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Applications For Jobless Aid Dip To 4-Month Low

March 27, 2014 1:44 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.                   

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The Nuts & Bolts Of MRO: How Inventory Data Can Strengthen Your Supply Chain

March 27, 2014 10:31 am | by Brian Norris, Vice President of Inventory Management, Grainger | Articles | Comments

Successful inventory management programs start with a thorough understanding of the inventory itself. Just as there are a lot of different types of inventory, there are a lot of different ways to manage it.             

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25 Companies To Phase Out Animal Antibiotics

March 27, 2014 10:17 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Citing a potential threat to public health, the FDA in December asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion.               

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3D Robotics Works To 'Demilitarize' Drones

March 27, 2014 10:10 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

3D Robotics CEO and Co-Founder Chris Anderson shows off the Iris, an insect-like drone that's rigged with a leveling arm for a GoPro camera.                               

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Building A Smarter Mattress

March 27, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Tuft and Needle is betting it can apply tech lessons to building a cheaper and more comfortable mattress.                                          

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Improving Predictive Maintenance With Mobile Apps, Part 2

March 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Tia Nowack and Anna Wells, IMPO | Videos | Comments

The ability to prioritize maintenance work, schedule it in advance, and share findings in real time is a great way to keep facilities running at peak performance, often with cost savings.                   

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ANA Orders $17B In Jets From Airbus, Boeing

March 27, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANA is ordering 70 aircraft with a list price of 1.7 trillion yen ($17 billion) from Boeing Co. and Airbus, in the largest order in the Japanese carrier's history.                         

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$270M Chocolate Plant Highlights America's Sweet Tooth

March 27, 2014 9:32 am | by John Hanna, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Kansas, candy giant Mars Inc. is opening its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets every day.                               

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Women Say J&J Trashed Records In Product Injury Suits

March 27, 2014 9:26 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them urged the U.S. Justice Department to investigate their claims the health care giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to their lawsuits.     

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Study: Young Workers More Apt To Jump Jobs Quickly

March 26, 2014 2:55 pm | by Tom Raum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday.                

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A Look Inside The World's Best Search Plane

March 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Poseidon P8 is designed to hunt submarines, but the Navy is using the aircraft to locate wreckage from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.                               

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Justification For Migration

March 26, 2014 2:23 pm | by Mike Vernak, Marketing Manager, Process Business, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

Insights on how to calculate financial justification for migrating your legacy distributed control system to a new automation system.                                  

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Levis Strauss To Cut About 800 Jobs

March 26, 2014 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The privately held company said Wednesday that the cuts will include some management positions and what it considers duplicate roles.                    

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GM CEO Listens In On Customer Complaints

March 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is spending time in the automaker's call center listening to customer complaints.                       

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U.S. Claims Victory In Trade Dispute With China

March 26, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 "rare earths" and two other minerals that have key industrial and high-tech uses.    

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Trade Pacts May Boost Small Business

March 26, 2014 1:48 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Small businesses may get an export boom under trade agreements the federal government is hammering out with Pacific and European countries.                   

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High Intensity LED Linear Machine

March 26, 2014 9:56 am | by O.C. White | Product Releases | Comments

The O.C. White High Intensity LED Linear machine light showcases American made quality, sleek design, and performance.

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Nissan Recalls Vehicles For Air Bag Issue

March 26, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.            

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Ohio To Allow Tesla Sales To Continue

March 26, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio auto dealers have struck an agreement that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state.                     

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Senators Focusing On GM Recall Problems

March 26, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Congress is increasingly putting the pressure on General Motors and the government's auto safety agency over a delayed recall of small cars.                   

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