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China Detains 11 Over Deadly Warehouse Explosion

August 27, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

The officials are accused of dereliction of duty and abusing their positions. 

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Today in Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Exploring The Changing Arctic With Underwater Drones

August 27, 2015 3:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

“I hate looking into crystal balls, but we can look into this one and say that in five years we’ll have unmanned aerial vehicles in every ship.”


Lawsuit Targets 10 Large Automakers Over Keyless Ignition

August 27, 2015 2:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The lawsuit seeks to force automakers to install features that would automatically shut down unattended engines started with a keyless ignition device.


Report: California Farmers Post Record Revenue Despite Drought

August 27, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Eventually, however, experts believe the drought will catch up with California agriculture.


Apple Schedules New Product Event For Sept. 9

August 27, 2015 2:39 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.


Judge Reverses Manslaughter Conviction Due To GM Ignition

August 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by Joe Mandak, The Associated Press | Comments

A Pennsylvania judge reversed the conviction after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch contributed to her crash. 


Tesla’s Model S P85D Breaks Consumer Reports’ Ratings System

August 27, 2015 2:21 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

The luxury car initially scored 103 out of 100.


Data Security For Manufacturers: Don’t Let Cyberattacks Take A ‘Byte’ Out Of Your Bottom Line

August 27, 2015 10:23 am | by Rick Schreiber and Shahryar Shaghaghi | Comments

Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies. 


Copper Producer Freeport-McMoRan Lowering Production, Cutting Jobs

August 27, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company plans to cut about 10 percent of employees and contractors at U.S. mining operations.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Drop To Very Low 271,000

August 27, 2015 10:00 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.


Chinese Market Surge Leads Global Stocks Higher

August 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Worries about China's economic outlook rose after July exports shrank by an unexpectedly wide margin and August manufacturing weakened.


Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Syngenta confirmed that its board unanimously rejected the latest bid from Monsanto and reiterated prior concerns about regulatory hurdles. 


3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Headed To 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals

August 26, 2015 3:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Wilson introduced the plans for the working pistol to the Internet two years ago. 


U.S. Bottled Water Sales Could Surpass Soda By 2017

August 26, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Since 2000, Americans more than doubled their annual per capita intake of bottled water from 16.74 gallons to just over 34 gallons.


Researchers Convert Solar Energy Into Methane

August 26, 2015 2:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new process could enable hydrogen from other sustainable energy sources to be used in chemical processing. 


In Reversal, Colorado Mine Town To Seek Federal Cleanup Help

August 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

This is a reversal for local officials who long feared that designation as a federal Superfund site would harm economic development.


New Material Stops Its Own Leaks

August 26, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists said that it could be useful to automakers and other industries.


Verizon Program Connects Millions Of Older Cars To Internet

August 26, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

This subscription service could connect 150 million vehicles to the Internet.


Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid For Swiss Rival Syngenta

August 26, 2015 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Agricultural business giant Monsanto is abandoning its takeover bid after the Swiss chemical producer rejected its latest offer of roughly $47 billion.


Manufacturers Spending Billions On Technologies That Many Motorists Don’t Use

August 26, 2015 10:36 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Respondents said they were less likely to use a technology if the seller didn’t explain the technology when they purchased the vehicle.


U.S. Durable Goods Orders Up Two Percent In July

August 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

These orders had fallen in four of the previous five months, reflecting the soft patch that manufacturing has faced this year.



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