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Nissan Recalls Altimas For Latch Problem

October 10, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion.                        

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Mitsubishi Recalls Cars, SUVs For Stalling Problem

October 10, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly.                                     

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U.S. The Only Major Economy Still Showing Signs Of Growth

October 10, 2014 9:39 am | by Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | News | Comments

Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions — from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan — where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim.              

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Mexico's Junk Food Taxes Hitting Pepsi, Coke

October 9, 2014 1:22 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Recent declines suffered by Pepsi and Coke in Mexico underscore why the beverage industry is fighting tax proposals on sugary drinks in in San Francisco and nearby Berkeley.                      

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Stone Brewing To Build Virginia Facility

October 9, 2014 1:17 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's top 10 craft breweries, is tapping Virginia for its East Coast operations, according to an official briefed on the deal.                          

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Is Currency Manipulation Hurting American Manufacturing?

October 9, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit could be hurting manufacturing at home, but currency manipulation by foreign countries that we trade with could be making it worse.                           

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The Tesla Model D Predictions

October 9, 2014 12:50 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to announce a new vehicle at an event on Thursday. Sam Grobart takes a look at the car's likely features and how Tesla is making a play for the mass market.                 

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App Aims To Replace Zany Passwords

October 9, 2014 12:42 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

A two-step authentication application called Authy, which is backed by Cameron Winkelvoss, already has 1 million users.                                     

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GM's 'Self-Driving' Car Just 2 Years Away

October 9, 2014 12:33 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Poppy Harlow talks with GM CEO Mary Barra about the future of autonomous vehicles, the potential improvements in congestion and risks of hacking.                              

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Actavis Plans New Merger Approach For Botox Maker

October 9, 2014 12:25 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Actavis plans to approach Allergan about a potential merger, as the Botox maker warms up to the possibility of a sale.                                     

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Is The Trade Deficit Really So Bad?

October 9, 2014 11:35 am | by Mike Collins | Blogs | Comments

As with most economic issues, there are no completely wrong or right answers — the truth is that there are winners and losers.                                   

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Boeing In Whistleblower Lawsuit

October 9, 2014 9:58 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge ruled.

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Sage Automotive Interiors Acquired By Clearlake Capital Group

October 9, 2014 9:58 am | by Clearlake Capital Group | News | Comments

Clearlake Capital Group and Sage Automotive Interiors have announced that Clearlake has acquired Sage, the second largest automotive textile supplier in the world.                         

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Study Reveals The Importance Of IT In Manufacturing

October 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

New research reveals that manufacturers are struggling to deal with increasingly complex IT estates, as 83 percent of firms report a rise in IT complexity driven by more users, increased locations, new applications and adoption of cloud computing.

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New Vehicle Mileage Hits Record MPG

October 9, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.                                 

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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Fall

October 9, 2014 9:40 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.                             

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Survey: Urgency Grows To Embrace Big Data To Advance Industrial Internet

October 8, 2014 2:27 pm | by GE & Accenture | News | Comments

A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.           

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In Today’s Supply Chain, Anticipating Risk Is Only Half The Battle

October 8, 2014 12:45 pm | by Sundar Kamakshisundaram | Articles | Comments

Companies that embrace the concept of predictive risk management can avoid pitfalls and vault ahead of the competition.                                     

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Pepsi Selling 'Craft' Soda To Win Back Customers

October 8, 2014 12:40 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Soda giants are trying new strategies to win back customers as Americans have been cutting back on soda for years.                                       

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Floor Mats Recalled For Possible Gas Pedal Interference

October 8, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedal.                   

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