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OH Drug Company Closing, 1,100 Jobs To Be Lost

October 4, 2013 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northeast Ohio company that manufactured cancer drugs is closing, and more than 1,000 jobs will be lost. Ben Venue Laboratories Inc. said Thursday it will stop production by the end of this year. The Bedford company says all 1,100 jobs will be phased out starting this month and continuing into next year.

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Boeing Plane Deliveries Accelerate In 3Q

October 4, 2013 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. said it delivered 170 commercial planes during the third quarter as deliveries accelerated for three of its most important planes. Compared to the same period last year, deliveries sped up for its smaller, workhorse 737, its long-range best-seller 777, and its new 787.

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Cerberus Interested In BlackBerry

October 4, 2013 1:05 pm | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Private equity firm Cerberus is interested in taking a look at BlackBerry's books as a prelude to a possible bid for the troubled smartphone company. Cerberus is looking to sign a confidentiality agreement with BlackBerry that would allow it to access the company's private information, an official familiar with the situation said Wednesday on condition of anonymity. 

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U.S., Japan To Deploy New Radar, Drones In Next Year

October 4, 2013 1:05 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor, Matthew Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States and Japan moved Thursday to modernize and expand their defense alliance to counter new 21st century challenges including the continuing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea and potential aggression from China over disputed territory.

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Ford Recalls Focus Electric, C-Max To Fix Chime

October 4, 2013 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 24,000 cars because a chime won't sound if the driver's door is opened while the key is inside the car. The recall in the U.S. and Canada affects Ford Focus electric cars from 2012 and 2013, and the C-Max hybrid from the 2013 model year. The cars have push-button starting mechanisms.

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With No Jobs Report, What's An Economist To Do?

October 4, 2013 1:05 pm | by Paul Wiseman, Scott Mayerowitz, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The latest victims of the government's partial shutdown: policy wonks, politicians and TV talking heads who are losing their monthly opportunity to dissect the jobs report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It happens the first Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Except this Friday.

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Infrared Cameras

October 4, 2013 1:04 pm | by Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new infrared cameras feature LaserSharp Auto Focus, which uses a laser to pinpoint exactly where the camera should focus for precisely focused images every time. 

Self-Retracting Safety Knife

October 4, 2013 1:02 pm | by Milwaukee Tool Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

With two blade positions and a self-retract mechanism, the user is able to control how much of the blade is exposed and automatically retract the blade when the button is released for maximum safety.

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Pink Flashlight Pick Up

October 4, 2013 1:01 pm | by Impeltronics | Product Releases | Comments

This bright Pink Flashlight offers a well-constructed sturdy aluminum casing with a strong stainless steel clip

HPP Pneumatic Regulators

October 4, 2013 12:59 pm | by Rotork Fairchild | Product Releases | Comments

The High Pressure Piston range incorporates a piston design to manage supply pressures up to 6,000 psi at temperatures up to 260 degrees C.

Low Bay LED Light

October 4, 2013 12:56 pm | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

This compact LED light produces 5,000 lumens of light output in a wide flood pattern from only 90 watts and features 30 LEDs.

Next Gen Model DP Drilling

October 4, 2013 12:54 pm | by SPIROL International | Product Releases | Comments

The Model DP is a self-contained vertical drilling and pinning machine that eliminates the requirement for manufacturers to maintain tight tolerances.

Power Tool Accessories

October 4, 2013 12:52 pm | by Klein Tools | Product Releases | Comments

The product line includes Multi-Bit Power Drivers, Power Nut Drivers, Power Conduit Reamers, and Power Driver Bits for power tools.

Nomex® MHP Fabrics

October 4, 2013 12:49 pm | by DuPont | Product Releases | Comments

Nomex® MHP offers inherent, multi-hazard protection that can help keep wearers safe from a variety of thermal hazards, including heat and flame, arc flash, and small molten metal splashes in hazardous industrial areas.

Medium Voltage AC Drives

October 4, 2013 12:46 pm | by Yaskawa America IMPO Product Releases | Comments

Designed for energy savings and improved process control, MV1000 drives combine compact modular design, high efficiency, low harmonics, and industry leading MTBF into a medium voltage drive solution.

Freestanding Bridge Crane

October 4, 2013 12:44 pm | by EMH, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The NOMAD® System provides efficient, cost effective material handling in buildings where overhead cranes would otherwise not be practical.

Customer Service & Support

October 4, 2013 12:40 pm | by Intelligrated | Product Releases | Comments

Intelligrated’s Customer Service & Support team now offers 24X7 single-source support for Knighted Vision warehouse management, WCSPlus® warehouse control, and GoalPost® labor management software customers.

Flammable Fixed Gas Detectors

October 4, 2013 12:38 pm | by RAE Systems Inc. IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The new RAEGuard 2 PID offers continuous VOC monitoring in hazardous and non-hazardous area locations, with fast response times and a high level of accuracy of readings. 

OIL-GLO™ Fluorescent Dyes

October 4, 2013 12:34 pm | by Spectronics Corporation IMPO Product Releases | Comments

OIL-GLO™ Series fluorescent dyes are now NSF Certified and registered to meet food-grade processing requirements for category codes HTX-2 and HX-2.

Signal Light Towers,

October 4, 2013 12:32 pm | by Patlite | Product Releases | Comments

The LS7-9 Series Signal Light Towers feature an elegant, smooth surface design that is IP69K rated to withstand high-pressure and high-temperature washdown operations. 

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