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Report: Trade Deficit with Japan Resulted in Job Losses in Every State

February 4, 2015 2:33 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

A new report says every state saw job losses due to a growing U.S. trade deficit with Japan, and warns Congress should not approve a proposed trade agreement without protections against Japanese currency manipulation.         

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China, Argentina Team Up to Discuss Upcoming Energy Projects

February 4, 2015 11:18 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net

A global partnership between Argentina and China was strengthened today as leaders from both countries agreed to collaborate on two new nuclear power plants.                           

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Survey: U.S. Businesses Post Steady Job Gains in January

February 4, 2015 11:13 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

U.S. companies hired at a solid pace last month, a private survey found, the latest sign of steady improvement in the job market.                                   

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Ford To Transition up to 500 Workers to Higher Pay

February 4, 2015 10:57 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. is moving several hundred U.S. hourly workers into a higher pay bracket after surpassing a cap on the number of lower-wage workers it can hire.                           

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White House Budget Would Fund Additional Manufacturing Hubs

February 4, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

The Obama administration's budget proposal unveiled this week calls for seven new national manufacturing innovation hubs, along with funding to build toward a national network of 45 such sites.                  

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Health, Industry Groups Spar Over Ozone Rule

February 4, 2015 10:10 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

Health advocates and environmental groups are urging federal officials to adopt stricter limits on ozone, while an industry group argued taking that step would needlessly hamper manufacturing.                  

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State Department Won't Intervene in Nissan-UAW Dispute

February 4, 2015 10:10 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

The dispute between Nissan Motor Company and the United Auto Workers union over organizing workers at a Mississippi auto plant will continue without intervention from the federal government.                 

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Coke Bets on 'Premium Milk' to Boost Category

February 3, 2015 2:10 pm | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press

Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it.                               

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U.S. Factory Orders Dropped 3.4 Percent in December

February 3, 2015 2:02 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

Orders to U.S. factories dropped for a fifth consecutive month in December, while a key category that signals business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month.                       

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Automakers Report January U.S. Sales Jumps, Led by GM, Toyota

February 3, 2015 1:56 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Automakers reported double-digit U.S. sales increases in January, a sign that car sales didn't spin out even with a major snowstorm hitting the Northeast.                           

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More Oil Industry Layoffs Hit Texas

February 3, 2015 1:41 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

In recent days, a trio of oil companies informed state officials they plan to lay off hundreds of employees.                                         

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Hundreds Express Opposition to Sanderson Farms' NC Poultry Plant

February 3, 2015 11:16 am | by The Associated Press

Sanderson Farms says it is no longer planning to build a $95 million poultry processing plant in Cumberland County, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from turning out for a public hearing in which most speakers opposed the project.   

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Number of Union Jobs Varies in Recent Right-to-Work States

February 3, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

In Michigan, the number of employees represented by unions fell by 25,000 last year, dropping from 656,000 in 2013 down to 631,000 according to recent numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of union members, meanwhile, fell by a larger number, from 633,000 to 585,000 over that span.

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Report: Offshoring, Federal Policy Have Taken Toll on U.S. Industry

February 3, 2015 9:57 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

A new report says the U.S. has the most productive advanced industrial sector in the world, but warns the country is losing ground relative to other nations.                           

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Russian Pipe Maker OAO TMK Laying Off at Pennsylvania Plants

February 2, 2015 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press

A Russian-based pipe manufacturer says the falling price of gasoline is fueling its decision to lay off 10 percent of its workers at two western Pennsylvania plants.                         

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How Obama Would Spend Your Money in 2016, Agency by Agency

February 2, 2015 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press

Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning Oct. 1.                                 

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How Much Does Your State Rely on Durable Goods Manufacturing?

February 2, 2015 4:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net

Manufacturing of durable goods accounted for just more than 5.5 percent of the nation's overall non-farm employment in December.                                   

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Jeep Recalls 228K Cherokees for Air Bag Problem

February 2, 2015 4:26 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Jeep is recalling more than 228,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a software problem that can cause side air bags to inflate for no reason.                                  

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Hatfields, McCoys Make Moonshine Legally in Southern W.Va.

February 2, 2015 3:12 pm | by John Raby, The Associated Press

After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.

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Survey: Majority of Manufacturers Plan to Bolster Mobile App Use

February 2, 2015 3:02 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO

A poll conducted by business mobility firm Catavolt found a majority of manufacturers plan to increase their use of mobile apps this year.                                

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