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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Another ice cream company is pulling its products from store shelves due to concerns over foodborne illness. 

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Study: Soy Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A common food additive may also provide emergency workers with another tool to combat oil spills. 

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The New Normal: Q&A with Patrick Clouden

April 24, 2015 9:22 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Patrick Clouden, the CEO of Consumer Energy Solutions Inc., took the time to speak to IMPO about LED lights and their increasing popularity, their benefits and even Consumer Energy Solutions’ unique approach to lighting. 

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Why and How You Should Conduct a Waste Audit

April 23, 2015 3:14 pm | by Michael Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, AFFLINK | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers, distributors, and end-customers become more environmentally focused, one area that often gets overlooked is waste.

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The Real Cost of General Motors' Recalls

April 23, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company. Here are by-the-numbers details of the recall problems. 

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Crazy Cars You Won't Want to Buy at Shanghai's Auto Show

April 23, 2015 2:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada takes us to the Shanghai Auto Show for a preview of high-tech autos that you may not want to drive.

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Caterpillar Trumps 1Q Expectations, Raises Forecast

April 23, 2015 2:25 pm | by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker hiked its 2015 earnings forecast well above most expectations.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58K Manual Jeeps and Dodge Vipers

April 23, 2015 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions.

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USGS Investigates Link Between Fracking, Increased Earthquakes

April 23, 2015 2:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials on Thursday released the first comprehensive look at earthquakes by human activity, including fracking. 

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Photo of the Day: The Newest Car To Be Made in China

April 23, 2015 10:56 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In today's "Photo of the Day," see what automotive company is preparing to export cars from China to the U.S. for the first time in the history of their company. 

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CPR for Lean Warehouses

April 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Steven (Jimmy) Benefield, Partner at enVista | Articles | Comments

Many Lean warehouse teams start out with great intentions, implementing changes that improve processes and increase efficiency. But then, slowly over time, the newness wanes and they lose momentum. While this is not uncommon, it’s extremely important that managers take notice and take action. 

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U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Stay Low, a Sign of Few Layoffs

April 23, 2015 10:16 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.

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U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.

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VW Official: Automaker May Revive 'Bus'

April 23, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A member of Volkswagen's board recently disclosed that the German automaker is working on an electric version of its iconic "bus" that could revive the model for the first time since 2013.

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Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste into Beer

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer that utilizes unsold bread from supermarkets.

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3D Printing the Space Colonies of the Future

April 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by The Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Astronaut Barry Wilmore aboard the International Space Station, engineers and scientists are turning to 3D printing as a way to build tools, spare parts, and one day, perhaps, even shelters for space colonists. 

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Drivers Want New Safety Technology, But it Will Cost Them

April 22, 2015 3:14 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.

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Obama Administration, Tech Companies Hope to Bring Environmental Data to the Cloud

April 22, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration is teaming up with a slew of tech giants in an effort to bring the government's vast collection of environmental information to the cloud. 

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Moving Beyond the Offshore vs. Reshore Debate: Three Reasons to Throw Out the Old Sourcing Map

April 22, 2015 2:54 pm | by Sampath Kumar | Articles | Comments

Today, we face a new global and technological order that is reshaping the reshoring discussion.

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Jaguar Land Rover is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 2:44 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is accusing a Chinese automaker of copying its cars. At issue is the Chinese LandWind,  which appears to be a rip-off of the Land Rover Evoque SUV design.

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