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More States Targeting Microbeads

March 18, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Personal care products that contain tiny plastic pellets are increasingly in the crosshairs of state lawmakers amid concerns over their environmental impact.

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Italian Companies To Generate Bioplastic From Potatoes

March 18, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two Italian companies recently announced plans to process potato byproducts into plastic materials.

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One View Mobile Analytics Cloud Platform For Consumer-Oriented Industries

March 18, 2015 8:35 am | by Sage Clarity | Product Releases | Comments

Sage Clarity LLC has expanded the availability of its One View for Supply Chain Metrics suite of apps to various consumer-oriented industries.

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Tesla To ‘End Range Anxiety’

March 17, 2015 12:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Elon Musk, Tesla's co-founder and CEO, announced this week on Twitter that the company will reveal a firmware update for its Model S sedan later this week. The purpose of this update will supposedly "end range anxiety."

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 11:52 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With March Madness now in full swing, workplaces will lose time and money due to employees filling out brackets, checking scores, and watching games during work hours over the next few weeks, especially this Thursday and Friday.

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Tiny Blue Bubbles Designed To Help Save The Planet

March 17, 2015 11:46 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

A team of engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may have found a way to capture CO2 from power plants, using tiny blue capsules that look like fish eggs.

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Growing Controversy Over Craft Beer Trademarks

March 17, 2015 11:43 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Naming beer is harder than you might think. Passionate brewers are going up against each other over something as simple as the name and image. 

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Satya Nadella On Microsoft's Future

March 17, 2015 11:39 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks to CNN's Maggie Lake about the company's future in a world driven by data.

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Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than It Delivers?

March 17, 2015 11:36 am | by Bob McKee | Articles | Comments

How to know when it’s time to replace your homegrown ERP system.

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GMO Divide Continues Despite USDA 'Workshop On Coexistence'

March 17, 2015 11:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a recent "coexistence" workshop in North Carolina in an effort to bridge the wide gulf between proponents and critics of genetically modified crops.

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Meat Industry Fires Back At Federal Dietary Recommendations

March 17, 2015 11:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. meat industry is fighting back against proposed federal dietary guidelines that recommend eating less red and processed meat, which trade groups said go "outside the purview" of nutrition research.

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Scientists Develop New Carbon Capture Technology

March 17, 2015 10:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley believe a newly developed material could allow power plants to cheaply and easily capture carbon emissions.

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Attorney Says Legal Action Against GM Will Continue

March 17, 2015 10:51 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Despite the settlement of one high-profile case against General Motors, other cases are moving forward and company executives could still be questioned about their role in the deadly ignition switch recall, a plaintiffs' attorney said Monday.

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Toyota Wants Price of Hydrogen Vehicle to Match Diesel Cars

March 17, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Toyota's new hydrogen-powered car already costs far less than analysts' original forecasts, but reports suggest the Japanese automaker hopes to make it affordable to most car buyers in the next five to seven years.

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Integrated Sales Acceleration Software For Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customers

March 16, 2015 3:50 pm | by Intelliverse | Product Releases | Comments

At Microsoft Convergence 2015, Intelliverse, a global leader in sales accelerated solutions to drive speed in creating qualified prospects and faster revenue generation, announces an integration between its Sales Acceleration software application and Microsoft Dynamics’ CRM system.

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Cost Reductions Across The Manufacturing Product Lifecycle

March 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by aPriori | Product Releases | Comments

aPriori has announced the latest release of its platform aPriori 2015 R1, designed to meet manufacturers’ growing cost management needs from product design and engineering, through strategic sourcing, manufacturing and assembly.

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Ford F-150 Still Sees Strong Demand

March 16, 2015 12:03 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Joe Hinrichs, president of the Americas at Ford Motor Co., talks about production and demand for the new F-150 series, the addition of 900 workers at Ford's Kansas City plant, and the impact of a stronger dollar on Ford.

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Deadly Bacteria Outbreak Prompts Ice Cream Recall

March 16, 2015 12:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Health officials say three people have died after eating ice cream tainted with Listeria.

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What A $2M Megacar Looks Like

March 16, 2015 11:57 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Dan Neil discusses the $2 million gas-electric Koenigsegg Regara "megacar."

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A Two-Tier ERP Strategy – The Right Solution For The Right Customer

March 16, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

If your plant-level ERP is perfectly tailored to your business, but corporate has standardized on a common platform at the corporate level, can the two coexist?

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