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Boeing Deal Makes More Growth Possible

December 16, 2013 2:07 pm | by Warren L. Wise, The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Boeing will nearly triple its footprint near Charleston International Airport with the acquisition of even more land than expected in a $49 million deal announced Friday.                       

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FDA Raises Safety Concerns On Antibacterial Soaps

December 16, 2013 1:41 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer

The agency said it is revisiting the safety of chemicals like triclosan in light of recent studies suggesting they can interfere with hormone levels and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. The government's preliminary ruling lends new credence to longstanding warnings from researchers who say the chemicals are, at best, ineffective and at worst, a threat to public health.

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Factory Output Rises Solid 0.6 Pct. In November

December 16, 2013 1:37 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth.The Federal Reserve says factory production rose 0.6 percent in November after a 0.5 percent gain in October.

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Union Workers At Sikorsky Approve New Contract

December 16, 2013 1:28 pm | by The Associated Press

Sikorsky Aircraft workers in Connecticut and Florida have approved a new contract that includes a 10 percent wage increase over four years and $4,000 signing bonuses.                        

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Valeant Buying Solta Medical For About $250M

December 16, 2013 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is buying Solta Medical Inc. for about $250 million. Valeant will pay $2.92 per Solta share, which is a 40 percent premium to its Friday closing price of $2.09. Shares of Solta surged on the news Monday.  

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One Million Electronic Components Accessible Via BOM Manager

December 16, 2013 11:49 am | by Digi-Key Corporation

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced that it has surpassed one million in-stock components available for immediate shipment, accessible via the new and improved Digi-Key Bill of Materials (BOM) Manager.

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Possible China Deal Could Pep Up iPhone Sales

December 16, 2013 9:51 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

Once China's must-have gadget, the iPhone has seen its explosive popularity squeezed as the market filled with lower-priced rivals from Samsung to ambitious local brands. Some analysts say anybody who wants an iPhone and can afford it already has one.

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Company Offers Public Use Of 3D Printers

December 16, 2013 9:46 am | by Amy Hamilton, The Daily Sentinel

In a workshop at Grand Junction's Business Incubator Center, employees with Apex CAD Products use three-dimensional printers to make an array of items for customers, from models of dental implants and vertebrae for medical professionals to working parts for machines.

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Motorola CEO Talks About Global Vision

December 16, 2013 9:43 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer

Google's $12.4 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility was widely seen as a way for Google to acquire patents to defend its Android operating system from intellectual property lawsuits. Yet Motorola hasn't given up on making phones. In August, it started selling the Moto X, the first smartphone assembled in the United States.

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U.S. Worker Output Rises At Best Pace In 4 Years

December 16, 2013 9:39 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

U.S. workers boosted their productivity from July through September at the fastest pace since the end of 2009, adding to signs of stronger economic growth.The Labor Department said Monday that productivity increased at a 3 percent annual rate in the third quarter.

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Michelin Recalls 1.2M Tires In U.S.

December 16, 2013 9:37 am | by The Associated Press

Tire-maker Michelin says it is recalling about 1.2 million tires sold in the U.S. because an increasing number are experiencing tread loss or rapid air loss.  The tires are commonly used for pickup trucks, heavy-duty vans, small RVs and commercial light trucks.

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Ford's 3D Printed Auto Parts Save Millions, Boost Quality

December 16, 2013 9:33 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology

The development of the engine cover for the all-new Ford Mustang is the most recent example of the use of this technology.  Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts, shaving months off the development time for individual components used in all of its vehicles, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and air vents.

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Blast At U.S. Steel Plant Near Detroit Kills Worker

December 16, 2013 9:26 am | by The Associated Press

An explosion Sunday at a steel plant near Detroit killed one worker and injured two others, United States Steel Corp. said. Operations were halted at the plant while an investigation began.                  

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Cars And Trucks Hit Record Gas Mileage In 2012

December 13, 2013 1:48 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon (10 liters per 100 kilometers) in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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GE Electrical R&D Center Opens In Southwest Ohio

December 13, 2013 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press

GE Aviation and the University of Dayton are marking the grand opening of a $53 million electrical power research and development center in southwest Ohio.  The center will work to develop advanced electrical systems, and can analyze, simulate and test power systems in planes.

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Gas Blast At Chinese Coal Mine Traps 22 Workers

December 13, 2013 1:37 pm | by The Associated Press

Twelve miners were able to scramble to safety but 22 others remained trapped, the news office of the prefecture in Xinjiang region said on its official microblog.  China News Service reported that rescuers were searching for the trapped miners and that it was unclear whether there were injuries or fatalities among them.

U.S. Wholesale Costs Fall For 3rd Month

December 13, 2013 1:34 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

The producer price index, which measures prices before they reach the consumer, declined 0.1 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. This comes after similar decreases in October and September.             

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Boeing, Machinists Disagree On How Talks Collapsed

December 13, 2013 1:30 pm | by Mike Baker, Associated Press

Boeing and Puget Sound-area machinists can't even agree on how their latest contract talks came to an end. Local machinists spokesman Bryan Corliss said Friday that the company withdrew its latest contract offer after union leaders told Boeing Co. they could not recommend the proposal to members.

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Toyota To Enter Settlement Negotiations

December 13, 2013 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press

Toyota will seek to settle hundreds of lawsuits involving alleged unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles, according to a U.S. District Court filing in California.  A motion filed Thursday by Toyota and plaintiffs asks for an order to establish an "intensive settlement process" in personal injury, wrongful death and property damage cases.

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Changes In 2014 Electrical Code

December 13, 2013 12:30 pm | by Mersen

The NEC codifies the requirements for safe electrical installations into a single, standardized source. It is part of the National Fire Codes series published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), and while not itself a U.S. law, NEC use is commonly mandated by state or local law. 

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