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GE adds to work force at Louisville plant

June 27, 2012 7:50 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said Wednesday it will add 380 more workers this summer as the company ramps up production of a new line of refrigerators, part of a planned $800 million investment in its Louisville operations by 2014.The new employment comes on top of about 1,000 production jobs already...

High Precision Linear Stage

June 27, 2012 7:48 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP (Auburn, MA) has announced that it is now offering the PI miCos product line of Precision Linear Stages.

Experts Speculate Human Error in Okla. Train Crash

June 27, 2012 6:50 am | by Ken Miller - Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts speculated Tuesday that a fiery head-on collision of two trains in the Oklahoma Panhandle was likely the result of human error, though federal investigators are still piecing together evidence and haven't determined a cause.Three crew members were killed when the Union Pacific Corp....


Google likely to unveil small tablet at show

June 27, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small tablet computer bearing Google's brand is expected Wednesday.If speculation about the long-rumored device pans out, the Google tablet is likely be seen more of a threat to Inc.'s Kindle Fire than Apple Inc.'s top-selling iPad. More details should emerge Wednesday during a...

Ohio worker injured at General Motors plant dies

June 27, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials have identified a worker fatally injured in an accident at a General Motors Co. plant in suburban Cleveland.Authorities were contacted Tuesday afternoon about a worker trapped by machinery at the metal processing plant in Parma, Ohio. The medical examiner in Cleveland identified the...

Merck, AstraZeneca amend long-standing partnership

June 27, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmakers Merck & Co. and AstraZeneca PLC have amended their U.S. partnership to give AstraZeneca a 2014 buyout option that could cost more than $400 million.The companies said Wednesday that London-based AstraZeneca will have an option to purchase Merck's remaining interest in AstraZeneca's...

Musical Robot Companion Enhances Listener Experience

June 27, 2012 6:11 am | by Jason Maderer and Liz Klipp, Georgia Tech | Articles | Comments

Wedding DJs everywhere should be worried about job security now that a new robot is on the scene.

DARPA Develops Disaster Relief By Air or By Sea

June 27, 2012 5:58 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA's has completed the design of innovative technologies to transform commercial container ships into self-contained floating supply bases during disaster relief operations, without needing port infrastructure.


SS & C buys British fund service provider

June 27, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Financial services software maker SS&C Technologies acquired GlobeOp Financial Services SA for about $891.8 million.Under the terms of the agreement announced Wednesday, SS&C will pay 4.85 British pounds ($7.56) per share for the London company, which provides independent fund services to hedge...

NBC's Ebersol adviser for Olympics telecasts

June 27, 2012 5:50 am | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The way American television viewers experience the Olympics is largely the vision of producer Dick Ebersol, and this summer's London Games will be the first in two decades on NBC without the veteran executive running the show.He won't be forgotten, given the loyalties of NBC Sports brass, and...

Pima County likely to issue permit for copper mine

June 27, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pima County authorities are poised to allow a proposed copper mine to operate along the Catalina Mountains.The Arizona Daily Star ( reports county officials are scheduled to hold a public hearing Wednesday evening on whether to approve an air-quality permit for the Oracle...

Photos of the Day: Smart Spindle Technology

June 27, 2012 5:49 am | by Drake Manufacturing Services | News | Comments

Drake Manufacturing Services has recently shipped a GS:TE-LM 200 Steering Worm Grinder to a European automotive parts supplier.  


Engineering Firm Barred from State Business Sues

June 27, 2012 5:49 am | by AP | News | Comments

An Illinois engineering firm barred from state contracts for three years for alleged over-charges is suing Illinois Department of Transportation officials over what it calls the "economic strangulation" of the company.

Google Likely to Unveil Tablet

June 27, 2012 5:45 am | by AP | News | Comments

If speculation about the long-rumored device pan out, the Google tablet is likely be seen more of a threat to Inc.'s Kindle Fire than Apple Inc.'s top-selling iPad.

Group Blasts Renewable Energy Ballot Proposal

June 27, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of legislators, business and utility leaders has repeated a call to defeat a ballot proposal that would force Michigan energy providers to increase output from renewable sources.The Clean Affordable Renewable Energy for Michigan Coalition that's also known as CARE said Tuesday that the...


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