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U.S. Job Openings Near 13-Year High

September 9, 2014 11:13 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years.                     

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'Make It In Washington' Initiative Introduced to Strengthen Manufacturing Sector

September 9, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Small and midsized manufacturers in qualified Washington counties will have access to a new blend of support to strengthen their businesses.                               

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Ten Tips for a Successful ERP Implementation

September 9, 2014 10:33 am | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

The "new age" of manufacturing brings added complexity to manufacturing. Fortunately, next generation ERP solutions are being designed to take advantage of these new technologies with industry-specific technical capabilities, and are proving to be helpful in making the complex simple.    

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General Mills Buying Annie's

September 9, 2014 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Annie's, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million.                                       

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Never Worry About Parking Again

September 9, 2014 10:11 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself.                            

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What's New For Cars in 2015

September 9, 2014 10:06 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a roundup of what's new in the U.S. automotive industry for the 2015 model year.                                                

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Recall Limbo: How To Handle an Automotive Recall

September 9, 2014 9:28 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Automakers or U.S. safety regulators often send out recall notices before parts are ready. Sometimes the companies or dealers offer free loaner cars, but most of the time they don't. That presents car owners with a difficult question: should they keep driving and hope the problem doesn't affect them, or rent a car until the dealer gets parts, which can take months or even a year?

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An Outlook Into The Future Of Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 3:27 pm | by Sandvik Coromant | Videos | Comments

We’re living in a time of rapid digitization, where computers and robots are performing tasks once deemed science fiction. The technology shifts signal another industrial revolution, and even though we are still in its very early stages, the pace of change is accelerating. 

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Here's Why Nevada Won Tesla

September 8, 2014 3:03 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Hadley Malcolm interviews former Reno Gazette Journal Editor Beryl Love about why Nevada beat out the competition of four other states.                                 

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Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center

September 8, 2014 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. 

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Treasury To Limit Profitability of Overseas Shifts

September 8, 2014 2:10 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries.       

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7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

September 8, 2014 2:03 pm | by Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Your supply chain is the biggest source of risk in your entire operation. Unfortunately, there are many day-to-day aspects that you’ll never be able to completely control or manage.                   

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Mars Chocolate Recalls Twix Candy Bars

September 8, 2014 11:28 am | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch.                                       

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Survey of Execs: U.S. Pay Likely To Stagnate

September 8, 2014 11:22 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

According to a survey by Harvard Business School alumni, U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs.                           

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China's Exports Rise to 9.4 Percent, Imports Shrink

September 8, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's export growth eased in August while imports shrank for the second month in a row.                                              

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Ryanair Commits To Order 100 Boeing Planes

September 8, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European airline Ryanair has committed to order 100 of Boeing's 737 MAX 200 airplanes, valued at $11 billion at current list prices.                                 

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Temperature Data Logger

September 8, 2014 10:04 am | by Omega | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduces its new series of pressure/temperature data loggers.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls for Younger Workers

September 8, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Though U.S. job growth slowed last month, the unemployment rate fell, especially for younger demographic groups.                                        

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Mercedes To Build New SUV at Alabama Plant

September 8, 2014 9:25 am | by Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes has announced plans to start building a fifth model, the ML Coupe, at its Alabama plant next year.                                         

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GM To Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

September 8, 2014 9:18 am | by Tom Krishner, The Assoicated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.                                  

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