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Warranty On Tesla Model S Increased To 8 years

August 18, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles. The drive-unit warranty, now matching that for ...         

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Bourbon Production Reaches Highest Point Since 1970s

August 18, 2014 10:14 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders' lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for ... 

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Michigan Recovery Among Tops In Nation

August 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Michigan Economic Development Corporation | News | Comments

An expansive survey of economic activity across the U.S. offers an endorsement of the strength of the Michigan recovery and a boost for the promising prospects for the state’s continual business growth. Results of the Business Facilities annual report rank ...

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Governor Hopefuls Target Tax Talk At Middle Class

August 16, 2014 11:28 am | by Peter Jackson - Associated Press | News | Comments

Pennsylvania's middle class is getting a lot of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, especially on the subject of taxes, but the TV campaign messages are typically vague and sometimes just plain wrong. An attack ad for ...    

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Dixon Plant To Expand, Add 40 Jobs Over 3 Years

August 16, 2014 4:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturing company plans to expand its plant in the northern Illinois town of Dixon, adding 40 new jobs over the next three years. Sauk Valley Media reports BorgWarner is planning a $9.4 million investment. The Dixon plant has been open for 50 years and ...

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Lockheed Celebrates 50 Years In Colorado Springs

August 16, 2014 2:28 am | by Wayne Heilman - The Gazette - Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp. came to Colorado Springs in 1965 to help get the North American Aerospace Defense Command up and running, and almost five decades later, the defense giant still holds a contract that includes work at the Cheyenne Mountain facility as the...

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Chinese Man Accused Of Hacking For Defense Data

August 15, 2014 7:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has charged a Chinese businessman with a computer hacking scheme to steal information on military projects, including fighter jets, to sell to Chinese companies. City News Service says Su Bin was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy and unauthorized...

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Governor Extends Tax Credit To Northrop Grumman

August 15, 2014 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he ...

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Alabama Jobless Rate Jumps To 7 Percent For July

August 15, 2014 3:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent last month, keeping joblessness in the state well above the national average, according to figures released Friday. The July unemployment rate, announced by Gov. Robert Bentley's office, was ...  

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Firm To Open Manufacturing Plant In VA

August 15, 2014 3:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Equipment manufacturer Mayville Engineering Company Inc. is planning to invest $10 million at a new facility in Smyth County, VA, creating 160 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the company will expand its ...      

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Investing In America’s Manufacturing Future

August 15, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ (D-Del.) office announced a bipartisan bill designed to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2014 ...

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Report Shows Adoption Of M2M On The Rise

August 15, 2014 12:57 pm | by Vodafone | News | Comments

Vodafone has announced findings for the Americas from its second annual ‘M2M Adoption Barometer’, a global survey of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market. The study finds that M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent globally in the last year and predicts that ...

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Briggs & Stratton Buying Maker Of Light Towers

August 15, 2014 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Engine maker Briggs & Stratton Corp. is acquiring a Nebraska company that makes towable light towers, industrial heaters and solar-powered arrow boards. Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton said Thursday it agreed to ...    

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Coca-Cola Bets On Energy Drinks With Monster Stake

August 15, 2014 12:46 pm | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks. The Atlanta-based company said ...      

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Chiquita Rejects New $611M Takeover Bid

August 15, 2014 12:41 pm | News | Comments

Banana distributor Chiquita Brands says it is rejecting the $611 million buyout offer from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group. Chiquita says ...        

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Ex-Peanut Plant Head Says He Lied About Salmonella

August 15, 2014 12:33 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after ...      

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Survey: One In Five Manufacturers Have Lost IP To Security Breaches

August 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Kaspersky Lab | News | Comments

According to a survey of businesses IT managers worldwide, 21 percent of manufacturers suffered a loss of intellectual property (IP) within the past year. Malware was the most common cause of data loss incidents for manufactures, although other types ...

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Nissan's Clean Car Put To The Test

August 15, 2014 11:51 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Nissan claims it has created the 'cleanest car' in the world with a new innovative paint technology. Watch as it gets put to the test ...                   

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Deere To Lay Off 600 At Midwest Sites

August 15, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest as demand slumps. The affected sites are in the cities of East Moline and Moline in Illinois, as well as ...

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Walmart And The U.S. Conference of Mayors Award $4M To Spark Innovation In American Manufacturing

August 15, 2014 9:38 am | News | Comments

Walmart, the Walmart Foundation, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), kicked off a new chapter in the modern American manufacturing story today as the global retailer announced the first grant recipients of ...       

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