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Alfa Romeo Returning To U.S. Market In June

April 17, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market.                                              

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House Dems Pressing Inquiry Into Tenn. VW Vote

April 17, 2014 2:00 pm | by Tom Raum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two House Democrats are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a unionization vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory.    

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1 Killed In Blast At Tenn. Ammunition Plant

April 17, 2014 9:48 am | by Sheila Burke, Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured.                                      

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Strike At Sneaker Factory Snowballs To 30,000

April 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.              

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Former Taco Bell Interns: We Invented the Doritos Locos Taco

April 17, 2014 9:37 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The Doritos Locos Taco has gained notoriety as one of Taco Bell's most popular items. Now former advertising interns for Taco Bell claim that they conjured the idea for a Doritos taco during an ad competition that took place in 1995.      

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Inside Streit's Matzo Factory

April 17, 2014 9:32 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Matzo is an important part of any Passover Seder. Nancy Giles visits Streit’s Matzo Factory on New York’s Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making Matzo.                         

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Single Function Temperature Calibration Tools

April 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

For technicians who don't want the complexity of multifunction test tools yet need highly accurate temperature calibration, the Fluke 712B RTD and 714B Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators allow instrument, process, and plant maintenance technicians to quickly and easily test process temperature instrumentation.

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The Corvette Z06 Convertible Unveiled

April 16, 2014 4:15 pm | by CNNMoney | News | Comments

The Corvette Z06 Convertible was unveiled at the New York Auto show and boasts as much power as its hard-top sibling.                                      

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Barra: Cost Of Fix 'Not My Focus'

April 16, 2014 4:12 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motor's CEO Mary Barra says that her company is not focused on the 'cost elements' of the safety fix and that GM is 'gonna do the right thing.'                             

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Chrysler To Mark Indiana Factory's Opening

April 16, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is set to mark the opening of a new transmission plant in central Indiana with a ceremony next month including the company's top executive.                              

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Toyota Camry Gets A Makeover

April 16, 2014 1:56 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled at the New York Auto Show, is longer and wider, with a more aggressive design. Toyota says it changed every exterior piece but the roof.                       

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High Oil Prices Are Actually Good For Airlines

April 16, 2014 1:51 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.                                    

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What Impact Will The Recall Have On GM's Sales?

April 16, 2014 1:46 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a mishandled recall of small cars, though it's unclear when and how severe.                                       

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AME Leading Efforts To Attract Workers To Manufacturing

April 16, 2014 11:40 am | by Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) | News | Comments

With continued demand for more workers in manufacturing industries, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is leading the charge to reinvigorate the national workforce and attract new personnel.             

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Lean And Beyond - Increasing The Awareness Of MRO

April 16, 2014 11:33 am | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Too many companies view MRO stores as a necessary evil; a situation recognized as a constraint but ignored as an opportunity for improvement.                                

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GM Asking Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

April 16, 2014 10:05 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.                

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Obama, Biden Announcing $600M For Job Grants

April 16, 2014 10:03 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | News | Comments

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.

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U.S. Won't Name China A Currency Manipulator

April 16, 2014 9:57 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.                            

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U.S. Indicts 3 Bridgestone Execs For Price-Fixing

April 16, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted one current and two former Japanese executives of Bridgestone Corp. for their involvement in automobile parts price-fixing in the United States.                    

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If Filed, Plane Lawsuits May Not Get Heard In U.S.

April 16, 2014 9:33 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States.                 

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