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Hundreds Of Chicago Jobs In Balance As Mondelez Weighs Mexico Upgrades

May 19, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Employees at Mondelez's Chicago bakery are girding for hundreds of job losses as the food and beverage multinational consolidates its operations and upgrades its production lines.

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U.S. Agency To Hold Hearing On Fiat Chrysler Recall Compliance

May 19, 2015 9:33 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The U.S. government's highway safety agency says it will hold a rare public hearing in July to determine if Fiat Chrysler failed to notify customers and fix safety problems in 20 recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 104

May 19, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 104.

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From German Wineries To Chinese Factories, U.S. Dollar Echoing

May 19, 2015 9:20 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. A German winery says overseas demand is up.

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By The Numbers: GM's Faulty Ignition Switches

May 18, 2015 12:04 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Last week, the death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 100. Here’s a look at all the numbers behind the ignition switch recall.  

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Solar Windows May Soon Charge Your Phone In Flight

May 18, 2015 11:55 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

We’ve all been there before, our electronic device is about to die just as we board a plane. Now engineers at B/E Aerospace think they have found a new source that will recharge the phone: the sun. 

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Making The Robot That Delivers Your Room Service

May 18, 2015 11:51 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Jake Knapp, design partner at Google Ventures, and Savioke Chief Executive Officer Steve Cousins talk about the Google Venture "Design Sprint" and how the process helped develop a unique personality for Savioke's Room Service Robot.

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Meet The All-New Chevy Camaro

May 18, 2015 11:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motors unveiled the all-new lighter, faster Camaro, on sale later this year.

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7 Tips For A Successful Enterprise Software Implementation

May 18, 2015 11:43 am | by Sameer Bhatia | Articles | Comments

Here are seven tips to help your enterprise software implementation be a success.

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Luxury Fashion Brands Accuse Alibaba Of Profiting From Fakes

May 18, 2015 9:48 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The owner of fashion brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has accused Alibaba Group in a lawsuit of profiting from sales of counterfeit goods despite the Chinese e-commerce giant's pledge to combat the trade in fakes.

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Post Consolidates Cereal-Making Business In Minnesota

May 18, 2015 9:38 am | by Jim Suhr, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Post Holdings Inc. said Friday it will merge two of its cereal businesses, headquarter them in Minnesota and close a New Jersey office as it separately grapples with a widening bird flu outbreak that has forced it to discontinue some products and tweak prices.

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CEO: Nissan Will Be Ready With Autonomous Driving By 2020

May 18, 2015 9:33 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.

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Endo Buying Par For $8B In A Big Generics Push

May 18, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Endo International will spend about $8.05 billion to acquire Par Pharmaceutical as it pushes further into the generic drug market.

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New Chevy Camaro Shrinks To Become Leaner

May 18, 2015 9:15 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

For almost 50 years, gearheads have swooned over the Chevrolet Camaro for its muscular looks, throaty exhaust and high-horsepower engines.

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Tech News Of The Week: V2V Communication

May 15, 2015 12:42 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This edition looks at a woman fired for disabling a work app, the push for vehicle-to-vehicle communication and relief from email hell.

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How 'Positive Train Control' Works

May 15, 2015 12:14 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Tom Foreman explores whether PTC technology could have prevented the Amtrak derailment.

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Engineering Newswire : Sword-Fighting With Robots

May 15, 2015 12:07 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at using drones to assess cyclone carnage, sword-fighting with robots and riding in the first compressed air-powered car.

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Manufacturing Automation: Finding The ROI In A Digital Strategy

May 15, 2015 12:01 pm | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

The state of shop floor automation has changed drastically in the last five years as IT capabilities bring advanced software functionality, highly flexible infrastructures and more options in deployment, including SaaS and cloud computing.

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Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 10:20 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The latest version of Google's self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

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Report: China Leads U.S., European Nations In Industrial IoT Adoption

May 15, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new survey says China leads other top manufacturing nations when it comes to joining the industrial Internet of Things.

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