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A Lawsuit Won & A Tarnished CEO Fired

December 17, 2014 2:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

In the last 24 hours Apple was victorious in fighting the class-action lawsuit over its iPod prices and American Apparel has officially fired its founder and CEO. The AP has reported that a federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software...

Russia iPhone Statue Dismantled After Apple CEO Comes Out

November 3, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A two-meter statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in...

Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving The Way For Young Execs?

August 28, 2014 9:53 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, experience generally trumps...

Blade From Power Saw Impales Worker

August 26, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a...

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Warren Buffett's Firm To Pay $896,000 Penalty

August 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. should have ...

Cianci Sauce Made No Money For Charity In 4 Years

August 18, 2014 1:35 pm | by Michelle R. Smith - Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales has been donated to...

Entrepreneurship The Answer For Some With Autism

August 13, 2014 3:28 am | by Joyce M. Rosenberg - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts. After six years of bagging groceries and pushing carts, Cottle wanted more. He had already learned how to ...

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Maryland Man Convicted Of Exporting To Iran

August 11, 2014 6:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maryland man has been convicted on charges of exporting American manufactured industrial products to Iran. Prosecutors said Monday that a federal grand jury convicted 34-year-old Ali Saboonchi of Parkville after a two-week trial. Saboonchi conspired ...

Surgeon General Who Fought Tobacco Dies At 87

August 6, 2014 9:56 am | by Krysta Fauria, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.               

Microsoft Hires Qualcomm Exec To Make Deals

August 6, 2014 7:50 am | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has lured away an executive from smartphone chip maker Qualcomm to hammer out more deals that will expand the software maker's presence in the mobile device market.                       

Obama: U.S. Companies To Invest $14B In Africa

August 5, 2014 11:53 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to ...     

Ohio Plane Crash Victim Was Company CEO

July 29, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Authorities in northwest Ohio say one of the two people killed in a weekend plane crash was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company.                     

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Molson Coors Brewing Co. CEO To Retire

July 25, 2014 10:18 am | News | Comments

The brewing company said Friday that Swinburn will be succeeded in the posts by Mark R. Hunter, who currently serves as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe.                  

Wal-Mart Names CEO Of U.S. Discount Division

July 24, 2014 9:34 am | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says U.S. discount-store chief Bill Simon is stepping down. The world's largest retailer has named the head of its Asian business as his replacement.                      

Head Of Troubled Anthrax Lab Has Resigned

July 24, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Dozens of CDC workers were potentially exposed to anthrax. No one got sick, but an internal investigation found serious safety lapses, including use of an unapproved sterilization technique and use of a potent type of anthrax in an experiment that did not require a live form of the germ.     

BlackBerry Appoints New COO

July 22, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Beard starts immediately and will be responsible for such things as marketing, BlackBerry 10 app development and customer care and quality.                   

NASA Renames Building For Armstrong

July 21, 2014 12:50 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Armstrong, who died in 2012, was remembered at a ceremony Monday as not only an astronaut, but also as an aerospace engineer, a test pilot and university professor.                    

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ISD Selected To Speak at Parcel Forum Conference 2014

July 18, 2014 12:07 pm | by Integrated Systems Design | News | Comments

Integrated Systems Design (ISD), an order picking, packing and shipping integrator and manufacturer, has been selected to speak about "Dimensional (DIM) Order Packing Trends & Tips to Increase Profitability" at the upcoming ...    

HP CEO Whitman Takes Chairman Post

July 18, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Whitman has been CEO since 2011. She took over from Leo Apotheker, who was CEO for less than a year before being forced out.                        

Second-In-Command At EPA Resigns

July 18, 2014 7:48 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

The No. 2 environmental official under President Barack Obama is resigning to head a nonprofit group dedicated to energy and climate change.                    

Ghosn: Japan's Goal For Female Bosses Goal Too Ambitious

July 17, 2014 8:23 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nissan's chief executive, who has long made a point of promoting women to management positions, said the Japanese prime minister's plan to boost female bosses to 30 percent by 2020 is too ambitious.                

Google Adds Former Ford CEO Mulally To Board

July 16, 2014 8:10 am | News | Comments

Mulally, 68, retired from Ford at the end of June. Over the winter, he was rumored to be in the running for the top job at Microsoft Corp., but it went to an internal candidate.                      

HP Loses Interim Chairman Whitworth

July 15, 2014 11:03 am | News | Comments

HP has been working on a turnaround of its business amid slumping PC sales in recent years, cutting expenses and focusing on more profitable areas such as software and services.            

Obama Taps Controversial Nominee For NLRB

July 14, 2014 7:38 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is once again nominating lawyer Sharon Block to serve on the National Labor Relations Board, a move that could anger congressional Republicans.                    

Infiniti Exec To Head GM's Cadillac

July 11, 2014 11:51 am | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has named an Infiniti executive to head its Cadillac division, which has struggled with sagging U.S. sales this year while competing luxury brands have advanced.              

Ford Planning $1M Alan Mulally Scholarship

July 11, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship announced Thursday provides financial assistance to students pursuing degrees in automotive engineering.                

New Ford CEO Gets $5.25M Pay Package

July 2, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

New Ford CEO Mark Fields will get a pay package worth $5.25 million this year as he takes over for the retiring Alan Mulally, but he'll get stock options that could drive that figure much higher.           

Obama Lauds Former P&G CEO As Right Choice To Fix VA

July 1, 2014 9:28 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama sought to turn the page on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.              

Ghosn Still Highest-Paid Exec In Japan

June 25, 2014 7:48 am | News | Comments

Nissan said that CEO Carlos Ghosn earned 995 million yen in the 2013 business year ended in March, up from 988 million yen the previous year, adding to the view he will remain the highest-paid executive among listed companies in Japan.     

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