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New York Awards $55M In Manufacturing Education, Research Grants

September 17, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York state is investing $55 million in five projects around the state that aim to boost economic development through education and research. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state grants Tuesday during stops in...     

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Steelworkers To Meet With U.S. Steel Canada For Details Restructuring

September 17, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Leaders with the United Steelworkers union are planning to meet with U.S. Steel Canada executives to find out more details about the company's restructuring under court protection. The former Stelco Inc., which U.S. Steel bought in 2007, has recorded...

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Natural Gas Company Seeks Federal Approval For Pipeline

September 17, 2014 11:36 am | by Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. filed a request with...  

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Anheuser-Busch Among Sponsors Voicing NFL Disapproval

September 17, 2014 11:32 am | by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including...

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What Would Henry Ford Think?

September 17, 2014 11:25 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Blogs | Comments

I still vividly remember the grueling hours, or at least it felt that way at the time, in driver’s education classes.  The tests and the hours logged behind the wheel with instructors may have been an irritating barrier between myself and the glorious freedom of a license but I wouldn’t go back...

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VIDEO: How Food Regulations Make Us Less Healthy

September 17, 2014 10:19 am | by Learn Liberty | Videos | Comments

Considering how government regulations impede competition and how subsidies affect pricing, this video asks, "is government the best way to promote food quality, health, and nutrition?" Learn Liberty argues that a freer market without distortions would allow consumers to buy cheaper, healthier foods...

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MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Broad-Based Growth

September 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing is poised for steady growth through 2016, according to the MAPI Foundation’s U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries. The MAPI Foundation is the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. Manufacturing industrial production increased at a 4 percent annual rate in the...

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Bosch ConnectedManufacturing Summit

September 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Bosch | Events

Get on the fast track to ConnectedManufacturing operations. This half day Summit, hosted by Bosch Software Innovations and Motorsport focuses on how organizations can transform their manufacturing operations in the Internet of Things.Join Bosch on September 25th at the Penske Racing Facility in...

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HJ Heinz To Make Jarred Baby Food In PA

September 17, 2014 8:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods. Heinz officials say they're scheduled to begin making jarred baby food. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports...

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Trade, Investment Hopes As China's Xi Visits India

September 17, 2014 7:44 am | by R.k. Misra - Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit. Xi was greeted on the tarmac by a throng of news photographers and state...

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Sony Forecasts $2B Annual Loss

September 17, 2014 4:45 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales were battered by brutal competition. The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate said Wednesday it anticipates a net loss of 230 billion yen...

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Fire Damage To Veneer Mill Another Blow To Weed, CA

September 17, 2014 3:43 am | by Jeff Barnard- Associated Press | News | Comments

Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time. With a maintenance shed reduced to...

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Financial Markets Awaiting News On Interest Rate Increase

September 17, 2014 12:44 am | by Martin Crutsinger - AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. The phrase that investors will be alert for is "considerable time." The presence or absence of those two words is viewed as...

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Shell And Motiva To Pay Nearly $4.5M In Overtime Back Wages

September 16, 2014 5:23 pm | by United States Department Of Labor | News | Comments

Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC, which markets Shell gasoline and other products, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor that found violations of...

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Business Roundtable Says U.S. CEOs Less Optimistic About Spending, Hiring

September 16, 2014 4:46 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter. The Business Roundtable said Tuesday that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the third quarter, down from 95.4 in the April-June period. Fewer CEOs expect to...

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New York Manufacturing Reaches Five Year High

September 16, 2014 4:40 pm | by CNBC | Videos | Comments

Manufacturing activity in New York State accelerated at its fastest pace in nearly five years in September, topping expectations for a far more moderate improvement, the New York Federal Reserve said...        

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Boat Manufacturing Company Expands, Adds Jobs In GA

September 16, 2014 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A boat manufacturing company is planning to expand its facility in south Georgia and is looking to create 50 new jobs in the process. Gov. Nathan Deal's office announced Tuesday that Chaparral Boats is expanding its facility in Berrien County. Officials say the company employs...

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Mars Chocolate Site Achieves Prestigious LEED Gold Certification

September 16, 2014 3:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced today that its new manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kan., has earned LEED Gold certification--an internationally accepted benchmark for designing, constructing, and operating green buildings--from the U.S. Green Building Council. The roughly...

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OSHA's Top 10 Violations For 2014 Announced

September 16, 2014 3:16 pm | by National Safety Council News Release | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the...

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How Materials Scientists Made The Globe Smaller

September 16, 2014 2:30 pm | by GE Report | Articles | Comments

The oil embargo of 1973 was a dark and miserable period when American towns banned Christmas lights to save electricity, billboards urged citizens to “turn off the damn lights,” and filling stations dispensed gasoline “by appointment only” to “regular customers.” But like the Sputnik launch 15 years before, the crisis forced the government and many businesses to...

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