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Attackers Burn 4 Coca-Cola Trucks In Mexico

August 6, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unidentified attackers have burned four Coca-Cola Co. delivery trucks in an area of Mexico's southern state of Guerrero known for drug gang turf battles.                           

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China Probes Automakers, Tech Firms

August 6, 2014 10:08 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations of foreign automakers and technology providers, stepping up pressure on foreign companies that feel increasingly unwelcome in China.             

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A Toe Above The Competition: KEEN's Story

August 5, 2014 11:12 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

In a Portland, Oregon headquarters that feels more like a tech startup than a shoe manufacturer, you’ll find one of the most innovative outdoor and utility footwear companies in the country.                  

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BMW, Clemson Develop New Vehicle And Manufacturing Model

August 5, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | Videos | Comments

BMW Manufacturing Co and Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research have a long history of collaboration. Together they have created Deep Orange 4 — a truly transformative vehicle and a unique manufacturing model.     

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Manager Of Gunmaker Sentenced For Failing To Report Missing Firearms

August 5, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say Brinkerhoff initially failed to report 23 missing firearms to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.                                  

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GM Says It's Making Progress To Fix Recall Website

August 5, 2014 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government said that GM's vehicle identification number look-up system has been incorrectly telling some owners that their cars aren't being recalled.                          

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Manufacturer Limits Employee Bathroom Breaks

August 5, 2014 10:11 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Union employees for a Chicago faucet company file a complaint about 6 minute bathroom breaks.                                             

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Apple This Close to New All-Time High

August 5, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Remember when everyone hated Tim Cook and Apple's stock was in the iDoldrums? Apple's shares have come roaring back and a new record of above $100 is in reach.                           

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U.S. Gov't Had Role in Ebola Drug Given to Aid Workers

August 5, 2014 9:54 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year.                

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Autos And Construction Fuel U.S. Job Growth

August 5, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a month when auto plants usually shut down to retool for next year's models, the sector added a solid 14,600 jobs, according to the government's employment report released Friday.                   

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Ind. Man Laid Off Twice Finds New Purpose at 52

August 5, 2014 9:49 am | by Tim Vandenack, The Elkhart Truth | News | Comments

The Great Recession battered Elkhart County and, in some ways, many are still feeling the aftershocks of the downturn, five years after it ended. But it's made others leaner, forcing them to improvise and forge a new trail lest they wither on the vine.

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GM Canada Agrees To Restore Retirement Benefits

August 5, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors of Canada Ltd. has agreed to pay $9 million to nearly 3,300 salaried and executive retirees and restore most of their post-retirement benefits to pre-financial crisis levels, the Toronto Star reports.          

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Official Says Mechanical Failure Caused Food Lab Blast

August 5, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire official says a mechanical failure apparently caused two explosions at a food laboratory in northern New Jersey, leaving two workers with cuts and bruises.                          

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Toyota Profit Up Nearly 5 Pct.

August 5, 2014 9:16 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan.                      

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China To Ban All Coal Use in Beijing

August 5, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities.                         

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McDonald's Says China Meat Scandal Hurting Sales

August 4, 2014 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's said Monday that a scandal over a meat supplier in China is hurting sales in the region and its global sales forecast for 2014 is "at risk."                             

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Geopolitics Creep Into This Month’s ISM Report

August 4, 2014 4:41 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.   

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HP To Pay $32.5M To Settle Postal Service Dispute

August 4, 2014 4:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products over more than eight years.                            

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Energy Efficiency May Be Your Factory's Golden Ticket

August 4, 2014 4:05 pm | by Thulasi Narayan, LEED® AP and Grey Fowles, CDT, LEED® AP | News | Comments

By diligently estimating projected energy use for the project, substantial cost reduction can be achieved while maintaining the quantity and quality of the product produced.                      

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Oscar Mayer Gives Consumers Another Reason To Love Bacon

August 4, 2014 4:00 pm | by Kraft Foods Group, Inc. | News | Comments

Just when you thought bacon couldn't get any better, Oscar Mayer introduces the newest innovation from the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon (OMIFAB): Bacon Jerky.                    

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