The Consumer Product Safety Commission says about 8,900 flat-screen TVs are being recalled because a faulty electronic component that can catch fire. Six incidents of the TVs overheating, smoking or catching fire have been reported, the agency says. One incident involved a TV catching fire and scorching a wall.
The producer price index, which measures prices before they reach the consumer, declined 0.1 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. This comes after similar decreases in October and September.
A gas explosion on Friday trapped 22 workers underground in a coal mine in western China. The blast at a coal mine in Changji prefecture occurred at 1:26 a.m. local time Friday when 34 miners were working, the prefecture's government news office.
Easy access to design software, 3D printers, and crowdfunding has changed the game for anyone with a great sketch on a napkin wanting to make a serious go of a product idea. But what does it mean to take that awesome prototype into production? Step one: Pull out your cash-flow statement.
In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, sponsored by Exact, we’ll discuss 3D printed guns and other disruptive technologies, as well as the Saab brand’s resurrection. We’ll also talk to Brad Holcomb of ISM on the latest strong manufacturing numbers, and see Honda’s fun new take on the airbag.
State and local officials gathered with leaders of the General Electric Co. unit and the university for Friday's events. First announced in 2010, the Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center is a 138,000-square-foot facility on the UD campus along the Great Miami River.
The ruling by the Delhi High Court coincided with a deadline after which Nokia had said the factory in the southeastern city of Chennai would be excluded from the Microsoft deal and might have to close. At least 8,000 workers are employed at the factory, which makes basic phone handsets, and some 25,000 subcontractors are dependent on its business, according to court filings.
American Airlines, fresh out of bankruptcy and newly merged with US Airways, said Thursday that it will buy 90 new regional jets from Brazil's Embraer S.A. and Canada's Bombardier Inc. and use them to replace smaller, less fuel-efficient planes.
A Windsor meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry that was produced in unsanitary conditions. The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the expanded recall Thursday. There have no reports of illness from the recalled products.
The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 13-1 on Thursday in favor of the drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, downplaying possible links to bladder cancer and liver toxicity. Concerns over those risks led the same group of experts to vote against the drug in 2011, followed by a formal rejection by the FDA in early 2012.
General Motors Co. got about $343 million for its 7 percent stake in French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen. The Detroit company on Friday said that it completed the private placement sale of 24.8 million PSA shares for 250 million euros.
Ford Motor Co. says it will hire more than 11,000 people in the U.S. and Asia next year to support an aggressive rollout of new vehicles.Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, said the company plans to hire 5,000 workers in the U.S. — including 3,300 white-collar staff like engineers — and 6,000 workers in Asia.
The Chicago-based aerospace company said the reorganization will result in fewer research jobs in Washington state and California and is being undertaken to better meet the needs of its commercial airplane, military and space and security units.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday urged Toyota Motor Corp. to continue manufacturing cars in the country, a day after General Motors Co. announced it would follow Ford Motor Co. in ceasing production here due to high costs, market fragmentation and fierce competition.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler told members of Congress that while his agency sees no technical reason to ban calls on planes, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told him Thursday morning that the DOT will be moving forward with its own restrictions.
The FDA approved Zohydro in October, making it the first single-ingredient hydrocodone drug available in the U.S. The extended release pill is reportedly five to 10 times more potent than currently available hydrocodone combination pills, like Vicodin.
New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon (10 liters per 100 kilometers) in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
On April 17, a fertilizer plant owned by West Fertilizer Company, in the Texas town of West, caught fire. As firefighters battled the blaze, of which the cause is still not known, the plant exploded, leaving six or seven firefighters, and at least two EMS responders, unaccounted for or missing and assumed dead.
U.S. consumers ramped up spending in November on cars, appliances and furniture and made more purchases online, signaling growing confidence in the economy during the holiday shopping season.The Commerce Department said Thursday that retail sales rose 0.7 percent, the biggest gain in five months.
A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets.