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Wearable Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace

June 2, 2014 11:13 am | by Kylene Zenk-Batsford, Kronos Incorporated | Articles | Comments

If implemented correctly, wearable technology has the potential to transform manufacturing processes, improve productivity, increase efficiency, and even enhance employee engagement.                    

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Final Jet Leaves Boeing's Wichita Maintenance Site

June 2, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An era in Kansas aviation has come to a close with the departure of the last aircraft from a Boeing Co. defense maintenance facility in Wichita, ending a 70-year relationship between the aircraft maker and the city.          

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Motorola Closing Only U.S. Smartphone Factory

June 2, 2014 9:57 am | by Emily Schmall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit has announced it will close its Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened as the first smartphone factory in the U.S.                   

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Airline Group Will Recommend Plane Tracking Options

June 2, 2014 9:41 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

An organization representing airlines worldwide will offer a list of recommendations in September to improve the tracking of aircraft after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the group's director said Monday.        

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Delta Orders 15 Planes From Airbus

June 2, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to buy 15 new Airbus A321 planes to replace older, less-efficient jets in its domestic fleet.                                

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Unilever Banners Used Extremist Symbol in Myanmar

June 2, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer products giant Unilever scrambled Monday to remove advertising banners from shops in western Myanmar that prominently displayed the symbol of the Buddhist extremist movement blamed for a wave of bloody attacks against minority Muslims. 

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EPA Aims To Cut Power Plant Carbon by 30 Pct.

June 2, 2014 9:24 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA on Monday will roll out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming.                  

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Kansas Company To Build Biogas Plant in Missouri

May 30, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Kansas company that converts agricultural manure into energy and fertilizer will build its next biogas production plant in west-central Missouri's Pettis County.                         

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10 Safety Tips for Operating Aerial Lifts

May 30, 2014 11:50 am | by Terex Corporation | Articles | Comments

The following operating tips are critical steps that a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operator can take to reduce the likelihood of a potentially deadly fall.                         

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How Did Google Get States To Legalize Driverless Cars?

May 30, 2014 11:44 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.   

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Diageo Planning New Distillery in Ky.

May 30, 2014 11:38 am | by Rebecca Yonker and Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Global liquor giant Diageo PLC on Thursday announced plans to build a new distillery in Kentucky amid a global boom in American whiskey sales.                               

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Ford Updating Truck Plant, Factory Tour

May 30, 2014 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has plans to revamp both its Dearborn Truck Plant as well as the Rouge Factory Tour.                                            

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White House Touts Energy Policies

May 30, 2014 11:04 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success.                      

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Futuristic 'Dream Cars' from the Past

May 30, 2014 11:01 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

The Atlanta High Museum of Art's 'Dream Cars' exhibit showcases futuristic concept cars from the past.                                           

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Goodyear Plans $500M American Tire Plant

May 30, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Goodyear says it will spend $500 million to build a new tire plant that will produce about 6 million tires a year for Goodyear's North American and Latin America customers.                        

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Musk Unveils Spacecraft to Ferry Astronauts

May 30, 2014 9:26 am | by Raquel Maria Dillon, Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.            

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Alcoa Building Plant for Jet Engine Parts

May 30, 2014 9:22 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Alcoa hopes to cash in on the boom in commercial aircraft orders by building a new plant that will make engine parts for big jets.                                   

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Japan Oil Tanker Explodes

May 30, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country's southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said. Four others were severely injured.                

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8 States Sign Plan To Promote Clean Cars

May 30, 2014 9:17 am | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Eight states on the East and West coasts released a plan Thursday for working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.                          

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Ford Recalls 1.4M Vehicles

May 30, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling 1.4 million SUVs and cars in North America to fix steering, rust and floor mat problems.                                          

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