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Coty Buying 43 Beauty Brands From Procter & Gamble

July 9, 2015 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coty is buying 43 beauty brands from Procter & Gamble Co., including Miss Clairol, Covergirl and Max Factor.

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Right-To-Work Bills Introduced In 16 States, But Enacted In Just One

July 9, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although lawmakers in 16 states introduced right-to-work bills, Wisconsin will likely be the only state to enact one, according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline.

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GM Recalls Hummers To Fix Fan Controls That Can Overheat

July 9, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 196,000 Hummer SUVs worldwide because the ventilation fan motor controls can overheat and start a fire.

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New Overtime Rules Could Change How Employees Keep In Touch

July 9, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The new overtime rules could affect the smartphone-enabled practice of mobile working.

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Surveillance Company Loses Control Of Flagship Spy Program

July 9, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Italian surveillance company Hacking Team said Wednesday that it had lost control of its custom-built spy software, unleashing a new threat onto the Internet and depriving the company of its top selling point.

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Microsoft Slashing 7,800 Jobs From Phone Business

July 9, 2015 9:39 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | News | Comments

It's hard times for Windows Phone Wednesday as Microsoft announced that it will be slashing 7,800 jobs, primarily from its phone business. 

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Vinyl Records Production Up As Consumers Go Old School

July 8, 2015 11:46 am | by Forbes | Videos | Comments

Vinyl record sales were up 51 percent in 2014. Here's a look inside Rainbo Records, one of the premiere record pressing facilities, based in Los Angeles, CA.

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This Tech Blew Your Mind A Decade Ago

July 8, 2015 11:41 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A look back at the cutting edge gadgets, robots, digital watches and ebooks from the early 2000s.

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The Death Of The Peanut

July 8, 2015 11:38 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Peanut Butter has cornered the market for years. But a new crop of nut butters are rising up, finding a loyal fanbase.

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Expecting The Unexpected With The Industrial Internet

July 8, 2015 11:30 am | by Mark Bernardo | Articles | Comments

Integrated asset performance management solutions powered by the Industrial Internet enable manufacturers to maintain optimal functionality in all conditions and environments.

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FBI, Justice Dept. Taking Encryption Concerns To Congress

July 8, 2015 10:10 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal law enforcement officials are pressing their concerns about encryption before Congress, where they will argue to senators on Wednesday that the right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against public safety interests.

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Wristbands Detect Exposure To Dozens Of Everyday Chemicals

July 8, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wristbands developed by Oregon researchers detected everyday exposure to a slew of potentially harmful chemicals over the course of one week.

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Industrial Robotics Market To Reach $44B By 2020

July 8, 2015 9:58 am | by Jake Meister, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Various factors will help to drive the global industrial market improvements.

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EPA Chief: Climate Plan On Track Despite Mercury Ruling

July 8, 2015 9:48 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

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Former Toyota Exec Won't Be Charged Following Drug Arrest

July 8, 2015 9:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Japanese authorities will not charge a former Toyota executive following a drug arrest last month, according to media reports.  

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CVS Leaving U.S. Chamber Of Commerce In Tobacco Tiff

July 8, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CVS Health is leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, saying the trade group's position on tobacco products is incompatible with CVS' focus on health.

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Boeing: Ex-Im Bank Needed To Compete Globally

July 8, 2015 9:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Officials from Boeing Co. touted the importance of the U.S. Export-Import Bank as it delivered the first plane in its new aircraft line.

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General Mills Plans Major Move Toward Cage-Free Eggs

July 8, 2015 9:18 am | by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | News | Comments

Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain.

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EPA Orders New Restrictions On Insecticide

July 8, 2015 9:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators recently announced increased limits on the use of propoxur, a common insecticide, over its potential effects on human health.

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Scan Your Face To Pay Your Bill

July 7, 2015 12:27 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Starting next year, MasterCard will allow you to verify online payments with a facial scan or a fingerprint.

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