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Protecting Yourself From Heartbleed

April 10, 2014 1:54 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode.                             

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Tesla Questions Motives Of Lemon Law King

April 10, 2014 1:45 pm | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

"We never want someone to be unhappy in their ownership of a Model S," Tesla's blog said. "In this case, however, there are good reasons to be skeptical of the lawyer's motivations."                    

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GE Plans To Add 1,400 Jobs In Cincinnati Area

April 10, 2014 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The General Electric Co. plans to build a new U.S. global operations center in the Cincinnati area, bringing an expected 1,400 jobs to southwest Ohio.                             

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GM Puts 2 Engineers On Leave In Recall Case

April 10, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem.                 

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Toyota's Gas Cars Get Efficient Engine From Hybrids

April 10, 2014 1:30 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.                          

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HP Paying $108M To End Inquiry

April 10, 2014 1:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle charges that former employees paid bribes to officials in Russia, Mexico, and Poland.                             

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Big Auto Recalls Push U.S. To Near-Record Pace

April 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.                  

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Watch GM SUVs Pass Crash Test

April 10, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain were the only midsize SUVs out of nine tested to rate 'good,' giving General Motors some positive news during a rough time.                             

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Driving The $845,000 Porsche Plug-In Hybrid

April 10, 2014 10:00 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid packs 887 horsepower. CNN was lucky enough to drive the $845,000 monster around the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas.                         

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Sriracha Maker Loses Nuisance Battle

April 10, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.                                  

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The Hybrid Electronic Bike Of The Future

April 10, 2014 9:50 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Copenhagen Wheel, funded by Tumblr founder David Karp, is a smartphone controlled motor for your bike.                                         

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Help Wanted: Millennials Manufacture The Future

April 10, 2014 9:43 am | by The National Association Of Manufacturers | Videos | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers needs Millennials to join and recruit the next generation of the manufacturing army. In this video, NAM interviews college students about what manufacturing means to them.            

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What To Look For When Considering Mexico

April 9, 2014 2:11 pm | by Doug Donahue, Vice President, Entrada Group | Articles | Comments

Approaches and locations for companies in Mexico differ, but a common theme unites them: Growth prospects.                                          

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Defendant: Food Poisoning Was Easy Under Loose Security

April 9, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security.                 

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How Veterans Could Help Manufacturing Fix The Skills Gap

April 9, 2014 2:08 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net - @Mnet_JoelHans | Articles | Comments

When it comes to understanding the need for reliability and maintenance, it’s hard to look further than veterans — they know the stakes if a piece of equipment fails.                         

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Volkswagen Orders Dealers To Stop Selling 4 Models

April 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed.                                      

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Gov't Hits GM With $7,000-A-Day Fine

April 9, 2014 1:58 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline.                

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3D Printing Easter Chocolates

April 9, 2014 1:53 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

The world's confectioners are gearing up for Easter and an anticipated sales bonanza of chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. But one small company has a message for lovers of all things chocolate — print your own.           

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Q&A: What You Don’t Know About R&D Tax Credits

April 9, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

The federal credit rewards companies anytime they are developing or improving their products and processes that are technological in nature.                                 

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Swiss Unveil New Solar Plane

April 9, 2014 1:39 pm | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year unveiled a new version of their unique aircraft Wednesday, which they say could remain in the air indefinitely.                 

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