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OSHA Cites NH Company For 21 Violations

November 7, 2013 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a New Hampshire textiles company is facing $115,000 in fines for 21 serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Hampton plant.         

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FDA To Ban Trans Fats

November 7, 2013 10:20 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA plans to announce later Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths.

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Entrepreneur Makes Money From China Smog

November 7, 2013 9:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.                                 

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Durango Sales Rise On Ron Burgundy Ads

November 7, 2013 9:19 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Sales of the Durango were up 50% in October, a sign that Dodge's clever ad campaign featuring Will Ferrell's Anchorman character is doing the trick.                             

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What It Costs To Make The iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:05 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Breaking down Apple's 32GB tablet into its parts reveals the true cost and profit of the $729 iPad Air.                                          

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2013 Bentley Factory Time Lapse

November 6, 2013 4:28 pm | by New Car Review | Videos | Comments

Watch this time lapse video of a 2013 Bentley being made from beginning to end.                                                 

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Maker's Row: Connecting The New Manufacturers

November 6, 2013 3:23 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Maker’s Row, a website and free service that helps facilitate connections between designers and the small-batch American manufacturers that can help them turn a sketch into a real product, is on a roll. The New York-based technology startup has recently secured $1 million in funding to help hire more developers.

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Quartz Manufacturing Company To Build Plant In Ga.

November 6, 2013 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Caesarstone is planning to invest between $70 million and $100 million in the new plant in Richmond Hill — about 20 miles southwest of Savannah. Deal says the company will import raw materials to make new countertops, and will export the finished products from Georgia's ports.

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Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturer Expanding Va. Plant

November 6, 2013 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fiber-optic cable manufacturer is planning to expand its Culpeper operations, creating 30 jobs.  Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that TE Connectivity Ltd. will invest more than $15 million in the expansion.          

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Measure Of U.S. Economy's Health Rises

November 6, 2013 2:18 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A gauge of the U.S. economy's future health rose solidly in September, suggesting the economy was making gains before the government shut down for 16 days.                           

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Mich. PMI Shows Sharp Upswing, Continued Growth

November 6, 2013 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for Oct. is 63.1, up from 59.9 in Sept., raising the three-month average for the economy to a robust 61.1. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests economic growth.         

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Unions Ramp Up Push For Immigration Overhaul

November 6, 2013 2:00 pm | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

Labor unions are spending more than $1 million on new television ads criticizing House Republicans for refusing to back comprehensive immigration reform.                             

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Vt. Beer's Rapid Success Gets Neighbors Bubbling

November 6, 2013 1:54 pm | by Dave Gram, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Vermont microbrewery that makes one of the world's best beers plans to close down its retail operation to head off the trouble that's brewing with its neighbors.                          

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October 2013: Drivers Ed

November 6, 2013 1:18 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue, experts share maintenance best practices to cut industrial motor use costs, a company explores new ways of connecting businesses to manufacturers, and a bottling business focuses on zero wast management and American jobs.  

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Drivers Ed: Maintenance Best Practices and Energy Awareness

November 6, 2013 11:35 am | by Anna Wells, IMPO Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

Since motors and drive systems are so often directly intertwined with production, problem areas likely result in costly downtime — something every manufacturer wants to avoid at all costs.                  

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The China 'Rules' Of Business

November 6, 2013 11:23 am | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

American businesses and the government know that China wants to become the number one economy in the world and we simply ignore the fact that the Chinese have shown they will do whatever it takes (legal or illegal) to achieve their goals.    

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Cargill To Label Meat After 'Pink Slime' Uproar

November 6, 2013 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cargill Inc. says it will start labeling beef products that contain finely textured beef after the ingredient came under attack as "pink slime" last year.  It says packages will note when a product "Contains Finely Textured Beef."     

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BAE Announces Hundreds Of Shipyard Cuts

November 6, 2013 10:10 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

British defense contractor BAE Systems announced plans to cut some 1,775 jobs at three shipyards Wednesday, ending the building of warships in England for the first time in hundreds of years.                  

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Toyota Profit Jumps 70 Pct. Despite Sales Slip

November 6, 2013 10:05 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota's quarterly profit soared 70 percent, and the world's top-selling automaker raised its earnings forecast, as cost cuts and the weaker Japanese yen compensated for slightly weaker vehicle sales.                

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EPA Reports Progress In Hudson River Cleanup

November 6, 2013 9:56 am | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $2 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River is proceeding briskly and could finish in two years, an Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday.                           

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