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Flying High: How Querétaro Became a Leading Global Manufacturing Location

July 25, 2014 11:44 am | by Doug Donahue, Vice President, Entrada Group | Articles | Comments

One need look no further than BMW’s recent announcement of its new $1 billion production facility in San Luis Potosi for evidence of the strengths of Mexican manufacturing.                       

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Dancing in the Rain: NeverWet Boot and Shoe

July 25, 2014 10:06 am | by Rust-Oleum | Product Releases | Comments

The treatment forms a protective barrier around the individual fibers on the surface and will protect fabrics such as suede, polyester, polyester/cotton blends, canvas and leather from water damage.  

Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.                

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Bombardier To Cut 1,800 Jobs

July 25, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations.                                        

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Biden Pushes Infrastructure, Job Training in Ohio

July 25, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biden said the keys to putting more people in better-paying jobs and spurring economic growth in cities are workforce training to meet today's business needs and improving roads, bridges and other transportation.            

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House Panel Clears Way for Obama Lawsuit Vote

July 25, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.   

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China Expected To Declare Qualcomm a Monopoly

July 25, 2014 9:37 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.                          

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Layoffs Becoming Rare Across U.S. Job Market

July 25, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It raises the hope that workers' pay will finally accelerate after grinding through a sluggish recovery for the past half-decade.     

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Low Carbon Manufacturing at Land Rover USA

July 24, 2014 4:50 pm | by Land Rover USA | Videos | Comments

Learn how Jaguar Land Rover's low carbon engine manufacturing plant at Wolverhampton aims to use the best possible technologies to reduce environmental impacts.                            

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GE's Big Bet on Goliath Engines

July 24, 2014 4:42 pm | by GE Aviation | Videos | Comments

In 1990, Brian Rowe bet $2 billion on a revolutionary jet engine design that would go on to influence three decades of propulsion.                                   

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Cranes Are Easily Installed Workstation Solutions

July 24, 2014 2:23 pm | by EMH - Engineered Material Handling | Product Releases | Comments

Light weight aluminum track profiles, exclusive EMH t-slot design, anodized enclosed rails and anti-kick-up nylon wheels are all contributing benefits that provide maintenance-free workstation solutions. 

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GM Issues 6 More Recalls

July 24, 2014 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest is for faulty seats in just over 475,000 cars and small SUVs. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power steering failures, loose suspension bolts and faulty roof rack bolts.        

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Steiger Tractor Manufacturing

July 24, 2014 2:13 pm | by CaseIHTube | Videos | Comments

World class tractors from a world class facility. See how Case IH Steiger Tractors are manufactured in the Fargo, North Dakota plant.                                 

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China’s Meat Scandal and Other Food Fails

July 24, 2014 2:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

This week it was reported that U.S.-owned meat supplier, Husi Food Co., sold expired beef and chicken to major fast food chains. And as companies are breaking ties with the supplier, one company is vowing to stand by them.         

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Perry's Tech Startup Fund Is Not All It Seems

July 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

A closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, one of Perry's signature initiatives in his 14 years as governor, reveals that some of the businesses that received money are not all they seem.                

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Japan Trade Deficit at Record $75B

July 24, 2014 1:51 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen ($74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday.                

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Ford 2Q Net Income Rises to $1.3B

July 24, 2014 1:49 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.                     

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$148M Metal Research Center To Open in Detroit This Fall

July 24, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into vehicles, planes and ships used commercially and by the U.S. military.          

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Senate To Debate Bill Targeting Companies That Move Overseas

July 24, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.                            

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NASA Doesn't Have the Money for Big Rockets

July 24, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.                                

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