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Louisville To Host 3D Printing Training Center

May 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, which is scheduled to open this fall, will join the university's Institute for Product Realization and provide hands-on, end-to-end training in design, production, testing and safety.

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Five Things To Know About Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars

May 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small fleet of self-driving cars is maneuvering through traffic in California using an array of sensors and computing power. Here are some things to know about these cars of the future.

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Illinois Auto Parts Company Fined $114K For Safety Lapses

May 13, 2015 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Peoria, Illinois auto parts manufacturer has been fined $114,100 for federal workplace safety violations the government says put workers at risk of amputation and other injuries.

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Retail Group Presses Senators Ahead Of Trade Authority Vote

May 12, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid, NRF chief lobbyist David French expressed support for TPA and wrote that the group would include all votes on the issue in its annual legislative scorecard.

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Gas Prices Still Look Low For Summer Even After Spring Surge

May 12, 2015 3:20 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"It's a cheap, cheap, cheap year," says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service.

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Keurig Starts To Backpedal On DRM As Sales Tank

May 12, 2015 3:16 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain promises to bring refillable K-Cups to its Keurig 2.0 system as customers reject DRM. 

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Visibility In Manufacturing: The Path To Industry 4.0

May 12, 2015 3:11 pm | by Adrian Jennings | News | Comments

So, how can manufacturing facilities transition towards Industry 4.0? First, let’s take a look at the technologies of Industry 3.0 in four areas and how each one adds layers of value along the way.

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Aluminum Plant To Begin Lockout

May 12, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Union members took issue with provisions on insurance rates and rights of future members.

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Senate Democrats Are Poised To Block Obama's Trade Agenda

May 12, 2015 2:53 pm | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate leaders said Tuesday that Democrats have enough votes to block action on President Barack Obama's trade initiatives unless the parties can work out disagreements on how to package various bills.

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GM Recall Pickups, Cars To Fix Seat And Belt Glitches

May 12, 2015 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling nearly 470,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars to fix potentially weakened steel cables that link the front seat belts to the vehicles.

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Officials Defend Hiring Practices At Iowa Fertilizer Plant

May 12, 2015 2:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials are defending their hiring practices amid criticism from labor leaders.

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Report Projects Shortage Of New Graduates For Agricultural Jobs

May 12, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nearly half of the expected job openings involve management and business, while more than one quarter are classified under science, technology, engineering and math.

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Most Mid-Size SUVs Crash During IIHS Testing

May 12, 2015 10:33 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This particular crash test was introduced in 2012, and is believed to be more difficult than the U.S. government’s head-on frontal crash test.

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How Visual Aids Can Improve Workplace Safety

May 12, 2015 10:30 am | by Magnatag Insight | News | Comments

Implementing and maintaining a safety program in your work environment can be a challenging task, but it is necessary for your company. Check out the infographic to find the shocking workplace injury statistics and how to prevent them by using visual aids.

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Solar Plane Set To Embark On Toughest Journey Yet

May 12, 2015 10:19 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard set off from China for Hawaii. 

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Drones Could Enhance Safety At Chemical Plants

May 12, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dow Chemical hopes drones could eventually provide crucial safety services at its plants and take employees out of harm's way.

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Farmers Worry Over Reach Of EPA Water Rules

May 12, 2015 10:09 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency rules proposed last year have become a top issue of concern for many farmers and landowners who say there are already too many government regulations that affect their businesses.

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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To 100

May 12, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total on Monday. It stood at 97 deaths last week.

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Mitigating Recall Risk

May 12, 2015 10:03 am | by Todd Harris, Vice President, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS | News | Comments

As the complexity of supply chains continues to increase, the consequences of recalls have become far more substantial and wide reaching than in years past.

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Obama Administration Conditionally Approves Offshore Arctic Drilling

May 11, 2015 3:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Obama administration officials on Monday signed off on a proposal from Shell to drill in arctic Alaskan waters.

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