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Maraschino Cherry Owner Kills Himself Amid Drug Raid On Factory

February 26, 2015 12:46 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The owner of Dell's Maraschino Cherries committed suicide yesterday after his marijuana-growing operation was discovered at the Brooklyn factory.

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Goldman CEO On Hacking: 'Certainty Is Unavailable'

February 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says securing the bank's technology is "anxiety producing" and that "it would be foolish to make claims of perfection" because "the reliance on technology is one of the biggest risks we all have."

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Thought Leaders: How Much Money Is Tied Up In Your Inventory?

February 26, 2015 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory.

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A Bottle Of Belgian Beer That Costs $43

February 26, 2015 11:31 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ted Kenny, owner of Top Hops Beer Shop, discusses the rising popularity of craft beer in the U.S.

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Apple Reportedly Poaching Talent For Electric Car Project

February 26, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Reports that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry.

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Elon Musk's Solar Company To Use Former Solyndra Buildings

February 26, 2015 11:11 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

SolarCity, the California-based solar power company chaired by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, will soon set up shop in the property that formerly housed Solyndra.

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EU Investigating Proposed Chocolate Acquisition

February 26, 2015 10:35 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

European Union authorities recently announced an investigation of a proposed deal between agribusiness giants Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland amid concerns over chocolate prices.

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Industry Group Warns Of Vapors At Fracking Sites

February 26, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Workers at shale oil drilling operations on the northern Great Plains could be at risk for serious injury, illness or death from inhaling tank fumes, an industry group warns.

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$100M Settlement For Hundreds In Florida Tobacco Lawsuits

February 26, 2015 10:17 am | by Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them in Florida federal court.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls Midsize Sedans For Transmission Glitch

February 26, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in North America to fix automatic transmissions that might not shift into park.

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Consumer Reports Releases Its Top Vehicle Picks

February 25, 2015 12:22 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The closely watched annual list of top auto brands and individual vehicles was released this week indicating Consumer Reports’ favorites among the 270 autos recently tested.

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Cordless Power Invention Coming Soon

February 25, 2015 11:54 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Marco della Cava talks to Meredith Perry, whose company uBeam hopes to make wireless charging technology as common as wireless Internet. 

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Car Technology: The Future Is Now

February 25, 2015 11:47 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

With recent reports that Apple is looking to get involved with car technology, auto writer Chris Woodyard and tech columnist Jefferson Graham talk technology in the car now.

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The Internet of Things: What It Means For The Chemicals Industry

February 25, 2015 11:32 am | by Stefan Guertzgen | Articles | Comments

Five real-world examples of how converting data into action can transform your business. 

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Report: Vitamin Supplement Market Expected To Increase By 60 Percent By 2020

February 25, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A new report expects the global market for vitamin supplements to jump from $37.4 billion in 2013 to nearly $60 billion by 2020.

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Volvo To Test Self-Driving Cars On Swedish Roads In 2017

February 25, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system.

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California Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 25, 2015 10:27 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

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Report: 19 Oil And Gas Stocks In 'Extreme Danger'

February 25, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A report from a Baltimore-based financial network warns of 19 energy stocks in jeopardy of "going belly-up" in the wake of plummeting oil prices.

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Goodyear Paying $16M To Settle Bribery-Related Charges

February 25, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Goodyear will pay about $16 million to settle federal regulators' charges that it failed to prevent persistent bribery in Kenya and Angola aimed at winning tire sales.

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Lego Sales Keep Rising Amid Global Demand

February 25, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lego says its popular, multi-colored toy blocks continued to be in strong demand last year, particularly in its largest market, the U.S., as well as Britain, France, Russia and China.

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