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Unions Lobby Against Giving Obama Trade Authority

March 5, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

More than 400 union workers planned to lobby lawmakers Wednesday against giving the Obama administration heightened power to negotiate trade agreements.

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Toyota Names First Woman Executive

March 5, 2015 1:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Toyota announced that Julie Hamp will lead the Japanese automaker's global communications efforts, reportedly making her the first female executive in company history. 

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Mayor to NYC Business Leaders: Start Pay at $13 an Hour

March 5, 2015 10:55 am | by Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press

Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour.

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Engineers Rigged This Dreamliner Jet Engine with Parts Made from Amazing Ceramics

March 5, 2015 10:43 am | by GE Reports

Engineers at jet engine proving grounds in Ohio are using a jet engine GE developed for Boeing’s Dreamliner to test engine parts made from a new ceramic super-material.

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German Factory Orders Down More Than Expected in January

March 5, 2015 10:36 am | by The Associated Press

German factory orders, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy, dropped much further than expected in January, led by a big drop in demand from other eurozone countries.

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Applications for U.S. Jobless Aid Inch Up to a 10-Month High

March 5, 2015 10:30 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.

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U.S. Productivity Falls at Faster Pace, Labor Costs Rise

March 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

U.S. worker productivity was even weaker than first thought from October through December while labor costs rose at a faster rate.

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Low Oil Prices are Here to Stay

March 4, 2015 2:41 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has offered his opinions on low oil prices, and he thinks they are here to stay. 

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5 Stunners from the Geneva Car Show

March 4, 2015 2:39 pm | by Greg Keller and David McHugh, The Associated Press

There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars.

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Senator Asks for Federal Investigation of Lumber Liquidators

March 4, 2015 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press

A U.S. Senator is requesting that regulators investigate Lumber Liquidators following a report that said the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards.

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Top Senate Republican Tells States to Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

March 4, 2015 2:12 pm | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press

The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming.

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Manufacturers Occupy Forbes Billionaires List

March 4, 2015 2:07 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

In their compilation of the world’s richest, Forbes found a record-breaking 1,826 billionaires with a net worth of $7.05 trillion. We’re showcasing just seven industry-leaders around the globe who built their fortune in manufacturing-related fields.

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Takeaways From Grainger Show 2015

March 4, 2015 10:54 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

During a media roundtable at the 2015 Grainger Show, CEO Jim Ryan sat down to discuss some recurring themes Grainger is seeing in the marketplace. Some of the topics Ryan says Grainger is focusing on most include its social media commitment, its e-Commerce channel and the continued agenda surrounding safety.

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Minnesota Republican Knocks Wisconsin Right-to-Work Proposal

March 4, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Despite widespread support in Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature and the endorsement of right-to-work by the national GOP, one Minnesota Republican harshly criticized the proposed law and invited affected companies to consider moving across the Mississippi River.

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Honey, We Shrunk the SUV

March 4, 2015 9:45 am | by David McHugh, The Associated Press

In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. An array of ever-smaller sport-utility vehicles and SUV car-like crossovers is going on display this week at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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Toyota Promotes U.S. Execs, Gives Power to North American CEO

March 4, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press

Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan.

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Survey: U.S. Businesses Add 212K Jobs in February

March 4, 2015 9:37 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year.

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Google Unveils ‘Project Titan’

March 3, 2015 3:23 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Monday at the Mobile World Congress currently convening in Barcelona, Google announced the company's plans for Titan, the drone company that Google acquired last year.  

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Chemical Industry Group Launches Defense of BPA

March 3, 2015 3:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The American Chemistry Council announced an ad campaign highlighting recent evaluations of bisphenol A as "safe."

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Federal Report Identifies Sources of Recent Foodborne Illnesses

March 3, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal regulators recently announced improved practices for identifying sources of foodborne illness. 

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