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HTML5 Viewing Revolutionizes Supply Chain Communication

April 8, 2015 10:47 am | by Simon Wieczner | Articles | Comments

HTML5 technology permits a radical simplification in document access across the entire supply chain. Because there are only basic prerequisites in equipping users in the supply chain with the ability to access important documents, this technology is truly revolutionary. 

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Tesla Boosts Range, Power And Price Of Low-End Model S

April 8, 2015 10:24 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model.

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Samsung Shows Signs Of Emerging From Earnings Slump

April 8, 2015 10:17 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung's quarterly operating earnings fell 31 percent from a year earlier but the drop wasn't as big as expected.

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U.S. Agency Denies Request To Probe Fiat Chrysler Minivans

April 8, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have denied a request to investigate Fiat Chrysler minivans because they can stall after refueling.

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Survey: Manufacturers Optimistic Despite Stronger Dollar

April 8, 2015 10:11 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Manufacturing executives are more optimistic about the U.S. economy than at any point in nearly 10 years, according to the latest quarterly survey from PwC US.

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USDA Unveils App To Help Prevent Wasted Food

April 8, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The "FoodKeeper" app informs users about properly storing hundreds of food and beverage products to maximize their shelf lives and decrease food waste.

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California Water Restrictions Largely Avoid Farms

April 8, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The state's first-ever limits on water use mostly leave the state's massive agricultural sector alone.

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Shell Looks To Acquire BG Group In $70B Deal

April 8, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to acquire U.K.-based BG Group in one of the largest deals ever in the oil and gas sector.

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U.S. Again Leads In Petroleum And Natural Gas Production

April 8, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. led the world in petroleum and natural gas production for a third consecutive year in 2014, according to a new report.

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BMW’s Crash-Proof Car

April 7, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With constant news about ignition switches and exploding gas tanks, it’s nice to hear that BMW is taking a step toward accident avoidance. 

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America's Oldest Cheese Cave

April 7, 2015 11:23 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Murray's Cheese in New York City is aging cheeses in their very own cheese caves. Vanessa Yurkevich goes inside to see if it makes a difference to your taste buds, and your wallet.

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Colleges Help City Kids Join Robotics Craze

April 7, 2015 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Michigan high school students from some urban districts are able to compete in robotics thanks to the good will, plus the space, tools and know-how of nearby universities

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Combatting The Challenges Of E-Commerce With Automation Technology

April 7, 2015 10:54 am | by John Hinchey | Articles | Comments

While the e-commerce business model can certainly lead to increased sales and greater customer satisfaction for retailers, it has placed more pressure on manufacturers and distributors. 

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Volkswagen Seeks To Increase Planned Expansion By 25 Percent

April 7, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is seeking to add to a planned expansion announced last year to produce a new sport utility vehicle in Tennessee.

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Federal Estimates Show Slight Decline In Manufacturing Jobs

April 7, 2015 10:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest monthly estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that manufacturing jobs declined slightly in March.

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Groups Seek Ban On Flame Retardant Chemicals

April 7, 2015 10:11 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of consumer safety groups asked federal officials to ban the use of flame retardant chemicals in consumer products.

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Nestlé Hopes To Boost Chocolate Brand, Weather Russian Downturn

April 7, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nestlé officials recently detailed plans to steer the world's largest food company through an uncertain chocolate market and weakness in the Russian economy.

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Analysts Upgrade Lumber Liquidators Following Flooring Tests

April 7, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Financial analysts improved their forecast for embattled Lumber Liquidators after tests showed the company's hardwood flooring sealed in most potentially harmful chemicals.

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Commodity Supplies Send Food Prices Sliding

April 7, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

United Nations officials estimated that global food prices are at their lowest levels in nearly five years, and commodities traders believe that trend isn't likely to wane anytime soon.

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Will We See More Kraft, Heinz Like Mergers?

April 6, 2015 11:41 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Morgan Stanley Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Jim Head discusses the mergers and acquisitions environment. 

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