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Ford Pulls Back Curtain On New Shelby GT350

November 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Ford Shelby GT350 is back, powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine producing over 500 horsepower.                                             

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Can System Integration Improve Your Triple Bottom Line?

November 18, 2014 11:54 am | by Mark Adair | Articles | Comments

In a nutshell, there are three accounts to the triple bottom line (TBL) — People, Planet and Profit. Profit is often formulated by a team of accountants and carefully monitored by management, but what about the other two components?     

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Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell Car

November 18, 2014 10:02 am | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.                     

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Nokia Plots Comeback With A Tablet

November 18, 2014 9:59 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet.                            

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Feds Say Web Privacy Firm Deceived Consumers

November 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.        

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Honda Quietly Offers To Repair Air Bags Nationwide

November 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag inflators across the U.S., even though its latest recall for the problem only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories.               

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Google Buys Dutch Wind Energy For Data Center

November 18, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building.                       

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Ford Recalls Fusions For Ignition Key Problem

November 18, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.                               

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U.S. Producer Prices Rise In October

November 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Inflation picked up in October due to higher prices that U.S. companies received for new model cars, beef, pork, pharmaceuticals and electric power.                             

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GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline

November 17, 2014 1:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.                              

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Unilever Tweaks Site In 'Mayonnaise' Spat

November 17, 2014 1:05 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

After suing a small California company for calling its product "Just Mayo" because the product is made without eggs, it was discovered that Unilever had tweaked its website to make clear that some of its own products are "mayonnaise dressing," rather than mayonnaise.

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Actavis To Spend $66B On Allergan

November 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Actavis will pay $66 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan in a deal that could finally end a months-long takeover push from Valeant Pharmaceuticals for the Botox maker.                       

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Reynolds Launching Heat-Not-Burn Cigarette

November 17, 2014 12:58 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Reynolds American is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.                       

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Kelley Blue Book Reveals 2015 Best Car Buys

November 17, 2014 12:52 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

According to Kelley Blue Book, nearly 17 million vehicles could be sold in the U.S. next year.  Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for KelleyBlueBook.com, reveals which cars made the list.       

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Why Diamonds May Be The Key To Smaller, Thinner Smartphones

November 17, 2014 12:47 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Most microprocessors are made from silicon. AKHAN Technologies is developing a way to make them from industrial diamonds, allowing the chips to be thinner and require less energy.                     

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Cisco CEO Critical Of Net Neutrality

November 17, 2014 12:40 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Cisco CEO John Chambers says regulation of Internet service providers could hinder development and growth.                                         

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4 Predictions On The Future Of Plastics Manufacturing In The U.S.

November 17, 2014 12:35 pm | by Steve Erickson | Articles | Comments

The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape.                                     

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Halliburton Buying Baker Hughes In $34.6B Deal

November 17, 2014 9:44 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion.               

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AT&T Drops 'Super Cookies'

November 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.

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New York Manufacturing Grows At Faster Pace

November 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturers in New York grew at a faster pace in November and their expectations for future growth rose to the highest level in nearly three years.                             

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