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Elon Musk Shows Off Tesla Factory's Production Line Robots

September 2, 2015 3:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Instagram to show off Tesla's Fremont factory. 


From The Top: Implementing Lean Six Sigma Principles

September 2, 2015 2:51 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, we speak with Bob Zimering, the Director of Six Sigma at Raytheon. 


Manufacturing Productivity Up, Labor Costs Down In Second Quarter

September 2, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Compared to the second quarter of 2014, overall manufacturing productivity increased 1 percent. 


Dutch Trains To Run On Wind By 2018

September 2, 2015 2:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Netherlands' 1.2 million daily rail passengers will soon commute entirely via wind power.


Union: Fiat Says Jeep Wrangler Staying In Ohio, Not Cherokee

September 2, 2015 2:23 pm | News | Comments

It's not clear how the moves might affect job numbers at the plant, which employs about 6,000.


China Chemical Factory Blast Toll Rises To Five

September 2, 2015 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cause of the blast is still under investigation. 


The New Gear China's Military Will Show Off At Commemorative Parade

September 2, 2015 2:14 pm | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fueled by booming defense spending, the People's Liberation Army is expected to showcase breakthroughs in missile technology and military aircraft. 


Study: NYC Children’s Meals Bill Would Improve Health

September 2, 2015 10:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The proposal would require children's meals to conform to certain health requirements.


California Forest Helps Offset Volkswagen Emissions

September 2, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

VW hopes to reduce its passenger vehicle emissions by 90 percent by 2050. 


Survey: Auto Industry Slow To Embrace Recall Analytics

September 2, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The online poll found that just 8 percent of auto industry executives used predictive analytics regarding vehicle recalls.


Soyuz Carrying Three-Man Crew Blasts Off For Orbiting Station

September 2, 2015 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The spacecraft departed on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.


Texas Regulator Clears Oil And Gas Company Of Causing Quakes

September 2, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency determined that a series of earthquakes likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.


Shell President Says Oil Will Be Required For A Long Time

September 2, 2015 10:07 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.


Oil Prices Volatility Continues

September 2, 2015 10:01 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Big moves — mostly down — have been a hallmark of the oil market this past year.


India SUV Maker Rides Into U.S. Market . . . On A Scooter

September 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Dubrin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads.


Survey: U.S. Businesses Hired At Steady Pace In August

September 2, 2015 9:47 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturers added 7,000, a modest amount but an improvement from the spring when they cut jobs for three months.


What To Watch For At The IFA Gadget Show In Berlin

September 1, 2015 2:22 pm | by Frank Jordans, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show when it opens to the public on Friday.


Five Things You Didn't Know Could Get Hacked

September 1, 2015 2:15 pm | by The Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Hackers aren't always after personal information. 


Protein Could Create Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

September 1, 2015 2:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

This protein could also allow ice cream to remain in freezers without receiving freezer burn.


Report: Manufacturing Mergers Remain Active In First Quarter

September 1, 2015 2:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mergers in the manufacturing and distribution industries are off 2014's pace but remain high relative to recent years. 



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