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U.S. Producer Prices Rise In October

November 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Inflation picked up in October due to higher prices that U.S. companies received for new model cars, beef, pork, pharmaceuticals and electric power.                             

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GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline

November 17, 2014 1:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.                              

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Unilever Tweaks Site In 'Mayonnaise' Spat

November 17, 2014 1:05 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

After suing a small California company for calling its product "Just Mayo" because the product is made without eggs, it was discovered that Unilever had tweaked its website to make clear that some of its own products are "mayonnaise dressing," rather than mayonnaise.

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Actavis To Spend $66B On Allergan

November 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Actavis will pay $66 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan in a deal that could finally end a months-long takeover push from Valeant Pharmaceuticals for the Botox maker.                       

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Reynolds Launching Heat-Not-Burn Cigarette

November 17, 2014 12:58 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Reynolds American is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.                       

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Kelley Blue Book Reveals 2015 Best Car Buys

November 17, 2014 12:52 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

According to Kelley Blue Book, nearly 17 million vehicles could be sold in the U.S. next year.  Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for KelleyBlueBook.com, reveals which cars made the list.       

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Why Diamonds May Be The Key To Smaller, Thinner Smartphones

November 17, 2014 12:47 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Most microprocessors are made from silicon. AKHAN Technologies is developing a way to make them from industrial diamonds, allowing the chips to be thinner and require less energy.                     

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Cisco CEO Critical Of Net Neutrality

November 17, 2014 12:40 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Cisco CEO John Chambers says regulation of Internet service providers could hinder development and growth.                                         

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4 Predictions On The Future Of Plastics Manufacturing In The U.S.

November 17, 2014 12:35 pm | by Steve Erickson | Articles | Comments

The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape.                                     

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Halliburton Buying Baker Hughes In $34.6B Deal

November 17, 2014 9:44 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion.               

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AT&T Drops 'Super Cookies'

November 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.

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New York Manufacturing Grows At Faster Pace

November 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturers in New York grew at a faster pace in November and their expectations for future growth rose to the highest level in nearly three years.                             

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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

November 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announces it will highlight its line of Woodhead Super-Safeway and Safeway Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) at the Rockwell Automation Show, November 19-20 in Anaheim, CA.

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Integrated Hybrid Cloud Solution

November 17, 2014 9:16 am | by Nimbix | Product Releases | Comments

Taking its leadership in cloud-based High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications even higher, Nimbix has introduced the extension of JARVICE to support hybrid cloud implementations. 

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Engineering Newswire: Engineers Drop Bombs For Safety

November 14, 2014 11:34 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at dropping bombs for safety, coating batteries for consumption, and saying goodbye to our bearded friend.                               

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Resurrecting Drowned iPhones From The Dead

November 14, 2014 11:27 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Startup TekDry has created a machine that can dry out a waterlogged phone.                                                   

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Port Labor Battle Could Slow Holiday Shipments

November 14, 2014 11:22 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

There are growing concerns that a slowdown at one of the country's busiest ports in Long Beach could hit holiday shipments. Business could come to a halt on the West coast, as a battle threatens to stop crucial imports.         

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U.S. Business Inventories Up 0.3 Percent

November 14, 2014 10:35 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a faster rate in September, though sales remained weak.                                           

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BlackBerry Expanding Its Mobile-Security Arsenal

November 14, 2014 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices.                         

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5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones To Drive Profit

November 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Kirill Storch | Articles | Comments

While businesses already leverage smartphones for communication, companies are only now understanding the power of intra-company smartphone APPs as a mission-critical Mobile Process Improvement (MPI) asset that can actually drive productivity, enhance competitiveness and maximize revenue.

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