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Apple Launches iPhone 6 And With It ‘BendGate’

September 25, 2014 1:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

No company is perfect, but after the debacle that was “Antennagate” with the launch of the iPhone 4, you’d think that Apple would be more meticulous about future generations of products. It appears that the answer is “Not so.”       

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GM Recall Victims Must Decide To Settle Or Fight In Court

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Tom Krisher & Amy Forliti, Associated Press | News | Comments

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.

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Cyber Experts Warn Of 'Bash' Bug

September 25, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers.                                 

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Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Fell In August

September 25, 2014 9:52 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record amount in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft. But orders in a key category that tracks business investment plans posted a gain.      

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NutraSweet To Cease Aspartame Production

September 25, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame as a result of foreign competition.                                         

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Ford To Add 1,200 Workers At Transit Van Plant

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van.                                   

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GreenTech Automotive Completes New Production Plant

September 25, 2014 9:39 am | by Entertainment Close-Up | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive (GTA) reported that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.                                       

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Businesses Won't Return BP Spill Payments

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must keep its promises to the companies it compensated for losses they blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.     

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Siemens Provides $32M To Train Workers For Manufacturing Industry

September 25, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Siemens announced from its Charlotte Energy Hub that it will be making a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Division, which serves thousands of students and commercial companies annually.

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New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Problems

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.           

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Airbus Lifts Aircraft Demand Forecast

September 24, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 7 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia.             

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Wisconsin Rep. Takes Stand For Consumers, Food Safety

September 24, 2014 12:51 pm | by Coalition for Safe Affordable Food | News | Comments

Representative Tom Petri is cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national standards for food and beverage products.                         

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Delphi Expands Business With Antaya Technologies Acquisition

September 24, 2014 12:42 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp., a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors, enhancing the company's portfolio in the rapidly growing automotive electrical connectors business.

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BlackBerry Tries To Innovate With Passport

September 24, 2014 12:03 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

While the odds remain stacked against BlackBerry ever regaining smartphone supremacy, the new Passport brings the kind of fresh approach and design that will be vital for the company to survive.                

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Lockheed Martin's New Firefighting Robot

September 24, 2014 11:53 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin is developing a robot that could change the future of firefighting. It's called the Fire Ox, and it's designed to tackle fires in situations too hazardous for humans.                   

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Improving Electrical Safety In The Workplace

September 24, 2014 11:18 am | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year.                           

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Getting More Entrenched In Your Supply Chain Is A Few Clicks Away

September 24, 2014 11:11 am | by Steve Leavitt | Articles | Comments

Automation and integration aren’t ends, they are means. Once you implement technology, the hard part is adapting your organization, including your extended supply chain, to capitalize the insights.               

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Soda Makers Pledge To Reduce Caloric Intake From Beverages

September 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.          

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GM Says China Sales This Year To Top 3.1M

September 24, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.         

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HP Announces Goal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 24, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP has announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.         

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