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Survey Indicates Eurozone Growing Slowly

August 21, 2014 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not ...         

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The Remarkable Efficiency Of SpaceX

August 21, 2014 11:11 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) opines on the pros and cons of NASA and SpaceX manufacturing. In a congressional move of either genius or ignorance, the decentralization of NASA facilities has resulted in remarkable resilience... at the expense of efficiency and cost control ...

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Manufacturing Should Bite-The-Bullet Over Militarized Police

August 21, 2014 11:02 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

With the turmoil in Ferguson, the concern regarding a vastly over-armed police force, or even militarized police force, has become a rife topic for debate. While the argument over providing officials with firepower has been a debate for some time, The Economist has taken to ...

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Pet Food Factory Opens In Joplin

August 21, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 A pet food company has opened its first $90 million factory in Joplin. The Joplin Globe reports the Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing plant opened Wednesday ...              

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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Fall

August 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid ...            

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Exporting Coal To Asia Could Reduce Emissions 21%

August 21, 2014 10:10 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Under the right scenario, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning the fossil fuel at plants in the United States, according to ...      

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What Better Quoting Means For Manufacturers

August 21, 2014 10:07 am | by Jacques Soumeillan | Articles | Comments

In today’s economy, selling has changed and is more complex than ever before. While companies once sold a product with an attached volume discount, they’re now selling a solution or concept to customers who demand more. These customers ...

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UPS Says Retail Stores Breached By Malware

August 21, 2014 10:04 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes ...      

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Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers In The U.S.

August 21, 2014 9:59 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S. Pinchuk participated in the Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program titled: "Skills Training for a Modern Manufacturing Workforce: Does the German Model Have Lessons for the United States?"

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Animal Health Company To Open Plant In St. Joseph

August 21, 2014 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that handles animal medicines plans to open a missive new warehouse and packaging plant in St. Joseph next week. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. will open its $28.7 million plant next Wednesday. It's about the size of four football fields, and eventually will have 150 employees. ...

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Growth In China Manufacturing Weakens In August

August 21, 2014 12:29 am | by Kelvin Chan - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Growth in China's vast manufacturing industry weakened in August, suggesting that the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum and Beijing may need to spoon out more stimulus. The preliminary version of HSBC's manufacturing index, released Thursday, fell to a three-month low of 50.3...

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Chip Maker Infineon To Buy California Firm For $3B

August 20, 2014 2:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from ...     

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Warren Buffett's Firm To Pay $896,000 Penalty

August 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. should have ...

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New Listeria Death Linked To Tainted Meat

August 20, 2014 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Danish health officials say a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated meat may have killed an 11th person. Steen Ethelberg of the state health agency SSI said Thursday the deceased person had bacteria similar to those of people who ...  

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Recaro Recalls Child Safety Seats

August 20, 2014 1:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash. The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from  ...           

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U.S. Deficit In Manufactures Surges In Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises

August 20, 2014 12:58 pm | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

The surge in the U.S. trade deficit in manufactures in the second quarter of 2014 and the increase in the Chinese trade surplus shows the countries have resumed their opposite growth paths, according to an analysis from the MAPI Foundation. In the report ...

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GE Ramps Up Industrial Base, Looks To Sell Appliance Unit

August 20, 2014 12:49 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

For more than 100 years, General Electric has been a staple consumer appliance brand in American homes. Necessities like the electric toaster, refrigerator, and washer & dryer, helped make GE the conglomerate it is today. That's why eyebrows were raised ...

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Jaguar & Land Rover Get Serious About Performance

August 20, 2014 12:45 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The British brands have created a special division to create vehicles that offer top performance.                         

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Nut Butters Recalled For Salmonella

August 20, 2014 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to ...    

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Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Service

August 20, 2014 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service started ...      

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