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The Impossible To Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

The Chevrolet-FNR has a futuristic capsule design with crystal laser headlights and taillights, dragonfly dual swing doors, magnetic hubless wheel electric motors and a wireless auto-charge system.

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Cloud ERP: The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking

April 27, 2015 3:44 pm | by Lori Payne | Comments

For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing software and are beginning to evaluate their options, we offer four key questions you should ask as you conduct research and enter into discussions with possible providers.

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Nokia Denies Reports It's Getting Back Into Phone Business

April 27, 2015 3:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report indicated Nokia would likely license the product to another manufacturer and sell it under the company's name; a Chinese manufacturer currently sells the company's N1 Android tablet.

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EVs Gaining Popularity, But Slowly

April 27, 2015 3:12 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

Sales of long-range electrical vehicles could reach 466,407 units by the end of 2015, according to a study by Frost and Sullivan about the expansion of the global EV market.

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Louisiana Chemical Industry Hits Its Stride

April 27, 2015 3:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chemical manufacturers rely heavily on natural gas, and Borné said low prices in recent years spurred a $20 billion expansion on Louisiana's chemical industry since 2009, along with plans for $40 billion in current or future construction.

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Ford Recalls 390K Cars To Fix Door Latches

April 27, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The automaker said Friday that a part in the door latch spring assembly can break, causing the latch to fail. If that happens, it's possible a door could fly open while the cars are being driven.

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Food Industry Tries To Block Vermont's GMO Labeling Laws

April 27, 2015 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The legal skirmish comes a year after Vermont passed a law aimed at making it the first state in the country to require labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients.

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Manufacturers' Group Knocks Japan Over Currency Manipulation

April 27, 2015 2:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"Currency manipulation takes away American jobs," the U.S. Business and Industry Council's ad says. "Congress must insist on clear and enforceable provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, so the walls protecting currency manipulators can be torn down."

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Discover Implements Apple Pay For U.S. Cardholders

April 27, 2015 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

With Apple Pay, credit card numbers are not stored on the device or on Apple servers. A unique device account number is assigned and each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique security code.

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High Courts To Consider Lawsuits Over Personal Data

April 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Sam Hananel, The Associated Press | Comments

The case is being watched closely by Google, Facebook and other Internet companies concerned that class-action lawsuits under the Fair Credit Reporting Act could expose them to billions of dollars in damages.

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Company Behind Keystone XL Seeks U.S. Approval For Another Pipeline

April 27, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The project would transport 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken shale range to a hub on TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline, which would enable crude to be shipped from the prairie to Canada's Atlantic Coast.

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Internet Billionaires Face Off In Renewed Texas Space Race

April 27, 2015 10:20 am | by Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press | Comments

SpaceX and Blue Origin are among several U.S. companies engaged in the private space business. Both have lofty aspirations: launching a new era of commercial space operations, in part by cutting costs through reusable rockets.

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Boeing 787 Order Deliveries Delayed

April 27, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The 787, which Boeing Co. calls the Dreamliner, is made largely from lightweight carbon material to save on fuel. The planemaker disclosed this week that it is still losing money on the jet but hopes to begin breaking even on each delivery later this year.

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Chipotle Transition To Non-GMO Ingredients Complete

April 27, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The chain said it was the first national restaurant chain to disclose the presence of GMOs in its ingredients in 2013.

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Could Your Supply Chain Be The Weakest Link In Risk Management?

April 27, 2015 9:43 am | by Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum | Comments

To address information risk in the supply chain, organizations should adopt strong, scalable and repeatable processes — obtaining assurance proportionate to the risk faced.

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Mining For “Crown Jewel” Data Sets: Q&A With Manuel Terranova

April 24, 2015 5:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Peaxy, Inc. specializes in mining for these trapped, unstructured data sets, liberating the data and facilitating full access to all of your company’s information.

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

April 24, 2015 3:26 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

This week we have a winner who has exceeded expectations this year, while the loser has learned that while imitation may be the highest form of flattery, it does not bode well in the business sector.

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Cheaper Fuel Has Airlines Soaring To Record Profits

April 24, 2015 3:17 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

Like motorists, airlines have been saving money at the pump since oil prices began plunging last summer. Even with a recent increase, the spot price of jet fuel is down 40 percent since September.

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Durable Goods Orders Up, Business Investments Fall Again

April 24, 2015 3:11 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. manufacturers have been hurt by a labor dispute at West Coast ports that disrupted supply chains in the early part of the year. They were also hit with winter weather in many parts of the country that was harsh enough to disrupt production.

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Michelle Obama: Tech Industry To Train, Hire 90K Military Vets

April 24, 2015 2:51 pm | by Darlene Superville, The Associated Press | Comments

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans.

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Harley Recalls Nearly 46K Motorcycles

April 24, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. said in documents that gas bubbles can cause the clutch master cylinder to lose its ability to fully disengage the clutch, especially if the bike has been parked for a long time.

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