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Nigeria Sues Coca-Cola For Half-Filled Cans

October 29, 2014 12:42 pm | by Michelle Faul, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nigeria filed a suit Monday against Coca-Cola for allegedly refusing to comply with orders from the Consumer Protection Council over two half-empty cans of evaporating Sprite.                     

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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

October 29, 2014 12:39 pm | by Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.               

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Inside The Chevy Volt Battery Lab

October 29, 2014 12:33 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Go inside the largest automotive battery lab in the world, where engineers designed the battery pack for the new Chevy Volt.                                    

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Tesla Barred From Selling Cars In Michigan

October 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A battle line has been drawn between Tesla Motors and the state of Michigan. It started after the state's governor signed legislation that effectively bans the electric car maker from doing business there.             

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American Certified Finds Growing Preference For 'Made In USA'

October 29, 2014 12:25 pm | by Jolie Darrow | Articles | Comments

A renewed interest in “Buying American” seems to be approaching its greatest peak in popularity since the 1940s. But it was only recently that American Certified realized to what extent the movement has resurged in the American consciousness.   

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Walk, Don’t Run: A Security Framework For Midsize Organizations

October 29, 2014 12:08 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Companies think their network is secure because they bought a product or service, and then they rest. You can’t rest. You need to consistently monitor and analyze your network while investing in training and security updates.        

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Judge Orders Mediation In Guardrail Lawsuit

October 29, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company's highway guardrails.                       

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Fiat Chrysler To Spin Off Ferrari

October 29, 2014 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company.                                         

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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers Over Unlimited Data Plans

October 29, 2014 9:45 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

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AutoNation Halts Sales Of Cars In Air Bag Recalls

October 29, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the nation's biggest car dealership chain says it won't sell used cars being recalled for exploding air bags due to conflicting advice from automakers and lack of direction from the government.             

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LG Electronics Profit Surges On Smartphone Sales

October 29, 2014 9:37 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.                             

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Chrysler Recalls Over 566,000 Vehicles

October 29, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.               

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NIMS Launches New Website For Employers

October 29, 2014 9:26 am | by The National Institute for Metalworking Skills | News | Comments

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the global authority on education and training for precision manufacturing jobs, launched a new website catered to employers seeking to fill open jobs and build a pipeline of globally competitive talent. 

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A Brief Look At The U.S. Durable Goods Numbers

October 28, 2014 1:21 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The U.S. durable goods numbers fell in August and September, a likely temporary dip in the market.                                           

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Lowe's Using Robots To Improve Customer Service

October 28, 2014 1:17 pm | by Mae Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.                       

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The Most Trouble-Prone Cars

October 28, 2014 1:06 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Chris Woodyard takes a look at the six vehicles that Consumer Reports magazine says are giving their owners the most trouble.                                   

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As Wearables Market Grows, Businesses Need To Focus On Privacy

October 28, 2014 1:01 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Twenty percent of adults in the U.S. already own a wearable device — and that number is quickly expected to rise, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.                        

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Application Recommendations For Wireless EtherNet/IP

October 28, 2014 12:50 pm | by Eduard Polyakov | Articles | Comments

Deploying a wireless network requires thoughtful planning and design, as well as periodic monitoring to meet expectations for bandwidth, throughput, reliability and security.                     

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Fiat Chrysler Replaces Quality Chief

October 28, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler's longtime quality chief is leaving the company a day after its brands performed poorly in the annual Consumer Reports reliability rankings.                           

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Battery Maker Touts Big Prospect For Jobs In NC

October 28, 2014 10:04 am | by Emery P. Dalesio & Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small start-up company said Monday it would create hundreds of jobs when it moves into a massive, former Philip Morris USA cigarette plant to build batteries that it says will help power companies save energy and work more efficiently.   

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