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Millennials Want To Ruin Everything

March 12, 2014 12:28 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

It seems that — if we’re to believe the hype — unless you’re Apple, a skinny-jeans manufacturer, or in the organic foods business, you can kiss your growth goodbye.                         

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Highlights From The Geneva Auto Show

March 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The Geneva Auto Show is a chance for automakers to strut their stuff and unveil new designs on an international stage. Here’s a look at some of the vehicles showcased at this year’s Geneva Auto Show.               

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NTSB Chairman Hersman To Lead Safety Council

March 12, 2014 10:16 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Deborah Hersman, the chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board, is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council.                        

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SXSW Tech Fest Has 3-D Printed Candy, Bitcoins

March 12, 2014 10:11 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Bitcoin, 3-D printed candy and George Takei are among the attractions this week at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.                                 

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Europe Wants Its Parmesan Back

March 12, 2014 10:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.                                       

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Pounding The Pavement To Get Big Deals

March 12, 2014 9:59 am | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The truth is there's no magic that gets a small business a deal with big companies. It takes good old-fashioned pavement pounding.                                   

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Obama Expected To Push For More Overtime Pay

March 12, 2014 9:51 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

A White House official says President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers.                             

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Ky. House Passes Incentives Bills Aimed At GE, AK Steel

March 12, 2014 9:42 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sponsors of the two bills said they would help safeguard high-paying jobs offered by the corporate giants.                                         

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New Jersey: Time To Stop Impeding Tesla

March 12, 2014 9:37 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Tesla and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) were working together to resolve any issues, but according to a blog post put up on the Tesla corporate site, that relationship has fallen apart, and as of this afternoon, Tesla is banned from selling vehicles in the state via its own sales model.

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North Dakota's Rising Oil Dominance

March 11, 2014 2:21 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Oil production is a relatively new industry for North Dakota and it is booming. But it could be suffering from a few growing pains.                                  

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Down In January

March 11, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

January U.S. manufacturing technology orders were down 25.2 percent from December, but up 1.3 percent when compared with the total reported for January 2013.                           

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Jeep Plant To Hire Part-Time Workers

March 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler plans to hire up to 1,000 part-time employees to give exhausted full-time workers a break at its Toledo Jeep assembly plant.                                 

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California Considers Driverless Car Regulations

March 11, 2014 1:56 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's Department of Motor Vehicles is wading into the complex question of how to regulate the use of cars that rely on computers to drive them.                             

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Officials: Controversial Pipeline Won't Hurt N.D. Production

March 11, 2014 1:04 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposed multibillion-dollar pipelines that would bring a flood of Canadian tar sands oil to the U.S. likely won't hinder North Dakota's soaring crude production, state and industry officials say.               

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Looks Like A Helicopter, Works Like a Boat

March 11, 2014 12:55 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

HeliCat is a $75,000 catamaran designed to go through rough waters better than a single hull small boat.                                         

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Auto Brands And The Value Of Toyota

March 11, 2014 12:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Toyota continues to be the world’s most valuable auto brand, according to a recent study. But is it the most powerful brand?                                    

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GM Faces Government Investigation, Hires Law Firms

March 11, 2014 12:34 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

The carmaker is being accused of knowing about deadly ignition switch issues for years — and the House Energy and Commerce Committee is setting out to hold them accountable.             

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Versatile With Higher Resolution

March 11, 2014 11:03 am | by noax Technologies AG | Product Releases | Comments

With a large 21.5 inch display in full HD, the new noax C21 Industrial PC guarantees optimal visualization of production processes to accelerate workflow operations.

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U.S. Committee Investigating Recall Of GM Vehicles

March 11, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.                             

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Senator Calls On FDA To Block New Painkiller

March 11, 2014 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sen. Manchin is calling on the government's top health official to overturn the approval of a powerful painkiller, arguing that the pill could add to the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.               

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