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Boeing Shows Off Its Replacement for the Space Shuttle

June 11, 2014 2:08 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Boeing shows off a mock-up of a spacecraft that could be the first to carry astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into orbit since the shuttle's retirement nearly three years ago.                     

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AMA Policy Backs Strict E-Cigarette Restrictions

June 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The American Medical Association is pledging to use its lobbying power to seek strict limits on electronic cigarettes.                                      

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Franchises File Lawsuit Against Seattle for Equal Treatment

June 11, 2014 1:56 pm | by International Franchise Association (IFA) | News | Comments

The complaint alleges the new law illegally discriminates against franchisees and improperly treats them not as the small, locally-owned businesses they are, but as large, national companies.                  

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Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Take the Lead

June 11, 2014 1:47 pm | by Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press | News | Comments

About 63 percent of women in the non-agricultural labor force are self-employed in the informal sector in Africa, more than twice the worldwide rate, according to World Bank data.                     

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Court Backs NYC's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Plan

June 11, 2014 1:37 pm | by Karen Matthews, Associated Press | News | Comments

A plan to remake the New York's yellow cab fleet by requiring owners to purchase Nissan minivans is legal, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.                                

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EU Investigates Apple, Starbucks, Fiat Tax Deals

June 11, 2014 1:35 pm | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's antitrust regulator has launched an investigation into tax deals that Apple, Starbucks and Fiat struck with some European countries, the start of a wider push to keep multinationals from taking advantage of loopholes.   

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Mitsubishi, Siemens Mull Joint Alstom Bid

June 11, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and German rival Siemens AG say they are considering making a joint bid for parts of French engineering firm Alstom.                            

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Lew: Economy Still Facing Major Challenges

June 11, 2014 1:31 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the economy should grow at much stronger rates the rest of this year as the country overcomes the impact of a harsh winter.                           

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Non-Foaming Machining Coolant

June 11, 2014 10:02 am | by Wallover Oil Company | Product Releases | Comments

WS 8800 is a high performance, chlorine-free coolant for machining and grinding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals including stainless steel, titanium, cast aluminum alloys and cast iron.

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Fight Continues Over Definition of Tennessee Whiskey

June 11, 2014 9:55 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

A battle between two worldwide liquor companies is being waged over who has the right to label their drink as following authentic Tennessee style.                              

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Workers Safe After Blasts at Montana Plant

June 11, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Explosions and a fire rocked a fiberboard plant Tuesday in northwest Montana, but all of the workers inside were safely led from the building, and no major injuries were reported, authorities said.               

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Flying to the Farm

June 11, 2014 9:44 am | by Johnny Clark, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.                            

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Ultra-Rugged Mobile Device for Industrial Settings

June 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Two Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The first in a series of hard-shell mobile devices designed specifically to withstand hard use in industrial environments has been developed by Two Technologies. 

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Toyota Expands Recall for Air Bag Problem

June 11, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.             

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Airbus Loses Order for 70 Planes

June 11, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emirates Airlines has cancelled its order for 70 Airbus A350 aircraft, a blow to the manufacturer that has seen its share price sink 4 percent in morning trading.                          

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Perry Brings Fight for Tesla to California

June 11, 2014 9:20 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

California and Texas are among a handful of states fighting for the planned battery plant, which will represent a $5 billion investment from the California-based car company and its partners.                 

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Is 3D Printing Right for You?

June 11, 2014 8:51 am | by PwC US | Articles | Comments

There are core questions all manufacturers ought to be asking themselves if they’re looking to implement a 3D printing strategy that could potentially expand their business and makes them more competitive in the marketplace.          

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Businesses Ramp Up Job Searches in April

June 10, 2014 1:42 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. companies advertised more jobs in April than in any month in six and a half years, a possible harbinger of strong hiring in the months ahead.                              

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Musk: Big Risks 'Make Me Unhappy'

June 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

In a one-on-one interview with Richard Quest, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will definitely still be CEO when the gigafactory opens.                                    

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Cargill To Change Hog Production Facilities

June 10, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spurred by pressure from animal-rights groups, Cargill Pork has announced plans to change how it houses sows.                                         

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