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Obama Vetoes Union Election Rule

April 1, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

President Barack Obama, as promised, vetoed legislation Tuesday that would overturn a federal rule to speed up the process for union certification elections.

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Congress Urged To Tread Cautiously On IoT Regulations

April 1, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tech industry representatives and business leaders last week encouraged Congress to use caution when attempting to address privacy concerns in the Internet of Things.

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Microsoft Fixes Mistakes With Surface 3 Tablet

March 31, 2015 12:23 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Microsoft unveiled its brand new Surface 3 tablet that takes a different approach than its predecessors.

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Manufacturing Photovoltaic Devices At The Global Solar Factory

March 31, 2015 12:16 pm | by Bob Vila | Videos | Comments

Bob Vila visits the Global Solar factory in Tucson, AZ to see how the company manufactures its unique solar-electric (photovoltaic) devices.

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Jaguar Manufacturing, Castle Bromwich Assembly Plant

March 31, 2015 12:02 pm | by AutoMotoTV | Videos | Comments

A look at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich  assembly plant in Castle Vale, Birmingham, England where the Jaguar XF, XJ and F-Type models are made. 

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Top Ten Benefits Of A Mobile Remote Monitoring Solution

March 31, 2015 11:52 am | by Melissa Topp | Articles | Comments

Here’s a ‘Top 10’ of what you should expect from a top mobile remote monitoring software solution.

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IBM To Invest $3 Billion In Internet Of Things Unit

March 31, 2015 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses.

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 77

March 31, 2015 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 77 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.

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Tesla To Unveil New Product Next Month

March 31, 2015 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors says it will reveal a new product next month, but it's not a car.

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Philips Sells Stake In LED Components, Automotive Lighting

March 31, 2015 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund GO Scale Capital in a deal worth up to $2.9 billion.

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Toyota Cuts Price Of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

March 31, 2015 10:51 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.

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Study: Manufacturers Should Upgrade Risk Management Practices

March 31, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation recommends that manufacturers convert their risk management practices to "an ongoing conversation rather than a periodic presentation."

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Volvo Announces Plans To Construct U.S. Plant

March 31, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Volvo on Monday confirmed it will open a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., a move the Swedish automaker said makes it a “global car manufacturer.”

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Low Crude Prices Curb Job Growth For Oil-Producing States

March 31, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. gained 295,000 jobs in February to continue strong hiring patterns from 2014, according to monthly data from federal officials.

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Lincoln Returns To Its Roots With New Continental

March 30, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Ford’s 98-year-old Lincoln brand is bringing back the Continental full-size sedan 13 years after retiring the vehicle nameplate. Take a look at the Lincoln Continental through the years, as well as a preview of the next generation of the iconic vehicle. 

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Wi-Fi Expansion Could Threaten V2V Safety Tech

March 30, 2015 11:24 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A new bill is pushing to improve Wi-Fi access for the public. However, experts say the proposal could sideline a new effort to prevent up to 80 percent of car crashes.  

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Is BlackBerry's Turnaround On Track?

March 30, 2015 11:19 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Crawford Del Prete, IDC Chief Research Officer, discusses whether BlackBerry's turnaround is on track or not.

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The Apple Watch And The Bauble-ization Of Wearable Tech

March 30, 2015 11:06 am | by Sagar Jethani | Articles | Comments

While Apple is to be credited for helping force the evolution of wearable tech beyond being mere novelty items, manufacturers following in Apple’s wake must avoid the temptation to merely produce baubles with microchips.

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Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Outlook For U.S. Economy

March 30, 2015 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.

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Google, Johnson & Johnson Team Up To Build Robot Surgeons

March 30, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

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