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Jaguar Land Rover Is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is accusing a Chinese automaker of copying its cars. At issue is the Chinese LandWind,  which appears to be a rip-off of the Land Rover Evoque SUV design.


Computer Security Has ‘Failed,’ Tech Expert Says

April 22, 2015 11:57 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Breaches and attacks have gotten worse and will continue to get worse until the computer security world changes its mindset, says RSA President Amit Yoran. Elizabeth Weise reports from the big cybersecurity conference in San Francisco. 


PepsiCo's Taster Sips 600 Cups Of Tea A Day

April 22, 2015 11:50 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

PepsiCo's Pure Leaf Tea Master John Cheetham is a 'tea sommelier' with 17 years of experience. He takes Cristina Alesci through his tasting process.


The Internet Of Things Really Is A Thing

April 22, 2015 11:34 am | by Mitch Maiman | Blogs | Comments

There is tremendous potential for the use of IoT in many unusual and novel ways, as well as continued potential for inclusion of products and technologies which actually pre-date the phrase and formed the basis for its inception. IoT is prompting huge shifts in everyday and specialized products for users of all kinds. 


VW Edges GM In 1Q Global Sales To Take At Least No. 2 Spot

April 22, 2015 10:28 am | News | Comments

Volkswagen Group edged out General Motors again to take at least second place in the race to be the world's top-selling automaker.


Chipotle: Carnitas Shortage To Persist For Months

April 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry | News | Comments

Bad news for die-hard carnitas fans: Chipotle said it doesn't expect its pork shortage to fully recover until closer to the end of the year.


Boeing Tops 1Q Profit Forecasts, Airplane Deliveries Rise

April 22, 2015 10:19 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Boeing Co. delivered more airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent.


Coke Profit Tops Expectations, Helped By Price Hikes

April 22, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola reported a quarterly profit Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations as the world's largest beverage maker raised prices to offset slower growth.


Report Details Potential Uses Of Drones In Disaster Relief

April 22, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report commissioned by the American Red Cross detailed the many potential benefits of drones to first responders and emergency personnel.

Vermont Adopts GMO Labeling Rules

April 22, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Vermont is one step closer to becoming the first state to require companies to clearly label food produced with genetic modification.


Federal Report Calls For Billions In Energy Infrastructure Upgrades

April 22, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A U.S. Energy Department report says the country's sprawling system for delivering electricity needs substantial upgrades in order to accommodate rapid changes to the energy market.


Report: Hybrid, Electric Car Drivers Increasingly Switching To SUVs

April 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Falling gas prices might be leading more drivers to switch from fuel-efficient vehicles to SUVs, according to a report from automotive website


Chrysler Uses 3D Printing To Improve Axles

April 22, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

3D printing is helping Chrysler engineers gain a better understanding of its vehicle component designs.


Pilgrim’s Pride To Cut Antibiotics From 25 Percent Of Chickens

April 22, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The nation's second-largest poultry producer expects a quarter of its chickens to be completely free of antibiotics by 2019.


The Impossible To Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 11:07 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

General Motor’s unveiled its Chevrolet-FNR concept car at their Shanghai GM Gala Night, which celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the brand in China. 


Has Elon Musk Turned Tesla Around?

April 21, 2015 10:56 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ashlee Vance reports on Google’s negotiation for a deal to buy a nearly bankrupt Tesla.


The Silicon Valley Superfood That Makes You 'Bulletproof'

April 21, 2015 10:52 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

In the late 1990s, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey was overweight and struggling to stay focused. Many adventures and $300,000 later, his "bio- hacking" endeavors eventually led him to create Bulletproof Coffee, a brew he claims gives you steady energy throughout the day and suppresses your appetite for hours. 


Navigating A New Social Supply Chain

April 21, 2015 10:48 am | by Bob McKee | Articles | Comments

More than ever before, consumers control the economics of the industry and organizations need to harness this information appropriately and adapt their processes in order to respond to volatile demand, manage inventory risk and rapidly take market leadership.


Kraft Mac & Cheese Shedding The Dyes

April 21, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.


Cardinal Health Paying $26.8 Million In FTC Settlement

April 21, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardinal Health will pay $26.8 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it monopolized the sale in 25 markets of low-energy radiopharmaceuticals.



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