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U.S. Economy Fueling Strong Hiring, Pay Gains

November 10, 2014 11:18 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Healthy job growth in the United States has reached a level of consistency unseen in nearly two decades. But, the U.S. job market is hardly without its own weaknesses. Americans' average hourly pay rose only slightly last month, a negative note in an otherwise solid report. 

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LNS Research Releases MES Toolkit for Manufacturers

November 10, 2014 11:07 am | by LNS Research

LNS Research has assembled a free Manufacturing Execution System (MES) toolkit for manufacturers who are considering implementing an MES system.                               

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Coca-Cola Life Arrives on Shelves Nationwide

November 10, 2014 9:45 am | by The Coca-Cola Company

Life is genuinely sweet with the cold, refreshing taste of Coca-Cola Life. The new beverage is The Coca-Cola Company’s first reduced calorie cola to use a blend of cane sugar and stevia leaf extract.               

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Labor Department Suing for Steelworker Pension Funds

November 10, 2014 9:38 am | by Matt Stroud, The Associated Press

The federal labor department is suing to protect West Virginia steelworkers who may have lost millions in retirement savings because investment managers hired by Severstal Wheeling failed to properly oversee the plan.          

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U.S. Consumer Borrowing Hits Record High

November 10, 2014 9:32 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

The Federal Reserve says overall borrowing rose $15.9 billion following a $14 billion gain in August and a $22.8 billion July increase. The gains have pushed total consumer debt to a record level of $3.27 trillion.           

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Why Many Aren't Celebrating Low U.S. Unemployment

November 10, 2014 9:24 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press

The unemployment rate no longer seems to reflect America's mood. After Tuesday's midterm elections, exit polling showed how little falling unemployment has resonated. Most voters said they cast their ballots out of fear for the economy.  

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GM Ordered Switches Nearly 2 Months Before Recall

November 10, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press

Emails from a court case show that General Motors Co. ordered 500,000 replacement ignition switches almost two months before telling government safety regulators that the switches would be recalled.               

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General Mills Cuts Sales, Profit Outlook

November 7, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press

General Mills cuts its sales and profit outlook for the year on Friday, citing persistent sales weakness in the U.S. food industry.                                  

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Boeing Discusses Sale of KS Site

November 7, 2014 10:55 am | by The Associated Press

Boeing officials say they are discussing the sale of the company's land in south Wichita, Kansas.                                           

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German Production, Exports Increase in September

November 7, 2014 10:40 am | by The Associated Press

Germany's exports rose sharply in September and factory production was also up, but experts say it may not be enough to stave off a recession.                               

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AAM Responds to Reports of Manufacturing Job Growth

November 7, 2014 10:33 am | by The Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Department of Labor reported this morning that America's manufacturing sector added 15,000 jobs in October. AAM President Scott Paul responds to this increase saying, “the good news is that manufacturing jobs have grown over the past few months. The bad news is that they haven’t grown fast enough." 

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SNC-Lavalin To Cut 4,000 Jobs

November 7, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press

Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin says it will reduce the company's global workforce by 4,000, or 9 percent of its total.                                

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Honda Adds Thousands of Vehicles to Air Bag Recall

November 7, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press

Honda is adding hundreds of thousands of vehicles to a previously announced recall for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.               

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NC Officials Host Closed Meeting on Oil Drilling

November 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press

Officials from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia met privately Thursday with federal regulators and groups funded by oil and gas companies to discuss plans for drilling off the Atlantic coast.             

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Businesses Urge Presidential Involvement in Port Dispute

November 7, 2014 9:14 am | by Stephen Schatz, National Retail Federation

A diverse coalition including retailers, manufacturers and farmers and other supply chain stakeholders sent a letter to President Obama today urging the government’s immediate involvement in contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

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U.S. Employers Add 214K Jobs

November 7, 2014 9:07 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.           

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GOP Eager To Move on Keystone XL

November 6, 2014 2:09 pm | by Donna Cassata, The Associated Press

Republicans' resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that's been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama's health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations.

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Productivity, Labor Costs Rise in 3Q

November 6, 2014 1:56 pm | by Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 2.0 percent annual rate during the third quarter of 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, as output increased 4.4 percent and hours worked increased 2.3 percent.   

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Virgin Galactic Looks to Resume Tests in 2015

November 6, 2014 1:49 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

The space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket-powered spaceship broke apart over the California desert could resume test flights as early as next summer if it can finish building a replacement craft.    

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100K Workers Protest Belgian Labor Reform

November 6, 2014 1:44 pm | by Raf Casert, The Associated Press

One of Belgium's biggest postwar labor demonstrations brought about 100,000 workers to the capital on Thursday to protest government free-market reforms and austerity measures that they claim undermine Belgium's vaunted welfare state.     

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