CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley lists the top gadgets of 2012 and gives tips on picking the right products. He covers the top smartphones (his top pick: the Galaxy S3), the top tablets (the Nexus 7 or the new Microsoft Surface), the top computers (the MacBook Air), the top e-readers (none, go cheap, he says), and the top TVs (plasma).
The OilSafe® Work Center provides safe, compact bulk storage and contamination control to promote best practices for Lean manufacturing, 5Rs, 5S, and OSHA® right-to-know compliance, says the company.
Sensing corner bumpers on shuttles can prevent injury and damage to people and objects at those points.
With an ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of over 5, the new intelligent compact screw compressor sets new standards for air cooled chillers with dry expansion, says the company.
General Motors is moving production of the next version of its Camaro sports car from its Canadian operation in Oshawa, Ontario to a plant in Michigan. GM Canada said a statement Wednesday that "lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors" in the move.
Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay a fine of $17.35 million (around 1.45 billion yen) for its failure to report a safety defect to the U.S. government in a timely manner, U.S. authorities said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the fine was the maximum allowable under a relevant law.
Hyundai is recalling about 13,500 Veloster hatchbacks in the U.S. because the vehicle's sunroof can shatter and cause injuries. The recall affects cars from the 2012 model year. Hyundai says it knows of no crashes from the problem, but five people have received minor cuts.
Moody's Investor Service said Tuesday that it may downgrade Alcoa Inc. because of a nearly 22 percent drop in aluminum prices in the past year. That could put the company's credit ratings in junk territory. The ratings agency pegs Alcoa's senior unsecured rating at "Baa3," the lowest investment-grade rating. Its review affects about $8.6 billion of debt.
GM shares jumped 9 percent in premarket trading on news that it will shed the stigma of being partly owned by the government within the next 15 months. The automaker will buy back 200 million shares of its stock from the U.S. Treasury for $27.50 apiece, or $5.5 billion. And the government, in turn, plans to sell its 300 million shares on the open market starting in January, and be completely removed by early 2014 or sooner.
A South Korean businessman and his Iowa metals company gave $500,000 to a university institute honoring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, who is pushing for a dollar coin that could generate tens of millions of dollars in new business for the company, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
When the blades started spinning yesterday on SC Johnson’s two new wind turbines, the company’s Waxdale manufacturing facility began to further minimize its dependence on fossil fuels. The addition of the turbines means that products made at Waxdale – brands like Scrubbing Bubbles®, Glade® and Windex® – will now be made using clean energy.
Manufacturing is moving to the Southern United States in a big way. In Mobile, an Australian shipbuilding company called Austal is leading the way in hiring—bringing on up to 100 new employees every month. NBCNews.com's Matt Rivera explores why.
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The Treasury plans to sell its remaining stake in General Motors over the next 15 months, allowing the automaker to shed the stigma of being partly owned by the U.S. government. GM said it will spend $5.5B to buy back 200M shares of its stock from the Treasury by the end of this year. The government, in turn, plans to sell its remaining stake of 300M shares on the open market over the next 12 to 15 months.
Blindsided by a new law weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politically important states up for re-election in 2014 — part of a renewed offensive against perceived anti-union policies.