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Engine Maker: CSeries Could Fly Again Soon

June 5, 2014 1:39 pm | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Bombardier's CSeries planes could resume flight testing in a few weeks after the plane's engine manufacturer believes it has found the cause of an incident a week ago that grounded the four test aircraft.              

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GM Launching Compensation Program for Crash Victims

June 5, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it will launch a compensation program for crash victims or their families as a result of faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths that prompted a recall of 2.6 million cars.             

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Safety Board Faults Key Device in BP Oil Spill

June 5, 2014 1:32 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. board's investigation into the 2010 BP oil spill concludes that a last-ditch safety device on the underwater well had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today.         

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New Software for Easy Database Building

June 5, 2014 10:14 am | by AutoCrib, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

AutoCrib, Inc. unveiled its new Guardrail software, designed to simplify and automate the laborious task of building databases for industrial vending systems. 

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3 Misconceptions That Keep Small Manufacturers From Embracing New Technology

June 5, 2014 10:04 am | by Steve Leavitt, GM of U.S. Cloud Solutions for Exact | Articles | Comments

Many small manufacturers believe that business technology is something for larger companies only — it has a reputation of being too costly and disruptive. This simply isn’t true.                     

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Fed: Economy Showing Improvement Across U.S.

June 5, 2014 9:59 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending.                         

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Tesla CEO Hints at Surprise Move

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the company's annual shareholder meeting that he's thinking of doing something "fairly controversial" regarding the company's patents.                           

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3 Key Questions About the GM Recall Report

June 5, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Why the recall delay happened — and who is responsible — should be revealed Thursday, when a report by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas is made public.                           

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Siemens Donates $2B in Software to Va. Colleges

June 5, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics and engineering company Siemens Corp. is donating software worth more than $2 billion to seven Virginia universities and community colleges.                             

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Walmart Facing Big Hurdles

June 5, 2014 9:37 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Revenue at established Walmart stores in the U.S., which accounts for 60 percent of the company's total sales, has declined for five consecutive quarters.                             

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UAW Names Williams as New President

June 5, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dennis Williams is the union's current secretary-treasurer. He'll replace the retiring president, Bob King.                                         

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Majority of Small Businesses Skip Websites

June 5, 2014 9:26 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's cheap. It's easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don't have a website.                              

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Players Helped Develop World Cup Ball

June 4, 2014 1:40 pm | by Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press | News | Comments

German manufacturer Adidas says the "Brazuca" was tested by more than 600 of the world's top players, and 30 teams in 10 countries over two and a half years.                            

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Fiat Adds Lower-Priced Maserati to Lineup

June 4, 2014 1:32 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new four door called the Ghibli has Italian flair, a Ferrari engine and a lower price tag than Maserati's other models that are all priced above $100,000.                            

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5 Most Notorious Auto Recalls

June 4, 2014 1:25 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

From the Ford Pinto to Toyota's 'sticky' gas pedals, here's a list of the most infamous recalls in automobile history.                                      

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New Smart Car Tech Already Saving Lives

June 4, 2014 1:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

New technology that automates a lot of the driving is already saving lives. Safety advocates want it mandatory in all new cars.                                   

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GM Will Release Recall Report on Thursday

June 4, 2014 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it will release the results of an outside attorney's investigation into its mishandled recall of small cars on Thursday morning.                             

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Productivity Falls in 1Q

June 4, 2014 1:09 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. productivity fell even more than previously thought in the January-March period while labor costs rose at a faster pace.                                    

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U.S. Trade Deficit at 2-Year High

June 4, 2014 1:07 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a two-year high in April, as sales of exports declined and imports surged to a record high.                                    

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How One Toy Maker Is Addressing the Skills Gap

June 4, 2014 11:42 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Blogs | Comments

K’NEX Brands has dedicated a large focus of its company to improving STEM education and recruiting the next generation to manufacturing jobs. All of this while working to reshore as much production as possible.            

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