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Obama Administration Unveils New Overtime Pay Standards

July 1, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled long-anticipated rules that would make millions of additional workers eligible for overtime pay.

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The Electric Bus Coming To Your City

July 1, 2015 12:32 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ryan Popple, CEO at Proterra, discusses the advent of electric buses being deployed in U.S. cities as funding grows to expand the technology.

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FDA Weighs New Restrictions On Liquid Nicotine Packets

July 1, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products.

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United Airlines Investing $30M In Biofuels Producer

July 1, 2015 9:48 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes.

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Report Accuses Food Industry of Tobacco-Style Tactics

July 1, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report by an environmental advocacy group accuses the food industry of using "tobacco-style" tactics in an effort to protect their market share from organic products.

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Consumer Confidence Index Climbs In June

July 1, 2015 9:33 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy.

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Cisco Unveils New IoT System

July 1, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Cisco Systems this week unveiled a new framework designed to ease businesses' entry into the industrial Internet of Things.

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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6K May Be In Use

July 1, 2015 9:24 am | by Tom Krisher & Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

On June 9, the NHTSA began investigating a potentially high rate of trailer separations for a hitch involved in a crash — the "Ultra LT" made by Fontaine Fifth Wheel of Trussville, Alabama.

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Car Tech - 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum EcoBoost

June 30, 2015 11:55 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

America loves its trucks, so it's important that the Ford F-Series, America's best-selling truck for 38 years running, continues to update and innovate.

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NSC Predicts Deadliest 4th Of July Weekend In Seven Years

June 30, 2015 11:50 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | News | Comments

Yesterday, the National Safety Council (NSC) released its safety forecast for the coming July 4th holiday weekend — and it’s anticipated to be a deadly one.

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Greece: Small Economy, Big Impact

June 30, 2015 11:44 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Greece is defaulting on a debt payment to the IMF today. With the country collapsing, Christine Romans explains why this crisis matters to Americans.

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Gap Analysis: Driving ROI

June 30, 2015 11:33 am | by Bilal Paracha | Articles | Comments

A gap analysis can move manufacturing facilities into the future of business intelligence. Forward-thinking owners should consider platforms that provide insight into their data warehouses and will connect various systems in order to gain data traceability

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Microsoft Trims Some Fat To Get Back To Its Core Strengths

June 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Newslook | Videos | Comments

Microsoft appears to be shedding smaller projects in hopes of getting back to its roots and raising its valuation.

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Toyota Tops Domestic Auto Production Rankings

June 30, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report ranks two Toyota models as the most "American-made" vehicles in the U.S. as overall domestic sourcing in the auto industry continues to fall.

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ConAgra To Sell Store-Brand Food Business

June 30, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp.

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Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rules

June 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected federal regulations curbing mercury emissions and other harmful pollutants from power plants.

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Consumer Reports Finds Some Newer Cars Burn Too Much Oil

June 30, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Newer cars aren't supposed to burn oil, but Consumer Reports magazine found that some engines mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru force their owners to add a quart as often as once a month.

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GOP Spending Proposals Would Thwart Labor Rules

June 30, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Congressional Republicans hope to enact a spending bill that would, in part, stop a trio of controversial labor standards.

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Union Sues Feds Over Hack, Says Agency Had Ample Warning

June 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.

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Report: IoT Presents New Opportunities For Manufacturers’ Post-Sale Revenue

June 30, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report expects that the increase in Internet-connected devices over the next several years will also spark substantial growth in manufacturers' service-related revenue.

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Justices Won't Hear Google Appeal In Dispute With Oracle

June 30, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.

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