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Camera Tricks On Future Cars

May 8, 2014 1:47 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Car manufacturers like Nissan and Land Rover are looking at ways to make your car safer using cutting-edge camera technology to eliminate blind spots.                             

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Kellogg Settles Kashi Class-Action Suit

May 8, 2014 1:39 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Kellogg says it will no longer use the "All Natural" or "Nothing Artificial" labels on certain Kashi products as part of an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit.                          

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Father Commends Remington For Recall

May 8, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Montana man who sued Remington Arms Co. said the manufacturer should be commended for recalling the model rifle he claims was responsible for the death of his 9-year-old son.                     

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Ford To Buy Back $1.8B In Stock

May 8, 2014 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says it will buy back up to about 116 million shares of company stock worth about $1.8 billion.                                            

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Recalls Challenge GM, Frustrate Customers

May 8, 2014 12:10 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Experts say eight simultaneous recalls covering 7 million vehicles is too much for any organization to handle quickly, even one as big as GM.                               

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The Real Cost Of Google Glass

May 8, 2014 12:01 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Google's face wear has an extremely high sticker price, but the parts inside cost less than $80.                                            

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Battery Watering Technologies Partners With Wetac To Cover Europe

May 8, 2014 11:04 am | by Battery Watering Technologies | News | Comments

Battery Watering Technologies is excited to announce the partnership with Wetac Motive Power to provide distribution for battery watering systems and accessories throughout Europe.                    

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Curtain Walls Contain Dust, Help Improve Air Quality

May 8, 2014 10:03 am | by Zoneworks by Rite-Hite | Product Releases | Comments

Zoneworks SCL Curtain Walls by Rite-Hite make up a highly flexible and adaptable fabric wall system that makes it easy to contain dust, smoke, or fumes, while improving air quality by dividing the interior space of industrial facilities. 

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Personal Robots, New Business Models Are New Mega Trends By 2020

May 8, 2014 9:58 am | by Frost & Sullivan | Articles | Comments

By 2020, personal robots ranging between $1,500 and $4,500 could enter our lives, technologies such as 3D printing could likely generate revenue of $7.1 billion by 2020, and we will witness the emergence of new business models.       

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Are Manufacturers Stuck In The 20th Century?

May 8, 2014 9:53 am | by James Jensen, VP of Products and Services, Perillon | Blogs | Comments

Why are companies accepting unnecessary environmental liability associated with archaic, paper-based programs and what can they do to leverage existing technologies to bring their EH&S systems into the 21st century?          

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Gov't: No Need To Park Recalled Cars From GM

May 8, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

There's no need to tell owners of recalled General Motors small cars to stop driving them, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.                              

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Toyota Sees Record Profit, Vehicle Sales

May 8, 2014 9:44 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota chalked up a record annual profit and sales above 10 million vehicles for the first time, but forecasts a slower year ahead as the momentum from a weak yen fades.                       

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Hopes For Keystone XL Vote Fade

May 8, 2014 9:33 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.                  

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Sikorsky Wins $1.24B Helicopter Deal

May 8, 2014 9:25 am | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Wednesday a $1.24 billion contract to build the next fleet of "Marine One" presidential helicopters.                            

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California Back In The Running For Tesla Plant

May 8, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palo Alto-based Tesla has previously said just four states were in the running for the plant: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.                                  

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Snyder's Pretzel Maker To Sell Private Brands For $430M

May 7, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The pretzel and chipmaker Snyder's-Lance is selling its private brands and two manufacturing plants to Shearer's Foods LLC for $430 million as it hones its focus on its well-known brands.                  

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Smart Gun Technology Sparks Outrage

May 7, 2014 2:08 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Find out why one gun store received backlash after planning on being the first in the country to sell the new firearm.                                      

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U.S. Productivity Falls In 1Q

May 7, 2014 2:02 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The falling productivity coupled with a slight increase in hourly compensation led to labor costs rising 4.2 percent in the first quarter.                                

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Mazda Miata Turns 25

May 7, 2014 2:00 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twenty-five years after its debut as a lightweight, fun-to-drive, sporty roadster, the Mazda MX-5 Miata still travels a road all its own.                                 

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Abysmal Scores For High School Seniors, Especially In STEM

May 7, 2014 1:51 pm | by Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors performed solidly in math in a major assessment known as the nation's report card.                            

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