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STEM Salaries Fall For Second Quarter In A Row

August 3, 2015 11:12 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Engineering wages fell by 0.1 percent, compared to the national 12-month percentage change in the United States of 0.3 percent.

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Anheuser-Busch, Diageo Hopeful Despite Recent Struggles in North America

August 3, 2015 10:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

AB InBev expects stronger revenue growth in the second half of 2015, while Diageo officials believe the company is well-positioned to take advantage of Americans' increasing preference for higher-end liquors.

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Hinoman's Vegetable Whole-protein Ingredient Granted GRAS Status

August 3, 2015 10:58 am | by Hinoman | News | Comments

The approval is a major step toward Hinoman becoming a key microgreen protein supplier in the U.S. market.

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Obama Sets Stricter Power Plant Cuts In Global Challenge

August 3, 2015 10:49 am | by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Power plants will have to attain an even lower level of carbon dioxide pollution to be in compliance, deepening the CO2 cuts by an additional 2 percent.

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Cargill Completes Acquisition Of ADM's Chocolate Business

August 3, 2015 10:44 am | by Cargill | News | Comments

The acquisition constitutes a milestone for Cargill's chocolate growth strategy, strengthening its position as a player in the cocoa and chocolate industry.

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China's Manufacturing Shows Zero Growth In July

August 3, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese government has cut interest rates four times since November and launched mini-stimulus efforts to shore up economic growth that slowed to 7 percent in the first quarter.

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Dodge Chargers Recalled; Door Slam Can Make Air Bags Inflate

August 3, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler says the air bag control modules may be too sensitive and need to be recalibrated, and that it knows of three minor injuries from the problem.

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Unoverse Boxer 9000 Peristaltic Pump

July 31, 2015 5:14 pm | by Clark Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The Unoverse Boxer 9000 Peristaltic Pumps are easy to panel-mount, are self-priming, and utilize an exclusive hinged lid design for fast and easy tube replacement.

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The Ultimate Series, Hubbell-Wiegmann Enclosures

July 31, 2015 5:04 pm | by AutomationDirect | Product Releases | Comments

The new Ultimate Series enclosures are constructed with plasma welded seams, polyurethane poured-in-place gaskets, collar studs for mounting optional subpanels, concealed hinges, and increased tub openings to accommodate larger size subpanels.

Why You Shouldn’t Be That Excited About Tesla’s New Incentive Program

July 31, 2015 2:40 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

A reminder of why it's important to read the fine print.

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Commuters Don't Want Self-Driving Cars Anymore

July 31, 2015 2:25 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Articles | Comments

A recent report examines motorist preferences for vehicle automation levels, including interaction preferences and overall concern for riding in self-driving cars.

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Man Says Cracker Company Failed To Pay For Broken Tooth

July 31, 2015 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arthur Kyricos filed a federal lawsuit after he said officials from California-based Mary's Gone Crackers told him they would cover the full dental bill for a broken tooth he incurred after biting into one of the company's crackers.

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Study: Modified Rice Sharply Curtails Methane Emissions

July 31, 2015 12:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers are looking to combat harmful methane emissions from traditional rice production. A study found that modified rice produced less than 10 percent of the methane from conventional plants in a laboratory and in field tests.

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Ontario And Ottawa Putting Up $100M For Toyota Expansion In Southern Ontario

July 31, 2015 10:57 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The money will be used for a new light metal stamping line at the Woodstock plant and improvements in the Cambridge plant where the next generation of Lexus vehicles will be produced.

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Honda Records 20 PCT Profit Rise On Yen, Despite Recalls

July 31, 2015 10:53 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Tokyo-based maker of the Accord sedan and Odyssey minivan has been the hardest hit among automakers from the costs related to a global recall of Takata Corp.'s air bags that can explode.

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Massive Metal Stamping Capacity Increase Headed For U.S. Gulf Coast

July 31, 2015 10:40 am | by Ice Industries | News | Comments

This project will be centered on the installation of twin 3,000 ton metal stamping presses, and will also include a number of ancillary processes.

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Exxon Profit Falls By Half But Production Rises

July 31, 2015 10:29 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

It was Exxon's lowest quarterly profit since June of 2009, when the nation was in recession and oil and gas prices had plummeted.

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Mondelez To Invest In Mexican Facility, Cut 600 Jobs In Chicago

July 31, 2015 10:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mondelez, which owns Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, announced this week that it would spend $130 million to install four state-of-the-art lines in Salinas.

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Report: U.S. Proposes Currency Manipulation Discussions Outside Of TPP

July 31, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although the forum would include top finance officials from those countries, the effort would be separate from negotiations over the 12-nation trade pact.

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By The Numbers: The State Of Women In Manufacturing

July 31, 2015 10:01 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A recent study shows that women still aren't equally represented in manufacturing, with respondents noting that their industries don’t do an adequate job of recruiting, retaining, and advancing women.

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