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Robotic Submarine Deployed In Search For Missing Plane

April 14, 2014 10:13 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days.                   

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Feds Revisit Safety Rules After Bus Crash Kills 10

April 14, 2014 9:12 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press

Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck leaving 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a bus carrying high school students in Northern California.     

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Politics Test Silicon Valley's Ties To Russia

April 14, 2014 9:09 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.                 

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Gov. Brewer Signs Arizona Manufacturer Tax Cut Law

April 14, 2014 9:01 am | by Bob Christie, Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters.                          

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Lawsuit: GM Intentionally, Systematically Concealed Defects

April 14, 2014 8:58 am | by The Associated Press

Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it.                          

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Peugeot Boss Targets Return To Profit By 2018

April 14, 2014 8:55 am | by The Associated Press

Loss-making French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it aims to return to profitability by 2018 by reducing the number of models and relying on its recent rescue by Chinese investors and the French state.             

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Producer Prices Rise In March

April 11, 2014 2:08 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry, and chemicals.                                   

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Sony Recalling Some Vaio Laptops

April 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press

Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.                                   

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Ikea Buys Ill. Wind-Energy Project

April 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by David Mercer, Associated Press

IKEA announced that it is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company's initiative to offset its energy use with renewable energy generation.                   

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BMW Extends Recall To Half-Million Cars

April 11, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press

The company said Friday that a recall started in China last week has now been extended worldwide, affecting 489,000 vehicles, including 156,000 in the U.S.                            

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Amazon CEO Offers Update On Drones

April 11, 2014 1:47 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer

CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery.             

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GM Stock Drops To 10-Month Low

April 11, 2014 1:42 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Shares of General Motors Co. fell to a 10-month low Friday as the company's widening recall crisis put a coveted upgrade of its credit rating in doubt.                             

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Real Time Visibility Translates Into Real Life Savings

April 11, 2014 12:21 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna

It’s important to consider what software can do to improve your ability to react when faced with an unforeseen production snafu.                                   

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French IT Staff Win Right To Unplug

April 11, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

French IT staff at Google, Facebook, and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug.                                     

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GM Making New Repair On Recalled Cars

April 11, 2014 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

General Motors has to repair another part on the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect.                                   

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Studies: Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 9:51 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.                            

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NHTSA Closes Ford Pickup Truck Probe

April 11, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press

U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power.                            

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Defense Company Laying Off 760

April 11, 2014 9:42 am | by Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press

Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles.                

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Tesla Questions Motives Of Lemon Law King

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

"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

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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