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New York State To Officially Ban Fracking

December 18, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Although hydraulic fracturing in New York State has been on moratorium since 2008, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration has announced that it will now formally ban the practice.                     

You Can Drink This Car's Exhaust

December 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Toyota Mirai is a Hydrogen fuel cell powered car that emits 100 percent pure high quality...

Merck Buys Swiss Biotech With Promising Cancer Drug

December 18, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmaker Merck says it's bought a Swiss biotech company developing cancer drugs as part of its...

Manufacturing Growth Slows In Philadelphia Region

December 18, 2014 12:52 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at a much slower pace in December compared with...

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Kraft Foods CEO To Retire, Cahill Named Successor

December 18, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successor.                               

High Tech Bracelet To Turns Your Arm Into A Screen

December 18, 2014 11:41 am | by Buzz60 | Videos | Comments

A French company is looking to produce the Cicret, a smart device that you wear. This device is like Google Glass, in that you wear it, but the projection is on your arm.                       

Google Finds There's Power In Color

December 18, 2014 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding. With more competition than ever for time and attention, color is a silent salesperson.   

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3D Printed Cookies Just In Time For Christmas

December 18, 2014 11:27 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Spanish company has combined technology with cuisine to develop the 'Foodini', a 3D printer designed to print the perfect cookie for Santa.                               

New York Move To Ban Fracking Heartens Critics

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

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.   

Avon Products Settles Bribery Charges

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

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.

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

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

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.

Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall Nationwide

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

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 | News | Comments

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

MAPI Forecast Predicts Manufacturing Production Growth

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

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.         

Survey: Business Trending Up For Manufacturers

December 18, 2014 9:54 am | by ThomasNet | News | Comments

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.

BlackBerry Launches Classic In Last-Ditch Effort

December 17, 2014 1:53 pm | by Barbara Ortutay & Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | 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.               

Cheap, Clean, Fusion Power One Step Closer To Reality

December 17, 2014 1:44 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a new type of fusion reactor that could generate eco-friendly power for less money than fossil fuels.                         

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Ford Introduces Sync 3

December 17, 2014 1:38 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ford CTO Raj Nair discusses the company’s innovation strategy and roll out of the new 2015 F-150 pickup truck.                                        

Apple Wins Lawsuit, American Apparel Fires Tarnished CEO

December 17, 2014 1:31 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the last 24 hours Apple was victorious in fighting the class-action lawsuit over its iPod prices and American Apparel has officially fired its founder and CEO. Here's a closer look at these stories.              

6 Key Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

December 17, 2014 1:14 pm | by John Zegers | Articles | Comments

The director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, John Zegers, consults with manufacturing companies of all shapes and sizes on a wide range of projects. Over the past year, he's been privy to a convergence of activities that suggest to him that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing. Take a look at his predictions for the new year. 

U.S. Consumer Prices Fell 0.3 Percent

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

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

Philips To Buy Medical Imaging Maker Volcano

December 17, 2014 10:36 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire U.S. medical equipment maker Volcano Corp. for $1.2 billion (around 1 billion euros) in a deal that would beef up its presence in technology which allows doctors to see inside patients' hearts and veins during treatment. 

Artist's 'Angry Birds' Lawsuit Goes Forward

December 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Gene Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds" reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular video game of the same name.

American Apparel Fires Founder, Names New CEO

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

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

Russia's Sinking Economy Becoming A Global Threat

December 17, 2014 10:09 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.                                    

Apple Stops Sales In Russia

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

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.                         

Apple Wins Class-Action Lawsuit Over iPod Prices

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

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.           

Manufacturing Group Files Brief In Microsoft Email Warrant Case

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

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.

Ford Hires Ex-GM Research Head To Analyze Big Data

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

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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