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Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back Home

February 4, 2013 12:14 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Skilled manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States, as labor costs rise abroad and quality concerns permeate the market. As customers continue to preceive parts and products made overseas as cheap, as well as suffering from quality control issues, American manufacturers make a push to bring some jobs back to the U.S. 

Dow Hits 14k Milestone

February 4, 2013 9:59 am | by CBS News | Videos

The Dow Industrials closed above 14,000, marking a symbolic end to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Employment numbers showed steady growth in January. Anthony Mason reports on the jobs numbers that touched off the rally.

BlackBerry 10 And Z10 Video Review

February 1, 2013 9:25 am | by ABC News | Videos

Does RIM's BlackBerry 10 have what it takes to make BlackBerry cool again? ABC's technology editor, Joanna Stern, reports on the new phone released to reinvent the company and discusses how it stands up to the iPhone and Android devices. 

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FCC Wants To Make Wi-Fi Better

January 31, 2013 10:12 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Chairman Julius Genachowski says the FCC is working to free up Wi-Fi spectrum and allow users quicker and more reliable speeds. Lagging Wi-Fi speeds are a result of a traffic jam in Wi-Fi similar to the the spectrum crunch in mobile services.

FCC Says Yes To Flights With Gadgets On

January 30, 2013 10:30 am | by CNN Money | Videos

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski says he would like to see the FAA relax its rules about in-flight electronics use. Genachowski says that there is a difference between using devices for phone calls and the electronics that people use for checking email, going online or reading an electronic book. 

Can Blackberry 10 Breathe New Life Into RIM?

January 29, 2013 9:53 am | by CBS News | Videos

Since 2006 the smartphone landscape has undergone seismic changes. Now, a former industry leader is looking to regain customers. Sumi Das reports RIM is making a gamble with their new Blackberry 10 operating system in a move to stay relevant.

The New Horizon In Tech

January 28, 2013 10:27 am | by CBS News | Videos

As devices get smaller and smaller tech companies are looking for the next innovation that will keep consumers coming back for more. IBM Fellow and Vice President of Innovation Bernie Meyerson offers five new innovations that will change our lives within the next five years.

Manufacturing: The Solution To The Jobs Crisis

January 28, 2013 10:24 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris says advanced manufacturing is coming back to America and will drive our economy. Liveris argues that technology became the new word for manufacturing since technology has to be researched and made. 

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Economy Is Thawing

January 28, 2013 10:15 am | by NBC News | Videos

The stock market is now back at pre-recession levels at a five-year high and unemployment is at a five-year low. CNBC's Jim Cramer talks about whether we're back on solid footing or looking at a short-lived bubble in this video from NBC's Today show. 

Innovate Or Get Left Behind

January 25, 2013 9:54 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Technology is driving economic growth around the globe as well as the discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Technology used to be an area that companies focused on if they were in that industry, but now technology is everywhere. 

Is Innovation Booming Or Dead?

January 24, 2013 10:54 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At a Time/CNNMoney panel at the World Economic Forum, CEOs talk about the state of innovation in the global economy. Jim Frederick, Editor for Time International, talks to CEOs about the state of innovation--where humans ask for flying cars and receive 140 character tweets instead. 

'Future Looks Really Bright' For Mobile Company

January 24, 2013 10:47 am | by NBC News | Videos

Robbie Watson, CEO of parts supplier TriNova explains why he's optimistic about the future, and how he's converted his head office into a part-time night school for unemployed locals. Watson took time to talk about his outlook with NBC News. 

TechBytes: Microsoft-Dell Partnership

January 24, 2013 10:41 am | by ABC News | Videos

In today's tech bytes, in a Microsoft Dell partnership, the software giant may provide the financing to help take the computer maker private. Dell is one of the largest makers of computers that run on windows. And if you still prefer taking notes by hand, check out the Targus notebook that used a special pen and sensor to convert what is writeen on paper to an iPad. 

Analysts: Apple Needs New Products

January 24, 2013 10:19 am | by CBS News | Videos

Apple missed Wall Street's forecast for the third straight quarter and shares fell by more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. Although sales of iPhones and iPads brought in significant money for the company, it still missed expectations. Norah O'Donnell reports.

GE Brings Good Earnings To Life

January 23, 2013 10:28 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Shares of General Electric are up after the company beat expectations thanks to strength in its industrial units. A brief look at what GE has been doing to keep business moving forward and being less dependant on its financial services arm. 

3-D Printing Factory Boosts 'Made In USA'

January 22, 2013 9:50 am | by CNN Money | Videos

New York manufacturer, Shapeways opened its first U.S. factory where up to forty 3-D printers will make designer products to ship worldwide. Shapeways CEO, Peter Weijmarshauser, talks about the factory and the company's plans for the future. 

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Boeing Suspends Dreamliner Deliveries

January 21, 2013 10:19 am | by NBC News | Videos

Although production of the Dreamliner continues, Boeing Co. has announced it will no longer deliver 787s until concerns have been resolved regarding the plane’s batteries. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. Monday's investigation to the batteries involved an introductory meeting and factory tour, with deeper studies into product quality and other issues to follow as the probe continues.

The Cockpit Of Your Future Car

January 18, 2013 9:30 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At the Detroit Auto Show you can see how automakers are working to keep up with the pace and change of consumer electronics, including tablet computer technology that could soon replace many of the controls in your car for both drivers and passengers.

Automakers Get A Triple Fuel Injection

January 17, 2013 8:51 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos

Detroit is firing on all cylinders. Breakingviews' Antony Currie says Detroit automakers will benefit from new luxury cars, higher truck sales, and a rebounding economy. That should boost stock of major U.S. automakers, including Ford and GM.

How Technology Levels The Playing Field

January 16, 2013 10:09 am | by CBS News | Videos

U.S. manufacturing has been going through a "steady rough patch" for 10 to 20 years, but robots and other technology like automation and the Internet can help, explains John Dulchinos, CEO of Adept Technology during this 60 Minutes interview. 

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