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State Seeks Training For Manufacturing Jobs

August 9, 2014 9:28 am | by Stephen Singer - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A low-cost state loan to train manufacturing workers is drawing support from business groups that say Connecticut is ill-prepared for an increase in aerospace and other high-tech factory work, but some economics are dismissing the complaint as ...

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Hagel: U.S., India Must Improve Defense Cooperation

August 9, 2014 5:23 am | by Lolita C. Baldor - Associated Press | News | Comments

Capping two days of meetings, Hagel's speech to New Delhi business leaders and scholars reflected the hopes and frustrations of America's struggles to forge weapons ...              

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Machinists Union Sues Spirit AeroSystems

August 8, 2014 8:28 pm | by Roxana Hegeman - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Machinists union sued Wichita-based aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems Friday over its reported efforts to sell off its fabrication operations, contending such outsourcing would violate its labor contract and put in imminent danger the jobs of ...

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High Interest In Minnesota Medical Pot Production

August 8, 2014 5:28 pm | by Kyle Potter - Associated Press | News | Comments

Want to grow a few plants for Minnesota' new medical marijuana program? It's not so simple. The state is looking to register just two manufacturers to cultivate the drug for severely ill patients. They'll need to ...      

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Bimba's Versatile Series of Rotary Actuators

August 8, 2014 2:37 pm | by Mnet Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing Company, a provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD), an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components, has added extruded pneumatic rotary actuators to ...

Officials: Corporate Tax Case Could Cost Michigan

August 8, 2014 2:09 pm | News | Comments

A recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling in favor of IBM in a corporate tax case could cost the state more than $1 billion — an amount that could have a "budget-busting" impact, according to the state's attorney general.                   

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The Next Generation of All-In-One Industrial Computers

August 8, 2014 1:05 pm | by Mnet Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teguar Computers has released the TP-3010-19AIO and TP-3010-22AIO. Both All-In-One touch screen computers are fanless with core i3/i5/i7 processors. They stay cool while thinking fast ...

Multi-Channel Automatic Bar Loading Magazine

August 8, 2014 12:53 pm | by Mnet Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Breuning IRCO’s ecoPROFI delivers automatic, multi-size barfeeding in an economical, small-footprint package ideally suited for job shops and others looking to increase flexibility, productivity and efficiency. Capable of ...

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Judge Won't Block Utah 'Ag-Gag' Challenge

August 8, 2014 12:12 pm | by Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has refused to toss out the country's first lawsuit challenging an "ag-gag" law that criminalizes undercover investigations of slaughterhouses and factory farms.              

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Wholesale Inventories Rise In June

August 8, 2014 11:36 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they may anticipate slower growth ahead.                   

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The IoT Uplink

August 8, 2014 10:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The IoT Uplink is a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing, and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, and the advantages and challenges that this technology brings to the manufacturing space ...

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W.Va. Wants $1.8M From Bankrupt Spill Co.

August 8, 2014 10:05 am | News | Comments

The state of West Virginia is seeking $1.8 million from the bankrupt company that spilled chemicals into the state's largest water supply.                             

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Safety Agency Probes Can-Am Motorcycle Fires

August 8, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles.                           

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Productivity Recovers After Steep 1Q Fall

August 8, 2014 8:55 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. workers were more productive in the April-June quarter and labor costs rose slightly, a sharp turnaround from grim first-quarter figures.                    

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Factory Worker Sentenced For Lacing Foods With Pesticide

August 8, 2014 8:18 am | News | Comments

A former contract worker at a subsidiary of seafood company Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc. was sentenced Friday to three and a half years in prison for lacing frozen food products with pesticide last fall.                 

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FDA Lifts Hold On Experimental Ebola Drug

August 8, 2014 8:15 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

U.S. health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus.                     

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British-U.S. Investigative Couple On Trial In China

August 8, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

A Briton and an American charged with illegally trading in the personal details of Chinese nationals testified Friday that they bought such information to help companies combat fraud.               

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GM Issues Third Recall For SUVs That Can Catch Fire

August 8, 2014 8:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.            

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FDA Says Georgia Plant Waited To Disclose Salmonella

August 8, 2014 8:06 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors rushing to find the source of a deadly national outbreak, a federal investigator testified.          

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Smartphones Must Include 'Kill Switch' Under Bill

August 8, 2014 8:03 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

California is on the verge of becoming the latest state to require technology that can disable smartphones when they're stolen.                           

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