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Costco Says It Doesn’t Intend To Sell Genetically Modified Salmon

November 30, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Last Tuesday, Costco became the largest retailer to announce that its stores won't sell genetically modified salmon.


Nevada Researchers Trying To Turn Roadside Weed Into Biofuel

November 30, 2015 10:14 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed — curly top gumweed — was growing along the road to the future.


Why Government And Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

November 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Bree Fowler & Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.


Benefits Of Managing Financial Assets In A Fully Digital Environment

November 24, 2015 4:15 pm | by John Jacobs | Articles | Comments

With proven opportunities to reduce cost, enhance efficiency and accelerate business processes, digital financial asset management has the potential to make great strides in the manufacturing space. 


Fiat Chrysler Wants To Pay College Tuition For Families

November 24, 2015 4:09 pm | by Newsy Business | Videos | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is bringing out the big guns to hire and retain the best employees. And by big guns, we mean free college tuition for spouses and kids.


Feds Revising Wary Stance On Self-Driving Cars

November 24, 2015 4:01 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.


U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls Hard In November

November 24, 2015 3:58 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market.


Better Batteries To Beat Global Warming: A Race Against Time

November 24, 2015 3:55 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.


Democrats Offer Bill To Overhaul Food Labels

November 24, 2015 3:52 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A quartet of northeastern Democrats this week proposed legislation to overhaul the nation's food labeling standards.


End-to-End Digital Integration: The Next Manufacturing Revolution

November 24, 2015 3:28 pm | by George Gallegos | Articles | Comments

The revolution in manufacturing today will involve connecting different departments and their technologies to enable data to flow back and forth automatically wherever it is held. Manufacturers must adopt rapid, flexible integration solutions that enable business users to amplify the value of new technologies immediately. 


Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely To Earth

November 24, 2015 3:19 pm | by Malcom Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.


Report Anticipates Slower Manufacturing Growth, Improved Hiring

November 24, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Economists from the MAPI Foundation are less optimistic about U.S. manufacturing production over the next two years but believe that the sector will add more jobs than previously projected.


Emails Reveal Coke's Role In Anti-Obesity Group

November 24, 2015 3:07 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

Obama Administration Floats South Carolina Wind Energy Projects

November 24, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration this week took an initial step toward developing offshore wind farms near the coast of South Carolina.


Manufacturing Minute: Bringing Augmented Reality To The Auto Industry

November 24, 2015 11:14 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, how Volvo and Microsoft could bring augmented reality to a car near you. 


Why You Should Extend Your ITAM Visibility Into ITAD

November 24, 2015 11:11 am | by James Kilkelly | Articles | Comments

Implementing an IT asset disposal process is necessary to provide documented accountability that will verify that every asset is wiped clean — every step of the way.


U.S. Economy Grew In Third Quarter

November 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because of a less severe slowdown in businesses stockpiling.


Ford Stops Using Takata Airbag Inflators In Future Vehicles

November 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. will not be using airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. in future vehicles, another blow to the troubled Japanese parts supplier as the auto industry continues to shun its product.


Elon Musk Seeks To Expand Tesla’s Autonomous Driving Program

November 24, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk last week called for applicants interested in joining the electric car company's software team dedicated to self-driving technology.


United Auto Workers Stung By Tough Contract Talks

November 24, 2015 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union started the year with a roar. It's ending with a grumble.



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