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Women Starting Businesses Hit Record High Despite Gender Setbacks

August 21, 2014 1:54 pm | by CBS

A new report says close to 1,300 women are starting businesses every day, but unlike their male counterparts, women often have to rely on their own money to get off the ground. Vinita Nair reports.               

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Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the U.S.

August 21, 2014 9:55 am | by The Aspen Institute

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                    

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Testing Phase Begins for 'Talking' Car Technology

August 20, 2014 2:06 pm | by CBS News

Nearly 1,100 lives could be saved every year on the roads by cars that "talk" to each other. The government is out with new findings on V2V, or vehicle to vehicle, technology.                        

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Improving Car Safety With LEDs

August 20, 2014 1:48 pm | by USA TODAY

Entrepreneur Michael Haas lights up LEDs to improve car safety with a system he invented called Haas Perimeter Lighting Technology.                                  

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America's First Electric Supercar

August 19, 2014 2:06 pm | by CNET

What looks like a Shelby Daytona Coupé, goes like a 911 Turbo S and uses no traditional fuel? The Renovo Coupe. It's a car bred in Silicon Valley and it's the first American all-electric supercar.               

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Nissan's Clean Car Put to the Test

August 14, 2014 1:44 pm | by CNNMoney

Nissan claims it has created the 'cleanest car' in the world with a new innovative paint technology. Watch as it gets put to the test.                                  

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iPad Production Reportedly Underway

August 14, 2014 1:42 pm | by USA Today

Apple has reportedly started mass production of its next-generation iPads. The new iPad Air could be announced as soon as this quarter or early next, while a new 7.9-inch model may be unveiled by the end of the year.           

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Problems for The Tesla Model S

August 13, 2014 1:50 pm | by CNNMoney

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, but a recent article states that the car now "has more than its share of problems."                                  

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GM Manufacturing Integrates Laser Scanning, Google Glass

August 12, 2014 2:32 pm | by Autoline Network

Cathy Clegg, vice president of North American GM Manufacturing, talks to John McElroy about some of the innovative processes GM is using to improve its manufacturing operations.                      

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Brewing a Craft Beer Empire

August 7, 2014 2:29 pm | by CBS News

Sierra Nevada is the largest privately owned craft brewery in the U.S. Founder Ken Grossman is determined to keep it that way, by expanding eastward from California.                         

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An Apple and Samsung Truce? Almost.

August 7, 2014 1:40 pm | by CNNMoney

Apple and Samsung call a partial truce in their patent battle. But the war still rages on in the United States — just as rumors swirl about an iPhone 6 launch date.                         

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Manufacturer Limits Employee Bathroom Breaks

August 5, 2014 10:11 am | by CNNMoney

Union employees for a Chicago faucet company file a complaint about 6 minute bathroom breaks.                                             

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Apple This Close to New All-Time High

August 5, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney

Remember when everyone hated Tim Cook and Apple's stock was in the iDoldrums? Apple's shares have come roaring back and a new record of above $100 is in reach.                           

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Adopting Additive Manufacturing in the Production Process

August 4, 2014 2:38 pm | by Stratasys

Smart manufacturers are adopting additive manufacturing to produce custom jigs and fixtures in a fraction of the time and cost required by conventional tooling methods.                        

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Can Malaysian Airlines Survive?

July 30, 2014 3:21 pm | by CNNMoney

Malaysia Airlines was struggling before MH17 and MH370. The two disasters deepen the crisis for the carrier. Can the airline survive?                                  

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Providing 3D Printing to the Masses

July 29, 2014 2:02 pm | by USA TODAY

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D printing company that lets consumers dream up products and sell them on-demand, says that a manufacturing revolution is coming.                          

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28 Years of Windows in 60 Seconds

July 28, 2014 1:59 pm | by CNNMoney

A look back at Microsoft's Windows operating system from 1985 to today.                                                    

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Low Carbon Manufacturing at Land Rover USA

July 24, 2014 4:50 pm | by Land Rover USA

Learn how Jaguar Land Rover's low carbon engine manufacturing plant at Wolverhampton aims to use the best possible technologies to reduce environmental impacts.                            

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GE's Big Bet on Goliath Engines

July 24, 2014 4:42 pm | by GE Aviation

In 1990, Brian Rowe bet $2 billion on a revolutionary jet engine design that would go on to influence three decades of propulsion.                                   

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Steiger Tractor Manufacturing

July 24, 2014 2:13 pm | by CaseIHTube

World class tractors from a world class facility. See how Case IH Steiger Tractors are manufactured in the Fargo, North Dakota plant.                                 

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