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U.S. Indexes Slide, Airlines, Energy Stocks Drop

October 14, 2014 10:09 am | by ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The stock market slumped on Monday, unable to shake off worries of a global economic slowdown and plunging oil prices.                                                                         

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Illinois Suggests New Power Plant Laws

October 14, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Leaders in a northern Illinois village struggling with controversy over a proposed power plant are asking state lawmakers to revamp the process developers must go through before making an offer to municipal leaders.                                         

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Belt Conveyor Oven

October 14, 2014 9:45 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

No. 853 is a 500F electrically-heated belt conveyor oven from Grieve, currently used for curing coating and heat shrinking plastics at a customer’s facility.

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Dosing Pumps

October 14, 2014 9:38 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

A new range of dosing pumps launched by Moyno offers an efficient, reliable and low maintenance solution for applications where low flow, accurate dosing is required. 

Banning Plastic Bags May Be Bad Science

October 14, 2014 1:00 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as the data begins to show that plastic might not be as bad as you'd think...

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3 Key Business Drivers For Labeling In A Global Supply Chain

October 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Josh Roffman | Articles | Comments

In today’s global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and  business growth. To do so, you must consider the critical role that labeling plays in meeting the demands of key business drivers, as they can have a significant impact on the performance and success of your business. 

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Targa Buys Atlas Pipeline, Atlas Energy

October 13, 2014 11:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Targa Resources is buying Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy in a deal valued at close to $6 billion, creating a huge energy transportation and storage company.                                

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Oil, Natural Gas Prices Confound New England

October 13, 2014 11:15 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall.                 

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Disgruntled Employee Hijacks Coal Train

October 13, 2014 11:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he was apprehended.                                                  

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Kinematic Viscometer

October 13, 2014 10:56 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

CANNON Instrument Company announces the release of the automated CAV 4.2 dual-bath kinematic viscometer for ASTM D445. 

Electromagnetic Flow Meter

October 13, 2014 10:40 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | McCrometer | Product Releases | Comments

Process and plant engineers contending with swirl and other flow disturbances in the line will find the new FPI-X Dual Sensor Electromagnetic Flow Meter from McCrometer delivers accurate and repeatable measurement under extreme flow conditions unachievable with other technologies.

Net Energy Imports At Lowest Level In 29 Years

October 10, 2014 4:13 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

Total U.S. net imports of energy as a share of energy consumption fell to their lowest level in 29 years for the first six months of 2014.                                     

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The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Converting Plastic Into Oil Could Add $9B To The U.S. Economy

October 10, 2014 4:08 pm | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

Wide-scale deployment of emerging technology that converts used, non-recycled plastics into oil could generate up to $9 billion in annual U.S. economic output and create upwards of 40,000 domestic jobs, according to a report released by the American Chemistry Council.

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Oil Dealers Sue Over Gas Expansion Plan

October 10, 2014 3:59 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut oil dealers are suing over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's drive to expand the use of natural gas, demanding environmental reviews.                                       

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OSHA Launches Dialogue On Hazardous Chemical Exposures

October 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by U.S. Dept. Of Labor | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.                                   

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