U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower pace in April compared with March as manufacturers pulled back sharply on hiring and cut their stockpiles. The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its index of manufacturing activity slipped to 50.7, down from 51.3 in March and the slowest pace this year.
The Baltimore, Md.-based mobility solutions provider Barcoding, Inc., has today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Miles Technologies, Inc., based in Lake Zurich, Ill., to increase its presence in the central U.S. and expand its RFID offerings.
The April index value is 55.3 — a slight decline from the March index of 55.7. Southeast Michigan PMI values have maintained a value above 50 for 37 of the past 38 months, indicating a steadily expanding economy. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests economic growth.
The program, launched by Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit in 22 cities across the country, provides free training in the use of state-of-the-art digital lifecycle management and CAD, CAM and CAE software technology.
A survey shows U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in seven months, indicating that government spending cuts and higher taxes may be weighing on the economy. Payroll processor ADP says private employers added just 119,000 jobs last month. And March's hiring was slower than first thought: the survey shows just 131,000 added, down from an initial estimate of 158,000.
Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim reminder of the dangers of lax safety regulations in poor countries.
The hurricane-force thrust from a jet engine pushes Tarinan von Anhalt into the air as she splatters an array of colors into the wind and onto a blank canvas to create the abstract designs she has become known for. Instead of paintbrushes, she uses $10 million jet engines from a Learjet to hurl blues and purples with a force that creates intense power and heat.
Paramedics and sheriff's deputies were called around 11:45 p.m. Friday, after Avalos-Chanon was found entangled in the machinery. Another worker had hit an emergency stop button, but it was too late, Thompson said. Firefighters returned the following day to dismantle the machine and remove the body.
Around 40 executives of Sony Corp. and its group companies in charge of the mainstay electronics business have decided to give up their bonuses for fiscal 2012 ending March, taking responsibility for poor business performance, company officials said Wednesday.
Jose Munoz, Nissan senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas, said the vehicles getting the price cuts account for 65 percent of Nissan's U.S. sales. The sticker prices, he said, were higher than some competitors for similar models, and that kept Nissan vehicles out of some Internet searches.
President Barack Obama is asserting that he still retains influence in the capital despite recent setbacks. Obama says "things are pretty dysfunctional on Capitol Hill." But he invoked Mark Twain to declare that rumors of his political demise are exaggerated.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorney Robert Canino said the former workers for Henry's Turkey Services suffered "broken lives" because of the conditions they endured while living at a run-down bunkhouse in rural Iowa and working at West Liberty Foods.
The company, based in Corona, Calif., says it's being unfairly singled out by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who late last year had asked Monster to produce documentation showing that its drinks are safe. Since then, Monster says Herrera has asked it to reformulate its drinks and change what it says on labels and marketing materials.
The mayor of a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion says he expects the community to rebuild and he'll do the same. West Mayor Tommy Muska said Tuesday that his hometown of about 2,700 has received donations from across the country since the April 17 accident.
An industry group says manufacturing growth in China slipped in April as exports continued to decline, raising questions about the strength of recovery in the world's second-biggest economy. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said Wednesday that its purchasing managers' index for April declined to 50.6 points from 50.9 points in March.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of the EXP-EMG-EXT-12W-1LX Explosion Proof Emergency Exit Sign, which has been designed to provide continued operation in the event of unexpected power failures. The exit sign will run for 90 minutes when its main power source is unexpectedly shut down.
In 2010, Chris was living with his mother and working at Kroger making $7.35 an hour. His family was facing eviction and $7.35 an hour wasn’t enough to help. Chris went for a walk to clear his head. He wandered by Richland College’s Garland Campus on Walnut Street and decided to go inside.
Here's a place where the word caterpillar does not refer to fuzzy little insects. The new Caterpillar Visitors Center is all about the roaring black-and-yellow machines that dig and lift at massive construction and mining sites. Off the main floor, there are extensive exhibits about the company's history, engineering innovations and environmental efforts.
NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. NASA announced its latest contract with the Russian Space Agency on Tuesday. The $424 million represents flights to and from the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as well as training, for six astronauts in 2016 and 2017.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating coolant leaks in Porsche 911 sports cars that could cause roadway spills and send vehicles careening out of control. The probe, announced Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affects about 10,000 models with the GT1 engine from the 2001 through 2007 model years.