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Massive Blue Bell Layoffs Spur Worker Outrage, Gratitude

May 16, 2015 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 37 percent of the workforce will be laid off; many more will be furloughed.

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

May 15, 2015 5:14 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The winner is still in high school and the loser struggles with continued global recalls.  

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Listeria Problems Cause 1,450 Blue Bell Workers To Lose Jobs

May 15, 2015 5:01 pm | by Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press | Comments

More than a third of Blue Bell's workforce will be without jobs.

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Jeni's Resumes Ice Cream Making After Cleaning Since Recall

May 15, 2015 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jeni's plans to reopen by Memorial Day weekend.

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Amtrak To Operate System That Might Have Prevented Crash

May 15, 2015 2:39 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Comments

Amtrak will begin operating new positive train control safety technology this year.

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Stem Cell Manufacturer Breaks Ground In Northern Vermont

May 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The new facility is expected to bring about 450 jobs.

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State Reaches $63M Agreement With LCD Manufacturers

May 15, 2015 2:19 pm | by Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press | Comments

The manufacturers were accused of fixing prices for TVs, laptops and cell phones.

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Power Plant Mixing Gas, Solar, Batteries And Software Could Chart The Future Of Renewable Power

May 15, 2015 2:07 pm | by GE Reports Staff | Comments

Blending different energy sources makes economic and environmental sense.

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EPA: Waste Incinerator Released Dangerous Toxins Into The Air

May 15, 2015 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The toxins might include dioxin, which can cause several dangerous health problems.

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California Man Cited For Flying Drone Near White House

May 15, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The man was detained for flying a small drone just north of the White House.

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Manufacturing In New York State Up Slightly In May

May 15, 2015 10:07 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The stronger dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive, which cuts into sales.

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U.S. Industrial Output Falls For Fifth Month On Lower Drilling

May 15, 2015 10:07 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Less drilling, fewer new wells, and weaker demand for pipe have contributed to the fall.

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The Sound Beneath The Floors

May 15, 2015 9:57 am | by IMPO | Comments

Learn more about how pulsations affect facility maintenance.

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Should Soldiers Be Allowed To Use Smartwatches?

May 15, 2015 9:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Army is looking into new regulations as smartwatches become more popular.

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Recalls Of The Week: Takata Troubles Continue

May 15, 2015 9:46 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Three major automakers expanded recalls tied to Takata’s flawed air bags this week.

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Why U.S. Economic Growth Has Disappointed This Year

May 15, 2015 9:40 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Consumers have been frugal, despite the sharp drop in gas prices.

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Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The debut is a huge step toward more universal driverless cars.

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Infographic: Driving The Industry Forward

May 14, 2015 5:48 pm | by IMPO | Comments

Check out how the automotive industry is impacting American manufacturing.

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Shale Gas Fueling Jobs Increase In U.S.Plastics Industry

May 14, 2015 5:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report anticipates 127,500 new jobs in the plastics industry over the next decade.

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Senate Advances Trade Authority Bill

May 14, 2015 5:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bigger hurdle will be the House, where Democrats are lined up against the proposal.

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