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Economical ±1 Percent Accuracy Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

March 17, 2015 4:15 pm | by Aalborg Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Aalborg Instruments upgraded Mass Flow GFM Meters and GFC Controllers, designed respectively to read or set gas flow rates, to now include upgraded features that enhance the products’ performance without impacting the cost. 

Boeing's SC Plant Delivers First 787-9 Aircraft

March 17, 2015 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft assembled at the company's South Carolina plant has been delivered.

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Flying Cars Will Be Available in 2017

March 17, 2015 2:31 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Slovakian company AeroMobil will begin selling a flying car in 2017.

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Tiny Blue Bubbles Designed to Help Save the Planet

March 17, 2015 2:19 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

A team of engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may have found a way to capture CO2 from power plants, using tiny blue capsules that look like fish eggs.

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Fight Over Keystone XL Doesn't Stall Pipeline Boom

March 17, 2015 2:12 pm | by Henry C. Jackson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, scenes are unfolding almost every week in lesser-known developments that have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation's domestic oil network. 

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Lawson Products Takes Business to the Next Level

March 17, 2015 2:03 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

This well-known MRO supplier shares the ways it has been able to enhance its value proposition through investments in objectives that results in customer gains.

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Oil Prices Fall to Six-Year Low

March 17, 2015 1:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In the wake of a 10 percent slide last week, the price of crude oil on the West Texas Intermediate index fell to about $44 per barrel, the lowest level in six years.

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Attorney: GM to Face Further Legal Action Over Ignition Problem

March 17, 2015 1:52 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors was spared a potentially lengthy legal battle over faulty ignition switches following a settlement with the family of a Georgia victim last week. The family's attorney, however, said further probes of the company's actions would continue. 

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DuraLabel Toro

March 17, 2015 10:51 am | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

The DuraLabel Toro features complete independence from PCs and networks.

Detroit Nonprofit Hires Homeless to Make Coats/Sleeping Bags

March 17, 2015 10:26 am | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

Veronika Scott, 25, built a nonprofit, the Empowerment Plan, which employs and trains homeless single parents to manufacture the coats that were her project for a class at Detroit's College for Creative Studies four years ago.

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Institute: China Now World's Third-Biggest Arms Exporter

March 17, 2015 10:20 am | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

China has overtaken German to become the world's third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the U.S. and Russia, a new study says. 

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

From the time the NCAA tournament field of 68 was announced Sunday evening until the national champion is crowned April 6, millions of employees will spend work hours filling out brackets and watching tournament games, creating a major drag on workplace productivity.

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Report Suggests Oil Prices Tied to Worker Fatalities in North Dakota

March 17, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Low oil prices and subsequent cutbacks in the field by drilling companies could be contributing to a rash of worker fatalities in North Dakota, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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EPA, FDA Sign Data Sharing Agreement

March 17, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration signed an agreement to share data relating to pesticides and toxic substances, the agencies announced Monday.

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Deadly Bacteria Outbreak Prompts Ice Cream Recall

March 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Health officials say three people have died after eating ice cream tainted with Listeria. Mark Albert explains the victims all ate the ice cream while they were patients at a Kansas hospital.

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Autonomous Car Prepares For 3,500-Mile U.S. Road Trip

March 16, 2015 2:26 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S.

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Factory Output Falls for Third Straight Month in February

March 16, 2015 2:17 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Output at U.S. factories fell for a third straight month in February, driven by a big drop in production at auto plants.

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Ford F-150 Still Sees Strong Demand

March 16, 2015 2:13 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Joe Hinrichs, president of the Americas at Ford Motor Co., talks about production and demand for the new F-150 series, the addition of 900 workers at Ford's Kansas City plant, and the impact of a stronger dollar on Ford.

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Machinists Union Seeks Election at South Carolina Boeing Plant

March 16, 2015 2:08 pm | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The machinists union on Monday asked for an election so about 2,500 Boeing production workers in South Carolina can decide whether they want union representation.

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Lumber Liquidators to Provide Air Tests Following '60 Minutes' Report

March 16, 2015 2:02 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators will provide air testing supplies to consumers in the wake of a report that its laminate flooring contained high levels of formaldehyde.

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