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Southeast Manufacturing Reaches Highest Point Since 2012

April 7, 2014 12:44 pm | by Kennesaw State University | News | Comments

Manufacturing activity in the Southeast increased for March, registering its highest reading since 2012, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released today by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The Southeast PMI increased 5.5 points to 61.5, while the National PMI increased 0.5 points to 53.7. 

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Michigan Boosting Efforts For Auto Industry Jobs

April 7, 2014 12:13 pm | News | Comments

Michigan plans to boost efforts to attract and retain automotive industry jobs in engineering and design, software and coding, systems integration and skilled trades, officials said.            

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Airlines: Cost To Factor In Tracking Standards

April 7, 2014 11:44 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The director of the International Air Transport Association said Monday he wants to see a globally agreed upon tracking standard in place by the end of this year, which also takes into consideration the cost on airlines.      

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Better On-The-Job Electrical Safety

April 7, 2014 11:22 am | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year. Injured workers lose an average of 13 workdays for recovery, and the most common types of injuries appeared to be electric shock and electric burns.

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How Manufacturers Can Adapt To Shareholder Environmental Concerns

April 7, 2014 11:15 am | by Patrick Daugherty, Foley & Lardner LLP | Articles | Comments

Concern about the environmental impact of manufacturing is growing. The long-term success of a manufacturer may depend, in part, on its strategies for sustainability — but these strategies are not created and perpetuated in a vacuum. Increased shareholder activism regarding sustainability has the potential to affect any public company’s approach.

Boeing: U.S. OKs Sale Of Plane Parts To Iran

April 7, 2014 11:11 am | News | Comments

A Boeing spokesman said that the parts were needed to ensure safe flight, but he declined to describe them further or put a dollar amount on them.                   

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Supreme Court Rejects Early Appeal Of Surveillance Ruling

April 7, 2014 10:23 am | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.              

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Holcim, Lafarge Create Swiss Merger

April 7, 2014 9:50 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of the world's largest suppliers of building materials announced plans for a "merger of equals" Monday that would create an industry giant with a combined 32 billion euros ($44 billion) in annual revenues.         

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How Much Has The Flight 370 Search Cost?

April 7, 2014 8:45 am | by Leon Drouin-Keith, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. bill alone has run into the millions of dollars, and some countries such as China have devoted more ships and planes to the effort than the Americans have.                 

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Decoding Germs' DNA To Fight Food Poisoning

April 7, 2014 8:37 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.                

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Heineken Investing $100M In Haiti Brewery

April 7, 2014 8:15 am | by Trenton Daniel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The relatively large investment is significant because many international companies have been reluctant to spend money in Haiti because of a business climate hampered by red tape, allegations of corruption and a flimsy infrastructure.    

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Evenflo Recalling 1.3M Child Seat Buckles

April 7, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

The buckle may become stuck in a latched position, making it difficult to remove a child from the seat. This could prove critical to a child's safety in the case of an emergency.              

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Samsung Adds Anti-Theft Safeguards To Smartphones

April 7, 2014 8:00 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy 5 S.           

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U.S. Steel Idles Indiana Mill

April 7, 2014 7:57 am | News | Comments

U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off the mill's access to vital iron ore.               

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Sun Pharma Buys Ranbaxy In $4B Deal

April 7, 2014 7:50 am | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is buying troubled generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories in a $4 billion deal, the companies said Monday.                   

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Families Want GM Prosecuted For Defects

April 7, 2014 7:42 am | by Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade.           

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Suminoe Textile To Expand S.C. Facility, Hire 100

April 4, 2014 3:48 pm | by S.C. Department of Commerce | News | Comments

Suminoe Textile of America Corporation, a supplier of textile products for the North American automotive market, is expanding its needle punch carpet facility in Cherokee County that makes automotive carpeting. The $5 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs.

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The Latest On U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

April 4, 2014 3:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

The #AAMeter — which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term — now stands at 114,000 jobs created.                 

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Fruit Of The Loom Moving Some Operations From Ky. To Honduras

April 4, 2014 3:42 pm | by Adam Beam, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 600 workers will lose their jobs under Fruit of the Loom's plans to close its plant in Jamestown, Ky. The company said it was moving the plant's textile operations to Honduras to save money.          

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Patrolling The Patent Trolls

April 4, 2014 3:16 pm | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

If you ask someone at Apple Computer, which is named as the defendant in more cases filed by patent trolls than any other U. S. firm, Apple will probably tell you that a patent troll is a person or organization that acquires a patent solely for the purpose of suing a deep-pocketed firm such as Apple.

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