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Kodak Founder's Grave Part Of Business Park Sale

March 27, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

The ashes of George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak, are buried under a memorial located on what is now the Eastman Business Park.                     

Detection Perfection

March 27, 2014 8:20 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Industrial Scientific’s President and CEO Justin McElhattan talks about safety with such genuine passion, that it’s no surprise this company is a leader in its field of portable gas detection.            

Greenpeace Taking P&G Protests Worldwide

March 27, 2014 8:17 am | News | Comments

Greenpeace activists who staged a daring demonstration at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati have taken their message worldwide with protests in five more countries.              


Miss. Senate Gives Final Approval To 3 Anti-Union Bills

March 27, 2014 8:13 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant.         

GOP: Administration Stonewalling On Wind Farm Bird Deaths

March 27, 2014 8:05 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed, House Republicans charge.         

$270M Chocolate Plant Highlights U.S.'s Sweet Tooth

March 27, 2014 7:37 am | by John Hanna, Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant, built south of Topeka, will be able to produce 14 million bite-sized Snickers each day, as well as 39 million M&M's, enough to fill 1.5 million fun-sized packs.                     

Fire In Chinese Lingerie Factory Kills 11

March 26, 2014 11:36 am | News | Comments

Guangdong province's emergency management department said the fire happened in the early afternoon in a town in Puning county and covered an area of 208 square meters (2,240 square feet).                   

What Is The Mystery Project That Could Get Millions From Florida?

March 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Gary Fineout - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents from Space Florida, the state's aerospace economic development arm, show that the company that would receive the money is promising to spend up to $500 million on real estate, equipment and furnishing between now and 2020.     


A Radical Company Challenge: Stop The Complaining

March 26, 2014 11:07 am | by Peter D. Winiarski, CEO, Win Enterprises, LLC | Blogs | Comments

When we experience something we don’t like, that is frustrating, or we know can be improved, we have a choice: we can complain about it or we can do something about it. Many times people find themselves willing to make noise (bitch about it) but not to step up to full responsibility for making a change.

MAPI: Durable Goods Numbers Show Some Good, Some Bad

March 26, 2014 10:42 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) | News | Comments

"Despite the seemingly good news, however, the underlying demand for business equipment actually declined. Defense and aerospace orders are very large, and erratic, and have multiyear lead times that indicate nothing about the short-term outlook for business equipment."

Orders For U.S. Manufactured Goods Up 2.2 Percent

March 26, 2014 9:29 am | by Martin Crutsinger - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Economists expect manufacturing output to strengthen in coming months reflecting better weather after a series of winter storms which disrupted production at some factories.                        

Amy's Kitchen To Open $100M Orange County Plant

March 26, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company is expected to break ground on the 500,000-square-foot organic food-manufacturing plant early next year and open by the end of 2016.                                

Oversight Chair Questions Nuke Dump Safety

March 25, 2014 2:21 pm | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of a federal nuclear safety oversight board calls the recent truck fire and radiation release from the government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico "near misses."           


Japan Nuke Worker Life Gets Recorded As Manga

March 25, 2014 8:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Tatsuta said "1F" is not about taking sides on the debate over nuclear power, but simply a story of what it's like to work there.                        

RV Maker Adding Workers In Indiana

March 25, 2014 8:09 am | News | Comments

The company says it is increasing production at the Elkhart County factory to meet growing demand for its fifth-wheel towable RV.                      

WHO Says Pollution Kills 7M Every Year

March 25, 2014 8:05 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The agency said air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the single biggest environmental health risk.                    

Wanxiang Affiliate Buys Fisker Plant

March 25, 2014 7:58 am | News | Comments

California-based Fisker planned to build cars at the former General Motors plant, but it filed for bankruptcy protection in November.                    

Toyota Case Highlights Difficulty In Prosecuting Execs

March 25, 2014 7:50 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say they had little choice, in part because of constraints with evidence and the challenge of gathering testimony and information from witnesses outside the United States.                

Tennant Company Major Industrial Design Award

March 24, 2014 2:56 pm | News | Comments

Tennant Company has announced that it was the recipient of a 2013 GOOD DESIGN™ Award for the industrial design of its T12 compact rider scrubber.                              

Closing Scheduled On Sale Of Failed Beef Plant

March 24, 2014 2:40 pm | News | Comments

A San Francisco-based investment banking firm still holds the top bid of $44.4 million for Northern Beef Packers, the Aberdeen plant that filed for bankruptcy last summer because it lacked money to buy cattle for slaughter.      

N.C. Pulls Deal With Duke

March 24, 2014 2:11 pm | by Michael Biesecker and Mitch Weiss, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Carolina regulators said they have asked a judge to withdraw a proposed settlement that would have allowed Duke Energy to resolve environmental violations by paying a $99,000 fine.            

North Carolina Company Hopes To Buy Bankrupt Peanut Plant

March 24, 2014 11:53 am | News | Comments

A North Carolina company is hoping to buy an eastern New Mexico peanut-butter processing plant that went bankrupt after a salmonella outbreak shuttered its operations and prompted a nationwide recall.          

Washington's Exports Soar On Boeing

March 24, 2014 10:30 am | by Richard Read, The Oregonian | News | Comments

The focus on Boeing, the nation's biggest exporter, brings up a more fundamental difference between the Washington and Oregon that has national implications.                       

Breakfast Food Prices Rising

March 24, 2014 10:00 am | by Steve Rothwell, AP Markets Writer | News | Comments

The price of bacon is surging and the cost of other morning staples, like coffee and orange juice, is set to rise because of global supply problems, from drought in Brazil to disease on U.S. pig farms.          

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Victims Want Compensation

March 24, 2014 8:19 am | by Julhas Alam, Associated Press | News | Comments

The collapse killed more than 1,100 people and highlighted the grim conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry, a major supplier to global fashion brands.                  

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