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Chemist's 3D Printer Could Revolutionize Drug Development

March 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 3D printer designed by a University of Illinois chemist could, he believes, potentially revolutionize the development of new medications.


Coke A Healthy Snack? How Company Gets Its Message Out

March 16, 2015 10:53 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat.


Kia To Recall Some Soul SUVs; Gas Pedals Can Bend Or Break

March 16, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kia is recalling nearly 209,000 Soul small SUVs because the gas pedals can bend or break.


Obama's Solution To Seizing Of U.S. Knives, High Border Costs

March 16, 2015 10:01 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The United States is negotiating an ambitious trade accord with 11 other Pacific Rim countries that's meant to ease barriers to fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets and streamline customs rules that can bedevil exporters like Hardware Sales.


Lumber Liquidators Exec: Will Still Sell China-Made Flooring

March 16, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder and chairman of Lumber Liquidators said Friday that the retailer currently has no plans to stop selling laminate flooring made in China, even as it continues to face fallout from a "60 Minutes" report that questioned the safety of such laminates.


Top 10 ‘Ugliest’ Cars List

March 13, 2015 11:22 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Auto industry experts at has released its subjective list of the Top 10 ugly cars from the U.S. market over the past 30 years.


GM To Alter Chevrolet, GMC Warranties

March 13, 2015 11:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors will make a series of changes to its vehicle warranty and maintenance programs after they failed to generate more interest among car buyers.


Engineering Newswire: Master Sword-Makers' Secrets Revealed

March 13, 2015 11:19 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at taking aim with a next generation smart gun, moving forward with Musk’s Hyperloop plans and revealing the secrets of master sword makers.


Lumber Liquidators CEO Makes Surprising Admission

March 13, 2015 11:13 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

During a Thursday morning conference call, Lumber Liquidators CEO Rob Lynch responded to a "60 Minutes" report that exposed excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde in the glue used to bind the company's wood. 


Five Fears Preventing Continuous Improvement

March 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Joakim Ahlstöm | Articles | Comments

When fears are prevalent, openness and creativity are replaced by ‘watching your back’ and ‘looking good,’ and when those drive you, you will never truly succeed.


Dunkin' Donuts To Remove Chemical From Its Powdered Sugar

March 13, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dunkin' Donuts agreed to remove a whitening agent from its powdered sugar formula following an appeal from a California environmental group.


Report: Zinc Company Overlooked Warning Signs Ahead of 2010 Explosion

March 13, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal investigators this week attributed a July 2010 Pennsylvania zinc refinery explosion to drainage problems and suggested workers overlooked several warning signs leading up to the disaster.


San Francisco Could Require Health Warnings On Soda Ads

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

San Francisco lawmakers hope to add warning labels to advertisements for soft drinks in the city, a move that they believe would "make our communities healthier and better informed."


Honda Running Ad Campaign To Boost Recall Repairs

March 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags.

GM Recalls Volts; New Software Fixes Carbon Monoxide Trouble

March 13, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is recalling some Chevrolet Volt gas-electric hybrid cars to fix a problem that can cause carbon monoxide to build up in an enclosed space.


Coke CEO Gets $18.1M After Company Fails To Meet Targets

March 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent was given a pay package worth $18.1 million last year after the world's biggest beverage company failed to meet its own growth targets.


At Odds With Google, U.S. Seeks New Rule On Computer Access

March 13, 2015 9:47 am | by Eric Tucker, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications.


Lumber Liquidators To Pay For Safety Testing Of Flooring

March 13, 2015 9:42 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Retailer Lumber Liquidators said Thursday that it stands by its products and will pay for the safety testing of laminate floors for customers to help ease concerns.


Using A Holistic 5S Approach To Drive Innovation

March 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

A holistic approach to 5S lean implementation is an effective system in driving the successful standardization of process flows, automation codes, process control methodologies and spec details of process across two distinctly different fabs.


Chinese Stores, Websites Selling Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 12:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Just days after Apple unveiled its new smartwatch and more than a month before it officially goes on sale, reports say consumers can already get a fake one from Chinese vendors. 



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