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Cuban Cigar Makers Eye The U.S. Market

August 10, 2015 3:03 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

American cigar lovers are hoping that they'll soon have the chance to enjoy Cuba's signature product. 


Mondelez Investor Could Push For Sale

August 10, 2015 2:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mondelez is among several large food companies taking steps to curb costs as consumers continue to shift away from packaged and processed foods.


Polluted Land Owners In Ohio End Suit Against Whirlpool

August 10, 2015 2:10 pm | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The land owners settled their suit earlier this summer — months after families dropped their lawsuit against Whirlpool linking the company's washing machine plant with the cancer cluster affecting local children.


Worker At Wrecked Japan Nuclear Plant Dies From Head Injury

August 10, 2015 2:03 pm | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after the hatch at the back of a truck closed on his head Saturday, the latest mishap at a complex still struggling with the cleanup from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.


Obama Administration Helps Open 3D Printing Institute

August 10, 2015 12:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

UTEP officials expected the satellite center to be the first of many hubs around the country.


From The Top: How Enterprise Mobility Is Changing The Workplace

August 10, 2015 11:55 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, Colin Masson, global industry director of manufacturing at Microsoft, talks about enterprise mobility and this shift in production.


Android Makers To Issue Security Updates In Wake Of Stagefright Bug

August 10, 2015 11:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Because a variety of different companies provide Android devices, offering security upgrades can be a slow, cumbersome process. The Stagefright bug, however, prompted quick patches from several companies.


Hershey Posts 2Q Loss On Costs, Revenue Remains Flat

August 10, 2015 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales and profit at Shanghai Golden Monkey, Hershey's business in China, have been "significantly" below expectations, the company said.


EPA: Colorado Mine Waste Spill Larger Than First Reported

August 10, 2015 11:01 am | by Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA has not said how long cleanup efforts will take.


Which Presidential Candidates Make Their Merchandise In America?

August 10, 2015 10:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The AAM is looking at all of the 2016 presidential candidates.


Riding The Lexus Hoverboard

August 10, 2015 10:46 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Lexus invited The Verge to Spain to ride the hoverboard it created for a commercial. Sam Sheffer found the board to be very difficult to ride — but it does hover! 


Diet Pepsi Gets Rid Of Aspartame, But Will Customers Return?

August 10, 2015 10:30 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?


Japan Set To Restart Nuclear Reactor Tuesday Morning

August 10, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The reboot of the reactor will mark the revival of Japan's nuclear industry following the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.


Anderson Power Products Introduces The Saf-D-Grid 300

August 10, 2015 8:18 am | by Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Saf-D-Grid 300 builds upon the performance of the 400V DC Saf-D-Grid connector, using the same silver-plated, pure copper contact system and durable thermoplastic insulators.

What Does Your Work Taste Like?

August 7, 2015 2:36 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

A good friend and mentor of mine said, “We should eat the bread that we make.” He is James Wardlaw, now of Summit Engineering Solutions, LLC and he reminded me of this piece of wisdom in a recent conversation. 


Report: Railroads Will Miss Deadline To Install Safety System

August 7, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Congress passed legislation in 2008 that required railroads to install positive train control by the end of 2015, but the Federal Railroad Administration report said that to date, only three companies submitted plans to the agency.


Alternative-Energy Funds Are Better At Absorbing Oil's Spill

August 7, 2015 1:57 pm | by Stan Choe, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's an unexpected bright spot because alternative-energy stocks have long been known as some of the riskiest in an area that's already prone to big swings.


Oil Refinery Input At Record High Levels

August 7, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Energy Information Administration reported on Friday that gross inputs to refineries eclipsed 17 million barrels per day in each of the last four weeks, which amounted to a rolling four-week average that's the largest since EIA began tracking weekly data in 1990.


Manufacturing's Winner And Loser Of The Week

August 7, 2015 1:09 pm | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week we have a group of winners who are working to make factory robots a little more "hands-on" by improving grip ability. This week's loser was cited for multiple safety violations, including two employees losing parts of their fingers on the same machine. 


Groundbreaking For Natural Gas Power Plant In Loudoun County

August 7, 2015 12:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say the plant, called Stonewall Energy Center, will be among the cleanest gas-fueled power plants in the country.



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