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How To Protect Your Company From Cybercriminals

September 11, 2014 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a recent “Hacker Lab” event, “white hat” hackers revealed how cybercriminals work — and what businesses can do to protect themselves. The September 9 multimedia presentation used a simulated small business system to demonstrate how hackers choose their targets, how they enter the system, and what they...

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Voith Upgrades Deliver Energy, Machinery Efficiency To Newark America

September 11, 2014 11:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Voith has completed an upgrade of the stock preparation at Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions (Newark America) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, reducing production cost and boosting efficiency in the process. As a result of the upgrades, the facility can now use...

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LaSalle County Approves Sand-Processing Facility

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

LaSalle County officials cleared the way for expansion of a sand mine this week, voting to allow construction of a sand-processing and transportation facility. The County Board voted 18-5 on Tuesday to approve a special-use permit for...

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North Texas Drilling Adds $11.8B To Economy

September 11, 2014 11:31 am | by Emily Schmall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Production from the natural gas-rich Barnett Shale in North Texas has risen even as drilling activity and natural gas prices have fallen, according to a study commissioned by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce released Wednesday. The Waco, Texas-based Perryman Group analysis shows...

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Luminator Technology Group Acquires Axion Technologies

September 11, 2014 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Luminator Technology Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Axion Technologies. Axion Technologies was founded in 1974 and designs, manufactures and supplies advanced Passenger Information, Communication, and CCTV systems for the Mass Transit...

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Manufacturers Should Prepare For EU Food Labeling Directive

September 11, 2014 11:04 am | by Videojet Technologies | News | Comments

In light of the European Union’s 1169/2011 directive, manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014.  This includes manufacturers located...

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Hershey Wins Dow Jones Sustainability Award, North America Index

September 11, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hershey Company today announced that it has been selected to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Index. Hershey is one of only 13 companies from the Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Industry in the World Index and ranked in...

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Faurecia Announces New Seating Plant In KY

September 11, 2014 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Faurecia, North America's sixth-largest automotive supplier, today announced it will start construction this year on a plant in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The facility will employ 410 people in the area. Production is scheduled to begin in...  

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All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens As Train Manufacturer

September 11, 2014 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today it was announced that Siemens has been selected to build the locomotives and passenger coaches for the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project that will connect South and Central Florida. All Aboard Florida and Siemens have been...

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Boeing And Alcoa Sign $1 Billion Contract

September 11, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and...

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Tech Giants Struggle With FDA Regulations

September 11, 2014 10:00 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar, Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing...

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Saltwater-Powered Sportscar Approved For Road Use In Europe

September 11, 2014 9:53 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The intriguingly named Quant e-Sportlimousine has been making a splash in Europe, where it was just approved for road use. The electric vehicle can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a ridiculous 2.8 seconds, reach a projected top speed of...

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BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu, Allows Multiple Numbers On One Device

September 11, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, announced today that it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device. This improves device management in...

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China's Auto Sales Slow In August

September 11, 2014 8:54 am | by Joe Mcdonald - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's auto sales growth decelerated further in August to 8.5 percent while sales of SUVs surged by nearly a third. Drivers in the world's biggest auto market by vehicle sales bought 1.5 million passenger cars in August, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Thursday. Total...

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BlackArrow Announces European Expansion

September 10, 2014 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackArrow, a worldwide provider of TV advertising and data solutions, today announced that the company has expanded into Europe to accelerate its international growth opportunities. With its newly opened...      

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Lawyer Claims GM Went To Great Lengths To Keep Dealers Informed

September 10, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

General Motors Canada went to extraordinary lengths to keep its dealers informed about its restructuring plans in the aftermath of the financial crisis, a lawyer for the automaker told a Toronto courtroom Wednesday.GM lawyer Kent Thomson, in his opening remarks, said it was widely known through briefings, media coverage, and meetings...

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Intel CFO Talks About Internet Of Things

September 10, 2014 3:02 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Intel Executive Vice President and CFO Stacy Smith talks about how Intel has been a good steward of shareholder money, having returned more than $40 billion in cash to shareholders through buybacks and dividends over the past few years.    

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U.S. Industry Pay Hikes Since The Recession

September 10, 2014 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite steady job growth and a drop in the unemployment rate from 10 percent during 2009 to 6.1 percent in August, most Americans have received little increase in pay. Average wages, before inflation, have risen only about 2 percent a year since the downturn ended five years ago. That's far below...

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Accelerating Domestic Manufacturing Recovery By Redefining Proximity

September 10, 2014 1:42 pm | by John Paul Williams | News | Comments

The U.S. manufacturing industry is back in the black. At least that’s the read out based on a newly released 2014 ranking of the largest U.S. public manufacturers. With domestic manufacturing revenues exceeding $6 trillion in 2013 and the Institute for Supply Chain Management reporting...

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WV Miners Warned About Layoffs

September 10, 2014 12:32 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

In what has become a painful exercise across Appalachia, Patriot Coal is again telling hundreds of West Virginia mine workers that they could lose their jobs. On Tuesday, the St. Louis-based company said it sent federally-required warning notices to...

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