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Applications Fall For Jobless Aid, Suggests Strong Hiring

January 8, 2015 9:53 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that employers expect ongoing economic growth and the need to hold onto workers.                             

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Subaru Recalls 199K Vehicles For Brake Line Rust

January 8, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances.                             

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Tech Firm Monster Sues Beats, Founders

January 7, 2015 1:22 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine are being vilified as scam artists in a lawsuit that alleges the duo duped one of their former partners in Beat Electronics before selling the trendy headphone maker to Apple for $3 billion last year.

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Ford CEO Talks Innovation, Cuba

January 7, 2015 1:15 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Ford’s CEO Mark Fields says the future of the automaker will go beyond making cars, it will be about helping drivers get from one place to the next in the most efficient way.                     

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Meet Gogoro, The Electric Scooter Of Your Dreams

January 7, 2015 1:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Startup Gogoro is making news after operating in stealth for years. It has revealed an electric scooter for commuters along with an ambitious plan to power the vehicles.                       

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Photo Of The Week: 3D Systems And Hershey Team Up

January 7, 2015 12:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced the CocoJet, a chocolate 3D printer developed in collaboration with The Hershey Company.                                       

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GasBuddy Releases Fuel Price Outlook For 2015

January 7, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

GasBuddy has released its GasBuddy Fuel Price Outlook 2015. The report forecasts monthly gas averages and dives into the factors affecting the prices.                             

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Call On Threat Intelligence To Secure Your Organization

January 7, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

You may wish you had a crystal ball to see what cyber threats are headed your way, but there’s something far more reliable. Threat intelligence provides you with true evidence of current-day threats that have already been spotted hitting organizations like yours.

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Don't Sound The Death Knell For The PC Just Yet

January 7, 2015 10:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturers are crafting high-resolution, curved screens for desktops and other new features you can't get in a hand-held device, while trying new laptop designs that mimic the tablet's appeal.               

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Dr. Pepper Snapple Strikes Deal With Keurig Green Mountain

January 7, 2015 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain struck a deal with Dr. Pepper Snapple to make single-serve capsules for use in Keurig's soon-to-be released cold beverage system.                             

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Survey: U.S. Companies Stepped Up Hiring In December

January 7, 2015 10:46 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses ramped up hiring last month in the latest sign that the nation's economy is expanding despite worries about global growth that have sent financial markets tumbling.                    

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Strong Dollar Means Cheap Gas, Imports For U.S.

January 7, 2015 10:39 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The fallout from the greenback's appreciation is reverberating around the world. A more valuable dollar translates into cheaper oil and the imports lining U.S. store shelves. That represents both a boon for American consumers and a hardship for major oil producers such as Russia, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

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Drone Revolution Draws Near, But Obstacles Remain

January 7, 2015 10:33 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to release guidelines soon about who can fly drones weighing less than 55 pounds and under what conditions. They might include the extremely stringent — and costly — requirement that operators have a pilot's license.

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8 Factor Assessment For Business Success

January 7, 2015 10:12 am | by CMMI Institute | News | Comments

New online tool delivers organizational health check for companies to self-assess business capability.                                           

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RMT Robotics Is Now Cimcorp In North America

January 7, 2015 9:55 am | by Cimcorp Automation, Ltd. | News | Comments

RMT Robotics, Ltd. announces it is now Cimcorp Automation Ltd., a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions.                       

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Sony CEO Breaks Silence On Cyberattack

January 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony Corp.'s top corporate executive on Monday condemned the recent hacking assault against its film division, saying his employees were victims of a "vicious and malicious cyberattack."                   

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GOP-Controlled Congress, Obama Prepare For Climate Showdown

January 6, 2015 1:20 pm | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week. The Republicans vow to move fast and forcefully to roll back his environmental rules and force his hand on energy development.

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The 2014 Top Selling Vehicles In The U.S.

January 6, 2015 1:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Here’s a list of the top selling vehicles in the U.S. last year, the number sold and the percent change in sales from 2013.                                     

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Samsung's New Tizen Smart TVs Connect To World More Seamlessly

January 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Ed Baig talks with Samsung's Dave Das and gets a first look at the company's new Tizen Smart TVs.                                           

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Mercedes Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Car

January 6, 2015 12:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG, speaks at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where he launched the F 015 concept vehicle, a rolling luxury lounge that chauffeurs passengers autonomously.               

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