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360pi and JDA Software Align To Deliver Zone-Based Pricing To Omnichannel Retailers

November 3, 2014 11:18 am | by 360pi

JDA’s Strategic Pricing solution converts 360pi’s competitive pricing intelligence into internal pricing rules, which retailers then use to right-price their assortment.                       

Gas Prices Drop Under $3 For 1st Time In 4 Years

November 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press

Now demand isn't rising as fast as expected, drillers have learned to tap vast new sources of oil, particularly in the U.S., and crude continues to flow out of the Middle East.                     


Arrow Electronics' VP Brown To Retire

November 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Arrow Electronics

Gregory Tarpinian has been named to Brown's positions as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary.                                       


RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group In Cimcorp Acquisition

November 3, 2014 9:50 am | by Cimcorp

The overall acquisition now allows the Muratec-Cimcorp Group to be a one-stop-shop in the material handling industry.                                      


Anixter Receives Readers’ Choice Award from Control Design Magazine

November 3, 2014 9:37 am | by Anixter

Votes for Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards are cast by machine builders and system integrators only.                                         


PTDA Honors Kaman's McCloskey With Warren Pike Award

October 31, 2014 2:01 pm | by PTDA

Kaman Industrial Technologies' Kevin McCloskey is the 24th recipient of the award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry.                           


Ag Chains Plus Joins IDC-USA

October 31, 2014 12:33 pm | by IDC-USA

IDC grows its footprint into the agricultural parts and service market by adding the four-year-old independent distributor.                                     


Gas Almost Under $3 Nationwide: What To Know

October 31, 2014 12:17 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 33 cents in October, landing Friday at $3.00, according to AAA, and will soon dip under $3 for the first time in four years.                     


U.S. Consumer Spending Down 0.2 Percent In September

October 31, 2014 12:11 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Economists blamed the weak September spending figure on falling energy prices and slower auto sales after a surge the previous month.                                 


H2W Technologies Acquires Baldor Linear Motor Product Lines

October 31, 2014 9:20 am | by H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W will manufacture direct replacement linear electric motors of the acquired Baldor product lines.                                           


RBC Bearings Reports Sales Gain, Income Loss

October 30, 2014 4:35 pm | by RBC Bearings

The negative net income was largely due to the after tax impact of costs from consolidation and restructuring of facilities.                                    


National Oilwell Varco Q3 Sales Up 17 Percent

October 30, 2014 2:24 pm | by National Oilwell Varco

The company set new records for operating profit, EBITDA, and earnings per share during the period on solid revenue gains from continuing operations.                           


Johnson Controls Q4, Fiscal 2014 Sales Up 3 Percent

October 30, 2014 1:25 pm | by Johnson Controls

Q4 was highlighted by the company reorganizing its Building Efficiency business, as well as divesting the Global Workplace Solutions business.                               


Lincoln Electric Q3 Sales Up 3.5 Percent

October 30, 2014 1:06 pm | by Lincoln Electric

Lincoln's third quarter earnings were driven by strong top-line growth and margin contributions from its North America Welding and Europe Welding segments.


Colder Weather Drives Forecast Of 2014 Energy-Related CO2 Emissions

October 30, 2014 12:33 pm | by Today In Energy

The forecasted 1.1 percent rise in CO2 emissions for 2014 relative to their 2013 level reflects a combination of historical energy use data already in hand for more than half of the year and forecasted energy use for the remaining months. 


Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

October 30, 2014 12:25 pm | by Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press

Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.               


Economy 101: 5 Things To Know About U.S. Growth

October 30, 2014 12:13 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Some questions and answers surrounding Thursday's report on a 3.5 percent economic expansion in the July-September quarter.                                     


U.S. Economy Grew At 3.5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

October 30, 2014 11:24 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Many economists think full-year growth for 2015 will hit 3 percent, giving the economy the best annual performance since 2005, two years before the Great Recession began.                       


Survey Shows Growing Preference For 'Made In USA'

October 30, 2014 11:17 am | by Jolie Darrow, Director of Content Strategy,

A renewed interest in “Buying American” seems to be approaching its greatest peak in popularity since the 1940s.                                       


Myers Industries Q3 Distribution Sales Down 3.6 Percent

October 30, 2014 11:01 am | by Myers Industries

Material handling sales jumped 25 percent in the quarter due to the acquisition of Scepter this past summer, while distribution sales dipped due to the closure of a Canadian branch.                   



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