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Fed Survey Sees Improved Economy

July 17, 2014 9:20 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates.                     

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Apple-IBM Deal Weighs On BlackBerry Shares

July 17, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry shares dropped Wednesday after details emerged of a partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies — Apple and IBM — aimed at business customers.                     

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The Next Generation Of All-In-One Industrial Computers

July 16, 2014 4:59 pm | by Teguar Computers | Product Releases | Comments

Teguar Computers is leading the industrial computer pack with the release of the TP-3010-19AIO and TP-3010-22AIO.

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GM Proposes $27M Investment For Indiana Plant

July 16, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has proposed investing $27 million at a southern Indiana casting plant for machinery, equipment and tooling needed to produce aluminum engine blocks.                         

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Airbus A380s Tested For Air Leak Problems

July 16, 2014 12:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus has advised airliners to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a fall in the cabin pressure.               

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UAE Plans First Arab Spaceship To Mars

July 16, 2014 12:55 pm | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world's tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars, with plans to send the first Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021.                         

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Factory Output Rises For 5th Straight Month

July 16, 2014 12:48 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture.                                 

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Intel Signals The Return Of The PC

July 16, 2014 12:38 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The PC may be back, at least according to the latest comments from computer chip maker Intel.                                             

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Mom-And-Pop Business Breaks Into The Big Leagues

July 16, 2014 12:33 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Pete Tucci was on his way to the major leagues until a career ending injury. His wife's instincts got him back into the game he loves through their mom-and-pop business, Tucci Lumber.                   

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Obtaining Facility-Wide Energy Intelligence Data Is Easier Than You Think

July 16, 2014 12:26 pm | by Allison Parker | Articles | Comments

Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers and engineers are focusing on facility-wide energy management.               

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Apple, IBM To Team Up On Mobile Devices

July 16, 2014 9:32 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.                                 

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Lay's Names Finalists For New Chip Flavors

July 16, 2014 9:29 am | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S.                             

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Tenn. Officials Downplay Union Debate At Volkswagen

July 16, 2014 9:26 am | by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tennessee leaders downplayed the often public wrangling over organized labor's role at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory on Tuesday, focusing on the company's recent announcement that it would add a new line there to produce a seven-passenger SUV.

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BMW Recalls 1.6M Cars

July 16, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.                                   

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Delaware Expanding Research Tax Credit

July 16, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Small business owners in Delaware are eligible for an expanded tax credit with the signing of a new law by Gov. Jack Markell.                                   

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Toyota To Delay Some Vehicle Deliveries Due To Soot

July 16, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it expects to delay the delivery of about 23,000 vehicles by up to a month while it cleans up soot spewed from a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. plant in central Japan.           

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NY Investing $135M In Nanotech Initiative With GE

July 16, 2014 9:13 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York state is teaming with General Electric Co. and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics.                           

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Novartis, Google To Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease.                   

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F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire

July 15, 2014 1:08 pm | by F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire | News | Comments

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that Navy and Air Force officials approved the flight resumption on Monday but imposed restrictions that will remain in effect until the cause of a June 23 engine fire is identified and corrected.     

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Mitsubishi Heavy, JX To Launch CO2 Capture Project In Texas

July 15, 2014 1:04 pm | News | Comments

JX Holdings Inc. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Tuesday they will launch a carbon dioxide capture project in Texas to boost production at an oil field.                         

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