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Lumber Liquidators CEO Unexpectedly Resigns

May 21, 2015 11:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators on Thursday announced the departure of president and CEO Robert Lynch amid the ongoing scandal over the safety of its laminate flooring.  

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Fizzics Makes Cheap Beer Taste Expensive

May 21, 2015 11:10 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

The Fizzics uses sound waves to put the perfect head on your brew. It's science.

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Smarter Driver: Crash-Proof Cars

May 21, 2015 11:07 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Along the way to fully self-driving cars, we'll make several stops, one of which may be the crash-proof car. Brian Cooley explains.

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Is The Reshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing A Myth?

May 21, 2015 11:04 am | by KnowledgeAtWharton | Videos | Comments

While it’s true that some companies are bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., just as much new outsourcing is underway, according to new Wharton research.

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Chobani Planning All-Out Assault On Greek Yogurt Foes

May 21, 2015 11:00 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

An influx of Greek yogurt into supermarket aisles from General Mills and Dannon has sent execs at category king Chobani off to find new ways for people to consume its brand. Their solution may be a retail operation of their own. 

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Google Likely To Overhaul Glass

May 21, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chief of Google's shelved Glass project says his division is focused on finding "the way forward" for the eyewear technology.

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Domestic Surveillance Fate Unclear After Lengthy Senate Talk

May 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Charles Babington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fate of the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is unclear following an FBI warning, House-Senate disagreements and more than 10 hours of criticisms by a GOP presidential candidate.

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Bay Area Thieves Target Prius Batteries

May 21, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Hybrid car batteries are becoming an increasingly popular target for thieves in the San Francisco area.

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Hewlett-Packard Sells Stake In Chinese Unit For $2.3B

May 21, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51 percent stake in its China sever, storage and technology storage unit for about $2.3 billion as it restructures its business in that country.

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Chinese Telecom Giant Announces IoT Platform

May 21, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei on Wednesday announced a new operating system to help connect household and business devices to the Internet.

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Failed Launches Cast Shadow Over Russian Space Program

May 21, 2015 9:29 am | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake.

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Hong Kong Manufacturers To Tour U.S. Next Month

May 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of manufacturing and tech companies from Hong Kong will travel from coast to coast next month as part of a 13-day economic mission.

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Thousands Of Gallons Of Crude Oil Spilled Along California Coast

May 21, 2015 9:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Authorities along California's central coast are dealing with one of the worst oil spills in years after a ruptured pipeline seeped crude into a storm drain for hours.

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Strike Continues At Texas Refinery Following Union Vote

May 21, 2015 9:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The months-long strike at a massive Texas oil refinery will continue after union workers this week rejected the latest contract proposal.

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Takata Airbag Recall Largest In History

May 20, 2015 12:29 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

According to federal regulators, nearly 34 million vehicles will need to be fixed because of defective Takata airbags. At least five deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the problem. Jeff Glor reports on the historic recall and what's being done to diagnose the problem.

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The Juicy Story Of Florida's Orange Trade

May 20, 2015 12:26 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Enjoy a glass of orange juice in the morning? Here's how that citrus makes its way into your cup.

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Ancient Bacteria Sweat Fuel Under New Mexico's Desert Sun

May 20, 2015 12:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Under the desert sun of New Mexico, scientists have engineered ancient bacteria to produce carbon-neutral ethanol using just the sun, waste carbon dioxide and non-potable water. The fuel that results could one day be cheaper than oil.

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Icahn Is Right, Apple Car Could Be The Next iPhone

May 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Cantor Fitzgerald's Brian White, KPCB's John Maeda and Point View Managing Director John Petrides discuss Carl Icahn's open letter to Apple.  

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Automating SOP Management To Improve Quality, Oversight And Efficiency

May 20, 2015 12:07 pm | by Mika Javanainen | Articles | Comments

While quality and compliance rely heavily on the creation, sharing and maintenance of SOPs, it is through automation that optimal SOP management is achieved. 

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Tech Companies Ask Obama To Protect Phone, Email Encryption

May 20, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tech companies, watchdog groups and security experts on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to protect consumers' encrypted electronic data — even from law enforcement.

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