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Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

General Motors Spending $439M For Upgrades To Corvette Plant

May 21, 2015 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The new facility will feature new tooling and robots and environmental enhancements.


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: California Oil Spill Devastates Coastline

May 21, 2015 1:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Cleanup crews have managed to remove about 7,700 gallons of the leaked crude oil.


Report: Larger Turbines Could Enable Wind Energy In All 50 States

May 21, 2015 1:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

An Energy Department report said wind could support 600,000 jobs by 2050.


U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling Boom's Economic Impact, At A Glance

May 21, 2015 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Here are some figures illustrating the rapid rise of oil and gas production.


Lumber Liquidators CEO Unexpectedly Resigns

May 21, 2015 1:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company came under fire earlier this year following a "60 Minutes" report.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Up

May 21, 2015 1:03 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Despite the rise, the number of applications remains at a historically low level.


Survey: Medical Costs, Cybersecurity Top Business Leaders' Concerns

May 21, 2015 12:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Manufacturers selected medical costs and cybersecurity at a rate of 60 percent.


ExxonMobil Announces Substantial Oil Discovery

May 21, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The well lies about 120 miles from the South American coast and under 5,719 feet of water.


Survey Shows China Manufacturing Down For Third Month In A Row

May 21, 2015 9:59 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | Comments

Factory production fell to its lowest in 13 months, after holding steady last month.


Sen. Murphy Seeks Change In Trade Bill To Boost Manufacturing

May 21, 2015 9:54 am | by Stephen Singer, The Associated Press | Comments

An opponent of trade legislation, he is seeking a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing.


House Passes Bill To Make Research Tax Break Permanent

May 21, 2015 9:48 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | Comments

The tax credit rewards businesses for investing in research and development.


Car Industry Body Voices Strong Concern Over Takata Air Bag Recall

May 21, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Japanese carmakers will work together to deal with Takata Corp.'s air bag problems.


Chinese Telecom Giant Announces IoT Platform

May 20, 2015 5:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company said its software is faster and more efficient than other IoT systems.


Google Likely To Overhaul Glass

May 20, 2015 5:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Glass project is focused on finding "the way forward" for the eyewear technology.


Hong Kong Manufacturers to Tour U.S. Next Month

May 20, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A coalition of manufacturing and tech companies will embark on a 13-day economic mission.


What You Need To Know About The Takata Air Bag Recall

May 20, 2015 2:55 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Here are some answers to common questions about the recall.


Fuel Company Settles Claims Over Air Emissions In Three States

May 20, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

There were allegations of Clean Air Act violations against Marathon at 10 facilities.


California Concerns Grow Over Oilfield Operations Near Water

May 20, 2015 2:26 pm | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | Comments

Some want to halt all oilfield injection into federally protected water aquifers.


Judge Temporarily Halts Fracking Approvals In North Carolina

May 20, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jonathan Drew, The Associated Press | Comments

The state's march toward fracking has prompted a passionate debate.


Strike Continues At Texas Refinery Following Union Vote

May 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A federal mediator helped craft the proposal, only to see the union reject it.



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