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Facebook CFO, Xerox CEO Among Top 50 Women In Technology

March 23, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

To be chosen, a woman must be a top leader in her organization and profession, have directly contributed to the company or organization’s growth, stayed up to date with consistent accomplishments in the field, mentored other women, and displayed ethical behavior and a commitment to corporate citizenship.

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Tesla To Unveil New Product Next Month

March 30, 2015 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CEO Elon Musk tweeted Monday that "a major new Tesla product line" will be revealed April 30. Tesla shares rose 3 percent to $190.60 after the tweet.

Volvo Announces Plans To Construct U.S. Plant

March 30, 2015 3:02 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Volvo on Monday confirmed it will open a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., a move the Swedish automaker said makes it a “global car manufacturer.”

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Google, Johnson & Johnson Team Up To Build Robot Surgeons

March 30, 2015 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The companies will try to engineer robotic technology that will reduce patient trauma and accelerate post-surgery healing.

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Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Outlook For U.S. Economy

March 30, 2015 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The March report from the National Association for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a lower inflation rate and more growth in consumer spending in 2015.

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Low Crude Prices Curb Job Growth For Oil-Producing States

March 30, 2015 11:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

 Newly released estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the global drop in oil prices hindered growth in many of the country's top oil producing states.

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Toyota Cuts Price Of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

March 30, 2015 10:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Toyota says it can sell the systems cheaper because it's mass-producing them, plus the cost of cameras and other sensors continues to fall.

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Century-Old NYC Matzo Factory Faces A High-Tech Future

March 30, 2015 10:30 am | by Verenda Dobink, The Associated Press | Comments

These are not great-grandmother's matzos, kneaded and shaped by hand. Mass-produced and machine-packaged, they're a modern effort to preserve tradition.

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Creative Revamp, ERP Style: Q&A With Charlie Merrow

March 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

The CEO of Merrow Sewing Machine Company gives advice on taking risks and getting creative to boost your business.

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Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than it Delivers?

March 30, 2015 10:10 am | by Bob McKee | Comments

Experts suggest that the time to make a change is when you need more than your system can offer. You shouldn’t wait until the system fails you to replace it.

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Senate Approves Long-Delayed Bill To Boost Energy Efficiency

March 30, 2015 10:02 am | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

The measure exempts some energy-efficient water heaters from pending Energy Department rules and requires federal agencies to develop best practices to increase energy efficiency in federal buildings.

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Study: Lifting Crude Export Ban Would Benefit U.S. Energy Security

March 30, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

he U.S. energy market would largely benefit from lifting the current ban on crude oil exports, according to a new report from researchers at Rice University.

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Personalized Production: The Brilliant Factory Will Match The Right Parts With The Right Tools

March 30, 2015 9:52 am | by GE Reports | Comments

GE manufacturing maven Christine Furstoss provides a look inside the technology at work in the "brilliant factory."

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Report: Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training

March 27, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"Supply chain can’t be seen as a ‘fallback’ position," said DHL Global Forwarding Middle Europe CEO Volker Oesau. "This means corporate culture needs to change — and that change must come from the C-level."

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BMW Recalls Nearly 49K Motorcycles

March 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BMW says if bolts that hold the rear wheels to a flange are over-tightened, the flange can crack. If that happens, the bolts can loosen and the wheel may not stay secured to the bike.

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Union Vote Set Next Month At Boeing's South Carolina Plants

March 27, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The union announced Tuesday that the Machinists and Boeing have agreed to the National Labor Relations Board conducting a one-day vote April 22 at five locations on the company's North Charleston campus.

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Road Course Will Test Self-Driving Cars

March 27, 2015 2:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The faux city, essentially a wirelessly connected, life-sized toy car environment, was created by the university in partnership with the United States government and leading technology companies.

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5 Tips To Catch A Hacker

March 27, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

Because cybersecurity is an ongoing process, knowing how to identify and reduce the threat of hackers can help businesses.

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Recalls Of The Week: Listeria Contaminations Linger

March 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

"Testing products works and being transparent with that information, as required by the FDA, will save lives."

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5 Problems With 3D Printing & How To Fix Them

March 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Jeff Kowalski, Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk | Comments

Designers need to solve problems with new solutions, less effort, more results, greater expression, increased reliably and confidence, and good quality.

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Boost Efficiency Through Augmented Reality: Q&A With Bob Meads

March 27, 2015 10:09 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

We discuss the collaboration between iQuest and Kepware, as well as advanced approaches to viewing the plant floor and challenges to implementing automated solutions.

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