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Sony Quarterly Losses Sink To $1.3B

May 14, 2014 12:27 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony Corp. sank to a 138 billion yen ($1.3 billion) quarterly loss, hit by costs from selling its personal computer business, and is forecasting more red ink as it struggles to execute a long-promised turnaround.           


Anti-China Protesters Burn Factories In Vietnam

May 14, 2014 12:23 pm | by Chris Brummitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mobs burned and looted scores of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam following a large protest by workers against China's recent placement of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters, officials said Wednesday.           


Chevron To Pay $875K For Utah Oil Spills

May 14, 2014 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have announced an $875,000 settlement with Chevron related to a pair of Utah oil spills in recent years.                                     


Coca-Cola Raises Stake In Keurig Green Mountain

May 14, 2014 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola has raised its stake in Keurig Green Mountain Inc., the beverage dispenser maker, as it looks to bring its familiar drink brands to the fast-growing at-home market.                     


A 3D Makeup Printer

May 14, 2014 12:16 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Mink is a 3D printer that prints out eyeshadows, powders and lipsticks in any color you can find online.                                         


Getting Paid To Play With LEGOs

May 14, 2014 12:12 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

LEGO's master builders give an inside look at how they create life-size LEGO structures.                                               


Getting Smart With Energy Intelligence

May 14, 2014 12:07 pm | by Mary K Burgoon, Manager Market Development, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

A variety of industry forces are driving the need among industrial companies for a comprehensive energy management system, but it’s profitability that’s ultimately motivating much of this activity.               


U.S. Producer Prices Up In April

May 14, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services rose by the most in seven months in April, led by more expensive food and higher retail and wholesale profit margins.                    


Chrysler Dedicates Indiana Transmission Plant

May 14, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler's Tipton Transmission Plant, a sprawling factory seven years in the making, was dedicated Tuesday during an event that celebrated the promise of 850 jobs.                         


GSK Exec Accused Of Bribery In China

May 14, 2014 9:30 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese police Wednesday accused a British executive of GlaxoSmithKline of leading a sprawling scheme to bribe doctors and hospitals to use its drugs.                             


Bill To Renew Tax Breaks Clears Senate Hurdle

May 14, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A bill to renew more than 50 expired tax breaks for businesses and individuals cleared a key hurdle in the Senate Tuesday, giving hope to millions of taxpayers who would otherwise be hit with unwelcome tax increases next spring.       


Report Spotlights Child Labor On Tobacco Farms

May 14, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.


Samsung Apologizes To Sick Chip Workers

May 14, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure.                                 


Calls Increase For More Drone Regulation After Near-Collision

May 13, 2014 1:19 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The FAA says there was a near collision between two aircraft in Florida earlier this year. And the popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles has increased calls for greater regulation.                   


When Tragedy Strikes, Is A Long Lawsuit Worth It?

May 13, 2014 1:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The widow of the man who was driving the Porsche that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, claiming design flaws caused both men to die in the fiery crash despite reports to the contrary. Will the lawsuit be worth the trouble?


U.S. Aims To Boost Small Business Exports

May 13, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seeking to boost exports, the Obama administration is launching a new initiative aimed at helping small- and medium-sized businesses sell their products in new markets overseas.                     


Volkswagen To Complete Scania Purchase

May 13, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German automaker Volkswagen AG has enough shares to take complete ownership of Swedish truck-maker Scania and move ahead with integrating its commercial vehicle business.                       


BlackBerry Launching New Smartphone For Indonesia

May 13, 2014 12:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry has launched a new lower-cost smartphone designed specifically for Indonesia, where its market share has plunged in recent years but remains higher than in many other nations.                   


GM Recall Shows Gaps In Air Bag Knowledge

May 13, 2014 12:52 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors' recall of 2.6 million small cars has shed light on an unsettling fact: Air bags might not always deploy when drivers — and federal regulators — expect them to.                     


Apple CEO Dares To Be Different From Steve Jobs

May 13, 2014 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.           



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