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Supreme Court Won't Hear Dispute Over Calif. Fuel Standard

June 30, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.                               

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Harley Helps Spotlight Electric Motorcycles

June 30, 2014 1:41 pm | by John Kekis, Associated Press | News | Comments

While Harley's announcement may not sit well with its core riders, who relish the distinctive rumble of the V-twin engine's exhaust, it might provide the impetus needed for the electric market to take off.             

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Maintenance-free Systems for the Packaging Industry

June 30, 2014 11:21 am | by igus | Product Releases | Comments

Plastics maker igus is presenting a range of new products specially developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry. 

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Composite Push-to-Connect Fittings

June 30, 2014 11:02 am | by Bimba Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The broad new line, which combines plastic with existing metal barbed fittings, now includes specialty items such as union branches and tube-to-stem elbow reducers. 

Rotary Hand Stamp

June 30, 2014 10:10 am | by Numberall Stamp & Tool Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This rugged, balanced rotary hand stamp from Numberall Stamp & Tool Co., Inc. is made of high grade tool steel, heat treated for severe usage.           

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Airlines To Inspect Engine Bolts on Embraer Jets

June 30, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian plane maker Embraer is telling airlines to inspect pins or bolts that hold the engines on its twin-engine E190 regional jet.                                   

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Peruvian Developer Ready To Remake Packard Plant

June 30, 2014 9:49 am | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Massive chunks of concrete hang menacingly from what remains of an upper floor at a gutted building at the vacant Packard car plant, a time-decayed symbol of Detroit's finer things and luxury vehicles.              

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Lauer: Question to GM Boss Wasn't Sexist

June 30, 2014 9:37 am | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Matt Lauer has no regrets asking General Motors CEO Mary Barra about balancing work and motherhood, saying he sees it as an issue that affects all working parents regardless of their gender.                 

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GM Recalls Another 474K Vehicles

June 30, 2014 9:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing Friday three more recalls, including a large one involving its top-selling vehicle.                          

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Court: Wal-Mart Must Compensate Workers

June 30, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada's Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to unionize.                

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Honda To Pay $55.3M After Crash

June 30, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury ordered Honda Motor Co. to pay $55.3 million for a rollover accident that left a Pennsylvania man paralyzed, but the car company said Friday it would appeal.                         

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‘Car of the Future’ Is Here

June 30, 2014 9:25 am | News | Comments

Unveiled last week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.                       

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Steady Job Growth Lifts Consumer Confidence

June 27, 2014 2:15 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy's dismal first quarter performance.                    

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Daimler, Renault-Nissan Building $1.4B Plant In Mexico

June 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact vehicles.                  

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Five Manufacturing-Supporting Bills Approved By Senate

June 27, 2014 2:10 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign has announced that the U.S. Senate has approved bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the nation’s manufacturing workforce training programs and help fill the skills gap that many manufacturers are coming up against.

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Volvo Trucks Plans To Invest $69M In Va. Plant

June 27, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volvo Trucks North America says it will invest $69 million in improvements at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.                     

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Maker Of Old Bay May Move Out Of Maryland

June 27, 2014 2:05 pm | by Jonathan O'Connel, The Washington Post | News | Comments

The question is how big of an ingredient the product will remain in Maryland's economy as its owner, McCormick & Co., considers relocating.                  

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The Art Of Manufacturing The 2015 Ford F-150

June 27, 2014 2:00 pm | by Everyman Driver | Videos | Comments

Dave Erickson heads to Dearborn, Michigan for a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing the 2015 Ford F-150.                        

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Tier 1 Chrysler Supplier KTPO Creates Intelligent Production

June 27, 2014 1:49 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.                              

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Analysts Expect Slower June Sales For GM

June 27, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.          

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