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Privacy Board Says NSA's Internet Monitoring Is Legal

July 2, 2014 12:42 pm | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The National Security Agency programs that collect huge volumes of Internet data within the United States are constitutional and employ "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans, an independent privacy and civil liberties board has found.

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Google Lunar XPrize: $30M To Spark Innovation In Space

July 2, 2014 12:38 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Eighteen teams from around the world are still in the running for $30 million in prize money and the chance to launch their own spacecraft to the moon next year. The Google Lunar XPrize competition is entering the home stretch, as CNET's Tim Stevens brings us the highlights.

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ISM: Manufacturing On Solid Ground Heading Into Second Half Of 2014

July 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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The Knowledge Management Opportunity In Manufacturing: INO’s Success Story

July 2, 2014 12:18 pm | by Pierre Bergeron | Articles | Comments

Institut National D’Optique realized that it needed a better way to share critical knowledge and information across teams, to ensure an accurate, consolidated view of all information, in near real-time, and get new employees up to speed quickly in order to be efficient.

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Chemical Blast At GM Plant Kills 1, Injures 5

July 2, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A chemical explosion Tuesday at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana killed a contractor and injured several others, authorities said.                              

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Brynwood Partners Buying Juicy Juice From Nestle USA

July 2, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brynwood Partners says it plans to leverage the 37-year-old brand's nutritional attributes and make changes to its packaging. Juicy Juice is in the 100 percent juice category.                     

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Court To Hear Natural Gas Price-Fixing Claims

July 2, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court will consider whether a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.            

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Graco Gives In And Recalls Infant Seats

July 2, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.                     

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Actavis Closes $28B Forest Deal

July 2, 2014 9:21 am | News | Comments

Actavis has completed its $28 billion acquisition of fellow drugmaker Forest Laboratories, and the leader of the acquired company is now the CEO of Actavis.                           

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Ousted American Apparel CEO Increases Stake

July 1, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has increased his stake in the clothing chain to nearly 43 percent as he fights to keep control of the company he founded.                         

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New Recalls Raise Questions About Auto Parts Safety

July 1, 2014 1:07 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.                         

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Philips To Separate LED Parts Arm

July 1, 2014 1:05 pm | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV said Monday it plans to spin off its fast-growing LED parts business into a separate company, to win new customers and to capitalize as manufacturers integrate LED lights into an ever-widening array of products.       

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U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Rise In June

July 1, 2014 1:04 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

U.S. auto sales slowed slightly in June but still maintained a healthy pace despite a record-setting string of safety recalls at General Motors and a slowdown in truck sales at Ford.                   

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Hormel Buys Muscle Milk Maker

July 1, 2014 12:55 pm | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hormel Foods is paying $450 million to acquire CytoSport, which owns Muscle Milk sports nutrition drinks, bars and powders.                                     

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The World's First Recyclable Coffee Cup

July 1, 2014 12:50 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

British inventor Martin Myerscough has designed the world's first truly recyclable coffee cup, hoping to reduce the 2.5 billion coffee cups that end up in UK landfill sites each year.                   

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'Transformers' Star Truck Goes Green

July 1, 2014 12:41 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The Western Star Truck that plays Optimus Prime in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has hit the gym to become a little greener.                                  

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5 Manufacturing Business Benefits Of Shifting Paper Forms To Mobile Apps

July 1, 2014 12:32 pm | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

The costs and inefficiencies of paper forms are no longer lost on manufacturing businesses that are ramping up efforts to shift paper forms and manual processes to mobile apps — and to integrate mobility with key business processes.     

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GM Compensation Plan — The Right Choice?

July 1, 2014 12:04 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

General Motors compensation fund director, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, announced details about the company's plan to compensate victims of the ignition switch recall in lieu of a lawsuit. But is the company making the right decision?     

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Drones Face Significant Hurdles In U.S.

July 1, 2014 9:31 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal effort to provide civilian drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won't meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday.                 

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Pinnacle Foods Lets Hillshire Out Of Deal

July 1, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pinnacle Foods said Monday it has scrapped its sale to Hillshire Brands, freeing Hillshire to be acquired by Tyson Foods.                                     

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