourage better products and competitive prices in industries dominated by a few companies.                     

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Ford Hiring Workers for New Truck

October 13, 2014 1:59 pm | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center, comprised of the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified facilities. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150, launching in a matter of weeks.

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27

October 13, 2014 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                              

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The New Model 72A Palletizer

October 13, 2014 10:06 am | by A-B-C Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

 A-B-C Packaging has introduced the Model 72A palletizer, a top performing palletizer with features for ultra-smooth case transit, perfect load positioning, and rapid product changeover. 

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