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February 28, 2017
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SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

On track to launch astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in mid-2018.


Takata to pay $1B penalty after pleading guilty in air bag scandal

The manufacturer's air bag inflators are blamed for 11 deaths in the US alone, and more than 180 injuries worldwide.


Almost 60% of small businesses hacked last year: MNP

Breach-related expenses to soar as new data hacking disclosure rules come into effect.


Ont. NDP plan to cut hydro rates: scrap time of use pricing

Plan also includes capping profit margins for private power companies and cancelling contracts.


It’s International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day!

Focus is on musculoskeletal disorders that affect 4.5 million Canadians
 
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Feds explore potential of blockchain as next-gen Internet tech

Giant digital bulletin board shares, moves and maintains an online database on a transparent network. » Read More

Counterfeiters, hackers cost US up to $600B a year

Watchdog report says theft of trade secrets alone costs between $180 billion and $540 billion annually. » Read More

Asia economies hold trade pact talks after Trump dumps TPP

China is playing a leading role in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. » Read More

Gas prices drive inflation rate up by 2.1% as carbon policies take hold

StatsCan said the 6.3% increase in transportation costs was the main contributor to the higher rate. » Read More

Will trade get Trumped? Play it cool with 'America First'

Companies are still optimistic about sales but many are concerned about potential US protectionist policies. » Read More

Continuous improvement isn’t enough: Industry 4.0 sets a new bar

Technology allows manufacturers to consider their processes differently, and drastically improve upon them. » Read more

MANUFACTURERS’ OUTLOOK: Confidence with caution

Manufacturers are primed to grow their businesses but are cautious about investments next year. » Read more
 
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IFPE 2017

March 7 - 11, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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2017 Dare to Compete [un]Conference

March 21, 2017
Location: Winnipeg, MB
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Design & Manufacturing Canada

May 16-18, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
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CMTS 2017

Sept. 25-28, 2017
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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