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Cisco Unveils New IoT System

June 30, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Cisco Systems this week unveiled a new framework designed to ease businesses' entry into the industrial Internet of Things.

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ConAgra To Sell Store-Brand Food Business

June 30, 2015 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press

ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp.

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NSC Predicts Deadliest 4th of July Weekend in Seven Years

June 30, 2015 2:09 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

Yesterday, the National Safety Council (NSC) released itssafety forecast for the coming July 4th holiday weekend — and it’s anticipated to be a deadly one.

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Airbus Wins $1.3B Deal

June 30, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press

South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion.

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New York Formalizes Ban on Fracking, Ending Seven Year Review

June 30, 2015 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.

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Now Comes the SpaceX Rocket Whodunit: A Complex Mystery

June 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press

A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI."

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Obama Administration Unveils New Overtime Pay Standards

June 30, 2015 10:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled long-anticipated rules that would make millions of additional workers eligible for overtime pay.

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GOP Spending Proposals Would Thwart Labor Rules

June 30, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Congressional Republicans hope to enact a spending bill that would, in part, stop a trio of controversial labor standards.

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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 30, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises to 119

June 29, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by two to 119.

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Report: IoT Presents New Opportunities for Manufacturers’ Post-Sale Revenue

June 29, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report expects that the increase in Internet-connected devices over the next several years will also spark substantial growth in manufacturers' service-related revenue.

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Hyundai Sees Green Future in Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 2:36 pm | by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.

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SpaceX Rocket Destroyed On Way To Space Station, Cargo Lost

June 29, 2015 2:29 pm | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.

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Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rules

June 29, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected federal regulations curbing mercury emissions and other harmful pollutants from power plants.

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Toyota Tops Domestic Auto Production Rankings

June 29, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report ranks two Toyota models as the most "American-made" vehicles in the U.S. as overall domestic sourcing in the auto industry continues to fall.

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An Inside Look at Italy's Maserati Plant

June 29, 2015 10:20 am | by Comau

Take a look inside Maserati's Grugliasco Plant in Turin, Italy.

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Monsanto to Upgrade Herbicide Plant

June 29, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto plans to upgrade a Louisiana chemical plant in order to help produce a new line of herbicide.

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Study: Fracking Doesn't Have to be Rough on The Environment

June 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment.

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TPP Fight to Continue Despite Talk of Democratic Reconciliation

June 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Last week's passage of legislation granting Trade Promotion Authority to the Obama administration cleared a major hurdle to the U.S. joining the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Fascinating Facts About SpaceX’s Falcon 9

June 26, 2015 2:58 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Here is some Falcon 9 trivia to enjoy while we anticipate Sunday’s launch.

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