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App Automatically Changes Passwords

December 11, 2014 10:53 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Dashlane, the password manager app, introduces a new feature to keep you safer by automatically changing your passwords.                                     

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F-35 Fighter Jet Has Another Problem

December 11, 2014 10:44 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet has had lots of problems since its first flight in 2006. Now as the planes start to arrive at Air Force bases around the country, another issue has come to light.                 

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EU Licks Envelope Cartel

December 11, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Commission's top competition regulator has unveiled a settlement with five envelope-makers, fining them a total of 19.4 million euros ($24 million) for forming a cartel.                   

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Chinese Leaders Affirm Commitment To Slower Growth

December 11, 2014 9:57 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese leaders on Thursday affirmed their commitment to a "new normal" of slower economic growth next year and promised to help the poor and promote market-oriented reforms.                     

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Gilead Faces Lawsuit Over Hepatitis C Drug Pricing

December 11, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Philadelphia's Transportation Authority has filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. over the pricing of its hepatitis C drug.                                   

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Oil Takes Another Dive On OPEC Report, U.S. Supplies

December 11, 2014 9:52 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.                              

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USDA Sees Higher Corn, Soybean Demand In Report

December 11, 2014 9:48 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aside from increased demand for corn to make food sweeteners and a boost in soybean exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made few adjustments to Wednesday's crop update.                     

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Tech Summit Addresses Industry's Lack Of Diversity

December 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.             

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Insite Software And inRiver Announce Strategic Partnership

December 11, 2014 9:36 am | by Insite Software & inRiver | News | Comments

Insite Software and inRiver have announced a partnership to seamlessly integrate the power of Product Information Management and e-Commerce to optimize operations and improve the user experience throughout the product marketing and sales lifecycle.

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OXFAB 3D Printing Technology For Aerospace And Industrial Applications

December 11, 2014 9:29 am | by Oxford Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has announced the launch and availability of the first two grades of its OXFAB 3D printing technology for aerospace and industrial applications – OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD. 

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Learn How Big Data And Analytics Are Driving Operational Excellence For A&D Manufacturers And Suppliers

December 10, 2014 12:40 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

New technologies can be daunting, particularly in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing. With such a high value attached to data security and production downtime, manufacturers need to make sure that the potential rewards of new technologies are worth the inherent risks. Find out how today’s technologies are eliminating these risks and accelerating operational excellence in leading A&D companies.  

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Detroit Bankruptcy Officially Ending

December 10, 2014 12:39 pm | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Detroit is formally emerging from bankruptcy, marking the end of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday.                         

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TN Governor Questions UAW Process At VW

December 10, 2014 12:31 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, a longtime critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to organize foreign automakers in the South, on Tuesday questioned the process by which the union qualified under a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.

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Women Having Big Impact On Whiskey Industry

December 10, 2014 12:27 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Some of the most well-known whiskeys today were either founded, owned, managed or saved by women. As Michelle Miller reports, there are even clubs to experience and learn about different whiskeys and whiskey cocktails.         

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Macarons Go Mainstream: A Small Maker's Story

December 10, 2014 12:21 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Looka Patisserie, a small maker of desserts, had to quickly ramp up production when Walmart came knocking.                                         

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Manufacturers Need An ERP As Unique As Their Business

December 10, 2014 12:11 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

No two companies are alike, and their ERP systems shouldn't be either. Manufacturing has uniquely complex processes and workflows that require functionality a vanilla ERP application can't provide. While some ERP vendors might suggest that it's best to conform to their ERP application's practices, in fact, the ERP software should be adaptable to the customer.

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Court: No Pay For Amazon Warehouse Security Checks

December 10, 2014 10:44 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.               

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Apple Trial Likely To Go On With New Plaintiff

December 10, 2014 10:39 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against Apple will likely continue, after a 65-year-old Massachusetts business consultant read about the plaintiffs' floundering case online and volunteered to represent consumers in the suit.      

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Exxon Sees Abundant Oil, Gas Far Into Future

December 10, 2014 10:34 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast.

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Power Industry Cybersecurity Services For Control System Users

December 10, 2014 10:29 am | by Emerson Process Management | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management has developed a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity services designed to help its Ovation control system customers in the power industry secure their cyber assets and meet compliance regulations. 

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