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GM To Offer Car That Mostly Drives Itself

September 8, 2014 9:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.                                  

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Survey Of Execs: U.S. Pay Likely To Stagnate

September 8, 2014 9:46 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs. That's the picture that emerges from a survey of Harvard Business School alumni.                   

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Chiquita Postpones Meeting On Fyffes

September 8, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chiquita is postponing a vote on its proposed merger with the Irish fruit seller Fyffes as it awaits a new bid from another potential buyer.                               

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Tech Companies Appeal Rejection Of Jobs Settlement

September 8, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge's rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers.                   

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Microsoft Revamps MSN To Flow Across Devices

September 8, 2014 9:36 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.                                       

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Meat And Cheese Maker To Build New Castle Plant

September 5, 2014 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boar's Head Brand plans to build a meat processing plant in central Indiana that company executives say will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years.                      

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Cleanup Of Lead, Arsenic At Charleston Plant Begins

September 5, 2014 11:48 am | by Bruce Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

Work begins next month on cleaning the lead and arsenic-laced ground and water at the site of an old fertilizer plant in Charleston, the fifth such site in the area to be cleaned in seven years.                

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Apple To Add More Security Measures

September 5, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is planning to add more security measures to help protect its users following a celebrity photo hacking incident.                                     

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Engineering Newswire: Giant Darts Probe Mars

September 5, 2014 11:32 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at creating the future of armored vehicles, waging robot wars, and throwing giant penetrator probes at Mars.                             

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Tesla's Elon Musk Explains Decision On Gigafactory

September 5, 2014 11:15 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk discusses the reason for choosing Nevada for the new Tesla Battery Gigafactory.                                           

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Industrial VPN Cloud Services – The Future Of Secure Remote Support

September 5, 2014 11:04 am | by Mariam Gallegos | Articles | Comments

Every company wants to simplify its business costs and increase revenue but, often, the different applications or solutions available are expensive, vulnerable and too complicated to implement in-house.             

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U.S. Employers Add 142K Jobs

September 5, 2014 9:30 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.                             

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Toyota: Cars Will Be Safer, But Still Need Drivers

September 5, 2014 9:27 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Autos Writer | News | Comments

Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up.                           

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Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 5, 2014 9:24 am | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier.                                           

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Court Ruling Could Cost BP Added $18B

September 4, 2014 1:08 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

BP shares slumped 5 percent after a judge ruled that the oil giant's reckless conduct led to the worst U.S. offshore oil spill, a decision that could cost BP an additional $17.6 billion.                   

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Gigafactory Gets Tesla Closer To Electric Car For Masses

September 4, 2014 1:04 pm | by Justin Pritchard & Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.                 

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Apple Supplier Accused Of Violations

September 4, 2014 12:59 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.             

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ISM: Numbers Are Up On Strong Demand

September 4, 2014 12:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

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Minnesota Man Builds 3D Printed Castle

September 4, 2014 12:37 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Andy Rudenko couldn't find a tree large enough to construct a fort, so he developed a 3D printer and built a castle.                                       

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What The Cloud Actually Looks Like

September 4, 2014 12:32 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

We use it everyday, but many hardly know how it works, where it is, or what it looks like. Here's a look at this complicated technology and how the tech heavyweights are using them to store your data.               

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