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Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Beer Institute

A new analysis and infographic from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.                                   

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State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 27, 2014 2:01 pm

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky.                                          

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GM Moves Cadillac SRX Production to Tennessee

August 27, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee.                          

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Bombardier Workers Turn Down Latest Company Offer

August 27, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press

 Workers at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ontario, continue to strike after rejecting the latest offer from the transportation company.                                 

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New York Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 27, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits.                         

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California Firm Recalls 93K Pounds of Caesar Salad Kits

August 27, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says a Southern California food firm has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination.  

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Minneapolis Company Spends $350M on Another European Deal

August 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Business Writer

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic.             

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Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

August 27, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press

Spiders and their tangled webs have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.                                             

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MAPI: Industrial Sector to Be Fully Recovered by End of 2014

August 27, 2014 9:22 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

Manufacturing production is expected to outpace GDP, with anticipated growth of 3.4 percent in 2014, an increase from 3.2 percent in the previous forecast, and 4.0percent in 2015.                         

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Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 3:14 pm

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs.               

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Toyota Camry Brake Investigation Comes to a Close

August 26, 2014 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall.                    

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Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5M AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada.                    

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Ford Begins Preparation for the New F-150

August 26, 2014 2:07 pm | by Keith Naughton Bloomberg, The Toronto Star

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S.            

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Feds Seek Comments on 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

August 26, 2014 10:52 am | by Michael Felbercaum, AP Tobacco Writer

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes.            

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7 Ways To Manage Inventory With Specialized Delivery Services

August 26, 2014 10:38 am | by Will Bacon

Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.             

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Missouri Plant Begins $17M Expansion

August 26, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion.                       

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Manufacturer Brings 1,200 Jobs to Charlotte

August 26, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press

The Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina.              

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Chrysler Casting Plant Celebrates 50 years

August 26, 2014 9:51 am | by Chrysler Group LLC

On August 24, 2014, Etobicoke Casting Plant celebrated its 50th year of producing die cast parts for Chrysler Group LLC.                      

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U.S. Investigates Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hose Failures

August 26, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs.                    

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders at a Record High

August 26, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell.    

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