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Police Stop Google Self-Driving Car For Going Too Slowly

November 16, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A car built by Google that drives itself around city streets had a brush with the law for driving too slowly.


Engineering Newswire: 580-Ton Machine Constructs Entire Viaduct

November 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at saving artificial organs from death, delivering groceries with robots and building a viaduct with a 580-ton monster machine.


Manufacturing Minute: Hyundai’s Augmented Reality Owners’ Manual

November 13, 2015 11:14 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, an augmented reality owners’ manual. 


Flying The Seaplane Of The Future

November 13, 2015 11:09 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

A new FAA regulation was created to encourage more people to fly planes. Icon is hoping those new pilots will be doing so in their new seaplane, the A5.


Contract Lifecycle Management: Adding Immediate Value To A Business

November 13, 2015 11:01 am | by Judd J. Robins | Articles | Comments

Four steps that can be taken to lead companies down the path of contract management optimization.


U.S. Producer Prices Drop In Latest Sign Of Tame Inflation

November 13, 2015 9:36 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The prices charged by farmers, manufacturers and other producers fell in October for the second straight month, fresh evidence that there is little sign of inflation in the U.S. economy.


No. 2 Fed official: Economy Growing Despite Global Weakness

November 13, 2015 9:33 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The No. 2 official at the Federal Reserve said Thursday that the strong dollar and global economic weakness have been a drag on growth, but the U.S. economy has been weathering the shocks reasonably well.


Kia Recalls Over 256,000 Souls For Steering Problem

November 13, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kia is recalling more than 256,000 Soul compact SUVs in the U.S. because the steering could fail.


Perrigo Shares Tumble On Report That Mylan Bid Spurned

November 13, 2015 9:20 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Shares of over-the-counter drugmaker Perrigo sank early Friday morning on a report that its stock owners will reject a hostile, $26-billion takeover bid from Mylan.


Campbell Soup Recalls 355,000 Cans Of SpaghettiOs

November 13, 2015 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Campbell Soup is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original in the U.S. due to a possible choking hazard.


Rings And Pacifiers: Health Gadgets Get Sophisticated

November 13, 2015 9:11 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.


Manufacturing Minute: A Robot To Keep The Shelves Stocked

November 12, 2015 11:49 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a robot to keep the supply chain moving. 


A Vending Machine That Spits Out Cars

November 12, 2015 11:40 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Online auto retailer Carvana is offering its customers an unconventional way to pick up their purchased vehicles.


Google's Using Workplace Data To Build A Better Employee

November 12, 2015 11:31 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, talks with Stephanie Ruhle about the quest for innovation at Google and the application of workplace data to motivate employees and create a better environment for workers and customers.


12 Best Practices Of Inventory Optimization

November 12, 2015 11:19 am | by Andy Hill | Articles | Comments

Inventory managers are faced with the challenge of managing tens or hundreds of thousands of items, each with their own characteristics, requiring complex and time-consuming calculations. Without a structured methodology and powerful analytical tools, the proactive management of large inventories becomes an impossible task. 


Fear Not: You'll Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin Pie

November 12, 2015 10:15 am | by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.


China Allows Biggest Corporate Bond Default Yet

November 12, 2015 10:11 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The default by China Shanshui Cement Group, a major cement producer, highlights the decline of once-dominant heavy industry as Beijing tries to shift from growth based on trade and investment to a consumer-driven economy.


GM, Government Actions Questioned In Car Fire Recalls

November 12, 2015 10:04 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

After a series of mishandled recalls that involved deaths and injuries, criminal investigations, class-action lawsuits and costs running into the billions of dollars, the auto industry has improved its spotting and reporting of safety troubles.


Beer Merger Will Not Bring Budweiser, Miller Under Same Roof

November 12, 2015 10:01 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's two biggest beer makers will join forces to create a company that produces almost a third of the world's beer. But in the U.S., the deal will not bring arch rivals Budweiser and Miller under the same roof.


With Tie-Up, Italian Firm Bets On U.S. Infrastructure Overhaul

November 12, 2015 9:57 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Italian infrastructure group Salini Impregilo said Thursday it beat other bidders to win a deal to buy U.S.-based Lane Industries, giving it a bigger presence in the United States just as the government prepares to spend billions on the country's aging infrastructure.



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