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First Impressions: Apple Watch Looks To Be A Winner

September 10, 2014 9:37 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.                                                  

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Nevada Lawmakers To Consider $1.3B Tesla Package

September 10, 2014 9:29 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors.                     

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Honda Introduces Self-Driving Car

September 10, 2014 9:22 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel.                         

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Ohio Manufacturing Firm Makes $29M Expansion

September 10, 2014 9:20 am | by Dayton Daily News | News | Comments

St. Paris manufacturing firm KTH Parts Industries is making progress on a $29 million expansion and hiring that's connected to increased production at Honda.                           

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U.S. Recovery Drives The Dollar Sharply Higher

September 9, 2014 1:26 pm | by Steve Rothwell, AP Markets Writer | News | Comments

A strengthening U.S. economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere in the world, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher.                               

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Sage SMB Survey On Mobile Devices

September 9, 2014 1:17 pm | by Sage North America | News | Comments

Sage North America has announced the results of the Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices in the manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage and construction industries.                       

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The Rundown Of What's New For Cars In 2015

September 9, 2014 1:09 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a roundup of what's new in the U.S. automotive industry for the 2015 model year.                                               

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Electrolux CEO Talks About Latest Acquisition

September 9, 2014 1:04 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Following the $3.3 billion acquisition of GE Appliance, Keith McLoughin the CEO and President of Electrolux discusses the monumental deal and it's ramifications.                         

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GM's 'Semi-Automatic' Cars Plan

September 9, 2014 12:59 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

No hands? No problem! Mary Barra announces that GM will join the ranks of Mercedes-Benz, Google and Nissan by introducing driverless technology by 2017.                            

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Better Insights, Security And Efficiency With Brand Protection Software

September 9, 2014 12:52 pm | by Mark Prokosch | Articles | Comments

Cloud-based serialization platforms are emerging as the best way for brand owners to increase visibility across the entire life-cycle from suppliers, manufacturing and distribution to the end-user to maintain a high level of safety and security.

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Accelerating Domestic Manufacturing Recovery By Redefining Proximity

September 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

To harness the collective intelligence of their global suppliers, partners, customers and team members, manufacturers must embrace virtual proximity to build these connected relationships, while they stabilize and grow both local and global markets.

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Amber Road Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

September 9, 2014 10:02 am | by Amber Road | Product Releases | Comments

Amber Road, a leading provider of Global Trade Management solutions, announced its proprietary Global Knowledge Update Process achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. 

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Complaint Sparks Probe Of Minivan Issue

September 9, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man's complaint that his Chrysler minivan stalled unexpectedly after refueling has brought an inquiry from U.S. safety regulators.                                 

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General Mills Buying Annie's

September 9, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Annie's, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million, adding more natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers' tastes change.               

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Home Depot Confirms Breach

September 9, 2014 9:40 am | by Marley Jay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.   

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Letting Your Car Park Itself

September 9, 2014 9:37 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself.                            

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Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center

September 8, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN.                 

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Treasury To Limit Profitability Of Overseas Shifts

September 8, 2014 1:18 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries.       

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GE Appliances Sold To Electrolux

September 8, 2014 1:14 pm | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday.                       

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Mercedes Wants To Put Luxury In Your Driveway

September 8, 2014 1:11 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Mercedes Chief Deiter Zetsche is confident the company will retain the number one spot as the top U.S. luxury automaker in 2014 as the first American-made sedan rolls off the assembly line in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.           

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