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Germany Dodges Tougher EU Car Emission Limits

October 14, 2013 2:22 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Germany has managed to delay tougher European Union car emission rules amid fears they could harm its automotive industry.                      

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Tire-Maker Hankook To Build $800M Plant In Tenn.

October 14, 2013 2:21 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korean tire-maker Hankook announced Monday that it will build its first North American plant in Tennessee, creating 1,800 jobs.                    

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Default Looming: Day 14 Of Shutdown With No Solution

October 14, 2013 2:20 pm | by Donna Cassata, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its 14th day as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending in their last-ditch negotiations to end the crises facing the nation.

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Poll: Half Of Older Workers Delay Retirement Plans

October 14, 2013 2:18 pm | by Matt Sedensky, Associated Press | News | Comments

Older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement.

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Eurozone Industrial Output Rebounds In August

October 14, 2013 2:15 pm | by Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, said industrial production rose 1 percent. The increase was roughly in line with market expectations.                   

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Auto Parts Supplier Opening $110M Plant

October 14, 2013 2:10 pm | by AP | News | Comments

French company Plastic Omnium plans a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for the Inergy Automotive Systems facility, located in Wayne County near New Boston. The facility will produce about 1.5 million plastic fuel tanks a year.       

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Detroit On The Edge

October 14, 2013 1:54 pm | by CBS Videos | Videos | Comments

Bob Simon reports on the decline of Detroit, America's former industrial capital, and the people determined to bring it back.                      

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Simple Metrics For Process Improvement

October 14, 2013 10:15 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

It seems contrary to modern business practice not to have a sophisticated dashboard of business metrics to communicate and visualize the health of our organization. We especially like to observe that our process improvement programs and methods are paying off.

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Daimler Trucks Won't Build New Headquarters In S.C.

October 14, 2013 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When South Carolina gave Daimler Trucks $2 million to buy land in York County five years ago, the hope was the vehicle-maker would move its company's headquarters to the region.            

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China Reports Unexpected Drop In September Exports

October 14, 2013 9:14 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's exports suffered an unexpectedly sharp decline in September amid weak global demand but imports grew. Exports fell 0.3 percent to $185.6 billion, a customs official said at a news conference.         

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$120M Lawsuit Over Ind. Factory Moves Ahead

October 14, 2013 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Indiana appeals court has decided against stopping a lawsuit filed by a Detroit-based construction company against the German company that stopped building a new transmission factory in central Indiana five years ago.     

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Ford, University Of Michigan Open New Battery Lab

October 14, 2013 9:09 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.           

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DuPont Pioneers Food Safety Testing Process

October 14, 2013 9:06 am | by Cori Anne Natoli, The News Journal | News | Comments

Inside the labs of DuPont's Nutrition and Health business at the Experimental Station, a team of scientists in Delaware whose life work is rooted in improving food safety testing technologies advance the BAX system, which the firm invented to detect foodborne pathogens, including salmonella, listeria and E. coli.

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Car Sales Burst A Challenge To Parts Suppliers

October 14, 2013 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The rising demand for new cars is creating a problem for parts suppliers — and that, in turn, could hurt the growth of car plants in Mississippi, a trade association official says.            

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The Growing Importance Of PLM As An Enterprise Application

October 14, 2013 8:56 am | by Tony Christian, Cambashi | Articles | Comments

When we look at the progression of enterprise IT, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology continues to expand and overlap into adjacent areas of enterprise application functionality.          

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Cordless Multi-Tool

October 14, 2013 8:49 am | by Milwaukee Tool Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Milwaukee Tool Corporation (Brookfield, WI) introduces the new M18™ Cordless Multi-Tool. Designed to increase productivity and ease of use for professional users, the new tool delivers up to 50 percent faster cutting and 2X longer run-time than the competition, says the company.

Torksleeve Fasteners

October 14, 2013 8:44 am | by Asymmetric Fasteners Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fastener Inc. (Hackettstown, NJ) has introduced a new series of Torksleeve ATM fasteners that offers significant advantages for mounting gears and pulleys to rotating shafts.

The Gas-Pro

October 14, 2013 8:40 am | by Crowcon | Product Releases | Comments

The Gas-Pro portable gas detector from Crowcon (Dunedin, FL) is specifically designed to ensure worker safety in confined spaces.

Bins In Five New Sizes

October 14, 2013 8:35 am | by Akro-Mils | Product Releases | Comments

Akro-Mils (Akron, OH) introduces five new sizes in the 6" high ShelfMax® line of plastic storage bins.

Flying Car For The Masses Set For Take-off

October 11, 2013 1:46 pm | by ReutersVideo | Videos | Comments

New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car.                            

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