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Worth a Look: Rethinking Resources to Boost Manufacturing

Plus: Steps for Inventory Optimization, Burning Professional Bridges, the WTO in China's Exports Dispute, Leadership Language, Female Entrepreneurship and Surprising Business Advantages. Sometimes the Internet seems like it's gotten too big. To help navigate this sea of information, Industry Market Trends' weekly Worth a Look feature spotlights some of the more interesting, informative and...

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5 Great Apps for Small Business Success

More small business professionals are using mobile apps to make work easier and improve profitability. With so many apps to choose from, we narrow the list down to the essential ones that help your company thrive. New research indicates that small business owners and employees are becoming more dependent on mobile apps. A 2011 AT&T study revealed that 38 percent of small businesses said they...

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Proper Fracking Rules May Usher In Energy "Golden Age"

The International Energy Agency has released a list of "Golden Rules" that offers reasonable and safe guidelines for affordable fracking, and could usher in a new era of cheaper, plentiful energy. Unconventional gas - shale gas, tight gas and coalbed methane - is rapidly becoming a point of focus as energy companies explore the possibilities of affordably extracting natural gas in North...

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The Mobile Wave

In The Mobile Wave, author and entrepreneur Michael J. Saylor outlines how smartphones and tablet computers have become essential tools for modern life and argues that the rise of mobile computing is revolutionizing business, economics and education. In the tradition of international bestsellers, Future Shock and Megatrends, Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, brings The Mobile Wave, a...

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A Manufacturing Coalition Challenges LEED

While the U.S. Green Building Council continues to hammer out the specifics of the next iteration of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the go-to standard for green and sustainable buildings, it may face a formidable opponent. A new lobbying group called the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition is gearing up to challenge LEED version 4. The coalition is made up of...

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Manufacturing Goes Mobile

Mobile devices have changed the way people interact, view media and do business. Manufacturers are taking advantage of smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies to streamline operations and boost productivity. But given the potential for security leaks, is mobility work the risk? Smartphones and PDAs like the Blackberry and iPhone have made mobile connectivity a necessary component of...

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Working Together by Working Apart: The Telecommuting Culture

The number of employees who work from remote locations has skyrocketed in the past few years, thanks to technological advances that have enabled a wider range of tasks to be performed outside the workplace. How can telecommuting help your bottom line? The nature of work is changing rapidly, as many employees and managers are tapping into technology that allows them to accomplish more and more...

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Strange Science News So Far This Year

Not all scientific advances are groundbreaking -- or even practical. Here we look at the many odd, funny and creative breakthroughs from the first half of 2012. The first six months of 2012 have provided us with numerous examples of innovation and breakthroughs in scientific discovery, although not every discovery has the potential to transform humankind. Here we look at some of the more offbeat...

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

New research suggests that Americans aren't getting nearly enough sleep, increasing the chances of health problems and hurting their performance at work. Industrial workers are particularly at risk. Considering the hectic schedules and day-to-day stresses of the modern workplace, getting a good night's rest is often easier said than done. But sleep deprivation poses serious health risks, and...

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather Will Put Risk Management Pressures on Industry

Recent extreme weather in the United States and other parts of the world prompted many commentators to evoke the specter of global warming once again. "This is what global warming looks like," said one climate scientist who was quoted in a Associated Press story. Weather events affect the stability of supply chains, workforces, markets and the economy, so business decision-makers are naturally...

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