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The Alfa Romeo 4C Heads To The U.S.

August 22, 2014 11:28 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

It's been 19 years since an Alfa Romeo has been marketed in the United States. Now that the Alfa Romeo 4C is state-side, Chris Woodyard gives it a drive ...                

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Nestle Pushes For Humane Treatment Of Animals In Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 11:24 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Nestle has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection. The agreement means that ...      

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An Interview With The McLaren F1 Team

August 22, 2014 11:22 am | by IET | Videos | Comments

A snap-shot into the world of a McLaren F1 engineer – Greenpower’s National Final’s team interview McLaren F1 engineers at Goodwood Festival of Speed ...                

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Re-Shoring To Kentucky In Balluff’s Global Production Plan

August 22, 2014 11:17 am | by Balluff | News | Comments

With the 2014 completion of Balluff's new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their ...           

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An $800,000 Watch That Tells Near-Perfect Time

August 22, 2014 10:09 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Greubel Forsey, a Swiss watchmaking startup, is pushing the boundaries of precision. For $800,000, you can buy a mechanical watch that tells near-perfect time ...               

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Prattville Seeks To Save Industrial History

August 22, 2014 10:06 am | by Marty Roney, Montgomery Advertiser | News | Comments

When Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie Jr. was informed Aug. 8 that one of the Continental Eagle buildings was on fire, nightmare scenarios played through his head. In September 2002, an arson fire destroyed the Gurney Building, a blocklong, three-story structure built in ...

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Deere To Lay Off About 460 From Tractor Plant

August 22, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that ...       

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3 Cylinder Cars Make A Comeback

August 22, 2014 9:55 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Three-cylinder cars didn't have the best reputation in the 80s and 90s, but now they're making a comeback. Here's a look at the Top 5 three-cylinder engines ...                

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Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says ...        

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Gauge Of U.S. Economy Rises 0.9 Pct. In July

August 22, 2014 9:49 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year. The Conference Board said ...     

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Regulation Uncertainty Kills A Product Line

August 22, 2014 9:46 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It appears that the threat of new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in the cheese industry hasn’t gotten old and moldy just yet. If you recall, in June the FDA announced that it will ...         

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USS Saratoga Carrier Heads To Scrap Yard

August 22, 2014 9:33 am | by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. It is ...

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Inclusion Technologies To Locate In Atchison

August 22, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that produces food ingredients for the industrial market plans to locate its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Atchison. Inclusion Technologies and Atchison officials announced Thursday the company would locate its plant in the site of the former Anacon Food Co. The St. Joseph...

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NKorea Launch Pad Expansion 'Nearing Completion'

August 21, 2014 5:35 pm | by Matthew Pennington - Associated Press | News | Comments

Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. The U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International...

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Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K For Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 12:44 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

An Alberta court has fined the company that owns the largest beef processing plant in Canada $80,000 for breaking an environmental law. A provincial court judge has ruled that ...            

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Hostess Closing Bakery That Created The Twinkie

August 21, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented. Hostess said ...          

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Improving Car Safety With LEDs

August 21, 2014 12:29 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Entrepreneur Michael Haas lights up LEDs to improve car safety with a system he invented called Haas Perimeter Lighting Technology.                   

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Honda Recalls Fit To Boost Crash Resistance

August 21, 2014 12:25 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant. The tiny Fit was redesigned for the 2015 model year, and ...             

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Report Compares Food Traceability Regulations Of 21 Countries

August 21, 2014 12:21 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) just released a new report in the peer-reviewed journal, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, that evaluates and compares the ...        

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Water Leads To Chemical That Gunks Up Biofuels Production

August 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Mary Beckman, PNNL | News | Comments

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps ...        

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