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ISD Selected To Speak at Parcel Forum Conference 2014

July 18, 2014 12:07 pm | by Integrated Systems Design | News | Comments

Integrated Systems Design (ISD), an order picking, packing and shipping integrator and manufacturer, has been selected to speak about "Dimensional (DIM) Order Packing Trends & Tips to Increase Profitability" at the upcoming ...    

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'Frankenfood,' Chlorine Chicken Hurt U.S.-EU Trade Talks

July 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement.       

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Yaskawa Acquires Solectria Renewables

July 18, 2014 11:59 am | by Yaskawa Electric Corporation | News | Comments

Yaskawa Electric Corporation and Solectria Renewables, LLC announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa Electric will acquire Solectria Renewables through its US subsidiary, Yaskawa America Inc. Solectria Renewables will continue to ...

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Labor Force Drop Had Pre-Recession Roots

July 18, 2014 11:34 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Declaring the Great Recession only partly to blame, White House economists say the increasing number of Americans dropping out of the labor force dampens economic growth and demands policy changes that create more job opportunities and add workers.

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Blast Reported At Iowa Ethanol Plant

July 18, 2014 11:04 am | News | Comments

The blast occurred Thursday night at the Flint Hills Resources plant in Arthur. Flint Hills spokesman Jake Reint says the explosion occurred in a grain dryer.                    

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Gauge Of U.S. Economy Rises In June

July 18, 2014 10:51 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased in June for a fifth consecutive month, supporting the view that economic growth should accelerate in the second half of this year.                 

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Kia Recalls Nearly 52K Vehicles

July 18, 2014 10:09 am | News | Comments

Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure.                           

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Australia Repeals 2-Year-Old Carbon Tax

July 18, 2014 9:57 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.               

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Edible Marijuana Products Recalled In Colorado

July 18, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

The products were recalled because of the "possible contamination from unsanitary equipment" and "use of equipment not intended for food manufacturing," according to the department's Public Health Inspections Division.             

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Bolivia Legalizes Child Labor From Age 10

July 18, 2014 8:28 am | by Paola Flores, Associated Press | News | Comments

While most of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalize it from age 10. Congress approved the legislation early this month, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia signed it into law Thursday.       

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HP CEO Whitman Takes Chairman Post

July 18, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Whitman has been CEO since 2011. She took over from Leo Apotheker, who was CEO for less than a year before being forced out.                        

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States Sues 5-Hour Energy Over Ads

July 18, 2014 8:13 am | by Steven Dubois, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.                      

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Feds Offer Advice After Deadly 2010 Blast

July 18, 2014 8:10 am | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators.             

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Airbus Joining Virginia Applied Research Center

July 18, 2014 8:06 am | News | Comments

The center in Prince George County is a consortium of industry, academia and government. It focuses on manufacturing breakthroughs and advancements in applied research.                 

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Factory Worker Makes Most Of British Open Opportunity

July 18, 2014 8:03 am | by Steve Douglas, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

His boss closed the factory and bought co-workers tickets to watch Singleton on his big day. Singleton's friends and relatives were there, too, cheering him on every hole and exchanging remarks with him as he walked the fairways during his opening round.

GM Has Replaced 491K Ignition Switches

July 18, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled.                      

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AbbVie, Shire Agree On $55B Deal

July 18, 2014 7:58 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

AbbVie has reached a roughly $55 billion deal to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from corporate income tax rates back home.                 

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Federal Grant To Help Oshkosh Workers

July 18, 2014 7:55 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor is providing nearly half a million dollars in assistance for the workers who were laid off by the defense arm of Oshkosh Corp. in recent months.                        

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Fuji Heavy To Recall Subaru Legacy Cars

July 18, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it is recalling 10,143 Subaru Legacy sedans with turbo-charged engines sold in Japan to fix a programming fault that could cause engine damage.                    

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700 Protest Factory Closure In Myanmar

July 18, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

More than 700 workers protested Thursday in front of the South Korean Embassy in Myanmar to demand officials help them after a Korean-owned factory closed without paying their wages.                  

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