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Combatting The Challenges Of E-Commerce With Automation Technology

April 7, 2015 10:54 am | by John Hinchey | Articles | Comments

While the e-commerce business model can certainly lead to increased sales and greater customer satisfaction for retailers, it has placed more pressure on manufacturers and distributors. 

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Volkswagen Seeks To Increase Planned Expansion By 25 Percent

April 7, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is seeking to add to a planned expansion announced last year to produce a new sport utility vehicle in Tennessee.

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Federal Estimates Show Slight Decline In Manufacturing Jobs

April 7, 2015 10:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest monthly estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that manufacturing jobs declined slightly in March.

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Groups Seek Ban On Flame Retardant Chemicals

April 7, 2015 10:11 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of consumer safety groups asked federal officials to ban the use of flame retardant chemicals in consumer products.

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Nestlé Hopes To Boost Chocolate Brand, Weather Russian Downturn

April 7, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nestlé officials recently detailed plans to steer the world's largest food company through an uncertain chocolate market and weakness in the Russian economy.

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Analysts Upgrade Lumber Liquidators Following Flooring Tests

April 7, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Financial analysts improved their forecast for embattled Lumber Liquidators after tests showed the company's hardwood flooring sealed in most potentially harmful chemicals.

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Commodity Supplies Send Food Prices Sliding

April 7, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

United Nations officials estimated that global food prices are at their lowest levels in nearly five years, and commodities traders believe that trend isn't likely to wane anytime soon.

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Will We See More Kraft, Heinz Like Mergers?

April 6, 2015 11:41 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Morgan Stanley Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Jim Head discusses the mergers and acquisitions environment. 

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Three-Point Bend Test Of The Samsung Galaxy S6

April 6, 2015 11:38 am | by SamsungTomorrow | Videos | Comments

Testing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to see if it bends and if it comes back to its original state afterwards should it bend. 

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A Tour Of The New York International Auto Show

April 6, 2015 11:31 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

A walk-through of the New York Auto Show floor and some of the big announcements. 

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How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

April 6, 2015 10:49 am | by Tom Grace | Articles | Comments

Information and best practices for identifying and avoiding counterfeit electrical products.

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Jury Orders Chrysler To Pay $150M In Jeep Fire Death

April 6, 2015 9:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed when a Jeep Grand Cherokee exploded into flames after being rear-ended three years ago.

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Stock Split Could Cost Google Over $500 Million

April 6, 2015 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.

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Tesla 1Q New Vehicle Deliveries Rise 55 Pct. From Year Ago

April 6, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's first-quarter new vehicle deliveries climbed 55 percent from a year earlier to more than 10,000 cars.

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Report: Takeda Offers $2.2 Billion To Settle Actos Lawsuits

April 6, 2015 9:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda reportedly offered more than $2.2 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over the diabetes drug Actos, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Engineering Newswire: Bulletproof Laptop Bag Could Save Your Life

April 3, 2015 11:50 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at sending gas-sensing capsules to your gut, stopping speeding projectiles with a laptop bag and 3D printing a flowery pavilion with a unique cement.

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ISM: Manufacturing Slows In March

April 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Inside Microsoft's Secret Design Lab

April 2, 2015 11:53 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Microsoft demonstrates how it designs and prototypes all of its gadgets at the hardware lab in Redmond, Wash.

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Mercedes-Benz's 2015 Prospects `Really Strong'

April 2, 2015 11:50 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Stephen Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, talks about the luxury automaker's sales, the outlook for new models and the demand for sport-utility vehicles.

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Google Reveals New Computer Stick

April 2, 2015 11:47 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Google has developed a stick that plugs in to any display to create a computer. CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar takes a look at the new gadget.

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