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Coty Says Becht Remains As Interim CEO; New Exec Won't Join

June 24, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cosmetics and fragrance maker Coty said its interim CEO will continue in that role, and Elio Leoni Sceti, who was scheduled to become its CEO in about a week, won't be joining the company.

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Monsanto CEO Vows To Continue Efforts To Lure Syngenta

June 24, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.

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Boeing Names Its New CEO

June 24, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is stepping away from the controls after 10 years.

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BlackBerry Reports Higher Software Sales Amid First-Quarter Loss

June 24, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

BlackBerry's first-quarter financial totals fell below analysts' expectations, but the Canadian smartphone maker more than doubled its software sales.

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U.S. Economy Shrank In 1st Quarter, Rebound Expected

June 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the works for the April-June quarter.

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Italian Candy Maker Ferrero To Acquire British Rival

June 24, 2015 9:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Italian chocolate giant Ferrero SpA will acquire U.K.-based Thorntons PLC for $177.7 million, according to reports.

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BlackBerry Strategy Creating Excitement

June 23, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

Sure, BlackBerry devices aren't as popular as iPhones and Androids. But the company has made a big bet on software ... and it looks like it is paying off.

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Airbus A320 U.S. Manufacturing Facility: Employee Training

June 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by Airbus | Videos | Comments

Go behind the scenes as employees for Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility — which will begin producing A319, A320 and A321 jetliners in Mobile, Alabama during 2015 — undergo on-the-job training at the company’s Hamburg, Germany site. 

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Cyber Security Is A Global Epidemic

June 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Symantec Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Adrian Jones discusses cyber security how it’s changing and the future of the industry.

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How Mexico Is Winning The Car Manufacturing War

June 23, 2015 11:56 am | by The National | Videos | Comments

Mexico's auto sector is booming, while Canada's is dwindling. Amanda Lang finds out why.

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Improving Your Manufacturing Process With A Main Automation Contractor

June 23, 2015 11:43 am | by Ed Diehl | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers can tap into control integration expertise by using a main automation contractor who takes the lead by integrating all aspects of their project, resulting in a smoother and faster start-up.

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Senators Say Takata May Have Put Profits Over Safety

June 23, 2015 10:28 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A group of U.S. senators says automotive airbag maker Takata Corp. may have placed profit over safety by halting safety audits of factories.

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SpaceX Will Again Attempt To Land Rocket

June 23, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

SpaceX plans to launch its seventh mission to bring cargo to the International Space Station this weekend.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises

June 23, 2015 10:12 am | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by three to 117.

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Labor Contract Deadline Looms At Pennsylvania Metal Company

June 23, 2015 10:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Stalled labor negotiations between a Pittsburgh specialty metals company and the United Steelworkers union raised the prospects of a work stoppage affecting thousands of metalworkers beginning next month.

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Niagara Recalls Bottled Spring Water On E. Coli Concern

June 23, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.

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Report: Industries Face Shortage Of Rail Boxcars

June 23, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulations and decades-long changes in rail transportation are combining to create a shortage of boxcars that could become a full-blown crisis in the next several years.

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Durable Goods Orders Drop In May

June 23, 2015 9:40 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for aircraft.

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Robots: Will Humans Face A Horse And Buggy Moment?

June 22, 2015 12:44 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Gideon Rose discusses work and life in the age of automation.

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'Transparent' Truck Lets Drivers See Ahead Of Big Rigs

June 22, 2015 12:40 pm | by Buzz60 | Videos | Comments

Aren’t sure if you can overtake that giant semi ahead of you because you can’t see around it? What if you could see in front of it? Samsung’s new transparent truck prototype shows drivers behind, what’s going on in front. 

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