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Nissan Recalls More Altimas For Hood Latch Problem

March 6, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving.

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Automakers Strut Their Stuff At The 2015 Geneva Car Show

March 5, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Take a look at the supercars, luxury models and prototypes being showcased at this year's Geneva Car Show. 

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The Driverless Car, Officially, Is A Risk

March 5, 2015 12:35 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Three insurance suppliers and an auto parts maker have warned in their most recent annual reports that driverless cars and the technology behind them could one day disrupt the way they do business.

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Investigation Finds Hurt Workers Suffer More In Some States

March 5, 2015 12:33 pm | by NewsyBusiness | Videos | Comments

ProPublica and NPR's joint investigation found drastic cuts to workers compensation benefits and employees' access to those benefits.

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Blackberry CEO: 'We Upgraded Everything'

March 5, 2015 12:31 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Blackberry CEO John Chen tells Richard Quest that the company took customers' advice and upgraded everything for its new phone.

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4 Ways To Integrate Supply Chain Projects With Corporate Initiatives

March 5, 2015 12:30 pm | by Godfrey Huguley | Articles | Comments

Whether budget, competing IT priorities or required time away from day-to-day operations stand in the way, the resources required to get your supply chain project implemented can be scarce. Ensuring that your project is aligned with high-priority corporate initiatives can help. 

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IBM Buys Small Denver Startup AlchemyAPI To Expand Watson

March 5, 2015 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM announced the purchase of AlchemyAPI, a small Denver startup, on Wednesday as part of its effort to expand its Watson cognitive computing system.

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Toyota Promotes U.S. Execs, Gives Power To North American CEO

March 5, 2015 12:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan.

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Senate Votes To Scrap Union Election Rule

March 5, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to reject a federal rule aimed at shortening the window between a union election petition and the start of voting by workers.

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Dow’s Next Big Move — A $6 Billion Manufacturing Expansion

March 5, 2015 11:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dow Chemical will spend $6 billion to expand manufacturing plants in Texas and Louisiana amid expectations of continued low domestic natural gas prices.

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Senator Asks For Federal Investigation Of Lumber Liquidators

March 5, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. senator is requesting that three federal agencies investigate Lumber Liquidators following a "60 Minutes" report that said the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards.

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Report: J&J Close To Deal To Buy Partner Pharmacyclics

March 5, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson reportedly is close to buying biopharmaceutical company Pharmacyclics, its longtime partner in developing blood cancer treatment Imbruvica.

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By The Numbers: 2014 Record Year For Auto Recalls

March 4, 2015 12:28 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The U.S. government’s list of automakers with the most recalled vehicles in 2014 was topped by General Motors and Honda. Combined, the two companies accounted for more than half of the record 64 million vehicles recalled.

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How AT&T Plans To Connect Your Car

March 4, 2015 11:54 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

AT&T Mobility President and CEO Glenn Lurie discuss the race to connect cars and net neutrality. He speaks from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

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Hands-On With A Smart Pocket Watch

March 4, 2015 11:46 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

One of the most unique devices seen at Mobile World Congress mixes the 21st century with the 19th. It's got the design of a pocket watch but the screen and internals of a smartphone.

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Aston Martin's Most Extreme Car Ever: The Vulcan

March 4, 2015 11:40 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Aston Martin has unveiled the production version of it's Vulcan, the most extreme supercar Aston has ever made. It has a V12 engine with 800 horsepower, a six-speed sequential gearbox. The car is primed for track dominance and will cost about $2.3 million.

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A Shoe's Eye View Of Material Handling

March 4, 2015 11:28 am | by Chris Capsaw & Bob Liebe | Articles | Comments

Just like a bespoke pair of shoes, the material handling industry is growing ever-more customized. Customer demands are changing, so the supply chain must adjust accordingly.

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Minnesota Republican Knocks Wisconsin Right-to-Work Proposal

March 4, 2015 10:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Despite widespread support in Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature and the endorsement of right-to-work by the national GOP, one Minnesota Republican harshly criticized the proposed law and invited affected companies to consider moving across the Mississippi River.

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ABB To Add 300 Jobs At Tennessee Facility

March 4, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Power systems and automation company ABB expects to add 300 jobs at its Low Voltage Products division near Memphis, officials announced Tuesday.

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Zuckerberg: Facebook Initiative Seeks To Boost Telecoms

March 4, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company's effort to increase Internet access in emerging markets this week amid growing criticism from some providers.

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