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J&J: On Your Face, Not In It

February 24, 2012 2:35 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Blogs | Comments

On an almost bi-weekly basis Johnson & Johnson hits the front page of major news sources with details on yet another recall.


United To Seek Payment For 787 Delays

February 24, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Continental says it's looking for compensation from Boeing for its late 787 deliveries.

Enterprise Backs Recall Oversight

February 24, 2012 2:20 pm | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Enterprise Rent-A-Car now says it will support legislation to increase federal oversight of how car rental firms manage safety recalls for vehicles in their fleets.


Cook Hints Apple Will Part With Some Cash

February 24, 2012 2:19 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he believes the world's most valuable company has more money than it needs.


Mazda Shares Dive On Plan To Raise $2B

February 24, 2012 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda stock dived nearly 7 percent after the struggling car maker said it will raise about $2B from selling new shares to invest in assembly plants and developing new vehicle technologies.


OH Union OKs Deal With Manufacturer Timken Co.

February 24, 2012 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Steelworkers have approved a five-year contract that clears the way for a $225 million plant addition, Ohio's latest manufacturing payoff from expanded shale energy development.


Ingalls Gets $70M Contract

February 24, 2012 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries says its shipbuilding division has received a $70M contract modification from the U.S. Navy for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the USS San Antonio class.


Overworked Engineers Have a “Web” of Options

February 24, 2012 11:56 am | by Joe Zaccari, Strategic Partnership Manager, Screaming Circuits | Articles | Comments

Engineers find themselves not only having to maintain expertise across multiple design disciplines, but also involved in purchasing components and building prototypes.


Motorcycle Car Seeks Traction As Commuting Alternative

February 24, 2012 11:54 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Small, speedy, and safe according to its developers, the vehicle is aimed at commuters of the future.


Economy 2012: Small Businesses Still Cautious

February 24, 2012 11:52 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Cullen/Frost Bankers CEO says increasing efficiency will be a big benefit in the long run.


Breathe Right

February 24, 2012 11:48 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

Proper building operations and routine maintenance are critical to ensuring healthy indoor air quality, says OSHA.


Investing In U.S.-Based Manufacturing Pays Off

February 24, 2012 11:43 am | by Kevin Jobsky, Inside Sales & Marketing Manager, ICM Controls | Articles | Comments

A resurgence of consumer patriotism positions U.S. manufacturing companies to leverage opportunities and capture market share.


Kite Company Takes Wind Power To New Heights

February 24, 2012 11:38 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Makani Power believes the future of clean, sustainable energy is in the skies.


Dust Control Technology

February 24, 2012 11:32 am | by Dust Control Technology | Product Releases | Comments

A new dust suppression device creates a virtual curtain around the material flow for outstanding particle containment.


Intelligent Robotics

February 24, 2012 11:26 am | by FANUC Robotics | Product Releases | Comments

Both robots feature a slim design, allowing customers to reduce the overall size of their automation system.


Mobile Radios

February 24, 2012 11:24 am | by Motorola Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The radio has Intelligent Audio, which automatically adjusts the radio’s volume to fit background noise.


POWERMAX Stepper Motors

February 24, 2012 11:22 am | by Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

Speeds up to 3000 rotations per minute more than satisfy the velocity demands of most high torque applications.


Company Claiming iPad Trademark Sues Apple In U.S.

February 24, 2012 9:58 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The companies are feuding over whether Proview sold the mainland Chinese rights to the iPad trademark to Apple in a 2009 deal.


Chicago Factory Where Workers Had Sit-In To Close

February 24, 2012 9:55 am | by Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Serious Energy said it will close a window factory that became a symbol of the plight of American workers more than three years ago when employees briefly occupied the building.


College Grads Get Older, Shift Workplace Trends

February 24, 2012 9:51 am | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

The college gains are making it easier for older Americans to work later in life because they are more likely than their parents' generation to hold higher-skilled jobs, which are seen as harder to replace.



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