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Hardinge To Acquire Voumar

September 10, 2014 9:27 am | by Hardinge Inc

Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions and accessories, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of the Voumard Internal Diameter (ID) Grinding Business.     

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in July

September 9, 2014 5:18 pm | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total was down 11.5 percent from June and down 1.4 percent when compared with the total of $359.70 million reported for July 2013. 

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Want Lower Gas Prices? Ship More Oil Abroad

September 9, 2014 2:36 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press

Exporting more U.S. oil around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the nation's economy, according to a new study.                             

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Ohio Manufacturing Firm Makes $29M Expansion

September 9, 2014 2:20 pm | by Dayton Daily News

St. Paris manufacturing firm KTH Parts Industries is making progress on a $29 million expansion and hiring that's connected to increased production at Honda.                           

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U.S. Recovery Drives the Dollar Sharply Higher

September 9, 2014 1:23 pm | by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press

An improving U.S. economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere in the world, appears to be strengthening the U.S. dollar.                                 

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McDonald's Sales Metric Hurt by China Scandal

September 9, 2014 1:13 pm | by The Associated Press

McDonald's said that a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August due to a food-safety scandal in China.                                       

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Grainger Announces World's First Data Center Certified by New LEED Standards

September 9, 2014 11:43 am | by W.W. Grainger

Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced its new data center is certified as the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type. 

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U.S. Job Openings Near 13-Year High

September 9, 2014 11:13 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years.                     

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'Make It In Washington' Initiative Introduced to Strengthen Manufacturing Sector

September 9, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press

Small and midsized manufacturers in qualified Washington counties will have access to a new blend of support to strengthen their businesses.                               

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General Mills Buying Annie's

September 9, 2014 10:18 am | by The Associated Press

Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Annie's, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million.                                       

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Never Worry About Parking Again

September 9, 2014 10:11 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself.                            

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What's New For Cars in 2015

September 9, 2014 10:06 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press

Here's a roundup of what's new in the U.S. automotive industry for the 2015 model year.                                                

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Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center

September 8, 2014 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. 

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Treasury To Limit Profitability of Overseas Shifts

September 8, 2014 2:10 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries.       

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Mars Chocolate Recalls Twix Candy Bars

September 8, 2014 11:28 am | by Mars Chocolate North America

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch.                                       

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Survey of Execs: U.S. Pay Likely To Stagnate

September 8, 2014 11:22 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Economics Writer

According to a survey by Harvard Business School alumni, U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs.                           

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China's Exports Rise to 9.4 Percent, Imports Shrink

September 8, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press

China's export growth eased in August while imports shrank for the second month in a row.                                              

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Ryanair Commits To Order 100 Boeing Planes

September 8, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press

European airline Ryanair has committed to order 100 of Boeing's 737 MAX 200 airplanes, valued at $11 billion at current list prices.                                 

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls for Younger Workers

September 8, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press

Though U.S. job growth slowed last month, the unemployment rate fell, especially for younger demographic groups.                                        

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Mercedes To Build New SUV at Alabama Plant

September 8, 2014 9:25 am | by Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press

Mercedes has announced plans to start building a fifth model, the ML Coupe, at its Alabama plant next year.                                         

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