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American Certified Finds Growing Preference for 'Made in USA'

October 29, 2014 1:58 pm | by Jolie Darrow | Articles | Comments

It’s no surprise that recent years have brought a surge in demand for products made in the USA. The financial crisis of 2008, and subsequent recession, have caused Americans to rethink the importance and position of the U.S. economy.     

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Tesla Barred from Selling Cars in Michigan

October 29, 2014 2:07 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A battle line has been drawn between Tesla Motors and the state of Michigan. It started after the state's governor signed legislation that effectively bans the electric car maker from doing business there.             

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Commercial Supply Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

October 29, 2014 1:44 pm | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff.                                           

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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

October 29, 2014 11:58 am | by Joyce Rosenberg, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.               

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Fiat Chrysler Plans to Spin Off Ferrari

October 29, 2014 10:44 am | by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a way to unlock value in the luxury brand and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.                    

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Nigeria Sues Coca-Cola for Half-Filled Cans

October 29, 2014 10:37 am | by Michelle Faul, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nigeria filed a suit Monday against Coca-Cola for allegedly refusing to comply with orders from the Consumer Protection Council over two half-empty cans of evaporating Sprite.                     

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New Twin Tech Combi Product Casters

October 29, 2014 10:22 am | by The Revvo Caster Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Revvo Caster Company, Inc. is introducing its new TwinTech “Ultimate” Combi caster central-locking casters sets.       

AI is Summoning Demons

October 29, 2014 10:08 am | by Melisa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

Elon Musk, one of the most talked about names in the tech world, is warning us that we should be careful with artificial intelligence (AI) – as it might summon “the demon.”                       

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Fed Will Likely Signal No Rate Hike Anytime Soon

October 29, 2014 9:57 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets, and the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy.                               

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Fireball Whisky Dispels Internet Rumors

October 29, 2014 9:44 am | by Fireball Cinnamon Whisky | News | Comments

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky assures its consumers that the product is perfectly safe to drink. There is no recall in North America, and Fireball fans can continue to enjoy their favorite product as they always have.         

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Judge Orders Mediation in Guardrail Lawsuit

October 29, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company's highway guardrails.                       

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Economy 101: 5 Things To Know About U.S. Growth

October 29, 2014 9:25 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Is the U.S. economy accelerating — finally? If it is, which sorts of Americans stand to benefit most? And why is it doing better than other major economies? Such are the questions surrounding a report coming Thursday on economic expansion in the July-September quarter. 

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Chrysler Recalls Over 566K Trucks, SUVs

October 29, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.                     

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Battery Maker Touts Big Prospect for Jobs in NC

October 28, 2014 2:46 pm | by Emery P. Dalesio & Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small start-up company said Monday it would create hundreds of jobs when it moves into a massive, former Philip Morris USA cigarette plant to build batteries that it says will help power companies save energy and work more efficiently.

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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 28, 2014 2:28 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.                                       

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Chemical Company Plans To Build $1.4B Fertilizer Plant in Illinois

October 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A chemical company plans to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois, state economic officials confirmed Tuesday.                                   

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A Brief Look at the U.S. Durable Goods Numbers

October 28, 2014 2:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

As reported by the AP, orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months. The declines, however, will likely be followed by a resumption of stronger growth.

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One-of-a-Kind BMW 507 Boat Found After 6 Decades

October 28, 2014 2:02 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

BMW made just one BMW 507 boat, but it was lost for decades until a young man found and restored it.                                           

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GM To Move Production of Volt Back to U.S.

October 28, 2014 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of the Chevrolet Volt's electric drive unit from Mexico to a Detroit-area factory as it updates the slow-selling car to increase its electric range and make it perform better.           

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Detroit: City On The Rise?

October 28, 2014 12:15 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Detroit has been the poster child for urban decay. How does a great American city bounce back? Film for 'We the Economy' explores the city's history and its struggle to recover from the loss of manufacturing jobs.           

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New Jersey Firm Recalls Packages of Cashews

October 28, 2014 10:53 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Chetak New York L.L.C.  is recalling packages of deep raw cashew pieces because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.                               

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