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China Trade Growth Decelerates

November 10, 2014 4:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's trade growth decelerated in October but still was relatively robust as Chinese leaders try to reverse a deepening economic slowdown.                               

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Heavy Duty Casters for Industrial Applications

November 10, 2014 4:19 pm | by Caster Concepts | Product Releases | Comments

Caster Concepts is pleased to introduce the new 87 Series Caster. According to the company, the 87 Series Caster are designed for cost effective performance in heavy duty settings, and are durable, maintenance free, industrial casters that will perform in the most abusive applications and a variety of manufacturing environments.

Lawsuit Blames Bad Meatloaf for Deaths of WV Lawmaker, Husband

November 10, 2014 4:07 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A lawsuit is blaming a restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband.                                     

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MOTOTRBO 3L300 Two-Way Radio

November 10, 2014 3:32 pm | by Motorola Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced the MOTOTRBO SL300 digital portable radio, a reliable push-to-talk communication device. 

White House Wants Greater Regulation of Internet Providers

November 10, 2014 3:15 pm | by Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix or YouTube to move their content faster, and should be regulated more like phone companies, President Barack Obama said in an announcement that was swiftly rejected by the industry.

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NM Peanut Processing Plant's Future Still Unknown

November 10, 2014 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian food supplier Golden Boy Foods has yet to comment on the future of a New Mexico peanut process plant eight months after completing a $26 million deal to buy Sunland Inc.                     

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Schumer Calls for Review of Car Safety Screening

November 10, 2014 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Sen Charles Schumer is calling for a top-to-bottom review of federal safety screening for defective car parts. He is citing the recall of millions of vehicles equipped with Takata Corp. passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.

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6 Challenges Facing Modern Manufacturing Companies

November 10, 2014 2:39 pm | by Danielle Iera | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with.           

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 5.2 Percent

November 10, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $647.63 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                                 

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Dispute Heats Up Over Failed Factory for Apple

November 10, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The feud between Apple Inc. and the operator of a failed sapphire glass factory in metro Phoenix is growing more intense.                                     

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Obama Hopes Stronger Ties with China Will Bring Jobs

November 10, 2014 12:41 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

President Obama delivered a speech at an economic summit in Beijing on Monday, saying he wants the United States and China to strengthen ties that could lead to more jobs. He said the U.S. welcomes the rise of a prosperous and stable China.   

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Coca-Cola's CTO Talks Innovation

November 10, 2014 12:24 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Coca-Cola's Chief Technical Officer Guy Wollaert discusses the role of technology and innovation at the company with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde at the Dublin Web Summit in Ireland.                     

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6 Ways to Manage Product Complexity

November 10, 2014 12:19 pm | by Columbus | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest challenges discrete manufacturing companies face is the increasing complexity of the product, whether this is due to technological change, market forces or the need to customize the product to meet demanding customer requirements.

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Two Companies to Invest $22M, Add 115 Jobs in Michigan

November 10, 2014 11:40 am | by Michigan Economic Development Corporation | News | Comments

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic fund approval of two business expansion projects that are expected to generate nearly $22 million in investments and add up to 115 new jobs in Michigan.     

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Detroit Begins the Road to Recovery

November 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Corey Williams, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge approved outgoing emergency manager Kevyn Orr's long-term fiscal recovery plan, which calls for $1.7 billion to remove blight, train city workers, hire more first responders and shore up services to improve the lives of Detroit residents. 

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U.S. Economy Fueling Strong Hiring, Pay Gains

November 10, 2014 11:18 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Healthy job growth in the United States has reached a level of consistency unseen in nearly two decades. But, the U.S. job market is hardly without its own weaknesses. Americans' average hourly pay rose only slightly last month, a negative note in an otherwise solid report. 

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LNS Research Releases MES Toolkit for Manufacturers

November 10, 2014 11:07 am | by LNS Research | News | Comments

LNS Research has assembled a free Manufacturing Execution System (MES) toolkit for manufacturers who are considering implementing an MES system.                               

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How a Labeling Solution Saved a U.S. Manufacturer Millions

November 10, 2014 10:14 am | by Josh Roffman | Articles | Comments

With operations and partners worldwide, Hypertherm was experiencing significant growth, however their existing consumables product label printing system was not sufficiently accommodating this growth, and was presenting considerable risks to their operations in this lean manufacturing environment.

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IntelliSense, A New Technology Platform

November 10, 2014 9:56 am | by Bimba Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing has released IntelliSense, a technology platform combining sensors, cylinders and software to deliver real-time performance data for standard Bimba pneumatic devices. 

Coca-Cola Life Arrives on Shelves Nationwide

November 10, 2014 9:45 am | by The Coca-Cola Company | News | Comments

Life is genuinely sweet with the cold, refreshing taste of Coca-Cola Life. The new beverage is The Coca-Cola Company’s first reduced calorie cola to use a blend of cane sugar and stevia leaf extract.               

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