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Industrial VPN Cloud Services – The Future Of Secure Remote Support

September 5, 2014 11:04 am | by Mariam Gallegos | Articles | Comments

Every company wants to simplify its business costs and increase revenue but, often, the different applications or solutions available are expensive, vulnerable and too complicated to implement in-house.             

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U.S. Employers Add 142K Jobs

September 5, 2014 9:30 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.                             

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Toyota: Cars Will Be Safer, But Still Need Drivers

September 5, 2014 9:27 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Autos Writer | News | Comments

Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up.                           

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Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 5, 2014 9:24 am | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier.                                           

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Court Ruling Could Cost BP Added $18B

September 4, 2014 1:08 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

BP shares slumped 5 percent after a judge ruled that the oil giant's reckless conduct led to the worst U.S. offshore oil spill, a decision that could cost BP an additional $17.6 billion.                   

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Gigafactory Gets Tesla Closer To Electric Car For Masses

September 4, 2014 1:04 pm | by Justin Pritchard & Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.                 

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Apple Supplier Accused Of Violations

September 4, 2014 12:59 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.             

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ISM: Numbers Are Up On Strong Demand

September 4, 2014 12:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

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Minnesota Man Builds 3D Printed Castle

September 4, 2014 12:37 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Andy Rudenko couldn't find a tree large enough to construct a fort, so he developed a 3D printer and built a castle.                                       

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What The Cloud Actually Looks Like

September 4, 2014 12:32 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

We use it everyday, but many hardly know how it works, where it is, or what it looks like. Here's a look at this complicated technology and how the tech heavyweights are using them to store your data.               

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U.S. Now No. 3 Among World's Most Competitive Economies

September 4, 2014 12:27 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Ranking by the World Economic Forum showed the U.S. rising from No. 7 in 2012 to No. 3 currently.                                           

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Introducing The New Entry-Level Lamborghini

September 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Lamborghini's newest model, the Huracán, can be yours for a mere $240,000.                                                   

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Reynolds Taking Nicotine Gum National

September 4, 2014 10:15 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is taking its Zonnic brand nicotine gum nationwide, challenging the pharmaceutical industry's hold and pricing power of the market for products to help people stop smoking.           

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U.S. Worker Productivity Up In Q2

September 4, 2014 9:50 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. workers' productivity increased in the April-June quarter after a big decline in the first quarter while their labor costs edged down slightly.                             

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Fiat-Chrysler Merger Moves Forward, Insufficient Opposition

September 4, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat SpA says its merger with Chrsyler is going ahead since there isn't enough opposition to derail it.                                          

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Tesla Selects Nevada For Battery Plant

September 4, 2014 9:41 am | by Justin Pritchard and Scott Sonner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars, a person familiar with the company's plans said Wednesday.             

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Netherland King To Attend Iowa Ethanol Plant Opening

September 4, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 The opening of one of the nation's first commercial size cellulosic ethanol plants is drawing royalty along with top federal and state officials to Emmetsburg.                     

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Audi Achieves Record Sales

September 4, 2014 9:26 am | by Audi of America News Channel | News | Comments

Audi achieved the best month ever in Audi sales history in August 2014. The month’s record sales increased to 22.1 percent to 17,101 vehicles, a total that stands as the 44th consecutive month of record monthly U.S. sales for the brand.    

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General Dynamics Secures $5.8B Contract

September 4, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics has landed a $5.76 billion contract to make armored vehicles for Britain.                                             

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GM Reports August Sales Decline

September 3, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says its U.S. sales fell 1.2 percent last month as rising truck and SUV sales couldn't offset falling car sales.                                   

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