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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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Chemical Industry Group Launches Defense Of BPA

March 4, 2015 10:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The American Chemistry Council announced an ad campaign highlighting recent evaluations of bisphenol A as "safe."

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Auto Industry, Batteries Expected To Bolster Graphite Market

March 4, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released report expects auto production and lithium-ion batteries to bolster the U.S. graphite market by nearly 30 percent by 2020.

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Apple, Android Browsers Vulnerable To 'FREAK Attack'

March 4, 2015 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."

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Auto Industry Slows For Bad Weather, But Stays On Course

March 4, 2015 9:49 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

February threw snowstorms and other roadblocks at the auto industry, but U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are still poised to hit their highest level in more than a decade this year.

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ISM: Manufacturing Takes Slight Hit From West Coast Port Dispute, Weather

March 3, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 26th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 69th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Google Unveils ‘Project Titan’

March 3, 2015 12:39 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Monday at the Mobile World Congress currently convening in Barcelona, Google announced the company’s plans for Titan, the drone company that Google acquired last year.

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Tech Companies Gear Up For The Auto Industry

March 3, 2015 12:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

There's the iPad, the iPhone, so how about an iCar? There's a lot of talk lately about Apple joining tech giants Google and Tesla by getting into the auto business. But can these Silicon Valley companies really take on Ford, GM and Chrysler? 

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This Is The $952K Zenvo ST1 Supercar

March 3, 2015 12:32 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Zenvo, a supercar manufacturer from Denmark, have built the 1104 horsepower $952,000 ST1. But they want to do more than build a light, fast car, they want to build a brand that can survive in a market renowned for failure. 

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5 Ways A Mobile Service App Increases Manufacturer Efficiency

March 3, 2015 12:14 pm | by Joanna Rottor | Articles | Comments

Find out how a manufacturing business can take advantage of the growing trend toward mobile apps to start seeing the results of more efficient operations and detailed reporting.

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Feds List Manufacturing Jobs Among Best That 'Don’t Need A Degree'

March 3, 2015 12:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department highlighted millwrights, industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers on a recent list of "10 Good Jobs that Don’t Need a Degree."

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Federal Report Identifies Sources Of Recent Foodborne Illnesses

March 3, 2015 11:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Federal regulators recently announced improved practices for identifying sources of foodborne illness.

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Researchers Call For Licorice Limits After Boy Develops Seizures

March 3, 2015 11:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily consumption of licorice after a local boy developed seizures.

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Google To Enter Wireless Market

March 3, 2015 10:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A top Google executive said the tech giant is getting into the wireless business in hopes of blending Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

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Lumber Liquidators Stands Behind Products As Stock Plunges

March 3, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years.

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BlackBerry Offers New Phones But Turns Focus To Software

March 3, 2015 9:51 am | by Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software.

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