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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.


Monsanto Will Fund Review Of Study Linking Weed Killer To Cancer Risk

July 16, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto plans to fund a panel of scientists to review a study that linked its popular agricultural weed killer to an increased risk of cancer.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Fall To 281K

July 16, 2015 9:42 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.


Tyson Subsidiary Agrees To Settlement Over All-Natural Labels

July 16, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​A Phoenix food company is the latest to settle a legal dispute over labeling its products as all-natural.


Toyota Recalls 625K Hybrids Worldwide

July 16, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 625,000 Prius hybrid vehicles worldwide because they can stall without warning.


Bristol Fighter: The Coolest Car You've Never Heard Of

July 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by XCAR | Videos | Comments

You've likely never heard of the Bristol Fighter, much less ever seen one. Here's a rare look at one of the coolest cars you've never heard of. 


Hooray For Ice Cream

July 15, 2015 12:29 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nancy Giles learns there is nothing plain vanilla about some of the ice cream flavors that are being concocted for hip, discerning palates. Bacon ice cream, anyone?


Mobileye Muscles In On Google's Driverless Future

July 15, 2015 12:27 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

What do Audi, Volvo, Tesla and GM have in common? Yes, they all make cars. But they're also all customers of Israel's Mobileye.



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