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China Economy Beats Forecast and Shows 6.9% Growth in 2017china-map-promo.gif

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:32 -0500

"The national economy has maintained the momentum of stable and sound development and exceeded the expectation with the economic vitality, impetus and potential released," National Statistics Bureau head Ning Jizhe said.(image)


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Alcoa Plunges Most Since 2016 as Profit Disappoints on Costsalcoa.jpg

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:57 -0500

The company missed earnings estimates as higher input costs offset surging aluminum prices.(image)


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Why Made-in-USA Fashion is Turning HeadsPrint

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:10 -0500

Faster delivery and customization are combining with automation to spur a return of apparel manufacturing to the U.S.(image)


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Advance Your Materials Handling Operations with Real-Time Data011818-Material-Handling-Operations-Data-IV2.jpg

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:20 -0500

While warehouse operations will change significantly over the next decade thanks to analytics, there are ways companies can reap the benefits of data right now and improve operations for both the short-term and long-term.(image)


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Microsoft Sees Need for AI Laws, Regulations011818-Microsoft-brain-AI.jpg

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:51 -0500

“Companies that do not acknowledge the importance of worker protections and benefits risk damage to their brands and face the possibility that lawmakers and the courts will step in to impose regulations.”(image)


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BMW Ranks First, Subaru Worst in Climate Lobby Survey011818-Cars-emissions-SeanGallup2.jpg

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:36 -0500

The Carbon Disclosure Project ranked responses from 16 manufacturers on three main issues: Progress toward meeting emissions standards, strategies on using self-driving technology and renewable energies, and management incentives to lower carbon emissions.(image)


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Apple’s Tax Bill Leaves EU Nemesis Unmoved011818-Apple-Ireland.png

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:20 -0500

Apple might be able to get a foreign tax credit to recognize a payment to Ireland and reduce its U.S. bill, but the situation is still fairly complicated.(image)


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AUTO SHOW: Dumped Cars, EV Dreams, and Other Lessons Learned in Detroit011818-NAIAS-Ford-exhibit-BillPugliano2.jpg

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:55 -0500

The rise of autonomy and electrification, and an exodus by Detroit’s hometown automakers from car segments loomed large at the North American International Auto Show. Here were some of the key takeaways.(image)


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Apple Expects to Pay $38 Billion Tax on Repatriated Cashapple-scene-1.jpg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:02 -0500

The iPhone maker plans capital expenditures of $30 billion in the U.S. over five years and will create 20,000 new jobs at existing sites and a new campus it intends to open.(image)


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Ford Cuts Loose From Cars after Years of Missing Margin GoalFord-Motor-Plant-Floor-1.jpg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:45 -0500

“Let’s be clear: We are not satisfied with our performance,” CFO Bob Shanks told analysts on Jan. 16.(image)


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Volkswagen Clinches Record Sales in 2017VW Red Car.jpg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:28 -0500

Some 10.74 million vehicles from VW or its subsidiaries ranging from Porsche and Audi to Skoda and Seat rolled out of dealerships last year -- an increase of 4.3% over the previous year keeping the company's title of world's largest carmaker.(image)


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Over in Asia, Bitcoin Can Drive More Growth Than iPhones011718-Bitcoin-DanKitwood2.jpg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:12 -0500

“The mining impact on Taiwan Semiconductor is now akin to that of a popular new iPhone. The difference is that each new iPhone requires a huge amount of innovation and marketing. The Bitcoin contribution is automatic.”(image)


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AUTO SHOW: While Detroit Celebrates, a Policy Storm Looms in DC011718-NAIAS-auto-show-Scura-RDX-ScottOlson2.jpg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:50 -0500

The North American International Auto Show is just about in full swing, but after the fun ends in Detroit, a handful of legislative decisions from the federal government could shape the industry for years to come.(image)


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Enhanced Machine Safety Portfolio Improves ProductivityEnhancedMachineSafety_Rockwell_1-18.jpg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00 -0500

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. The Rockwell Automation machine safety portfolio helps simplify machine designs, reduce installation costs and ease compliance.(image)


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Boeing Barges Into Aircraft-Seat Business in Threat to Suppliers695619320

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:08 -0500

The joint venture with Adient Plc will market seats to airlines and leasing companies that are ordering new planes and retrofitting older ones.(image)


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Nutella Maker Ferrero to Pay $2.8 Billion for Nestle US Candy Unitnutella.jpg

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:41 -0500

The sale of the unit is also the first major divestment by the Swiss food giant since CEO Mark Schneider took the helm last year.(image)


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5 Employment Trends for 2018job-Applicant-1.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:42 -0500

One important trend is that training and development will be utilized to fill the gaps in employee skill sets which is essential for Generation Z employees, who are demonstrating a soft skills gap.(image)


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Why Do Good Leaders Fail? The Leadership Spectrum in Action649124858

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:39 -0500

A truly great leader can flex his leadership style to meet organizational demands. These examples help you understand why.(image)


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Whirlpool’s Voglewede Pursues a Sustainable Customer ConnectionRon Voglewede at Whirlpool HQ.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:09 -0500

With better data on materials and energy usage, Whirlpool is ramping up its sustainability efforts and achieving major savings.(image)


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GM Surprises with Steady Profit View Amid Truck ChangeoverTraverse-1.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:58 -0500

“We are positioned for another strong year in 2018 and an even better one in 2019,” CEO Mary Barra said.(image)


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Workers at Apple Supplier Describe Harsh ConditionsiPhone 1.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:39 -0500

Workers making cases for iPhone stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper gloves or masks.(image)


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NC Manufacturing Hub Gets into Stadium Business011618-HighPoint-NC-Carolina-drawers.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:31 -0500

High Point is the self-proclaimed home furnishings capital of the world, but its number of manufacturing jobs still hasn’t matched pre-recession levels. Still committed to industry, the city now gambles on a new economic spur.(image)


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AUTO SHOW: Detroit Ditching Cars to Mint Money off Trucks011618-Jeep-Compass-FCA-Illinois-ScottOlson2.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:04 -0500

“The industry thought Sergio was a mad man when he did that, and now he looks like a genius. He paved the way for everyone. Now, with the Detroit brands, virtually every car is under review.”(image)


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GE Charged $6.2 Billion after Insurance Burn011618-GE-logo-appliance-ScottOlson2.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:35 -0500

The lingering problems — from a business GE long ago left behind — underscore the high hurdles facing CEO John Flannery as he seeks to overcome flagging demand for the company’s gas turbines, oilfield equipment and locomotives.(image)


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Modern EBR: The Future of Batch ExecutionModernEBR_Rockwell_1-18.jpg

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00 -0500

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Advanced EBR manages workflows and recordkeeping for compliance and production efficiency.(image)


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