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Inside A Bond Villain's Car

November 6, 2015 10:26 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Take a look inside the orange Jaguar C-X75 concept car that the villain uses to chase down James Bond in the new film, Spectre. Alanna Petroff reports on how the car snagged a starring role in the movie.


The Dealer – Customer, Employee Or Partner?

November 6, 2015 10:10 am | by Lou Washington | Articles | Comments

How do you maximize results from your indirect sales channel?


Toyota Invests $1B In Artificial Intelligence In U.S.

November 6, 2015 9:42 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life.


Apple, Supplier Reach Settlement On Sapphire Partnership

November 6, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A company contracted to provide advanced smartphone screens to Apple will sell some of its equipment at auction later this month as part of a settlement with the tech giant.


Japan Airbag Maker Takata Reports $46M Loss

November 6, 2015 9:35 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Embattled Takata Corp. reported a half-year loss of 5.6 billion yen ($45.8 million) on Friday due to recall costs, as Toyota announced it would stop using Takata airbag inflators at the center of the company's massive product safety scandal.


Secretive Faraday Future Announces Plans For Electric Car Factory

November 6, 2015 9:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mysterious electric vehicle startup Faraday Future this week announced plans to build a billion-dollar factory in order to begin producing cars in 2017.


AstraZeneca Acquires ZS Pharma In $2.7B Deal

November 6, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca has acquired U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company ZS Pharma in a deal worth $2.7 billion.


Guinness To Remove Fish Bladders From Brewing Process

November 6, 2015 9:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

One of the world's iconic beers is about to tweak its recipe, but it's unlikely that anyone but strict vegetarians will notice much.


U.S. Threatens To Impose Trade Sanctions On South Africa

November 6, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is threatening to impose trade sanctions on South Africa for blocking imports of meat from the United States.


Manufacturing Minute: A Hybrid Engine Designed For Space Flight

November 5, 2015 11:59 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a hybrid engine for a reusable hypersonic space plane. 


The 'Meat Men' Behind The Country's Best Cuts

November 5, 2015 11:55 am | by Forbes | Videos | Comments

Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors supplies the country's best restaurants with beef, pork, lamb, veal and sausage. Now in its 3rd generation, the company counts Mario Batali and Shake Shack among its most illustrious clientele. 


Did Toyota Make A Worthy Contender For Tesla’s Model S?

November 5, 2015 11:52 am | by Fortune Magazine | Videos | Comments

Sue Callaway gives the hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered Mirai a full review.


Time For The Startup Nation To Focus On Scale Up

November 5, 2015 11:44 am | by Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Ph.D. & William Shih, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

New legislation has been introduced that calls for the creation of a public-private fund which helps private investment firms to leverage government funds to invest in innovative startups that are building new production facilities in the U.S. Here's a look at the two problems this policy response is trying to address.


NIMS Opens New Gene Haas Education Center

November 5, 2015 10:45 am | by NIMS | News | Comments

NIMS has officially opened its new education center to help educators and businesses deliver the highest quality and most relevant manufacturing training for students and employees.


U.S. Productivity Slows In 3rd Quarter

November 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. productivity slowed in the summer, while labor costs rebounded yet stayed at a level suggesting only modest inflation pressures.


Kraft Heinz To Close Seven Plants, Cut 2,600 Jobs

November 5, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Kraft Heinz on Wednesday announced that it will close seven facilities and cut 2,600 jobs as part of its continued efforts to reduce costs.


Mercedes Issues Recall; Airbags Can Inflate Without Crash

November 5, 2015 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes is recalling more than 126,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the airbags to inflate without a crash.


U.S. Jobless Aid Requests Rise But Still Near Historic Lows

November 5, 2015 10:19 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but levels remain near historic lows as employers are hesitant to let go of workers.


New Report Offers Respite From Bleak Manufacturing Indicators

November 5, 2015 10:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The last couple of months haven't exactly inspired confidence about the state of the U.S. manufacturing sector. But a new report suggests that perception could be changing.


Pfizer Doubling Patient Income Limit For Free Drug Program

November 5, 2015 10:01 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Pfizer, the biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, is increasing its financial assistance to patients, doubling the allowable income level for people to receive dozens of Pfizer medicines for free.



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