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U.S. Wants To Resume Cyber Talks With China

June 27, 2014 11:53 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies' computers to steal trade secrets.         

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T1red Of P@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

June 27, 2014 11:48 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | Articles | Comments

Trying to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol passwords created to access various online accounts can be a headache. But you're not the only one with this problem.                   

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Engineering Newswire: Urinal Videogame Controlled By A User's 'Stream'

June 27, 2014 11:38 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at kicking cigarettes with a new wearable, developing a wind tracer at Lockheed Martin, and playing videos games, with your pee.                      

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Chrysler Reveals The Ram ProMaster

June 27, 2014 11:34 am | by Detroit Free Press | Videos | Comments

The company unveiled its little delivery vehicle that promises high fuel economy, low costs.                                             

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Tier 1 Chrysler Supplier KTPO Creates Intelligent Production

June 27, 2014 11:28 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.                                                   

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Whirlpool Gets Extension For Testing Devices

June 27, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whirlpool Corp. is being given 30 extra days to install devices to test for toxic vapors in a Fort Smith neighborhood near the company's former plant that closed in June 2012.                     

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California Lawmaker Heads To Texas To Poach Jobs

June 27, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sen. Ted Gaines plans to visit the state Capitol in Austin on Monday and meet with businesses to promote California's business climate.                                 

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GM Recalls Nearly 29K Chevy Cruze Compacts

June 27, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.                   

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Court: Czech Brewer Gets Budweiser Trademark In Portugal

June 27, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Czech brewery Budvar says a Portuguese trade court has upheld a decision preventing its rival Anheuser-Busch InBev from registering its beer under the Budweiser name in the country.                   

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Sikorsky Receives $1.28B Rescue Helicopter Contract

June 27, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Sikorsky said Thursday it received a $1.28 billion contract to build a new combat rescue helicopter for the Air Force.                                 

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Chrysler Investing $63M in Michigan

June 26, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group has confirmed plans to invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity at the suburban Detroit facility.                                

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Indiana Developer Turns Manure Into Renewable Energy

June 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Jeff Parrott, The Elkhart Truth | News | Comments

A developer is bringing a new project to Elkhart County aimed at reducing the environmental impact of dairy farms and helping the nation's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.                   

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Survey: Industrial Sector Plans To Add Jobs Amid Growing Optimism

June 26, 2014 12:09 pm | by McGladrey | News | Comments

Nine out of 10 executives at small and mid-size manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months and two-thirds plan to add jobs during that period, according to new survey.           

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The IoT Uplink: How Secure Are Our 14 Billion Connected Devices?

June 26, 2014 12:02 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This episode examines the growing concerns manufacturers face in keeping connected devices secure, with projections taking machine-to-machine communication platforms impacting as many as 18 billion devices within the next five years.     

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America's Craft Beer Industry

June 26, 2014 11:39 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Craft beer is one of the fastest growing segments of the alcoholic beverage industry. What started as a niche market has grown rapidly over the last two decades.                         

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Techie Makes A Bet On A Clean Shave

June 26, 2014 11:33 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A few years ago Tristan Walker was one in a small group of African Americans making it in the world of tech, a sector known for its lack of diversity. Now he's onto his next challenge — building a company dedicated to creating health and beauty products for people of color.

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Google Introduces New Tech And Gadgets

June 26, 2014 11:25 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Google has introduced Android TV, Android Auto and more wearable tech gadgets that take advantage of voice commands at this year's Google I/O conference.                           

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U.S.: China's Behavior Hurts International Standing

June 26, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior U.S. official says China's coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing.                     

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States Confront Concerns About Fracking, Quakes

June 26, 2014 9:37 am | by Emily Schmall and Kristi Eaton, Associated Press | News | Comments

After years of being harangued by anxious residents, governments in three states are finally confronting the issue, reviewing scientific data, holding public discussions and considering new regulations.             

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Sugar Company Fights Subpoena

June 26, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials with American Crystal Sugar Co. say they should not have to testify in a lawsuit involving the sugar and corn syrup industries.                                 

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