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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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U.S. Durable Goods Fell In September

October 28, 2014 9:57 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months.             

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GM To Move Volt Part Production To U.S.

October 28, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of a critical component in the Chevrolet Volt from Mexico to Michigan.                                         

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Toyota Tops Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

October 28, 2014 9:50 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, while its Scion brand is in the top ten. It's the eighth year in a row that a Toyota brand has led the rankings.                        

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Apple CEO Says Apple Pay A Success

October 28, 2014 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.             

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Cloud-Based, High-Performance Data Analysis Solution

October 28, 2014 9:27 am | by Nimbix | Product Releases | Comments

Nimbix, a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, has announced the expansion of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration in its JARVICE cloud-based, High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) solution. 

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New Version Of AutoSave Change Management Software Released

October 28, 2014 9:18 am | by MDT Software | Product Releases | Comments

MDT Software, a world leader in change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets, has announced the release of AutoSave version 6, the newest version of its software product.

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Food Giants Spend Big Money To Defeat GMO Labeling

October 27, 2014 1:19 pm | by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses.             

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