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Air Berlin Cancels Order for 33 Boeing Jets

September 29, 2014 9:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, says it has canceled an order for 33 new Boeing jets with a list price of some $5 billion.                                 

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Duke Energy To Build Solar Plant in NC

September 26, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Duke announced plans to spend $250 million building three solar farms in North Carolina, including one in Bladen County.                                   

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Brew U? University Launches Beer-Making Program

September 26, 2014 12:16 pm | by David N. Goodman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify experts in "fermentation science."               

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Ford Recalls 850,000 Cars

September 26, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.                                     

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6 Things You Need To Know About STEM

September 26, 2014 11:59 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

STEM — the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math — has sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy. Here are six things you need to know about STEM.       

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Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 26, 2014 11:53 am | by E2openTV | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find out more about the six best practices that will help supply chain leaders inject innovation into their organization.           

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The Inversion Crackdown is in Full Swing

September 26, 2014 11:46 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It looks like the Obama administration has finally thrown down the gauntlet with companies moving their headquarters overseas.                                   

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Woman Beheaded at Oklahoma Workplace

September 26, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police said Friday a man recently let go from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.         

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Electronic Lock

September 26, 2014 10:34 am | by Rousseau Metal Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Rousseau Metal Inc. is proud to introduce its new L50 electronic lock. The L50 electronic lock is designed to simplify day-to-day tasks by providing quick access to the contents of your drawers without needing a key.

Intel Invests up to $1.5B in China Venture

September 26, 2014 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.                         

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Chrysler Recalls Vehicles To Fix Ignition Switches

September 26, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall.                                   

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Renewable Energy Plan Hinges on Utah Caverns

September 26, 2014 9:56 am | by Mead Gruver and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air in caverns in central Utah.

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Old Forester Bourbon Distillery Planned for Louisville

September 26, 2014 9:48 am | by Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. is returning to its roots, Louisville, to build a distillery to produce Old Forester bourbon, its founding brand.                             

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North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 26, 2014 9:39 am | by Josh Wood, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.            

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Chiquita, Fyffes Alter Merger Agreement

September 26, 2014 9:34 am | by The Assocated Press | News | Comments

Changes to the proposed merger between Chiquita and the Irish fruit importer Fyffes will give Chiquita shareholders a larger stake in what would become the world's largest banana supplier.                  

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Economy Grew at 4.6 Percent Rate in April-June

September 26, 2014 9:29 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 4.6 percent in the spring, the fastest pace in more than two years, the government reported Friday.                        

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Best Practices for Bearing Protection

September 26, 2014 9:22 am | by Adam Willwerth | Articles | Comments

Perhaps someday all motors will be built so well that there will be no more electrical bearing damage. Until that day comes, motor repair shops will continue to replace bearings eroded by voltages induced by variable frequency drives (VFDs, commonly known as inverters).

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India Launches New 'Make in India' Campaign to Boost Manufacturing

September 25, 2014 2:06 pm | by Katy Daigle, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign — "Make in India" — to entice investment and promote the country as the world's next cheap labor economy.                           

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UPS may be Changing the Supply Chain World

September 25, 2014 1:53 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

With over 130 aircraft and an average of 1.6 million packages traveling through Worldport, a UPS facility in Louisville, on a daily basis, this facility is not just a massive (and efficient) mailroom, it is a wonder of contemporary automation.

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Siemens Provides $32M To Train Workers For Manufacturing Industry

September 25, 2014 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Siemens announced from its Charlotte Energy Hub that it will be making a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Division.       

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