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Commodity Supplies Send Food Prices Sliding

April 7, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

United Nations officials estimated that global food prices are at their lowest levels in nearly five years, and commodities traders believe that trend isn't likely to wane anytime soon.

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Will We See More Kraft, Heinz Like Mergers?

April 6, 2015 11:41 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Morgan Stanley Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Jim Head discusses the mergers and acquisitions environment. 

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Three-Point Bend Test Of The Samsung Galaxy S6

April 6, 2015 11:38 am | by SamsungTomorrow | Videos | Comments

Testing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to see if it bends and if it comes back to its original state afterwards should it bend. 

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A Tour Of The New York International Auto Show

April 6, 2015 11:31 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

A walk-through of the New York Auto Show floor and some of the big announcements. 

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How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

April 6, 2015 10:49 am | by Tom Grace | Articles | Comments

Information and best practices for identifying and avoiding counterfeit electrical products.

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Jury Orders Chrysler To Pay $150M In Jeep Fire Death

April 6, 2015 9:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed when a Jeep Grand Cherokee exploded into flames after being rear-ended three years ago.

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Stock Split Could Cost Google Over $500 Million

April 6, 2015 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.

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Tesla 1Q New Vehicle Deliveries Rise 55 Pct. From Year Ago

April 6, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's first-quarter new vehicle deliveries climbed 55 percent from a year earlier to more than 10,000 cars.

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Report: Takeda Offers $2.2 Billion To Settle Actos Lawsuits

April 6, 2015 9:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda reportedly offered more than $2.2 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over the diabetes drug Actos, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Engineering Newswire: Bulletproof Laptop Bag Could Save Your Life

April 3, 2015 11:50 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at sending gas-sensing capsules to your gut, stopping speeding projectiles with a laptop bag and 3D printing a flowery pavilion with a unique cement.

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ISM: Manufacturing Slows In March

April 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Inside Microsoft's Secret Design Lab

April 2, 2015 11:53 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Microsoft demonstrates how it designs and prototypes all of its gadgets at the hardware lab in Redmond, Wash.

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Mercedes-Benz's 2015 Prospects `Really Strong'

April 2, 2015 11:50 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Stephen Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, talks about the luxury automaker's sales, the outlook for new models and the demand for sport-utility vehicles.

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Google Reveals New Computer Stick

April 2, 2015 11:47 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Google has developed a stick that plugs in to any display to create a computer. CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar takes a look at the new gadget.

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Negotiation Considerations For Performance Guarantees And Service Level Agreements

April 2, 2015 11:42 am | by Steele Clayton & Shelley R. Thomas | Articles | Comments

A discussion regarding the use of performance guarantees and service level agreements to establish contractual metrics that allows both customer and vendor the opportunity to assess objectively the other party’s performance under the contract. 

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Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Program

April 2, 2015 10:20 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.

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Honda Shows Off Dramatic New Civic Coupe At New York Show

April 2, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the Civic anymore.

U.S. Agency Charges Kraft, Mondelez With Wheat Price Rigging

April 2, 2015 10:08 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators have charged two major U.S. food companies, Kraft and Mondelez, with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures in a scheme that reaped more than $5.4 million in profit.

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Nestle Hopes To Boost Chocolate Brand, Weather Russian Downturn

April 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nestle officials recently detailed plans to steer the world's largest food company through an uncertain chocolate market and weakness in the Russian economy.

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Survey: Midsize Manufacturers More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

April 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The seventh annual poll by Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based purchasing aggregator, indicated that half of the participating chief financial officers anticipated growth in the U.S. economy this year, a four percent increase over the 2014 poll and a record high for the survey.

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