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Bentley Flying Spur: 200mph Luxury

November 14, 2013 9:36 am | by CNN Money

The Bentley Flying Spur is sedan that can go 200 mph and offers luxury amenities like a back seat refrigerator and massaging seats.                                  

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Why Women Belong In Manufacturing

November 14, 2013 9:11 am | by CBIA Education Foundation

Women can make a critical difference in an industry in dire need of qualified skilled workers -- and they have the same opportunities as men to succeed and excel in the new world of manufacturing.                  

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Closet Manufacturing: Jonathan Buford At TEDxKL 2013

November 14, 2013 9:06 am | by TedxTalks

Buford discuss the role 3D printing can play in increasing affordability of manufacturing, creating flexible, scaleable models of manufacturing, and eliminating the need for warehouses of inventory.               

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Mark Dwight: Micro-Manufacturing Entrepreneur

November 14, 2013 8:57 am | by Stanford Business

Mark Dwight, founder of Rickshaw Bagworks, is a passionate advocate for the "maker movement", who believes that micro-manufacturers, like his small cut-and-sew factory in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, are the future of American manufacturing. 

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Labor Sec. Responds To Low-Wage Job Growth

November 13, 2013 1:30 pm | by CNN Money

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says job growth is more robust than in just low-wage sectors, but still believes the minimum wage should be raised across the nation.                       

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Detroit Tries To Rise Again

November 12, 2013 11:29 am | by CNN Money

After decades of decline, Detroit tries to figure out how it will emerge from bankruptcy with a stronger economy including more innovative and creative companies.                          

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Company Gives Eyewear To Those In Need

November 11, 2013 11:30 am | by NBC News

Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal joins Morning Joe to discuss launching the eyewear brand and the company's philanthropic mission of giving glasses to those in need.                       

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Competing Globally With High-Tech Robotic Automation

November 8, 2013 11:45 am | by FANUC America Corp.

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), an Escanaba, Michigan-based manufacturer, is competing globally with the help of high-tech robotic automation. Flexible automation systems in place at EMP have been instrumental in allowing the company to meet increasing demands.

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Hand-Operated Laser Cutting

November 7, 2013 1:54 pm | by TWI Ltd

This video shows how experts at TWI have adopted automated laser cutting technology for hand operation. The main application is in the area of decommissioning where the flexibility to choose where and how to cut the components can lead to significant advantages when it comes to packing.

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Entrepreneur Makes Money From China Smog

November 7, 2013 9:40 am | by CNN Money

Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.                                 

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Durango Sales Rise On Ron Burgundy Ads

November 7, 2013 9:19 am | by CNN Money

Sales of the Durango were up 50% in October, a sign that Dodge's clever ad campaign featuring Will Ferrell's Anchorman character is doing the trick.                             

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What It Costs To Make The iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:05 am | by CNN Money

Breaking down Apple's 32GB tablet into its parts reveals the true cost and profit of the $729 iPad Air.                                          

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2013 Bentley Factory Time Lapse

November 6, 2013 4:28 pm | by New Car Review

Watch this time lapse video of a 2013 Bentley being made from beginning to end.                                                 

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3D Printing A Manufacturing 'Game Changer'

November 5, 2013 11:58 am | by KSTP News

Minnesota news channel KSTP features an Eden Praire manufacturer that has embraced 3D printing without laying off workers.                                     

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Maker's Row And The Future Of American Manufacturing

November 5, 2013 11:30 am | by Small Empires with Alex Ohanian

Navigating the world of manufacturing hasn't always been a walk in the park. Factories and sourcing facilities are hard discover, unless you know people in the business or are willing to shell out a huge fee for directory information. 

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Drone Tractors Farm By Themselves

November 4, 2013 1:31 pm | by CNN Money

Kinze Manufacturing has developed a driverless tractor that's controllable via an Android tablet.                                           

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Breakingviews: Chrysler's $450 Million Question

November 1, 2013 12:27 pm | by ReutersTV

Reynolds Holding and Antony Currie explain how Fiat and a union trust fund - the two owners of the Detroit automaker - are battling over a much smaller sum than overall valuations imply.                   

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Big Bucks For Detroit's Big 3

October 31, 2013 1:22 pm | by CNNMoney

GM, Chrysler and Ford are hotter than Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The automakers' earnings are strong, a promising sign for the Motor City.                           

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Manufacturing Business Sees Opportunity In Detroit

October 31, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Glor, CBS

Watch manufacturer Shinola is investing in Detroit by hiring and training local workers. CEO Steve Bock hopes to help bring back American manufacturing by investing in what was once America's manufacturing powerhouse. 

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A Look Inside Alcoa's Largest U.S. Factory

October 31, 2013 9:30 am | by CNNMoney

Alcoa rolls out huge sheets of aluminum for Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 wings using the largest hot roller in the world.                                     

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