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Why the U.S. is Not Winning the Global Currency War

February 24, 2015 | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The world is at war — a currency war — and the U.S. is suffering loses. As countries around the world take efforts to weaken their currencies the strength of the U.S. dollar is rising. While, this may seem positive at face value a strong U.S. dollar can have some unfortunate consequences.

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Fixing the Exploding Oil Train Problem

March 6, 2015 2:13 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Matt Philips discusses the impact of oil train explosions on the Keystone XL Pipeline debate. 

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A Different Kind of Electric Car

March 6, 2015 2:07 pm | by The Verge

Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Quant F and its more affordable version, the Quantino, are a pair of electric cars using nano flow cell technology for their power reserve.

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Investigation Shines a Light on Workers Compensation Cuts

March 5, 2015 3:09 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

ProPublica and NPR recently released a joint investigation that had some startling results. It found that workers compensation benefits and access to such benefits has been drastically reduced as of late, benefiting employers and insurance companies. 

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The Driverless Car, Officially, Is a Risk

March 5, 2015 2:57 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Three insurance suppliers and an auto parts maker have warned in their most recent annual reports that driverless cars and the technology behind them could one day disrupt the way they do business

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What's up with Trucks? Record Sales in February

March 4, 2015 2:33 pm | by USA Today Money

Trucks, SUV's and vans saw record all-new vehicle sales, what's behind it all?

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This is the $952K Zenvo ST1 Supercar

March 3, 2015 3:19 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Zenvo, a supercar manufacturer from Denmark, have built the 1104 horsepower $952,000 ST1. But they want to do more than build a light, fast car, they want to build a brand that can survive in a market renowned for failure. 

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Cuban Cigar Industry Prepares for U.S. Demand

March 2, 2015 2:57 pm | by CNNMoney

As relations between the U.S. and Cuba thaw, Cuban cigar makers are challenged with increasing productivity without compromising quality.

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Electric Cars Still Technology of the Future: Ghosn

March 2, 2015 2:49 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Carlos Ghosn, CEO at Renault, talks with Caroline Hyde about the growth of electric car technology, why development of autonomous vehicles will take at least 10 years and his outlook for car sales in Russia. 

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Cargo Backlog Grows on West Coast Ports

February 27, 2015 1:36 pm | by CBS News

There are 36 ships anchored offshore waiting to get into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Despite a new contract for dockworkers, there's still an enormous backlog of cargo waiting to be shipped overseas.

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Is the Craft Beer Market Getting Too Crowded?

February 27, 2015 1:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses his beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox.

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Check Out Caterpillar's Viral Marketing Success

February 26, 2015 3:26 pm | by CNNMoney

Sometimes it pays off when companies produce fun, creative advertisements. CEO Doug Oberhelman explains why the Caterpillar made the popular Jenga Youtube commercial.

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A Bottle of Belgian Beer That Costs $43

February 26, 2015 3:14 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Ted Kenny, owner of Top Hops Beer Shop, discusses the rising popularity of craft beer in the U.S.

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Car Technology: The Future is Now

February 25, 2015 3:15 pm | by USA TODAY

With recent reports that Apple is looking to get involved with car technology, auto writer Chris Woodyard and tech columnist Jefferson Graham talk technology in the car now.

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JPMorgan Chase's $100M Plan To Turn Detroit Around

February 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by CBS News

JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon is trying to move past the mortgage meltdown, as his bank is part of a massive new investment in Detroit. The struggling city emerged from the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history.

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Honda Resumes Normal Production in Ohio

February 23, 2015 2:41 pm | by USA TODAY

Honda says it will temporarily resume normal production at its Ohio plants after six days of shift reductions related to a West Coast port contract dispute. 

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Apple's Electric Car Plans: Should Tesla Worry?

February 23, 2015 2:37 pm | by Bloomberg News

Bloomberg's David Welch discusses the reports on Apple's electric vehicle plans with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson.

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Nestle CEO : Why We Removed Artificial Coloring

February 20, 2015 2:42 pm | by CNNMoney

Nestle CEO speaks about earnings and the company's decision to remove artificial additives from its products.

Apple Goes Full Speed Ahead on Electric Car by 2020

February 20, 2015 2:37 pm | by Bloomberg News

Apple is said to push production of an electric car that would hit the market in 2020. Bloomberg’s Jeff Greene reports on Apple’s progress and examines interest in the electric car market. He speaks on “In The Loop.”

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U.S. Army Launches Giant Blimp to Test Air Defense

February 19, 2015 2:23 pm | by CBS News

It's not a bird or a plane, but a blimp in the sky, floating over Maryland's Baltimore suburbs. It's the newest security system launched by the Army to protect major cities along the East Coast, and it can detect everything from a cruise missile to a large drone.

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Kanye's Sneakers Sellout, For Now No More are Being Made

February 19, 2015 2:19 pm | by CNNMoney

Kanye West just released his new sneakers with Adidas -- the Yeezy Boost. They quickly sold out and are now going for thousands online.

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