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Boeing Announces Garuda Order For 50 Planes

October 13, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. says that Garuda Indonesia placed an order for 50 jets with a total sticker price of $4.9 billion. Airlines often get steep discounts off list prices for jets. Boeing said Sunday that Garuda will buy 46 of its 737 Max 8 aircraft and convert orders for...

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Manufacturing Transformations: Building Blocks Of A Future SMART Plant

October 13, 2014 9:54 am | by Rahul Vijayaraghavan | Articles | Comments

Imagine if an enterprise in the United States was able to access vital product line information of a subsidiary plant in India or a crank shaft supplier being able to locate its component in an automobile across the globe or a machine being to self-assemble at the...

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China Surpasses U.S. As World’s Largest Economy

October 13, 2014 9:49 am | by CBS Evening News | Videos | Comments

The International Monetary Fund says China’s surging economic power has surpassed the United States. Senior Business Correspondent Anthony Mason of CBS News reports...             

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California Power Regulator Exits Amid Criticism

October 13, 2014 9:42 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

California's chief utility regulator, under fire over accusations of secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year. California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey made...

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Growth Slows In China Passenger Vehicle Sales

October 13, 2014 4:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Growth in China's car sales slowed again last month while the country's own brands increased their market share. An industry group said Monday that sales of passenger vehicles in the world's biggest auto market rose 6.4 percent in September from a year earlier, slowing from...

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Bag Makers Launch Push To Overturn CA Ban

October 10, 2014 8:43 pm | by Fenit Nirappil - Associated Press | News | Comments

Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California's new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect. The office of Attorney General Kamala Harris cleared the way for the groups to begin collecting signatures...

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Michelin Truck Tire Failure Under Investigation

October 10, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that some Michelin heavy truck tires can fail and cause crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has six complaints and a police report about seven crashes involving the 2014 model of...

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New Methanol Plant Planned

October 10, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials have announced that Castleton Commodities International LLC plans a $1.2 billion methanol manufacturing plant in Plaquemines Parish. Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state economic development office and the company's CEO, said...

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Mitsubishi Recalls Cars, SUVS For Engine Stalling

October 10, 2014 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly.The recall covers the Lancer and Lancer Evolution from the 2008 to 2011 model years, as well as the Lancer Sportback from 2009 to 2011. Also affected are the...

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Microsoft CEO Apologizes For Comments On Women

October 10, 2014 11:44 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made...

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Is The Trade Deficit Really Bad?

October 10, 2014 11:41 am | by Mike Collins, Author | Blogs | Comments

I think America’s trade deficit is the biggest single obstacle to creating manufacturing jobs or keeping manufacturing jobs in the country. I also agree with Warren Buffet who says, “The U.S. trade deficit is a bigger threat to the domestic economy than either the...

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Polaris Rolls Slingshot Into Full Production

October 10, 2014 11:32 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Polaris Industries Inc. and local public officials gathered today at Polaris’ Spirit Lake, Iowa manufacturing facility to celebrate the launch of its Slingshot motorcycle into full production. Slingshot has received significant attention since...

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Oil Dealers Suing Over Gas Expansion Plan

October 10, 2014 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut oil dealers are suing over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's drive to expand the use of natural gas, demanding environmental reviews. The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, which represents about 600 oil companies, said they were fling lawsuit in Hartford Superior...

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Hengst Announces Manufacturing Facility Expansion

October 10, 2014 11:04 am | by State News Service | News | Comments

Hengst of North America Inc. will expand its Kershaw County manufacturing facility for the third time in less than a decade. The company, which located its North American headquarters in Camden in 2005, will invest an additional $8 million, create 20 new...

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GE Introduces Next-Generation Jet Engine

October 10, 2014 10:54 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Over the last several weeks, crews at GE Aviation’s flight test base in Victorville, CA, at the edge of the Mojave Desert, installed a next-generation jet engine with ceramic components and 3-D printed parts to the wing of a modified Boeing 747, and readied it for its maiden flight. The engine, called...

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OSHA Launches Dialogue On Workplace Safety

October 10, 2014 10:38 am | by United States Department Of Labor Newsroom | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. The first stage of this dialogue...

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How To Build The Skilled Talent Pipeline

October 10, 2014 9:37 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Task Force on Competitiveness & the Workforce presented an action plan from its yearlong effort to improve workforce preparedness and capabilities to the NAM Board of Directors and Chairman Doug Oberhelman, chairman...

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GM 'Self-Driving' Car Just 2 Years Away

October 10, 2014 9:14 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

CNN's Poppy Harlow talks with GM CEO Mary Barra about the future of autonomous vehicles, the potential improvements in congestion, and risks of hacking. According to Mary Barra, GM's 'self-driving' car could be just two short years in the future...

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Western Lithium Opens Plant For Hectatone Drilling Fluid

October 10, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Western Lithium USA Corporation is pleased to announce that on October 8th it hosted a ceremonial opening to mark the completion of construction of its Hectatone organoclay plant in Fernley, Nevada. The Hectatone plant is expected to commence production of its...

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Nissan Recalls Altimas, Hoods Could Fly Open

October 10, 2014 8:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because the hoods could fly open while they're being driven. The recall covers cars from the 2013 model year, but the company says it could affect other Nissan models. The automaker says in...

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