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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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Navy Uniforms Bring Textile Welding To U.S.

October 8, 2014 12:27 pm | by Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger, and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility is a success, it could help bring manufacturing back from overseas.

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The Ultra-Luxe Sedan That Looks Like A Spaceship

October 8, 2014 11:40 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Infiniti has exploded onto the ultra-luxury scene, unveiling the Q80 concept car at the Paris Motor Show. Infiniti Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa says it's a sign of things to come.                 

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JPMorgan Chase Hacking Shows Growing Cybercrime Threat

October 8, 2014 11:37 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

JPMorgan Chase reported hackers have stolen information from about 83 million customers. Anthony Mason reports how these cyber attacks are happening far more often than most people realize.                 

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Change: A CEO’s Job In The 21st Century

October 8, 2014 11:06 am | by Brian Kennell | Articles | Comments

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change — not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.                   

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Boeing, Airbus At Odds Over Black Boxes

October 8, 2014 9:41 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject in the event of a crash, making them easier to find.                     

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Ohio Leaders Scramble Over Hints It May Lose Jeep

October 8, 2014 9:37 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio's governor and the mayor of the state's fourth-largest city talked with the head of Chrysler over the weekend about the future of the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler, just days after the automaker indicated production could be moved when a new model comes out.

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