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Congress Urged To Tread Cautiously On IoT Regulations

April 1, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | 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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Rewarding Your Readership With Constant Improvement

April 1, 2015 11:02 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

Editorial director Jeff Reinke announces some of the new things we’re doing to improve the daily content mix.


Next-generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples And Purple Tomatoes

April 1, 2015 10:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.


Chrysler-Fiat Parent Sales Up 2 Percent On Jeep Demand

April 1, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press

The parent of Chrysler and Fiat says its U.S. sales rose 2 percent in March as strong demand for Jeep offset lower Ram pickup truck sales.


Microsoft Fixes Mistakes With Surface 3 Tablet

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

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


IBM To Invest $3 Billion In Internet Of Things Unit

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

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.


GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 77

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

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


Tesla To Unveil New Product Next Month

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

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


Philips Sells Stake In LED Components, Automotive Lighting

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

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.


Toyota Cuts Price Of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

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

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.


Study: Manufacturers Should Upgrade Risk Management Practices

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

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."


Volvo Announces Plans To Construct U.S. Plant

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

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.”


Low Crude Prices Curb Job Growth For Oil-Producing States

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

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


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

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

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


Google, Johnson & Johnson Team Up To Build Robot Surgeons

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

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


BMW Recalls Nearly 49K Motorcycles; Rear Wheel Can Loosen

March 30, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press

BMW is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada because flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight.


Study: Lifting Crude Export Ban Would Benefit U.S. Energy Security

March 30, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The U.S. energy market would largely benefit from lifting the current ban on crude oil exports, according to a new report from researchers at Rice University.


Report: Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training

March 30, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report recommends that auto companies strengthen industry collaboration, worker training and career opportunities in order to resolve a worsening talent crisis in their supply chains.


Diet Sodas Fall In U.S.; Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot

March 27, 2015 10:38 am | by The Associated Press

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.


Republican Lawmakers Target 'Micro-Unions'

March 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Republican lawmakers fired yet another salvo on federal labor regulators this month with the introduction of a proposal banning so-called "micro-unions."


Analyst Suggests Apple Watch Sales Could Exceed $30 Billion

March 27, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent survey by Credit Suisse projected that the Apple Watch could see $32 billion in sales during its first year on the market.



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