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Jeep Recalling 206,668 Cherokee SUVs For Wiper Defect

September 1, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

Customers will be notified and dealers will repair the vehicles for free.

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Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Report: Manufacturing Mergers Remain Active In First Quarter

September 1, 2015 2:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Mergers in the manufacturing and distribution industries are off 2014's pace but remain high relative to recent years. 


Polymer Developed From Squid Teeth Heals Itself With Water

September 1, 2015 1:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Teeth located on the tentacles of squid could one day provide an easier way to fix medical implants or undersea cables.


Ford, FCA August Sales Defy Projections

September 1, 2015 1:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

U.S. automakers bucked analysts' expectations of lower August sales according to data released on Tuesday.


U.S. Fines Triumph Motorcycles Up To $2.9 Million

September 1, 2015 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company was fined for violating safety reporting requirements. 


SpaceX’s Next Falcon 9 Launch Delayed Until End Of Year

September 1, 2015 1:42 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

This news comes in the wake of the June 28 Falcon 9 rocket accident.


New LED Material Could Dramatically Lower Production Costs

September 1, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

“In general, the cost of LED lighting has been a big concern thus far, but this could change that." 


European Space Officials Debut New Rover

September 1, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Interact Centaur is a four-wheeled blue and white vehicle with two robotic arms at the front and a camera mounted atop a neck-like structure.


NASA Prepares For Mars With Year-Long Simulation In Hawaii

September 1, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

They will remain inside for one year and will only journey outside with a spacesuit.


Massive Gas Find Promises To Ease Egypt's Fuel Crisis

September 1, 2015 9:41 am | by Brian Rohan, The Associated Press | Comments

Egypt is making a gradual economic recovery from the years of chaos that followed the 2011 uprising.


Manufacturers Push Expansion To Pursue Growth In 2015

August 31, 2015 3:30 pm | by Alastair Borthwick | Comments

Finance leaders at manufacturing firms should consider the following strategies and best practices to maximize on the opportunities ahead.


KFC To Debut Fryerside Chats With Col. Sanders

August 31, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

SNL veteran Norm MacDonald will appear as the colonel in this series of online ads.


Tesla To Buy Lithium From Mexico For Battery Factory

August 31, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Tesla plans to make lithium-ion batteries at its Nevada "gigafactory."


Report: Natural Gas Operations Could Release Harmful Chemicals

August 31, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study also said that research into chemicals released by natural gas operations is lacking.


Wyoming Ethanol Plant To Suspend Operations

August 31, 2015 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can't compete with lower gasoline prices. 


Doubts About China's Economic Leadership Sap Confidence

August 31, 2015 2:49 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Global stock markets have sunk as investors have wrestled with their doubts.


Nestle: Forced Labor Has No Place In Our Food Supply Chain

August 31, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A lawsuit alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.


General Mills Sets Ambitious Goal For Greenhouse Gas Cuts

August 31, 2015 2:37 pm | by Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press | Comments

General Mills has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.


Michelin Recalls Truck, RV Tires Prone To Rupturing

August 31, 2015 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The tire maker says no injuries or deaths have been tied to the problem.


Blue Bell Resumes Selling Ice Cream After Listeria Recall

August 31, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday. 


Seven Workers Die After Exposure To Gases At China Paper Mill

August 31, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two other workers were seriously injured. 



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