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GM Experts Now Reporting 21 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

September 22, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.                                         

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UAW Workers Approve Lear Corp. Contract

September 22, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others.              

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3D Printing is Heading to Space

September 22, 2014 12:25 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

For the first time humans will be able to build tools in space. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, will carry a 3D printer to the International Space Station.                  

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First Drive With The All-New Ford Mustang

September 22, 2014 12:14 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

2015 Mustang: Ford's fully redesigned pony car delivers asphalt cooking performance.                                               

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Groundbreaking Planned for $1.3B Arkansas Steel Mill

September 22, 2014 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials will break ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steel mill that's promised to be an economic boon for northeast Arkansas.                                   

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Clorox Exits Venezuela Citing Government Restrictions

September 22, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty.                                 

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Snap-on Industrial Brands Catalog

September 22, 2014 10:20 am | by Snap-on Industrial Brands | Product Releases | Comments

Snap-on Industrial Brands, which includes Williams, Bahco and CDI Torque Products, has created a new catalog, dubbed Catalog 3. The catalog is made up off 675 pages of tools and equipment, including hundreds of new products for critical industries. 

Guilty Verdict in Peanut Trial Should Send Warning

September 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Kate Brumback, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.                     

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What's Hot in Dryers

September 22, 2014 9:53 am | by Tia Nowack | Articles | Comments

Compressed air is found in almost any manufacturing environment. Often referred to as the “fourth utility,” it is widely used in control systems and for powering pneumatic equipment. In order for these systems to perform properly, the air must be dry. 

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San Francisco Orders 175 Light Rail Cars From Siemens

September 22, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of US$648 million.                     

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The Panama Canal is Opening up to a Busy Future

September 22, 2014 9:39 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Panama Canal is a full century old, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t grow. The 48-mile-long landmark that cuts across “the backbone of the Western Hemisphere” is going through the final year of a massive expansion.        

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2015 Super Bowl to be Played Under LED Lights

September 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ has installed high performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting, Inc., the leader in providing LED lighting solutions for sports facilities, making it the first NFL venue to illuminate the playing surface exclusively with LED lighting.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon to be Sold to Russian Company

September 22, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.                                         

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CT Panel Quizzes Millstone Over Safety

September 19, 2014 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A citizens' panel that oversees safety issues at Millstone Power Station closely questioned representatives of the nuclear plant about whether three recent federal inspections signal a problem with the plant's operation.         

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Nestle Purina Expands Suit Against Blue Buffalo

September 19, 2014 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is expanding its lawsuit against Blue Buffalo Co. to include additional allegations of false advertising.                               

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Jaguar Resurrects its Most Classic Car

September 19, 2014 12:48 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Jaguar E-Types are one of the most beloved classic cars in the world. In the 1960's, Jaguar made 12 lightweight E-Types out of aluminum, but was supposed to make 18. Fifty years later, they finally got around to making the last six.      

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Unemployment Rates Rise in 24 States

September 19, 2014 12:36 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.                                      

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NAM Welcomes Extension of Internet Tax Moratorium

September 19, 2014 11:15 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy, Dorothy Coleman, issued a statement thanking Congress for including the ban on taxing Internet access in the continuing resolution approved this week.    

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Allied Valve Uses IT Agility and Speed To Seize Competitive Advantage

September 19, 2014 11:08 am | by NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Allied Valve is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.                             

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Fortune Magazine Reveals 50 Most Powerful Women in Business

September 19, 2014 10:52 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Fortune Magazine announced the 50 most powerful women in business and eight of the top 10 women on the list run industrial, tech and consumer product companies.                         

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