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Nestle Paying $1.4B for Skin Treatments

May 28, 2014 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nestle says it is paying $1.4 billion in cash for the rights to sell lip and wrinkle treatment Restylane and other skin products in the U.S. and Canada.                              

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Dirtiest Power Plant Cleaning Up Its Act

May 28, 2014 1:43 pm | by Dina Cappiello and Kevin Begos, Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.                         

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Manufacturing a Modern Roller Coaster

May 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Modern computing and manufacturing has made building a roller coaster a lot like putting together a Lego set.                                         

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Why Small Businesses Won't Hire

May 28, 2014 1:36 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Many small business owners have no plans to add to their payrolls, according to recent surveys.                                             

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Exxon: Oil Will Be Top Energy Source for Years

May 28, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. says alternative fuels will grow but that oil will remain the world's leading source of energy for another quarter century.                             

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Salmonella Linked to Chicken Sickens 524

May 28, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company continues even after more than a year.                                     

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Woman Sues Packing Company Over Illness

May 28, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A college student sickened at a Detroit-area restaurant has sued a packing company that recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.                     

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Google Building Car With No Steering Wheel

May 28, 2014 9:34 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads.                                  

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Hot Sauce Controversy Might Be Cooling Down

May 28, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Irwindale Mayor Mark Breceda tells the Pasadena Star-News that he'll ask the City Council to drop its public-nuisance order and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods.                           

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SunPower Announces New Solar Plant in Colorado

May 28, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SunPower Corp. plans to double its solar power generating capacity in the San Luis Valley with a new 50-megawatt solar power plant.                                   

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Michigan Approves 3 Projects That Add Over 800 Jobs

May 28, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Projects approved Tuesday by the Michigan Strategic Fund include Walker-based automotive supplier Challenge Mfg. Co. expanding into Pontiac.                                

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New Mexico Biofuel Facility on Fire

May 28, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A biofuel facility near Anthony in southern New Mexico caught fire Tuesday, prompting an evacuation of an area a half-mile around the plant, authorities said.                            

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Patching and Repairing Concrete in Your Plant

May 27, 2014 4:33 pm | by L&M Construction Chemicals | Videos | Comments

Perk Restore is a fast setting, low odor, two-component advanced polymer resin designed for patching and repairing concrete.                                     

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Waterproof and Restore Existing Metal Roof

May 27, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Garland Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This lightweight, multi-layer waterproofing system will only add one-fifth of a pound per square foot to existing roof systems when completed, eliminating the time and cost associated with engineering a new roof system. 

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Best Practices for Bearing Protection

May 27, 2014 3:54 pm | by By Adam Willwerth, Sales and Marketing Manager, Electro Static Technology | Articles | Comments

Until all motors are designed with built-in bearing protection, plant maintenance personnel and motor repair shops will continue to replace damaged bearings. But if proper mitigation is installed, it only has to be done once.        

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Manufacturing and the Decline of the Middle Class, Part One

May 27, 2014 3:39 pm | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

For all practical purposes, we are now in the post-industrial service economy and the manufacturing crisis has become a crisis of the middle class.                              

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Malaysia Releasing Satellite Data on Missing Jet

May 27, 2014 2:17 pm | by Eileen Ng and Chris Brummitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency.             

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Del Monte Processing Plant Evacuated

May 27, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tim Williams of the Fresno County Emergency Medical Services says 14 employees were sent to four different area hospitals Friday.                                    

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Move Over Tesla, the Elio Is Here

May 27, 2014 2:01 pm | by USA TODAY | News | Comments

The success of Tesla has inspired other independent American car makers. Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors has designed an efficient sporty car that gets 84 miles per gallon.                      

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The Upstart Industry Riddled With Lawsuits

May 27, 2014 1:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It may seem like a good sign when everyone wants a piece of an emerging product category even before ascertaining its market share. But it’s probably not a good sign when that category is littered with lawsuits.           

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