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Workers Stunned by Closing of Verso Paper Mill

October 2, 2014 5:23 pm | by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press

Stunned workers at a shuttering paper mill in Bucksport said Thursday they're going to be scrambling for work and residents said they fear a huge tax increase when the long-standing Verso mill closes.               

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U.S. Factory Orders Posted Record Drop

October 2, 2014 5:07 pm | by martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders.                           

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Airbus Predicts Soaring Demand in China

October 2, 2014 5:03 pm | by Bristol Post

The biggest growth in the aerospace sector will come from the Far East in years to come, with China set to become the number one market, according to the bosses at Airbus.                       

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Tesla's Elon Musk Hints at New Technology

October 2, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press

Shares of Tesla Motors jumped almost 4 percent after the electric car maker's CEO hinted at introducing new technology next week.                                

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Samsung Supplier Sues U.S. Labor Watchdog

October 2, 2014 1:40 pm | by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press

A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report.             

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Russia Dims Hopes for European Auto Rebound

October 2, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press

The European car market is seeing a fragile recovery after six years of decline, but CEOs in Paris are scaling back hopes that Russia could help drive the rebound.                         

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GM Looks to New Vehicles, China To Boost Profits

October 2, 2014 12:57 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.

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Boeing Plans To Move Defense Work Out of Washington State

October 2, 2014 12:51 pm | by American Daily Stock Report

The Boeing Company announced that it will relocate a major part of its defense and support-related services under the Boeing Defense, Space & Security division to other cities of the U.S. from Washington.            

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Alcoa Opens World's Largest Aluminum-Lithium Aerospace Plant in IN

October 2, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press

Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing, today is officially opening the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Indiana where it produces advanced, third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. 

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Applications for Unemployment Benefits Drops to 287K

October 2, 2014 9:44 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.              

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Pace of U.S. Manufacturing Slipped in September

October 2, 2014 9:32 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in September, as expectations for hiring and new orders slipped from their August levels.                                 

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Volvo Announces Increased September Sales

October 2, 2014 9:23 am | by Volvo Cars of North America

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, reported U.S. sales of 4,667 units for the month of September, an 11.4 percent increase month-over-month.                                

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Advanced Robotics To Revolutionize the Manufacturing Industry

October 2, 2014 9:16 am | by PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage.

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Amazon Closing Distribution Plant in Kansas

October 1, 2014 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press

Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that is expected to affect hundreds of workers.                                 

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GM Announces Parts are Ready To Fix Small Recalled Cars

October 1, 2014 4:41 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide earlier this year to fix faulty ignition switches that are now blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide. Barra said suppliers have made enough parts to fix all of the switches, but only 1.1 million small cars have had the repairs so far.

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A Look at CA's Landmark Plastic Bag Ban

October 1, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.

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Panasonic, Coronal Group Complete Nine Solar Projects

October 1, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Coronal Group LLC announced the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California.                          

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Fire at Manufacturing Building Releases Toxic Chemicals

October 1, 2014 1:54 pm | by Manuel Valdes, The Associated Press

A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals.                   

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Nuclear Supplier Agrees To Changes After Cheating

October 1, 2014 1:49 pm | by Ray Henry, The Associated Press

A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification test four years ago.             

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U.S. Companies Added 213K Jobs in September, 35K in Manufacturing

October 1, 2014 1:44 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey.                                   

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