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Forest Service Examines Long-Expired Nestlé Water Permit

April 16, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating Nestlé over a report that the company drew water from drought-ravaged California using a long-expired permit.

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Verizon Report Shows 'Sizable Gaps' In Cybersecurity Measures

April 16, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Organizations continue to exhibit "sizable gaps" in their cybersecurity protocol, according to the latest annual data breach report from Verizon.

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Researchers Testing Air Pollution Over Fracking Sites

April 16, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal researchers are taking to the skies over the country's largest shale oilfields in hopes of measuring potential air pollution generated by fracking.

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Toyota To Build $1B Corolla Plant In Mexico

April 16, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Toyota announced plans Wednesday to construct a new billion-dollar manufacturing plant in Mexico and alter production at its facilities in Canada.

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Apple Invests In China Solar Project, U.S. Forest Conservation

April 16, 2015 9:24 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

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KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 15, 2015 12:37 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Although KIND bar sales have roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, last month the FDA sent a warning letter to the company for labeling several of their fruit and nut bars as “healthy”— because they do not meet federal standards.

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Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 11:21 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

One vision of the future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and full automation. 

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Welcome To The World Of Wireless Charging

April 15, 2015 11:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ramy Inocencio visits Witricity, a company that's making breakthroughs in wireless charging.

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How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 15, 2015 11:12 am | by Sid Geddam | Articles | Comments

Three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.

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GM Drops Price Of The Electric Chevrolet Spark

April 15, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is the latest automaker to drop the price of an electric car in the face of slow sales.

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EU Raises Stakes In Google Battle With Antitrust Charges

April 15, 2015 10:08 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing its overwhelming dominance in Internet searches and opened a probe into its Android mobile system.

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Tobacco Companies Sue FDA To Block Guidelines

April 15, 2015 10:04 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The nation's largest tobacco companies are suing the FDA over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency's authority over packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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U.S. Probes Complaints About Subaru Airbag Seat Sensors

April 15, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with the airbag sensors in the seats of Subaru Impreza compact cars.

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Only Small Number Of Jeeps Fixed 2 Years After Recall Began

April 15, 2015 9:56 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, Fiat-Chrysler has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall.

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Federal Report Attributes Nine Worker Deaths To Oilfield Vapors

April 15, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nine oilfield workers over the last five years died on the job after inhaling deadly vapors near oil or gas wells, according to a federal investigation.

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Report: Nestlé Expected To Sell Frozen Foods Unit

April 15, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss multinational Nestlé is reportedly close to an agreement that would sell its Davigel frozen foods unit to Brakes Group.

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U.S. Manufacturing Tech Orders Dropped In February

April 14, 2015 11:18 am | by Jacob Meister, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“U.S. manufacturing is facing some pressure in terms of a stronger dollar and lower capital expenditures from the energy industry, but in taking the long view, we’re still in a good position overall,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods.

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3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 14, 2015 10:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.

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A Beer That Is Literally Out Of This World

April 14, 2015 10:45 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.

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Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 14, 2015 10:42 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

After disrupting the packaging industry with a line of fully biodegradable mushroom packaging, Ecovative Design is now setting their sights on replacing manufactured wood products.

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