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Microsoft Slashing Up To 18,000 Jobs

July 17, 2014 12:37 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Microsoft has confirmed it will cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, in part to make the company more competitive.                                     

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GM CEO Back In The Hot Seat

July 17, 2014 12:33 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

It will be General Motors CEO Mary Barra's fourth time in front of a congressional panel as legislators try to get to the bottom of an ignition switch defect that cost at least 13 lives.                   

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Former Prosecutor Wants Pardon For Fatal GM Crash

July 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Texas prosecutor has asked the state to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance, saying she now believes the accident was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch.         

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Daimler Launches New Version Of Smart Car

July 17, 2014 9:29 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Germany's Daimler AG unveiled a new version of its tiny, two-seat Smart model Wednesday in hopes the car won't just get admiring glances with its unusual design — but make a bigger contribution to profits as well.           

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Obama Aims To Stop Corporate Overseas Tax Moves

July 17, 2014 9:25 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Obama administration is urging Congress to act swiftly to curtail a growing trend in which U.S. corporations reorganize overseas with foreign entities in part to trim their tax bills back home.               

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Volkswagen Surpasses GM In Global Auto Sales Race

July 17, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen bumped General Motors out of second place in the global auto sales race during the first half of the year, but Toyota is expected to stay in first place.                         

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Fed Survey Sees Improved Economy

July 17, 2014 9:20 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates.                     

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Apple-IBM Deal Weighs On BlackBerry Shares

July 17, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry shares dropped Wednesday after details emerged of a partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies — Apple and IBM — aimed at business customers.                     

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The Next Generation Of All-In-One Industrial Computers

July 16, 2014 4:59 pm | by Teguar Computers | Product Releases | Comments

Teguar Computers is leading the industrial computer pack with the release of the TP-3010-19AIO and TP-3010-22AIO.

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GM Proposes $27M Investment For Indiana Plant

July 16, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has proposed investing $27 million at a southern Indiana casting plant for machinery, equipment and tooling needed to produce aluminum engine blocks.                         

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Airbus A380s Tested For Air Leak Problems

July 16, 2014 12:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus has advised airliners to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a fall in the cabin pressure.               

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UAE Plans First Arab Spaceship To Mars

July 16, 2014 12:55 pm | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world's tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars, with plans to send the first Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021.                         

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Factory Output Rises For 5th Straight Month

July 16, 2014 12:48 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture.                                 

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Intel Signals The Return Of The PC

July 16, 2014 12:38 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The PC may be back, at least according to the latest comments from computer chip maker Intel.                                             

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Mom-And-Pop Business Breaks Into The Big Leagues

July 16, 2014 12:33 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Pete Tucci was on his way to the major leagues until a career ending injury. His wife's instincts got him back into the game he loves through their mom-and-pop business, Tucci Lumber.                   

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Obtaining Facility-Wide Energy Intelligence Data Is Easier Than You Think

July 16, 2014 12:26 pm | by Allison Parker | Articles | Comments

Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers and engineers are focusing on facility-wide energy management.               

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Apple, IBM To Team Up On Mobile Devices

July 16, 2014 9:32 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.                                 

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Lay's Names Finalists For New Chip Flavors

July 16, 2014 9:29 am | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S.                             

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Tenn. Officials Downplay Union Debate At Volkswagen

July 16, 2014 9:26 am | by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tennessee leaders downplayed the often public wrangling over organized labor's role at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory on Tuesday, focusing on the company's recent announcement that it would add a new line there to produce a seven-passenger SUV.

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BMW Recalls 1.6M Cars

July 16, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.                                   

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