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Google Self-Driving Car Involved In First Injury Accident

July 17, 2015 10:24 am | by Justin Prichard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.


Survey: Manufacturers Prioritizing Product Lifecycle Analysis

July 17, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Leading manufacturers are prioritizing broader examinations of their products amid rapidly shifting economic conditions, according to a new survey from IDC Manufacturing Insights.


Shareholders Approve Samsung Deal Paving Way For Succession

July 17, 2015 10:18 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Shareholders approved Friday a highly contested deal that strengthens the Samsung family's grip on the world's largest smartphone maker, sparking criticism that South Korea lacks sufficient protections for foreign investors and small shareholders.


Company Debuts Recyclable K-Cup

July 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company credited with inventing the paper coffee filter is producing the first single-serve coffee pod that's completely recyclable.


Magna To Buy German Transmission Company Getrag For $1.9B

July 17, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Car parts maker Magna International Inc. is buying Getrag, a German-based manufacturer of automotive transmissions, in a 1.75 billion euro ($1.9 billion) deal.


Report Links Fracking To Higher Dropout Rates

July 17, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study showed that fracking activity tended to result in disproportionate jumps in nearby high school dropout rates.


Headquarters Of Kraft Business Heading To Chicago

July 17, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

​Two weeks after shareholders signed off on a tie-up between Kraft and Heinz, the company has announced a move that will bring its Kraft headquarters from the northwest suburbs of Chicago into the city itself.


Hyundai To Build Internet-Connected Ships

July 17, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world's largest shipbuilder is partnering with management consulting firm Accenture to build a fleet of Internet-connected "smart ships."


Fiat Chrysler Adds Sales Company To China Joint Venture

July 17, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese joint venture between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the Guangzhou Automobile Group has announced plans to create a news sales company as it expands its SUV production in China.


What Happens When You Put 10 Apple Engineers In A Kitchen

July 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The June smart oven recognizes your food, determines how it should be cooked and texts you when it's ready. 


Intel's Guidance On Data Centers

July 16, 2015 11:57 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Cory Johnson breaks down Intel and where the company focus is at. 


Xiaomi's Hugo Barra Responds To Apple Copycat 'Melodrama'

July 16, 2015 11:53 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Xiaomi's Vice President of Global Operations Hugo Barra discusses being accused of copying Apple's iPhone design.


Vote Pits Samsung Family Against Foreign, Korean Investors

July 16, 2015 10:45 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A vote on combining companies in the Samsung empire is pitting its wealthy founding family against small shareholders and foreign investors in a rare challenge to the power of South Korea's ubiquitous business conglomerates.


Report: 100,000 Wireless Electric Cars Could Be Made By 2022

July 16, 2015 10:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The first electric vehicles equipped with wireless charging capabilities could debut next year, according to a recent analysis by IHS Automotive.


U.S. Factory Output Flat For 2nd Straight Month

July 16, 2015 10:32 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory production was unchanged for a second straight month in June as a sharp drop in auto manufacturing was offset by greater output of furniture and chemicals.


Pabst To Return To Milwaukee

July 16, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An icon of Milwaukee's flagship industry is returning to the city after a two-decade absence.


Airbus CEO Talks About Emissions, Innovation And More

July 16, 2015 10:18 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

These are heady times for the commercial-aircraft business at Airbus and Boeing, as airlines place huge orders for new planes.


Automakers Group Aims To Combat Potential Cyber Threats

July 16, 2015 10:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Twelve large automakers this week announced plans to form an information-sharing system to address potential cyberattacks.


House Panel Advances GMO Labeling Bill

July 16, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Legislation to create a voluntary labeling program for genetically modified foods — and ban state GMO labeling requirements — moved a step closer to becoming law this week.


Michigan Plant Will Build Lincoln Continental

July 16, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that Flat Rock Assembly in suburban Detroit will build the Continental, which goes on sale sometime next year.



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