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Six Ways Heavy Equipment Manufacturers Can Prepare For The Future Of IoT

July 9, 2015 11:12 am | by Joanna Rotter | Articles | Comments

The services you provide to customers after the initial sale are more important than ever.

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Right-To-Work Bills Introduced In 16 States, But Enacted In Just One

July 9, 2015 11:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although lawmakers in 16 states introduced right-to-work bills, Wisconsin will likely be the only state to enact one, according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline.

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GM Recalls Hummers To Fix Fan Controls That Can Overheat

July 9, 2015 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 196,000 Hummer SUVs worldwide because the ventilation fan motor controls can overheat and start a fire.

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Contractor Dies At Dow Chemical Plant

July 9, 2015 11:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating the death of a contractor at the Dow Chemical plant in Oyster Creek, Texas.

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Report: Manufacturers Must Adapt Commercial Operations To Changing Market

July 9, 2015 10:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from PwC argues that manufacturers must make changes at every level of their commercial operations in order to keep up with increasingly sophisticated customers.

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Commerce Department Names 12 More Manufacturing Communities

July 8, 2015 3:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday named another 12 regions throughout the country to the agency's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Program.

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Can American Manufacturing Afford A Raise?

July 8, 2015 3:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Blogs | Comments

How will Obama's plans to extend overtime protection affect economic growth?

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Industrial Robotics Market To Reach $44B By 2020

July 8, 2015 2:56 pm | by Jake Meister, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Various factors will help to drive the global industrial market improvements.

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New Overtime Rules Could Change How Employees Keep In Touch

July 8, 2015 2:52 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The new overtime rules could affect the smartphone-enabled practice of mobile working.

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Vinyl Records Production Up As Consumers Go Old School

July 8, 2015 2:47 pm | by Forbes | Videos | Comments

Vinyl record sales were up 51 percent in 2014. Here's a look inside Rainbo Records, one of the premiere record pressing facilities, based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Land Rover Recalls 65K SUVs In U.S. For Door Latch Problem

July 8, 2015 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling about 65,000 SUVs in the U.S. because the doors may not latch properly and could open while being driven.

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Chemical Plants, Refineries Look To Hire Laid Off Oil Workers

July 8, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The nation's oil and gas refineries and chemical facilities hope to capitalize on recent layoffs toward the beginning of the energy supply chain.

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Hybrid Cloud Approach Simplifies B2G Requirements Within ERP Systems

July 8, 2015 10:43 am | by Scott Lewin | Articles | Comments

A look at why a hybrid cloud management solution is the best way to address the issues associated with business-to-government requirements.

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EPA Chief: Climate Plan On Track Despite Mercury Ruling

July 8, 2015 10:40 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said. 

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General Mills Plans Major Move Toward Cage-Free Eggs

July 8, 2015 10:37 am | by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | News | Comments

Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain.

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Boeing: Ex-Im Bank Needed To Compete Globally

July 8, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Officials from Boeing Co. touted the importance of the U.S. Export-Import Bank as it delivered the first plane in its new aircraft line.

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Former Toyota Exec Won't Be Charged Following Drug Arrest

July 8, 2015 10:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Japanese authorities will not charge a former Toyota executive following a drug arrest last month, according to media reports.

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Wristbands Detect Exposure To Dozens Of Everyday Chemicals

July 8, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wristbands developed by Oregon researchers detected everyday exposure to a slew of potentially harmful chemicals over the course of one week.

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U.S. Job Openings Stay High, But Actual Hiring Falters In May

July 7, 2015 3:28 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs hasn't driven the same kind of increase in actual hiring.

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Australia Lures Solar Battery Suppliers

July 7, 2015 3:24 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

It is the sunniest continent on earth and Tesla, LG and Panasonic are some of the big named solar battery suppliers taking an interest in Australia. They're hoping to tap into a growing market. 

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