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Recalls of the Week: Software Glitches Haunt Electric Vehicles

March 13, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Electric vehicles, or EVs, have taken the automotive world by storm this year, but they have one major downside—all those electrical parts.                                                                                               

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Honda Running Ad Campaign To Boost Recall Repairs

March 13, 2015 11:59 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags.                                                                                           

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GM To Alter Chevrolet, GMC Warranties

March 13, 2015 11:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors will make a series of changes to its vehicle warranty and maintenance programs after they failed to generate more interest among car buyers.                                                                              

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The Dollar Is Making A Comeback

March 13, 2015 10:37 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

The dollar is at its highest value of $1.05 against the euro in 12 years.                                                                                                                                                                

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At Odds With Google, US Seeks New Rule On Computer Access

March 13, 2015 10:26 am | by Eric Tucker, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications.

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Huge GE Power Deal Will Light Up Egypt with Electricity

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Egypt’s demand for electricity is already outstripping supply, and the government is seeking fast ways to boost it. GE found one.                                                                                                           

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Zinc Company Overlooked Warning Signs Ahead of Fatal 2010 Explosion

March 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Wednesday released a technical analysis of the Horsehead refinery explosion, which killed two workers and seriously injured a third in Monaca, Pennsylvania.                                             

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Why Manufacturers Should Care About MES

March 13, 2015 9:50 am | by Andrew Waycott | News | Comments

Andrew Waycott weighs in and offers five benefits of MES.                                                                                                                                                                                

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Revamping Supply Chain Intelligence: Q&A With Bob Farrell

March 13, 2015 9:38 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Bob Farrell, CEO of Kewill, offers expert insight into the importance of transportation and warehouse management that can help manufacturers save money and maintain excellent customer relations.         

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Toyota Signs On As Global Olympic Sponsor In Long-Term Deal

March 13, 2015 6:07 am | by Jim Armstrong, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is the first car company ever signed up by the International Olympic Committee.                                                                                                                                                  

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Despite Recent Controversy, California Unlikely To Restrict Fracking

March 12, 2015 2:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Golden State appears unlikely to ban the practice of drilling for oil using fracking.                                                                                                                                                   

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Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Approval

March 12, 2015 2:26 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Palcohol's go-ahead from the FDA is an about-face from the bureau's previous stance.                                                                                                                                                     

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Science Of Superheroes: Swedish Scientists Modified E.coli Bacteria To Manufacture Amazing Spider Silk

March 12, 2015 2:04 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Scientists have proven that harvesting spider silk proteins from goat’s milk works. But a new crop of companies working to commercialize synthetic spider silk, such as Sweden’s Spiber Technologies AB, are moving beyond “spider goats.”                                                                                                             

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Collaborative Manufacturing Training: Q&A With Jeff Owens

March 12, 2015 1:48 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Advanced Technology Systems President Jeff Owens offers insight into how SkillPoint™ Training can create a more expert workforce.                                                                                                       

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How Can The Internet Improve Your Plant's Operations?

March 12, 2015 1:32 pm | by Amber Carpenter | News | Comments

For better or worse, the Internet is woven into our everyday lives. We go online for everything, from looking up movie trivia to booking dental appointments, to buying new homes.                                                        

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Chinese Stores, Websites Selling Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Yes, this is already happening.

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NASA Set To Launch Four Spacecraft To Solve Magnetic Mystery

March 12, 2015 12:09 pm | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA is poised to send four identical spacecraft on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.                                                                                     

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3 Astronauts Return From 6 Months On International Space Station

March 12, 2015 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and an American landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, ending the astronauts' nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. The capsule carried Russians Alexander Samokutayev and Elena Serova and NASA's Barry Wilmore. They blasted off for...

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Rights Group: Big Brands Should Fight Labor Abuse

March 12, 2015 12:05 am | by Sopheng Cheang, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leading clothing retailers such as Gap and H&M need to help alleviate labor abuses at factories in Cambodia that manufacture their products, a human rights organization said. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday that a special...

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Oil Shipments To Resume In Pipeline That Broke Under River

March 11, 2015 8:44 pm | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

​A Wyoming company is preparing to resume oil shipments through a pipeline that broke and spewed 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River, even as most of the spilled oil remains unrecovered. Cleanup is on hold near the... 

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