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BlackBerry Launches Classic In Last-Ditch Effort

December 17, 2014 | by Barbara Ortutay & Rob Gillies, Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens.               

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New York Move To Ban Fracking Heartens Critics

December 18, 2014 10:32 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press

New York plans to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique and delighting opponents who previously managed to win only local bans.   

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Avon Products Settles Bribery Charges

December 18, 2014 10:27 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

The world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.

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U.S.-Cuba Thaw Could Benefit Farmers, Energy Firms

December 18, 2014 10:24 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Reporter

The United States' commercial ties with Cuba were broken 54 years ago after Fidel Castro took over. Now U.S.-Cuba trade is poised to resume: President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to re-establish diplomat relations with Havana, and economic ties are expected to follow.

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Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall Nationwide

December 18, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press

Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government.                                   

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More Toyota In The Motor City

December 18, 2014 10:16 am | by Toyota

Toyota has announced that it is planning another expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses.                                           

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MAPI Forecast Predicts Manufacturing Production Growth

December 18, 2014 10:12 am | by MAPI Foundation

Job gains and business investment are the two lead drivers keeping manufacturing on a solid growth path, according to the MAPI Foundation's U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries.         

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Survey: Business Trending Up For Manufacturers

December 18, 2014 9:54 am | by ThomasNet

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer (IMB) research.

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U.S. Consumer Prices Fell 0.3 Percent

December 17, 2014 10:41 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Plunging gasoline costs pulled U.S. consumer prices lower in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.                                       

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American Apparel Fires Founder, Names New CEO

December 17, 2014 10:18 am | by The Associated Press

American Apparel has fired founder Dov Charney and named longtime fashion executive Paula Schneider to be its next CEO.                                     

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Apple Stops Sales In Russia

December 17, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country's currency.                         

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Apple Wins Class-Action Lawsuit Over iPod Prices

December 17, 2014 9:44 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.           

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Manufacturing Group Files Brief In Microsoft Email Warrant Case

December 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jamie Hennigan & Mallory Micetich, National Association of Manufacturers

The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action filed an amicus brief to overturn a U.S. district judge’s ruling that the government can use a search warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act to gain access to e-mail accounts controlled and maintained by Microsoft Corporation.

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Ford Hires Ex-GM Research Head To Analyze Big Data

December 16, 2014 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press

Ford has hired a former General Motors chief industry analyst to manage data collection and use it to help predict the future.                                   

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Fiat's Chrysler Group Changes Its Name

December 16, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press

The automaker said Tuesday that the name change follows the naming convention of its parent company.                                           

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ADM To Sell Cocoa Business To Olam

December 16, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press

Archer Daniels Midland says it has agreed to sell its global cocoa business to Olam International for $1.3 billion.                                       

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Report: Cloud Driving Global Business Transformation, Improving Customer Alignment

December 16, 2014 10:04 am | by KPMG LLP

New data from the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, show the increased use of cloud technology by global business to better connect with their employees and customers.                     

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Alcoa Buying Tital To Help Expand Aerospace Unit

December 15, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press

Alcoa is buying a titanium and aluminum structural castings company, Tital, to help expand its global aerospace business.                                     

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Why Oil Is Down By Half, What It Means For The U.S.

December 15, 2014 12:51 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.         

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UAW Head: Companies Can Raise Pay, Be Competitive

December 15, 2014 12:44 pm | by The Associated Press

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams says he's not buying the Detroit Three automakers' argument against wage increases for longtime workers.                             

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Families Of Shooting Victims Sue Gun Manufacturer, Seller

December 15, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press

The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.         

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