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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Fell 1.4 Percent in February

March 25, 2015 10:02 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February for the third time in the past four months, while a key investment category fell for a sixth month.

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Report: Safety Concerns Continue at U.S. Oil Refineries

March 25, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Worker fatalities at U.S. oil refineries between 2005 and 2015 nearly matched the total from the previous decade despite safety recommendations made in the aftermath of a 2005 accident.

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USDA Develops New Poultry Vaccine, Incorporates New Testing Standard

March 25, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. Agriculture Department scientists recently announced a new vaccine to protect chickens against a pair of potentially fatal diseases. 

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The Cars That Could Save Aston Martin

March 24, 2015 3:58 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Aston Martin unveiled two future cars at the Geneva Auto Show. CEO Andy Palmer hopes they are the key to expanding the brand without losing its heritage.

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$20 Oil Could Be a Reality If This Happens

March 24, 2015 3:36 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

What happens if we run out of storage for surplus American oil?

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For Millions, 401(k) Plans Have Fallen Short

March 24, 2015 3:26 pm | by Kelley Holland, CNBC | Videos | Comments

In a special report for CNBC, Kelley Holland warns that 401(k) plans may be failing millions of Americans.

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Safety Experts: Chrysler's Gas Tank Fix Still Risky

March 24, 2015 3:17 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

After Chrysler initially refused to recall vehicles over a gas tank issue, there are now safety concerns about the solution and the speed at which it is moving on the fix.

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SC plant, workers have produced 3 million BMW vehicles

March 24, 2015 3:13 pm | News | Comments

BMW Manufacturing Co. and its workforce are celebrating the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in South Carolina.

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Report: GM, Ford Could Seek Lower Wage Tier from UAW

March 24, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors and Ford might seek a new, lower wage tier from the United Auto Workers union after a report showed they have the highest labor costs among U.S. automakers.

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Boeing Receives Patent for 'Force Field'

March 24, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Boeing Co. has invented a system of "shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc."

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How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

March 24, 2015 2:52 pm | by Tom Grace, Brand Protection Manager, Eaton | Articles | Comments

The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a problem that continues to rise each year; currently, it is estimated to make up five to seven percent of world trade or $1.77 trillion in 2015.

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Cheminert C52 Integrated HPLC Injector

March 24, 2015 1:49 pm | by VICI Valco Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Valco’s new Cheminert C52 Series Injector presents an integrated motor/valve assembly designed specifically to be built into an OEM system.

Handheld Formaldehyde Meter/Monitor HFX205

March 24, 2015 11:39 am | by New Star Environmental, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Star is pleased to offer the HFX205 Formaldehyde Monitor designed for use in a wide variety of applications.

Eurozone Stimulus Boosts Manufacturing

March 24, 2015 11:09 am | by Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The economy across the 19-country eurozone appears to be gaining momentum as a closely-watched survey Tuesday found business activity hit a near four-year high in March.

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China Manufacturing Lowest in Nearly a Year

March 24, 2015 11:03 am | by Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing fell to the lowest level in nearly a year as new orders shrank, according to a report Tuesday that underscored the weakening outlook for the world's second biggest economy.

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U.S. Drillers Scrambling to Thwart OPEC Threat

March 24, 2015 10:56 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry. Now they are fighting back.

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Door Opens For Fracking Wildcatters in North Carolina

March 24, 2015 10:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

North Carolina became the 34th state to allow hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas after new standards for the controversial practice took effect last week.

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Mercedes Recalls 30,000 Cars to Fix Rear Tail Lamp Problem

March 24, 2015 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 30,000 CLS-Class cars in the U.S. because the LED tail lamps may not light properly on the sides.

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Wilson to Purchase Louisville Slugger

March 24, 2015 10:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

One of the most iconic brands in baseball is changing hands for the first time in its more than 130-year history.

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A Profile With the Superstar of the Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 24, 2015 10:32 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Articles | Comments

Above all, Limor “Ladyada” Fried is a maker — a member of a DIY subculture of engineering-oriented pursuits including 3D printing, electronics and robotics.

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