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Pabst Blue Ribbon to be Sold to Russian Company

September 22, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.                                         

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CT Panel Quizzes Millstone Over Safety

September 19, 2014 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A citizens' panel that oversees safety issues at Millstone Power Station closely questioned representatives of the nuclear plant about whether three recent federal inspections signal a problem with the plant's operation.         

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Nestle Purina Expands Suit Against Blue Buffalo

September 19, 2014 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is expanding its lawsuit against Blue Buffalo Co. to include additional allegations of false advertising.                               

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Jaguar Resurrects its Most Classic Car

September 19, 2014 12:48 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Jaguar E-Types are one of the most beloved classic cars in the world. In the 1960's, Jaguar made 12 lightweight E-Types out of aluminum, but was supposed to make 18. Fifty years later, they finally got around to making the last six.      

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Unemployment Rates Rise in 24 States

September 19, 2014 12:36 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.                                      

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NAM Welcomes Extension of Internet Tax Moratorium

September 19, 2014 11:15 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy, Dorothy Coleman, issued a statement thanking Congress for including the ban on taxing Internet access in the continuing resolution approved this week.    

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Allied Valve Uses IT Agility and Speed To Seize Competitive Advantage

September 19, 2014 11:08 am | by NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Allied Valve is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.                             

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Fortune Magazine Reveals 50 Most Powerful Women in Business

September 19, 2014 10:52 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Fortune Magazine announced the 50 most powerful women in business and eight of the top 10 women on the list run industrial, tech and consumer product companies.                         

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Deliberations To Resume in Ga. Salmonella Trial

September 19, 2014 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors are scheduled to continue working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.                      

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Old Company Policies Become a Point of Interest for Foley

September 19, 2014 10:31 am | by Susan Haigh, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley defended his business record on Thursday, saying he ultimately saved unionized workers' jobs following a lengthy strike at a Pennsylvania plant he previously owned.         

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Workers Accused of Stealing Parts From Texas Plant

September 19, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say eight workers at a Caterpillar plant in Texas are accused of stealing more at least $160,000 in parts from the company.                                   

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Collective Bargaining And Immigration: Important Considerations for Employers of an Organized Immigrant Workforce

September 19, 2014 10:11 am | by Frida Glucoft and John E. Exner | Articles | Comments

Knowing the immigration-related elements of a CBA and engaging qualified immigration and labor counsel in the collective bargaining process is critical to ensuring a company’s ability to retain foreign national employees in compliance with the terms of their immigration status and the terms of the CBA.

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Dock Safety Gate

September 19, 2014 9:55 am | by FabEnCo | Product Releases | Comments

FabEnCo continues to pioneer protection solutions with the addition of the DG Series Dock Gate to its full line of safety products. 

FDA Changes Food Safety Rules for Next Year

September 19, 2014 9:43 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business.                                       

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Senators Coons, Ayotte Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Boost Manufacturing Training

September 19, 2014 9:36 am | by Office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons | News | Comments

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help cities and states build 21st century manufacturing training programs.                       

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves WV Spill Settlement

September 19, 2014 9:28 am | by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill.                          

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GM Plans a New, High-End Cadillac for Next Year

September 19, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.                                       

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Right-shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

September 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Jeff Sweeney | Articles | Comments

I propose we replace the notion of off-shoring vs. on-shoring with the idea of "right-shoring," asking the question "where is (are) the best location(s) to make something?" My business answers this question for our customers every day. To do so, criteria beyond simply cost must be considered.

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Maglite's Commitment to American Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 2:42 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The flashlight company, started 50 years ago in South Carolina, refuses to go overseas.                                                

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Amazon Founder's Firm To Build New Rocket Engines

September 18, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.                            

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