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Craft Brews: Blue Bottle Focuses On A Quality Product

October 24, 2014 10:46 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The California-based company has been focused on quality over quantity for over a decade. Every batch of coffee they serve is tested and evaluated, just like fine wine.                       

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Workforce Management In The Cloud Becomes A Competitive Advantage

October 24, 2014 12:31 pm | by Vicki Bergendal | Articles | Comments

A cloud-based workforce management system can automated the entire timekeeping and payroll process to save time and increase productivity.                                

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Chiquita Shareholders Reject Merger

October 24, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.                               

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Ford Profit Falls On Truck Costs

October 24, 2014 11:09 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.                           

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Procter & Gamble Spinning Off Duracell

October 24, 2014 11:05 am | by Michelle Chapman & Candice Choi, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Procter & Gamble is removing its batteries and making Duracell a stand-alone company.                                              

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Google Aims To Revamp Email

October 24, 2014 10:51 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Engineers at Google believe email is outdated and has not evolved to reflect our changing needs. Now Google is trying to make email more efficient with a new app called "Inbox."                     

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CSIA Activates New Online Resource For Industry Clients

October 24, 2014 9:25 am | by Control System Integrators Association | News | Comments

A new online search tool established by the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) will improve the way plant managers, directors of operations and other industry clients find control system integration companies to meet their automation needs.

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Middle Market Tax Burden Rising, Threatening Job Growth

October 24, 2014 9:21 am | by McGladrey LLP | News | Comments

The vast majority of middle market companies have experienced tax hikes since the beginning of 2013 as a result of the “fiscal cliff” tax deal that became law last year and subsequent tax changes, reports McGladrey LLP.         

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U.S. Industrial Vacancy Rate The Lowest In More Than A Decade

October 24, 2014 9:15 am | by Cushman & Wakefield | News | Comments

The U.S. industrial vacancy rate dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade during the third quarter of 2014, according to commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.                 

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Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value Skyrockets Past Historic Levels

October 24, 2014 9:07 am | by PwC US | News | Comments

Following a historic second quarter, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industrial manufacturing sector maintained a strong momentum in the third quarter of 2014.                     

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First Drive In A $2M Supercar

October 23, 2014 1:35 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Peter Valdes-Dapena takes the $2 million Pagani Huayra for a spin on a racetrack to test if it's worth the ambitious price tag.                                   

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The Mark On Maker's Mark Bourbon

October 23, 2014 1:31 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels discusses the boom in the bourbon business.                                                   

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Eurozone Survey Rise Does Not Ease Recession Fears

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism that the recovery in the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular would be anything but muted.                   

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Brazilian Companies Raise Chiquita Offer

October 23, 2014 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.     

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Tanks To Get Cloaking Capabilities From Specialized Plates

October 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Inspired by the way a chameleon changes its color to disguise itself, scientists in Poland want to replace traditional camouflage paint with thousands of electrochromic plates that will continuously change color to blend with its surroundings.  

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Made By China In America

October 23, 2014 1:08 pm | by We The Economy | Videos | Comments

Everyday workers, leaders and local community members in South Carolina provide a nuanced perspective on China’s investment in U.S. factories and its promising impact on the economy.                   

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Recall Madness Explodes With Defective Air Bags

October 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

While companies are being more open and honest about the flaws in their products, consumers could be left confused and indifferent to the process as they become inundated with reports — especially when it comes to dangerous air bags.     

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Bourbon Industry Makes Its Mark On Kentucky's Economy

October 23, 2014 9:52 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky's bourbon industry is making a bigger splash in the state's economy, nearly doubling its workforce in two years and leading a $3 billion distilling sector, a study said Tuesday.                   

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GM Profit Nearly Doubles

October 23, 2014 9:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.                 

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Mars Food Expands With $31M Investment

October 23, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben's Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant.                         

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Nokia Turnaround Continues

October 23, 2014 9:43 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales grew 13 percent.

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