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Challenges & Strategies For Women Pursuing STEM Careers

August 13, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for ...        

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Kellogg Wants Suppliers To Report Carbon Emissions

August 13, 2014 7:29 am | by John Flesher - AP Environmental Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly. Under the plan, the Battle Creek-based food products manufacturer will ...

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Entrepreneurship The Answer For Some With Autism

August 13, 2014 3:28 am | by Joyce M. Rosenberg - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts. After six years of bagging groceries and pushing carts, Cottle wanted more. He had already learned how to ...

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Navy Contractor Pleads Guilty In Bribery Case

August 12, 2014 4:29 pm | by Brock Vergakis - Associated Press | Comments

A former contractor for the Navy's Military Sealift Command pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes from two companies who were seeking government contracts. Federal prosecutors say Stafford resident Scott Miserendino and former Military Sealift Command civil servant Kenny Toy conspired to ...

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MAPI Analysis: U.S. Losing Export Competitiveness Across The Pacific

August 12, 2014 1:56 pm | by MAPI | Comments

A new analysis from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, finds an alarming downward trend for U.S. export growth to Asia since 2009, leaving an uncertain future for the U.S. to regain its ...

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Flooding Slows Auto Production In Detroit

August 12, 2014 1:38 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production and closed some facilities, automakers said Tuesday. General Motors closed its Tech Center in the Detroit suburb of Warren on Tuesday because of ...      

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Bipartisan Bill To Designate ‘Manufacturing Universities’

August 12, 2014 1:33 pm | Comments

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have introduced bipartisan legislation to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The bill would ...   

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Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

August 12, 2014 1:29 pm | by National Retail Federation | Comments

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country, according to ...

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3D Systems Adds 200,000 Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

August 12, 2014 1:24 pm | by 3D Systems | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has signed a lease on a new 200,000 square foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, increasing its manufacturing and distribution capacity to meet growing demand for its ...       

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Obama Takes Step To Improve Government Tech

August 12, 2014 1:21 pm | by Julie Pace & Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press | Comments

The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly. The move is aimed at ...       

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U.S. Job Openings In June Hit 13-Year-Plus High

August 12, 2014 11:28 am | by Josh Boak - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May's total of 4.58 million, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The number of advertised openings was the highest since February 2001, a...

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise In June

August 12, 2014 10:22 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | Comments

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 12.6 percent from May but down ...

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Chiquita Gets Buyout Offer

August 12, 2014 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chiquita Brands has received an approximately $611 million buyout offer from investment firm Safra Group and agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group. Safra and Cutrale are offering $13 per share, a 29 percent premium to ...    

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Plea Hearing Set In Navy Contractor Bribery Case

August 12, 2014 3:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former contractor for the Navy's Military Sealift Command is expected to plead guilty to accepting bribes. Federal prosecutors say Stafford resident Scott Miserendino and a former Military Sealift Command civil servant accepted more than ...

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Asbestos Pushed In Asia As Product For The Poor

August 12, 2014 3:26 am | by Katy Daigle - AP Environment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. Their product? Asbestos. Outlawed in much of the developed world, it...

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Liberian Doctors To Get Experimental Ebola Drug

August 11, 2014 10:28 pm | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press | Comments

Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak. The U.S. government confirmed that ...

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Maryland Man Convicted Of Exporting To Iran

August 11, 2014 6:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Maryland man has been convicted on charges of exporting American manufactured industrial products to Iran. Prosecutors said Monday that a federal grand jury convicted 34-year-old Ali Saboonchi of Parkville after a two-week trial. Saboonchi conspired ...

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CEO: Glass-Making Plant For Apple Nears Production

August 11, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A large factory in the Phoenix metro area is reportedly close to starting production of scratch-resistant sapphire glass for Apple cameras and other devices. The Arizona Republic reports that GT Advanced Technologies CEO Tom Gutierrez told investment analysts last week ...

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GM Gets Claims In 63 Death Cases

August 11, 2014 1:28 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sixty-three death claims have been filed so far with the lawyer handling payments for those involved in wrecks caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches. A spokeswoman for compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says he ...   

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Manufacturing Day Events Expected To Top 1,500

August 11, 2014 1:21 pm | Comments

More than 1,500 manufacturing events across the country are estimated to mark the third-annual Manufacturing Day taking place Friday, Oct. 3, according to event co-producers. Manufacturing Day is designed to ...       

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