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Alibaba's Alipay Offers Mobile Wallet For U.S. Sites

October 16, 2014 | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The move will let U.S. retailers tap into the estimated 500 million Chinese online shoppers who spent $298 billion online in 2013.                                   

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GE 3Q Profit Rises On Oil, Aviation Strength

October 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer

The company reported an 11 percent year-over-year increase in net income for the quarter.                                              


Apartments Pushed Up U.S. Homebuilding In September

October 17, 2014 9:22 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

The sluggish recovery and meager wage growth has left more Americans renting instead of owning homes.                                           


WD-40 Sales Up 4 Percent In Q4

October 17, 2014 9:15 am | by WD-40

The company's fiscal year-end financial data included a 10 percent year-over-year increase in net income from 2013.                                       


Praxair Announces Price Increases

October 17, 2014 9:04 am | by Praxair

The adjustments will address higher production and distribution costs.                                                   


Applications For U.S. Unemployment Benefits At 14 Year Low

October 16, 2014 12:02 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The low number is the latest signal that companies are cutting fewer workers and hiring could remain healthy.                                         


Bunzl Acquires De Ridder, Reports Q3 Revenue Up 6 Percent

October 16, 2014 10:37 am | by Bunzl plc

The addition of the specialist distribution business will further Bunzl's growth that stems from acquisitions.                                        


U.S. Factory Output Rises 0.5 Percent In September

October 16, 2014 10:07 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Total industrial production surged 1 percent last month, as output from mines and utilities both increased.                                         


Snap-On Q3 Sales Increase 7 Percent

October 16, 2014 9:38 am | by Snap-On

The Kenosha, Wis.-based tool manufacturer had solid organic sales gains across all operating segments.                                           


SKF To Cut Production As Q3 Profits Disappoint

October 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

Despite a 14 percent year-to-date third quarter increase in sales, the ball-bearing maker will cut back production due to expected low European demand.                             


Avnet Opens CenterPoint Value-Added Services Center In Ohio

October 15, 2014 5:24 pm | by Avnet

The all-in-one services model brings together engineering, integration, installation, logistics, fulfillment, repair, recycling, remarketing, call center, and maintenance services.                    


Motion Industries Debuts How-To Video Series

October 15, 2014 4:12 pm | by Motion Industries

The "Tom's Toolbox" series embodies the “how-to” format, but in shorter time snippets. Each video short is filmed in a workshop or in an appropriate off-site setting.                     


Atlas Products Supplier Collaboration Chosen By Office Depot

October 15, 2014 10:44 am | by HighJump Software

The Atlas supplier enablement network provides Office Depot with an electronic platform for collaboration and commerce with over 4,000 suppliers of goods-for-resale products.                     


Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Wholesale Roofing Supply

October 15, 2014 9:42 am | by Beacon Roofing Supply

The addition gives Beacon Roofing Supply a strong foothold in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.                                             


Exact Online Mobile App Now Available

October 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Exact

Designed specifically for small business manufacturing and wholesale distribution, Exact Online software streamlines tasks such as production, inventory management, and CRM.                   


U.S. Retail Sales Fell In September on Autos, Gas

October 15, 2014 9:25 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the previous month.                                     


U.S. Producer Prices Fell 0.1 Percent In September

October 15, 2014 9:16 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

An economic slowdown in Europe, China, Japan, and elsewhere should further mute inflationary pressures because it's driving the value of the dollar higher.                           


W&H Systems Announces Professional Services Group

October 14, 2014 5:25 pm | by W&H Systems

The Professional Services Group brings together existing technical support, parts, maintenance services, allied products, and post-sales support functions under one umbrella.                     


Ailing Global Economy Could Lead Fed To Delay Rates Hike

October 14, 2014 5:00 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The economic slump could spill into the United States, potentially weakening job growth and keeping inflation well below the Fed's target rate.                               


Black Hills Corp. Acquires Energy West Wyoming Gas Utility And Pipeline Assets

October 14, 2014 4:52 pm | by Black Hills Corp.

Black Hills will pay $17 million for the transaction, which is expected to close within six to 12 months.                                         


U.S. Standard Products Launches Website For American Industry

October 14, 2014 2:01 pm | by U.S. Standard Products

The company's new website better connects U.S. Standard Products with its customers and charitable partners.                                         



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