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GE To Locate Center Near Ohio River

June 24, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co.'s new U.S. global operations center will be in Cincinnati, along the Ohio River.                                           

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Senate Backers of Long-Term Jobless Aid Trying Again

June 24, 2014 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months.                    

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Alcoa Expands in Indiana for Jet Engine Parts

June 24, 2014 12:08 pm | by American Foundry Society (AFS) | News | Comments

The new 320,000-sq.-ft. facility will expand Alcoa's reach from structural engine components for business and regional jets to large commercial aircraft, including narrow- and wide-body and military airplanes.           

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Museum Signs Deal for Rosie's Plant

June 24, 2014 12:04 pm | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

An aviation museum announced Monday it has signed an agreement to buy a 144,000-square-foot slice of the Michigan factory where the original Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II.                   

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Japan Aims To Restore Cutting Edge

June 24, 2014 11:47 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced Tuesday an outline of his long-awaited growth strategy, a slew of reforms meant to revitalize the economy and restore its global competitiveness.               

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Hillary Clinton Announces Youth Jobs Push in 'Job One' Initiative

June 24, 2014 11:40 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton is encouraging companies to train and hire young people, offering a new jobs pitch during her family's annual domestic policy summit as she considers another presidential campaign.              

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Toyota Teams Up With IBM To Improve Driver Experience

June 24, 2014 11:26 am | by IBM | News | Comments

The project is part of Toyota’s new telematics service, called T-Connect, and aims to accelerate application development and deployment as well as enhance in-car services that will shape the future of connected vehicles.           

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Big Tobacco Snubs Indonesia Health Warning Law

June 24, 2014 9:51 am | by Margie Mason, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Tobacco companies have largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs, in another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of male smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising.

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Businesses Join White House In Backing Export-Import Bank

June 24, 2014 9:41 am | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

The bank's existence is fast emerging as a flashpoint in the internal Republican struggle between the business-backed establishment and tea party groups.                           

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Australia PM Introduces Bill To Repeal Carbon Tax

June 24, 2014 9:38 am | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prime Minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay.                     

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Vermont Trying To Keep 4,000 IBM Jobs

June 24, 2014 9:36 am | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the economic development organization in Vermont's largest county made a series of recommendations Monday for the state to help protect the 4,000 jobs at the IBM electronics plant in Essex Junction.            

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Purchasing the Right Jib Crane

June 24, 2014 9:29 am | by Don DeSimone, Wynright | Articles | Comments

When you’re operating in a highly regulated industry, buying major equipment is about more than just getting the best deal. Ask these four questions before making a purchase you could regret.                  

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Control Machines With an App

June 24, 2014 9:18 am | by Nanospark | Product Releases | Comments

Nanospark is a machine interface controller that manages attached equipment through the simple touch screen display of an iOS app.

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Why the Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Serious

June 23, 2014 4:38 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

Learn how educational institutions, government entities and businesses alike are working to develop the skills needed to fill vacant positions in manufacturing.                          

Smith & Wesson: Americans Are Buying Fewer Guns

June 23, 2014 4:12 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Smith & Wesson posted a weak forecast for one simple reason: Americans are buying fewer guns.                                            

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FDA Extends Comment Period on E-Cig Rules

June 23, 2014 2:09 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said that the public comment period slated to end July 9 is being extended an additional 30 days to Aug. 8 after getting lots of input on how to regulate e-cigarettes.               

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Food Safety Is a New Frontier for Legal Pot

June 23, 2014 2:05 pm | by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The thriving edible marijuana industry in Colorado is preparing for new testing requirements — due to take effect in October — to make sure the products are safe to eat and drink.                   

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Porsche Turbo S: Pricey Performance

June 23, 2014 1:57 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is as amazing as the name suggests. It provides a great driving experience, but it doesn't come cheap.                                 

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Robot Valet To Park Cars at Airport in Germany

June 23, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.                                 

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Supreme Court Limits Existing EPA Global Warming Rules

June 23, 2014 1:46 pm | by Mark Sherman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.                  

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