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Alcoa Makes Strides to Improve Combat Vehicles

October 13, 2014 9:11 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Alcoa has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched last year.                    

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GE Introduces Next-Generation Jet Engine

October 10, 2014 2:16 pm | by GE Report | News | Comments

Over the last several weeks, crews at GE Aviation’s flight test base installed a next-generation jet engine with ceramic components and 3-D printed parts to the wing of a modified Boeing 747, and readied it for its maiden flight.      

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Tesla Model P85D Test Drive

October 10, 2014 12:37 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, takes Bloomberg's Betty Liu for a test drive of the Tesla Model P85D.                                           

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More Than 200 Craft Brewers Dramatically Reduce Carbon Footprint

October 10, 2014 12:21 pm | by MicroStar Logistics | News | Comments

By sharing a pool of kegs rather than owning their own, over 200 leading craft brewers helped reduce their collective carbon footprint by over 3 million kg of CO2e in 2013.                       

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Mitsubishi Recalls Cars, SUVs for Stalling Problem

October 10, 2014 12:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly.                                     

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Nissan Recalls Altimas for Latch Problem

October 10, 2014 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion.                        

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China Surpasses U.S. as World’s Largest Economy

October 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by CBS Evening News | Videos | Comments

The International Monetary Fund says China’s surging economic power has surpassed the United States.                                           

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October 2014: Beyond Lean

October 10, 2014 11:31 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside Worksman Cycles, provide tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly and examine a series of case studies on the role of system integration in "People, Planet, and Profit."  

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Lego Scraps Shell After Greenpeace Video

October 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Jan Olsen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Danish toy manufacturer Lego said Thursday it won't renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling.               

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Outdoor Uninterruptible Power System

October 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Controlled Power Company | Product Releases | Comments

Controlled Power Company has launched its new outdoor Model LTN-3R  Uninterruptible Power System.

Georgia Lawmakers Consider New Carbon Emission Rules

October 10, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.                                   

Polaris Rolls Slingshot Into Full Production

October 10, 2014 9:36 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Polaris Industries Inc. and local public officials gathered today at Polaris’ Spirit Lake, Iowa manufacturing facility to celebrate the launch of its Slingshot motorcycle into full production.                 

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Toledo Nervously Awaiting Fate of Beloved Jeep

October 10, 2014 9:30 am | by John Seewer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The thought of losing the Jeep Wrangler — a direct descendant of the original olive-drab vehicle that rolled off the assembly line in Toledo on its way to the battlefields of World War II — feels a little bit like losing a family member to those who have spent generations on the factory floor.

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Is Currency Manipulation Hurting American Manufacturing?

October 10, 2014 9:25 am | by Jon Minnick, Manufacturing Business Technology, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Not only is the trade deficit possibly hurting manufacturing at home, but currency manipulation by foreign countries that the U.S. trades with could be making it worse.                       

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Mexico's Junk Food Taxes Hitting Pepsi, Coke

October 10, 2014 9:11 am | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent declines suffered by Pepsi and Coke in Mexico underscore why the beverage industry is fighting tax proposals on sugary drinks in San Francisco and nearby Berkeley.                      

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Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

October 10, 2014 9:06 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

At an open-to-the-public unveiling that included bumping music, free alcohol and test rides on an airport tarmac, Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.

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U.S. The Only Major Economy Still Showing Signs of Growth

October 9, 2014 1:50 pm | by Martin Crutsinger | News | Comments

Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions — from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan — where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim.              

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Boeing Predicts Northeast Plane Demand to Rise

October 9, 2014 12:32 pm | Videos | Comments

Boeing shares are ready to take flight this morning, as the company predicts demand for more than 1,300 new planes in the Northeast, something that will add to a growing backlog of aircrafts the company will produce.          

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Tesla Model D: Elon Musk's New Electric Car

October 9, 2014 12:23 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, is expected to announce a new vehicle at an event on Thursday. Bloomberg's Sam Grobart takes a look at the car's likely features and how Tesla is making a play for the mass market.        

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Nissan Named One of the Best Global Brands for 2014

October 9, 2014 12:16 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Nissan has been named one of the world's most valuable brands for 2014, according to Interbrand, the world-leading brand consultancy.                                 

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