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Saab Secures $36M Loan To Help Pay Workers

June 29, 2011 8:31 am | News | Comments

Malin Rising, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Saab has secured a euro25 million ($36 million) bridge loan from Gemini Investment Fund Ltd. that will help the troubled carmaker stay afloat in the short term, its owner said Wednesday. The loan is the latest in a string of deals presented this week to solve the liquidity crisis that forced Saab to stop production at its plant in southwestern Sweden and delayed its employees' June pay checks.

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Obama Weighs In On Boeing Labor Dispute

June 29, 2011 8:27 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Barack Obama says it would defy common sense for Boeing Co. to have to shut down a new aircraft plant or lay off workers as a result of a labor dispute with the government. Obama says companies need to have the freedom to relocate work, though they must follow the law when doing so.

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New Technology For Oil Rigs Could Prevent Disasters

June 29, 2011 6:13 am | Articles | Comments

Intel Labs are experimenting with new sensors to help detect problems with oil rigs, to prevent future oil rig explosions. The amount of information collected from a single oil rig is equivalent to the amount of data in all the movies ever made, says the editor of Fast Company . If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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New Wave Of Wireless Technology: M2M Communication

June 29, 2011 5:57 am | Articles | Comments

Machine to machine technology, known as M2M, is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to the explosion of wireless connections.The number of M2M devices is expected to reach 2.1 billion by the year 2020. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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U.S. Manufacturers Expanding Operations At Home

June 29, 2011 5:46 am | Articles | Comments

Faced with global supply chain challenges and soaring transport costs, more U.S. manufacturers are expanding operations at home rather than abroad, signaling a change for the U.S. labor market. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Brain Surgery Saves Bluegrass Legend's Career

June 29, 2011 5:34 am | Articles | Comments

Bluegrass banjo legend Eddie Adcock is crediting his widely-publicized brain surgery of 2008 for eliminating a hand tremor that threatened his career as a musician. The surgery required Eddie to play his banjo while doctors implanted electrodes in his brain and now, almost three years later, Eddie is still playing.

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Former Volvo Plant Purchased For $7M

June 29, 2011 4:49 am | News | Comments

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase of the former Volvo plant in Skyland for $7 million. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Wednesday that the acquisition is intended to help lure a new manufacturer to replace the Volvo Construction Equipment plant that closed last year.

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Toyota Recalls 82,200 Hybrid SUVs

June 29, 2011 4:46 am | News | Comments

June 29, 2011 TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will recall about 82,200 hybrid SUVs in the U.S. due to computer boards with possible faulty wiring. The car giant said the recall will involve Highlander and Lexus brand hybrid SUVs from its 2006 and 2007 lines.

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Japan's Factories Return To 'A Recovery Trend'

June 29, 2011 4:46 am | by Tomoko A. Hosaka, Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial production posted the sharpest rise in nearly six decades in May but was still below pre-quake levels as factories toiled to reverse the sharp downturn triggered by the March 11 disaster. Industrial output rose 5.7 percent in May from the previous month, the government said Wednesday.

Five Still In Intensive Care After Tyson Toxic Spill

June 29, 2011 4:43 am | News | Comments

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (AP) — Five workers exposed to chlorine gas at a Tyson Foods Inc. chicken processing plant are in intensive care and about 50 others remain hospitalized after an accident caused by the unintentional mixing of two chemicals, the company said Tuesday. The accident Monday at the plant in Springdale resulted in the evacuation of about 300 workers, 173 of whom were treated at hospitals.

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Johnson Controls To Invest $138.5M For Expansion

June 29, 2011 4:43 am | News | Comments

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Auto parts maker Johnson Controls Inc. says it will upgrade and expand a northwest Ohio battery plant, a move that will add 50 jobs. The Milwaukee-based company plans to invest $138.5 million to convert the factory near Toledo so it will produce batteries for more fuel-efficient vehicles, including those using start-stop technology.

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J&J Recalls More Tylenol Due To Moldy Odor

June 29, 2011 4:42 am | News | Comments

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced another Tylenol recall due to a musty moldy odor linked to a trace chemical. The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is recalling one product lot of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets made in February 2009 and distributed in the U.

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Sandbox Helps Firefighters Combat Wildfires

June 28, 2011 11:55 am | Articles | Comments

A sandbox, created by Chas Curtis, is being used to create a 3-D interactive fire simulator to bring a wildfire to life for firefighters. The model is used to understand how the terrain affects a growing wildfire and includes options to add in wind speed and direction. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Why Training Isn't Being Applied On-The-Job

June 28, 2011 11:54 am | Articles | Comments

ARLINGTON, Va. USA — Results of a just-released global study show that organizations must become more fully committed and engaged in the transfer of learning to the workplace. Survey findings highlight several weak areas in the on-the-job application of learning, including manager support, trainee preparation, incentives and an overall formal design and measurement process.

Concept Plane Would Fly From Paris To Tokyo In 2.5 Hours

June 28, 2011 9:57 am | Articles | Comments

At the Paris Air Show, the senior manager of EADS Innovation Works discusses a concept plane that would fly from Paris to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. The concept plane would be able to use existing airports, having standard take-off lengths. It would also be "green," with low gas and noise emissions.

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OSHA Cites Graham Lumber After Death Of Worker

June 28, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

FULTON, Miss. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Graham Lumber Co. for 15 safety and health violations following the March death of a worker who was electrocuted. OSHA says the worker was killed at the company's Fulton sawmill while troubleshooting a malfunctioning starter inside a motor power control center.

Consumer Confidence At Seven-Month Low

June 28, 2011 9:03 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're a U.S. consumer, why would you be confident? Following a string of bad economic news, consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in June on continuing worries about high unemployment and stagnating wages, according to a report released Tuesday by a private research group.

Free Trade Agreements Could Support 70,000 Jobs

June 28, 2011 9:01 am | by Julie Pace, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have broken a stalemate that could clear the way for Congress to vote on three key free trade agreements, according to congressional officials and business representatives briefed on the plan. The deal would allow for a renewal of retraining assistance for American workers who lose their jobs because of foreign competition.

New Mandatory Crib Standards Effective Today

June 28, 2011 8:56 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the day that consumers will see a new generation of safer cribs for sale at local and national retail stores. Safer cribs will mean a safer sleep for babies across the country. On December 15, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve new mandatory crib standards, establishing the most stringent crib safety standards in the world.

Army Signs Contract With Textron For $49.6 Million

June 28, 2011 8:52 am | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Textron Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. Army exercised a contract option worth $49.6 million for Textron's marine and land systems unit to supply it with 65 additional M1117 armored security vehicles. Manufacturing of the wheeled armored vehicles will take place at Textron facilities in the New Orleans area.

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