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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58K Manual Jeeps and Dodge Vipers

April 23, 2015 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions.

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USGS Investigates Link Between Fracking, Increased Earthquakes

April 23, 2015 2:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials on Thursday released the first comprehensive look at earthquakes by human activity, including fracking. 

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Photo of the Day: The Newest Car To Be Made in China

April 23, 2015 10:56 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In today's "Photo of the Day," see what automotive company is preparing to export cars from China to the U.S. for the first time in the history of their company. 

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CPR for Lean Warehouses

April 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Steven (Jimmy) Benefield, Partner at enVista | Articles | Comments

Many Lean warehouse teams start out with great intentions, implementing changes that improve processes and increase efficiency. But then, slowly over time, the newness wanes and they lose momentum. While this is not uncommon, it’s extremely important that managers take notice and take action. 

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U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Stay Low, a Sign of Few Layoffs

April 23, 2015 10:16 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.

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U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.

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VW Official: Automaker May Revive 'Bus'

April 23, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A member of Volkswagen's board recently disclosed that the German automaker is working on an electric version of its iconic "bus" that could revive the model for the first time since 2013.

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Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste into Beer

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer that utilizes unsold bread from supermarkets.

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3D Printing the Space Colonies of the Future

April 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by The Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Astronaut Barry Wilmore aboard the International Space Station, engineers and scientists are turning to 3D printing as a way to build tools, spare parts, and one day, perhaps, even shelters for space colonists. 

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Drivers Want New Safety Technology, But it Will Cost Them

April 22, 2015 3:14 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.

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Obama Administration, Tech Companies Hope to Bring Environmental Data to the Cloud

April 22, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration is teaming up with a slew of tech giants in an effort to bring the government's vast collection of environmental information to the cloud. 

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Moving Beyond the Offshore vs. Reshore Debate: Three Reasons to Throw Out the Old Sourcing Map

April 22, 2015 2:54 pm | by Sampath Kumar | Articles | Comments

Today, we face a new global and technological order that is reshaping the reshoring discussion.

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Jaguar Land Rover is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 2:44 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is accusing a Chinese automaker of copying its cars. At issue is the Chinese LandWind,  which appears to be a rip-off of the Land Rover Evoque SUV design.

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Trek Issues Recall Over Wheel Issue

April 22, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Trek Bicycle is recalling nearly 1 million bikes due to a potential safety hazard involving their front wheels. 

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Senate Panel To Back Fast-Track Trade Bill

April 22, 2015 10:31 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Senate panel is poised to advance one of President Barack Obama's top trade initiatives despite strong opposition from labor unions and other left-leaning groups. 

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Boeing Tops 1Q Profit Forecasts, Airplane Deliveries Rise

April 22, 2015 10:24 am | by David Koenig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. delivered more airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent. 

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Chrysler Uses 3D Printing to Improve Axles

April 22, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

3D printing is helping Chrysler engineers gain a better understanding of its vehicle component designs.   

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Nakamura AS-200LMY-S Multitasking Turning Center

April 22, 2015 10:15 am | by Methods Machine Tools Methods Machine Tools Product Releases | Comments

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S sub spindle machine, a Multitasking Turning Center designed for value and power. 

Report Details Potential Uses of Drones in Disaster Relief

April 22, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report commissioned by the American Red Cross detailed the many potential benefits of drones to first responders and emergency personnel. 

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Federal Report Calls for Billions in Energy Infrastructure Upgrades

April 22, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A U.S. Energy Department report says the country's sprawling system for delivering electricity needs substantial upgrades in order to accommodate rapid changes to the energy market.

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