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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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Amy's Kitchen To Open New Orange County Plant

March 26, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Empire State Development says the company will invest nearly $100 million and build a 500,000-square-foot organic food-manufacturing plant with nearly 700 new jobs.               

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Orders Up For U.S. Manufactured Goods

March 26, 2014 9:46 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in February by the largest amount in three months, helped by solid gains in demand for airplanes and autos.             

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Global Unrest Does Affect U.S. Manufacturing

March 25, 2014 2:06 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

As tensions between Russia and the United States continue to increase, global businesses will face disruption and, for some, opportunity.                                  

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Ind. City Looks To Sell Failed Solar Panel Facility

March 25, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A central Indiana city is looking to sell off the factory that a failed solar panel manufacturer bought with hundreds of thousands of dollars in public subsidies.                          

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Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls After Burn Incidents

March 25, 2014 1:51 pm | News | Comments

Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.                                           

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Investors: Coca-Cola Exec Pay Is Excessive

March 25, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An investment fund is taking issue with Coca-Cola's pay plan for management, saying it's particularly excessive in light of the beverage maker's slowing growth.                          

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Effort To Rewrite Tenn. Whiskey Law Fails

March 25, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year.                               

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