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Fuel Exports Soar Under Obama Administration

December 8, 2014 9:24 am | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, according to U.S. Energy Department data. However, analysis of the data shows that U.S. exports of gasoline and diesel more than made up for the savings at home in pollution abroad. 

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U.S. Unemployment Rates Fall for Women and Vets

December 8, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

November was a good month for women and recent veterans who sought jobs.                                                   

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Automaker Seeks $118M Tax Break for 4-Mile Move

December 8, 2014 9:11 am | by Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Subaru announced plans to move its U.S. headquarters to Camden, just four miles from its current home in Cherry Hill, and said it is seeking $118 million in tax breaks intended to lure jobs to the impoverished city.          

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U.S. Job Market Hits a Turning Point

December 8, 2014 9:06 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The job market has reached a new milestone on its road to full health: For the first time since the Great Recession ended 5½ years ago, America's unemployed are now as likely to be hired as to stop looking for a job.         

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2015: A Busy Year for OSHA

December 5, 2014 4:27 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

With 2014 dwindling to its last months, it's time to think about what the future will hold. And for those working in manufacturing, the 2015 rules and regulations from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are something to follow.

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Revere Control Systems Opens New Office

December 5, 2014 4:14 pm | by Revere Control Systems | News | Comments

Revere Control Systems, a Birmingham-based automation EPC firm, has announced the opening of an office in Texarkana, TX, marking the fourth satellite office opened within the last three years.                 

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U.S. Oil Reserves Surpass 36B Barrels for First Time Since 1975

December 5, 2014 2:52 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2013, increasing by 9 percent from the 2012 level to 36.5 billion barrels, according to the U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013 report released yesterday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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USDA Awards OTA With $785K to Promote Organic Products

December 5, 2014 2:44 pm | by Organic Trade Association | News | Comments

With a grant for $784,902 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Market Access Program (MAP) to promote U.S. organic products abroad in 2015, OTA is gearing up a far-reaching strategy for next year that will include more organic promotional and education programs in Japan and around the globe.

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Judgment Entered Against Closed Nebraska Plant

December 5, 2014 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Gage County District Judge has ordered a default judgment against a now-closed Beatrice manufacturing plant. Judge Paul Korslund ruled that Store Kraft Manufacturing owes Buhr's Trucking Inc., of Adams, nearly $100,000 plus interest.     

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How Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers are Finding Value Through Weaving the Digital Thread

December 5, 2014 2:29 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

New technologies can be daunting, particularly in Aerospace and Defense (A&D) manufacturing where the demands on quality, budget, and timely delivery are so high. With such a high value attached to data security and production downtime, manufacturers need to make sure that the potential rewards promised by new technologies are worth the inherent risks they contain.

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Lamborghini Asterion: One Sexy Hybrid

December 5, 2014 2:17 pm | by CNNMoney | News | Comments

This isn't a wimpy hybrid. This is a 900+ horsepower behemoth that has all the style you'd expect from a luxury Lamborghini.                                    

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Orion Launches New Era of Space Exploration

December 5, 2014 2:09 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

On the second attempt day, NASA successfully launched Orion from Cape Canaveral Friday morning. A future phase of the mission is to take astronauts first to an asteroid and eventually to Mars, possibly in the 2030s.          

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Canada Hopes Avian Flu Contained to 4 Poultry Farms

December 5, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian officials hope an avian flu outbreak has been contained to four quarantined poultry farms in British Columbia.                                     

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Japan: Recall System Overhaul Needed for Global Auto Woes

December 5, 2014 1:54 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The top Japanese auto safety official acknowledged Friday that Japan's recall system needs an overhaul to better respond to global problems highlighted by the debacle over Takata air bags that can explode.             

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The Winner & Loser of the Week

December 5, 2014 1:44 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Each week news of successes and failures flood in from the manufacturing sector — from recalls to exciting new plant openings or industry breakthroughs the news runs the gamut. IMPO has sifted through all the news for you and presents this week's “Winner” and “Loser.”   

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New GHS Labels App for Brady Workstation

December 5, 2014 10:33 am | by Brady | Product Releases | Comments

Brady, a manufacturer of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, released a new GHS Labels app as part of its Brady Workstation label-creation platform. 

GM Closes Opel Plant in Bochum After 52 Years

December 5, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The last vehicle has rolled off Opel's production line at its flagship factory in Bochum, which General Motors is shuttering as it restructures its lossmaking European subsidiary.                     

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British Drugmaker Cutting Hundreds Of U.S. Jobs

December 5, 2014 10:18 am | by Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's 17,000 U.S.-based employees will lose their jobs by the end of next year under the pharmaceutical industry's latest restructuring.                     

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U.S. Trade Deficit Drops to $43.4 Billion

December 5, 2014 10:04 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in October as exports rebounded while oil imports dipped to the lowest level in five years.                                   

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U.S. Adds the Most Jobs in Nearly 3 Years

December 5, 2014 9:58 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.          

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