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This Screen Won't Break If You Bend And Twist It

August 17, 2015 11:49 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Take a first exclusive look at a truly functional flexible display and the technology behind it.

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Behind The Brand: Heineken

August 17, 2015 11:46 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Hans Erik Tuijt, Global Sponsorship Director of Heineken, talks about the company's sponsorship of global sporting events and what opportunities and challenges those deals pose for a brand.

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How To Keep The Warehouse Safety Magic Alive

August 17, 2015 11:42 am | by Andy Brousseau | Articles | Comments

No matter how successful your safety effort has been in the past, that doesn’t change the fact that the warehousing profession is still full of hazards and risks in the present — and that it will continue to be so well into the future.

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Fisker To Start Making Cars Again

August 17, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A highly touted electric vehicle maker appears ready to return from the dead.

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Apple Said To Show Interest In Automotive Testing Facility

August 17, 2015 10:25 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that's been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

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IMF: China Is Managing Transition To More Stable Growth

August 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The International Monetary Fund delivered a reassuring economic assessment of China on Friday, at the end of a week that saw the Chinese currency plummet and global stock markets buckle at the prospect of more bad news from the world's second-biggest economy.

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Foreign Companies Around Tianjin Port Blast Suspend Operations

August 17, 2015 10:11 am | by Erika Kinetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week's deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China's emerging economic hub.

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OSHA Cites Case Farms For 55 Safety Violations

August 17, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal labor officials this week issued dozens of citations to a North Carolina chicken processor after finding that its workers routinely risk amputation, electrocution and falls.

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Manufacturing In New York Shrinks By Most Since 2009

August 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August at the fastest pace since the Great Recession, pulled down by sharp declines in new orders and shipments.

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Refinery Shutdown Wreaks Havoc On Midwest Gas Prices

August 17, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Faulty equipment at a northwestern Indiana oil refinery jolted gas prices throughout the Midwest in recent days.

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Lenovo Secretly Installing Software Again

August 14, 2015 12:27 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has been caught secretly installing proprietary software on Windows PCs again, only this time, it appears to be near-impossible to remove.

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Engineering Newswire: World’s Largest Plane Has Six 747-Class Engines

August 14, 2015 11:53 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at throwing flames with the XMatter, flying the world’s largest plane and getting a real explanation for how Lexus’ hoverboard works.

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Tesla Cars: A Loss Leader For Innovation?

August 14, 2015 11:49 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Tesla Motors has boosted the size of its stock offering to nearly 2.7 million shares, which will raise about $642 million for the company. Matt Miller examines Tesla's auto business in relation to its other endeavors. 

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Keeping The Sharp End Of The Operational Supply Chain Sharpened

August 14, 2015 11:46 am | by Jeff Pike | Articles | Comments

Probabilistic systems have traditionally had challenges around the theoretical and practical problems of data acquisition and representation. The next step is to understand what is happening at each stage of the supply chain and at all inventory locations rather than taking a simple 'whole inventory' view. 

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Beer Of Champions? Wheaties Teams Up With Brewery

August 14, 2015 10:32 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Wheaties says it is partnering with a craft brewery to create a limited-edition beer. 

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HTC To Cut 15 Percent Of Workforce

August 14, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC on Thursday announced plans to lay off 15 percent of its workforce — or about 2,300 people — amid weak demand and sales in China.

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Dell To Sell Google Chromebook Tailored For Corporate Users

August 14, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's latest Chromebook laptop will be specially designed for corporate customers in an effort to get more workers off machines powered by Microsoft's dominant Windows software.

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Syngenta To Expand Minnesota Research Facility

August 14, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Syngenta officials this week broke ground on a $20 million expansion of its seed treatment research facility in Stanton, Minnesota.

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U.S. Steel Industry Issues Warning About Chinese Currency

August 14, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. steelmakers cautioned this week that China's decision to devalue its currency could result in substantial problems for an already embattled industry.

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Motorola Mobility To Cut 500 Jobs In Chicago In Coming Weeks

August 14, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility says it's cutting 500 jobs at its Chicago headquarters, about a quarter of its workforce.

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