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Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Outlook For U.S. Economy

March 30, 2015 | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.

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Is BlackBerry's Turnaround On Track?

March 30, 2015 11:19 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Crawford Del Prete, IDC Chief Research Officer, discusses whether BlackBerry's turnaround is on track or not.

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Google, Johnson & Johnson Team Up To Build Robot Surgeons

March 30, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

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BMW Recalls Nearly 49K Motorcycles; Rear Wheel Can Loosen

March 30, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada because flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight.

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Study: Lifting Crude Export Ban Would Benefit U.S. Energy Security

March 30, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. energy market would largely benefit from lifting the current ban on crude oil exports, according to a new report from researchers at Rice University.

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Report: Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training

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

A new report recommends that auto companies strengthen industry collaboration, worker training and career opportunities in order to resolve a worsening talent crisis in their supply chains.

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5 Tips To Catch A Hacker

March 27, 2015 11:35 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Tech expert and Chief Technology Officer at SRV Network, Inc., Karl Volkman, returns to give his tips for catching a hacker. 

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Engineering Newswire: Elio Unveils Engine Prototype For 3-Wheel, 84 MPG Car

March 27, 2015 11:26 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at battling gorilla arm, putting an end to public urination, and building an all-new internal combustion engine for the first time in 60 years.

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Will Japanese Whiskey Become The New Scotch?

March 27, 2015 11:20 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Takeshi Niinami, Suntory Holdings CEO, sits down with Charles Passy to talk about the Japanese whiskey market, its acquisition of Jim Beam and its U.S. marketing efforts. 

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VAI S2K Product Suite

March 27, 2015 11:14 am | by VAI | Product Releases | Comments

VAI is an independent mid-market ERP software developer that offers flexible, cost effective solutions that automate critical business functions for wholesale distributors and manufacturers shows off its S2K product suite. 

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 1

March 27, 2015 11:09 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector. 

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Q&A: How B2B E-Commerce Is Changing The Manufacturing Business

March 27, 2015 11:05 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.

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Diet Sodas Fall In U.S.; Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot

March 27, 2015 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

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Republican Lawmakers Target 'Micro-Unions'

March 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Republican lawmakers fired yet another salvo on federal labor regulators this month with the introduction of a proposal banning so-called "micro-unions."

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Analyst Suggests Apple Watch Sales Could Exceed $30 Billion

March 27, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent survey by Credit Suisse projected that the Apple Watch could see $32 billion in sales during its first year on the market.

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Facebook Looks To Embrace Internet Of Things

March 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Facebook unveiled a new software developer kit that enables users of its Parse platform to build apps that connect devices – from garage door openers to wristbands – to the cloud.

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A Saga Of Migrating From SAS To R

March 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Clayton Gibbs & Joel Dobson | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor designers and manufacturers lean heavily on statistical software to achieve successful development and fabrication of products. With the complexities of licensing and unpredictable pricing models, many companies are opting for alternate solutions to SAS software.

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Saudi Official: Return To $100 Oil Unlikely

March 27, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia's representative to OPEC predicted crude prices would not soon return to mid-2014 levels because price increases would only draw other producers back into the field.

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Poll: Americans Evenly Divided On Fracking

March 27, 2015 9:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent nationwide poll showed Americans are evenly split between support and opposition for hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.

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Behind The Historic U.S. Oil Supply Glut

March 26, 2015 11:37 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Societe Generale Global Head of Oil Research Michael Wittner discusses rising U.S. oil stockpiles.

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Ford Unveils The Focus RS Ahead Of The NY Auto Show

March 26, 2015 11:32 am | by The Street | Videos | Comments

The Focus RS is the fourth high-performance vehicle Ford has unveiled in the segment and plans to add 8 more performance vehicles by 2020. 

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