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A Drone That Throws Flames, Sprays Graffiti

March 18, 2015 12:10 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Tyrone the Drone can spray graffiti and produce fire from the sky. Laurie Segall reports.

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FDA Software Validation: What To Do To Validate Quality Computer Systems

March 18, 2015 12:03 pm | by Penny Goss | Articles | Comments

A look at the top five most common software validation and documentation questions asked by others in FDA regulated industries and best practices for meeting the guidelines.

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Descendant Of Company Founder Put In Charge Of Old Forester

March 18, 2015 10:37 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor producer Brown-Forman Corp. is putting a descendant of its founder in charge of its original whiskey, the latest sign that it intends to rejuvenate the long-struggling Old Forester bourbon brand.

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Ford GT Supercar Will Be Company's Most Expensive Ever

March 18, 2015 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ford GT supercar will be Ford Motor Co.'s priciest vehicle ever when it goes on sale next year.

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Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes Of Mac And Cheese

March 18, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

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Ford, Microsoft Announce Cloud-Based System For New Vehicles

March 18, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a partnership to implement a cloud-based system on new Ford models starting later this year.

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More States Targeting Microbeads

March 18, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Personal care products that contain tiny plastic pellets are increasingly in the crosshairs of state lawmakers amid concerns over their environmental impact.

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Italian Companies To Generate Bioplastic From Potatoes

March 18, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two Italian companies recently announced plans to process potato byproducts into plastic materials.

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One View Mobile Analytics Cloud Platform For Consumer-Oriented Industries

March 18, 2015 8:35 am | by Sage Clarity | Product Releases | Comments

Sage Clarity LLC has expanded the availability of its One View for Supply Chain Metrics suite of apps to various consumer-oriented industries.

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Tesla To ‘End Range Anxiety’

March 17, 2015 12:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Elon Musk, Tesla's co-founder and CEO, announced this week on Twitter that the company will reveal a firmware update for its Model S sedan later this week. The purpose of this update will supposedly "end range anxiety."

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 11:52 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With March Madness now in full swing, workplaces will lose time and money due to employees filling out brackets, checking scores, and watching games during work hours over the next few weeks, especially this Thursday and Friday.

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Tiny Blue Bubbles Designed To Help Save The Planet

March 17, 2015 11:46 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

A team of engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may have found a way to capture CO2 from power plants, using tiny blue capsules that look like fish eggs.

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Growing Controversy Over Craft Beer Trademarks

March 17, 2015 11:43 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Naming beer is harder than you might think. Passionate brewers are going up against each other over something as simple as the name and image. 

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Satya Nadella On Microsoft's Future

March 17, 2015 11:39 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks to CNN's Maggie Lake about the company's future in a world driven by data.

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Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than It Delivers?

March 17, 2015 11:36 am | by Bob McKee | Articles | Comments

How to know when it’s time to replace your homegrown ERP system.

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GMO Divide Continues Despite USDA 'Workshop On Coexistence'

March 17, 2015 11:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a recent "coexistence" workshop in North Carolina in an effort to bridge the wide gulf between proponents and critics of genetically modified crops.

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Meat Industry Fires Back At Federal Dietary Recommendations

March 17, 2015 11:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. meat industry is fighting back against proposed federal dietary guidelines that recommend eating less red and processed meat, which trade groups said go "outside the purview" of nutrition research.

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Scientists Develop New Carbon Capture Technology

March 17, 2015 10:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley believe a newly developed material could allow power plants to cheaply and easily capture carbon emissions.

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Attorney Says Legal Action Against GM Will Continue

March 17, 2015 10:51 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Despite the settlement of one high-profile case against General Motors, other cases are moving forward and company executives could still be questioned about their role in the deadly ignition switch recall, a plaintiffs' attorney said Monday.

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Toyota Wants Price of Hydrogen Vehicle to Match Diesel Cars

March 17, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Toyota's new hydrogen-powered car already costs far less than analysts' original forecasts, but reports suggest the Japanese automaker hopes to make it affordable to most car buyers in the next five to seven years.

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