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Delaware Expanding Research Tax Credit

July 16, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Small business owners in Delaware are eligible for an expanded tax credit with the signing of a new law by Gov. Jack Markell.                                   

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Toyota To Delay Some Vehicle Deliveries Due To Soot

July 16, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it expects to delay the delivery of about 23,000 vehicles by up to a month while it cleans up soot spewed from a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. plant in central Japan.           

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NY Investing $135M In Nanotech Initiative With GE

July 16, 2014 9:13 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York state is teaming with General Electric Co. and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics.                           

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Novartis, Google To Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease.                   

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F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire

July 15, 2014 1:08 pm | by F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire | News | Comments

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that Navy and Air Force officials approved the flight resumption on Monday but imposed restrictions that will remain in effect until the cause of a June 23 engine fire is identified and corrected.     

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Mitsubishi Heavy, JX To Launch CO2 Capture Project In Texas

July 15, 2014 1:04 pm | News | Comments

JX Holdings Inc. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Tuesday they will launch a carbon dioxide capture project in Texas to boost production at an oil field.                         

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HP Interim Chairman Whitworth Resigns

July 15, 2014 12:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.                                 

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GE Aviation To Upgrade Auburn Plant

July 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the Auburn plant is the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the jet propulsion industry.                               

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Japan's Robot Revolution

July 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Japan is leading the robot revolution with realistic androids and humanoids that can help care for aging parents, console individuals after a stressful day or even watch over kids.                    

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Airbus Has A New Focus

July 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Airbus is revamping its A330 model to reduce fuel consumption and take on the Dreamliner.                                              

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Why Failing To Deliver On Time Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

July 15, 2014 12:18 pm | by Steve Leavitt | Articles | Comments

In the competitive world of manufacturing, few things are worse than failing to deliver products on time. Delivery delays can permanently damage relationships with customers or, even worse, drive them toward a competitor.         

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Tesla Settles Lemon Lawsuit

July 15, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors has settled a lawsuit alleging the company sold a defective electric car to a Wisconsin doctor.                                         

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Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

July 15, 2014 9:37 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.                 

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Judge Delays Trial In Salmonella Outbreak

July 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided Friday.                 

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Alcoa Signs $1.1B Deal For Jet Engine Parts

July 15, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum company has been moving away from mining and smelting aluminum to focus on selling parts used to build planes and cars.                             

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China Indicts Corporate Investigators Involved In GSK Probe

July 15, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese authorities formally indicted two corporate investigators, an American and Briton, for allegedly illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday.                   

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Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard For $25B

July 15, 2014 9:21 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.                     

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Apttus Announces X-Author For Excel

July 14, 2014 4:41 pm | by Apttus | Product Releases | Comments

This solution allows Salesforce users to use the Excel UI for many of their Salesforce tasks, enabling simple and quick contributions to revenue and business critical information across the company.

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WTO Sides With China And India In U.S. Trade Disputes

July 14, 2014 12:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world trade body has ruled against the United States in two disputes with India and China, telling the U.S. government it must abide by international rules.                         

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Audit Finds Failed Sugar Mill Cost Taxpayers $71M

July 14, 2014 12:28 pm | by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | News | Comments

Louisiana lost more than $71 million in taxpayer money on a failed sugar cane mill in Jefferson Davis Parish that was sold for scrap late last year, according to an audit released Monday.                  

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