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Mercedes Announces New Location for U.S. Headquarters

January 7, 2015 10:58 am | by Geoff Mulvihill & Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press | News | Comments

German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that it's moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, in part to be closer to its manufacturing facility in Alabama.                  

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Tracing Trends in Manufacturing, Construction: Q&A With Dan Parkinson

January 7, 2015 10:52 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing.Net's Bridget Bergin recently had the chance to talk about trends in manufacturing and construction with Dan Parkinson, Industrial Market Sector Leader at Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately-held construction firms in the country.

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Company Closes Plant, Lays Off 100 Employees

January 7, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A technology company, formerly known as JVC America, is laying off at least 100 people as it closes a factory near Tuscaloosa.                                  

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IMPO's Photo of the Day: Boeing's Final Air Force Delivery of 2014

January 7, 2015 10:32 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

See Boeing's last delivery of its C-17 Globe Master III cargo jet to the U.S. Air Force of 2014 in IMPO's Photo of the Day.                                 

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U.S. Companies Increased Hiring in December

January 7, 2015 9:58 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. businesses ramped up hiring last month in the latest sign that the nation's economy is expanding despite worries about global growth that have sent financial markets tumbling.                    

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U.S. Trade Deficit Hits 11 Month Low

January 7, 2015 9:53 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in 11 months as crude oil imports dropped to a two-decade low.                                     

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CA To Begin Work on Nation's First Bullet Train

January 6, 2015 2:29 pm | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

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Debunking the Top 4 Margin-Killing Myths of B2B Pricing

January 6, 2015 2:21 pm | by Barrrett Thompson | Articles | Comments

There’s a perplexing contradiction that exists in the business-to-business sector. B2B companies want to maximize their margins, improve profit performance and increase shareholder value, but few manufacturers are leveraging the power of pricing to achieve these objectives.

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Car of the Future

January 6, 2015 2:12 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

According to Dieter Zetsche, chief executive officer of Daimler AG, the search for the car of the future is over and Mercedes-Benz has made it.                               

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U.S. Steel Idles Tubular Steel Plant, Lays Off 750 Employees

January 6, 2015 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said it will shut down a plant in Lorain, Ohio, in March and lay off 614 workers. It said the move is temporary. U.S. Steel will also lay off 142 employees who work at a plant in Houston.               

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Blast at Washington Plant Costs $69M in Repairs

January 6, 2015 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Williams Northwest Pipeline is spending $69 million to repair damage from an explosion that injured five people at a natural gas facility last March in eastern Washington.                       

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Hands-On With the Coolest Drones Invading CES

January 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Consumer drone companies are looking to keep drone fever alive at CES 2015. At the show this year, several companies are showing off new drones with features that should make them smaller, cheaper and expand the possibilities of what a consumer drone can do. 

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts Concept Driverless Car at CES

January 6, 2015 12:28 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The carmaker unveiled the sleek concept car that it is calling F 015 Monday night at the International CES showcase for consumer electronics.                                

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A Look at the Plans for Undersea Robotic Industrial Plants

January 6, 2015 12:17 pm | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Subsea oil and gas deposits off the coast of Brazil exist in a world of extremes.This unwelcoming world has long been off limits to humans, but that’s changing. Energy companies are planning to place entire industrial plants processing oil and gas on the seabed. 

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U.S. Factory Orders Fell 0.7 Percent in November

January 6, 2015 10:20 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories fell for a fourth straight month in November, with demand in a key category that signals business investment plans down for a third month.                         

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Hyundai Motor To Spend $74B Over 4 Years on Facilities, R&D

January 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automaker, said Tuesday it plans to spend 81 trillion won ($73.7 billion) over the next four years on factories, research and a new headquarters.                 

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Republicans Prepare Plan to Block Obama on Climate

January 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week.                           

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IMPO's Photo of the Day: A Sweeter 3D Printer

January 6, 2015 10:00 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Don't miss IMPO's Photo of the Day of a unique printing experience from the 2015 International CES.                                         

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Will 2015 See a Boost in the Federal Minimum Wage?

January 6, 2015 9:35 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associated Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

Although 2015 has just begun, it has already been a big year for advocates for a higher minimum wage. On Thursday, January 1, President Obama’s executive order to raise the minimum wage in new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour went into effect, benefiting about 200,000 workers.

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How Long Before Oil Prices Recover?

January 6, 2015 9:25 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos | Comments

No matter where you fall in this mix of hope and dread, the big question is: How long will it last? Here, Dan Dicker, an OilPrice.com senior contributor, weighs in on falling oil prices.                   

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