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Drilling States Explore Man-Made Earthquakes

June 12, 2014 1:43 pm | by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press | News | Comments

The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.                 

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Court Rules for Pom Wonderful in Coke Dispute

June 12, 2014 1:38 pm | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with juice maker Pom Wonderful in its long-running false advertising dispute with Coca Cola, a decision that could open the door to more litigation against food makers for deceptive labeling.       

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U.S. Businesses Boost Stockpiles in April

June 12, 2014 1:36 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in April by the largest amount in six months, signaling business optimism that future demand will keep rising.                            

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Company Recalls 4K Pounds of Beef Over Mad Cow Fear

June 12, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products distributed to two restaurants and a grocery chain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.                           

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The Price Tag for Corporate Negligence

June 12, 2014 11:59 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

While this recall disaster and public relations nightmare rages on, sales of GM vehicles have soared, shocking most analysts.                                      

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What Goes Into Good Warehouse Design

June 12, 2014 11:41 am | by Jeff Maree, Product Specialist, Eaton Filtration Online | Articles | Comments

No matter what your industry, the design of your warehouse has far-reaching ramifications for efficiency and savings.                                       

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Why Making Lights in America ‘Is Not Just an Option’

June 12, 2014 11:38 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

After an unsuccessful tryst with China, Independence LED Lighting ended up establishing a new headquarters and manufacturing operation in Wayne, Penn., just under 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia — reshoring all that production work to the U.S.

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EU Court Upholds $1.4B Intel Fine

June 12, 2014 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A European Union court on Thursday upheld a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.4 billion) fine against Intel, the American microchip manufacturer, for abusing its dominant position in the market for computer central processing units.          

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Filter Press Hoppers

June 12, 2014 11:04 am | by Jesco Industries Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The specialty filter press hopper by Jesco Industries is used after the waste water has been eliminated and the filter cake is left.

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Hydrodynamic Seal Pump

June 12, 2014 10:08 am | by Magnatex Pumps, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Magnatex Pumps, Inc. has released a heavy-duty, ANSI process pump with expeller/repeller hydrodynamic seal. This pump is manufactured to meet the latest ASME B73.1-2001 standard (revision of ASME B73.1M-1991).

ConAgra Expanding Popcorn Facility in Indiana

June 12, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods says it will spend nearly $9 million to expand its popcorn production operations in northwestern Indiana, where it expects to add up to 80 workers in the coming year.                    

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Nebraska Manufacturer Cited For 'Willful' Safety Violations

June 12, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSHA says an investigation found workers were exposed to serious amputation risks and the threat of electrocution, burns, crushing, lacerations or fractured body parts.                        

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Mitsubishi Motors To Recall 700K Cars

June 12, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it is recalling a total of 703,888 cars for free repairs to fix a problem related to light switches.                                

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Chrysler Plant Operating Again After Accident

June 12, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The assembly line at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere is up and running again after being shut down when an industrial accident at an area parts supplier halted deliveries.                       

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Lawyers: GM Wants Bankruptcy Shield From Lawsuit

June 12, 2014 9:36 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Lawyers for a Georgia family that is trying to reopen a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors say the company is trying to move the case to federal court so it can use bankruptcy as a shield from the claim.           

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Boeing Inks 777X Deal With Japanese Suppliers

June 12, 2014 9:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Japanese manufacturers will make about 21 percent of the new plane's structural components, including fuselage sections and landing gear wells.                              

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U.S. Records $130B Budget Deficit

June 12, 2014 9:21 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The overall imbalance so far is far smaller than it was the same period last year, putting the country on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.                            

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Senators: FDA Cheese Rule Hurts New York

June 12, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's U.S. senators are urging the Food and Drug Administration to issue better guidance for cheese aging, arguing that New York cheese makers will be hurt if they can't use wooden boards to age their cheese.           

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Chemical Recycling Across the American Heartland

June 11, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

In addition to their insight on new opportunities within the custom tolling and chemical reclamation marketplace, the technological approach embraced by ORG CHEM Group has been key to their growth and differentiation within a very competitive industry.

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GM CEO and Chief Investigator To Testify

June 11, 2014 2:11 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be back in front of Congress next week to be questioned further about how GM allowed a deadly defect in an ignition switch to go undisclosed for more than a decade.                

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