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Maker's Row And The Future Of American Manufacturing

November 5, 2013 11:30 am | by Small Empires with Alex Ohanian | Videos

Navigating the world of manufacturing hasn't always been a walk in the park. Factories and sourcing facilities are hard discover, unless you know people in the business or are willing to shell out a huge fee for directory information. 

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Drone Tractors Farm By Themselves

November 4, 2013 1:31 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Kinze Manufacturing has developed a driverless tractor that's controllable via an Android tablet.                                           

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Breakingviews: Chrysler's $450 Million Question

November 1, 2013 12:27 pm | by ReutersTV | Videos

Reynolds Holding and Antony Currie explain how Fiat and a union trust fund - the two owners of the Detroit automaker - are battling over a much smaller sum than overall valuations imply.                   

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Big Bucks For Detroit's Big 3

October 31, 2013 1:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

GM, Chrysler and Ford are hotter than Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The automakers' earnings are strong, a promising sign for the Motor City.                           

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Manufacturing Business Sees Opportunity In Detroit

October 31, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Glor, CBS | Videos

Watch manufacturer Shinola is investing in Detroit by hiring and training local workers. CEO Steve Bock hopes to help bring back American manufacturing by investing in what was once America's manufacturing powerhouse. 

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A Look Inside Alcoa's Largest U.S. Factory

October 31, 2013 9:30 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Alcoa rolls out huge sheets of aluminum for Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 wings using the largest hot roller in the world.                                     

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Inside The Vertu Luxury Smartphone Factory

October 31, 2013 9:20 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Each Vertu smartphone is assembled by a single person and the finished product can run thousands of dollars.  Check out this behind-the-scenes video of this luxury smartphone factory.                 

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Meet The $1.7 Million Pagani Huayra

October 31, 2013 9:06 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

This Pagani Huayra features a titanium-infused carbon fiber body, a seven-speed transmission, a 730 horsepower engine, and boasts a $1.7 million dollar price tag.   

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How To Make An F1 Car, Part 3: Manufacturing

October 30, 2013 12:38 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, the third and final part of this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.

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How To Make An F1 Car, Part 2: Composites

October 29, 2013 12:31 pm | by Infinity Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, the second part of this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                                        

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How To Make An F1 Car: Design And R&D (Part 1)

October 28, 2013 2:58 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                           

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Why Heineken Is Making A 2% Alcohol Beer

October 25, 2013 12:20 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Heineken USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink explains how the company is innovating with alternatives to beer, like the new Radler, as massive demand for the beverage wanes in developed markets.         

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Shelby GT 350H: Coolest Rental Car Ever

October 24, 2013 2:45 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Hertz rented off about 1,000 Shelby GT 350's in 1966, which became a boon for Shelby America and immortalized the car as one of the hippest collectible vehicles out there.              

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Bringing Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Via The Robot

October 24, 2013 10:53 am | by CBSNews | Videos

A robot named Baxter is operating on the assembly line of Rodon, a plastics manufacturer in Pennsylvania. Rodon's VP says the technology is reducing costs and increasing productivity, but doesn't replace human workers who he says are needed to maintain the equipment

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Thank The Government For Your iPhone

October 24, 2013 9:54 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that much of the technology underlying your trusty smartphone was actually created in government labs. What does that mean for innovation in the future?           

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GM Arlington Plant Presses First Parts

October 24, 2013 9:37 am | by SupercarHall | Videos

The first of three mammoth stamping presses is up and running at General Motors' newest stamping facility in Arlington, Texas. The $200 million contiguous stamping plant announced in 2012 adds 180 jobs to GM's Arlington manufacturing complex and is one of 10 contiguous stamping operations globally that started production in the last five years.

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Printing A 3D Robot

October 24, 2013 9:31 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Entrepreneurs can now download online blueprints of fully functional robots that you can build from your own 3D printer.                      

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Entrepreneur Makes Money From China Smog

October 23, 2013 12:10 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.

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A Look Inside Ford's Simulated Factory

October 22, 2013 1:12 pm | by Ford Motor Co. | Videos

In preparation to build the Ford Fusion in Q3 2013, Flat Rock Assembly Plant trained its 1,400 new hires using a simulated factory to teach them vehicle assembly before the first U.S.-built Fusion rolls off the line. Ford announced last fall that it would build the all-new Fusion in the United States and hire 1,400 new employees to meet surging demand for the award-winning vehicle.

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Crazy Glitz At The World Luxury Expo

October 21, 2013 2:53 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

These are some expensive toys. Check out the $250 million in extravagant items shown off at the World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi.                      

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