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Beats Speakers Recalled Due To Burn Risk

June 3, 2015 11:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there were eight reports of the speaker's battery overheating

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Energy Production From Some U.S. States Competitive With Global Nations

June 3, 2015 11:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An oil industry group says individual U.S. states are producing oil and natural gas at a rate that's competitive with some of the world's top energy producers.

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U.S. Trade Deficit Drops Sharply In April

June 3, 2015 11:23 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The April deficit tumbled 19.2 percent to $40.9 billion after surging to $50.6 billion in March, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

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May Auto Sales Beat Expectations

June 3, 2015 10:45 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Analysts had expected sales to fall by around 1 percent, but Tuesday's sales reports were beating their expectations.

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Agencies Find Weaknesses In IRS Web Security

June 3, 2015 10:37 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Budget cuts have hampered the IRS's ability to upgrade its computer systems. Funding for cybersecurity has been cut by 20 percent since 2011, to $149 million this year.

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Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce: Faster And Lighter

June 3, 2015 10:05 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

For $500,000 you could buy a house. If speed is more your style though, you may want this 750 HP beast. Matt Miller went to Barcelona to test-out Lamborghini's new Aventador Superveloce.

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E-Invoicing Requirements Facilitate Supply Chain Finance Opportunities

June 3, 2015 10:00 am | by Scott Lewin | Articles | Comments

A look at how manufacturers can capitalize on government mandated electronic invoicing to realize internal efficiencies and benefit from supply chain and liquidity improvements.

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Web Event: Lifting Manufacturing To The Cloud - NOW ON DEMAND

June 2, 2015 3:09 pm | Videos | Comments

 Join Manufacturing Business Technology and industry experts in a Q&A panel discussion on the use of cloud computing in the manufacturing sector.

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Tesla Motors Co-Founder Wants To Electrify Commercial Trucks

June 2, 2015 11:29 am | by Terence Chea, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla co-founder wants to electrify noisy, gas-guzzling trucks that deliver packages, haul garbage and make frequent stops on city streets.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 109

June 2, 2015 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 109.

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Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 2, 2015 11:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Democratic members of Congress, with the support of natural food company officials, last month called for passage of legislation that would require labels disclosing the use of genetically modified ingredients in food.

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GoPro Enters The World Of Virtual Reality

June 2, 2015 11:18 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

GoPro announced a new product which will enable users to shoot 360-degree video that could be pieced into virtual reality segments. GoPro will also sell its own brand of personal drones next year.

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Union Election Rule

June 2, 2015 11:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from business groups over union election rules established by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Takata Halts Use Of Volatile Chemical Linked To Deadly Airbags

June 2, 2015 11:09 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Takata says it will stop using ammonium nitrate as a propellant in its airbags in case the chemical is responsible for the defective bags.

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Syngenta Preparing For Another Monsanto Takeover Bid

June 2, 2015 11:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG believes rival Monsanto could make another bid to acquire the company within a matter of days.

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Best Practices For Sharing Data Across The Enterprise

June 2, 2015 10:00 am | by Khris Kammer & Keith McPherson | Articles | Comments

The best way to tap into the valuable data generated in plants is by associating it with other data in order to get a holistic view of plant operations.

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Report: EPA To Require More Fuel Efficient Trucks

June 1, 2015 11:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest environmental initiative from the Obama administration appears set to target the nation's sprawling trucking industry.

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Scientists Use New Tool To Analyze Industrial Explosions

June 1, 2015 10:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers in California developed a new method for determining the force of industrial accidents and other surface explosions, according to a study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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General Motors, Subaru Models Added To Takata Airbag Recall

June 1, 2015 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding airbags.

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Peet's Coffee Brews Growth From Cloud Technology

June 1, 2015 10:42 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The impact of technology on consumer spending and productivity seems like an academic matter. But when it comes to the implementation of cutting-edge software, the results can be pretty tasty.

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