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What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda

June 5, 2014 2:19 pm | by Honda

This seven-year veteran of Honda has been primarily focused on the durability, repeatability and quality of Acura products and is also part of the team working on the new Acura NSX.                    

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The Spark of Innovation: Zippo Manufacturing

June 5, 2014 2:14 pm | by USCC

The company behind the Zippo lighter has accomplished the near impossible — it has grown and adapted to today's fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.                        

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Tesla CEO Hints at Surprise Move

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by USA TODAY

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the company's annual shareholder meeting that he's thinking of doing something "fairly controversial" regarding the company's patents.                           

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5 Most Notorious Auto Recalls

June 4, 2014 1:25 pm | by CNNMoney

From the Ford Pinto to Toyota's 'sticky' gas pedals, here's a list of the most infamous recalls in automobile history.                                      

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New Smart Car Tech Already Saving Lives

June 4, 2014 1:22 pm | by CNNMoney

New technology that automates a lot of the driving is already saving lives. Safety advocates want it mandatory in all new cars.                                   

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The Looming Whiskey Shortage

June 3, 2014 1:50 pm | by USA TODAY

Global whiskey sales are outpacing production by at least 2-to-1 prompting makers such as TennSouth Distillery's Clayton Cutler to work overtime to put up more barrels.                         

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Tesla Debt Gets Junk Bond Rating

June 2, 2014 2:08 pm | by CNNMoney

Tesla debt may have gotten a junk bond rating from Standard and Poor due to concerns about its 'niche' market status, but investors in Tesla stock still have faith in Elon Musk.                      

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Futuristic 'Dream Cars' from the Past

May 30, 2014 11:01 am | by CNN

The Atlanta High Museum of Art's 'Dream Cars' exhibit showcases futuristic concept cars from the past.                                           

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Crash Avoidance Systems Improving

May 29, 2014 2:34 pm | by USA TODAY

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests 24 large and midsize vehicles equipped with systems to help prevent or limit front crash danger.                               

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A Closer Look at Mars' Massive Wind Farm

May 29, 2014 2:30 pm | by Mars, Inc.

Mars, Inc., in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100% of the electricity needs of Mars' U.S. operations, which is comprised of 70 sites.         

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Inside Lockheed Martin's Advanced Manufacturing

May 29, 2014 2:24 pm | by Lockheed Martin

Imagine a world where you can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life.                                       

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Manufacturing a Modern Roller Coaster

May 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by CNNMoney

Modern computing and manufacturing has made building a roller coaster a lot like putting together a Lego set.                                         

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Patching and Repairing Concrete in Your Plant

May 27, 2014 4:33 pm | by L&M Construction Chemicals

Perk Restore is a fast setting, low odor, two-component advanced polymer resin designed for patching and repairing concrete.                                     

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MIT Prof: More Costly to Offshore Than Many Companies Think

May 23, 2014 10:17 am | by MIT Sloan School of Management

Using a new finance tool, she shows how the mismatch costs that result from extending the supply chain may well be higher than the lower cost offered by the offshore supplier, leading to reduced profits.              

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What the Heck Is Going on with GM?

May 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by CNNMoney

General Motors has now set a company record with the number of vehicles recalled in a single year. But will it cost the auto giant sales or the new CEO her job?                         

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First Look: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

May 22, 2014 1:31 pm | by USA TODAY

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 tablet at an event on Tuesday, saying the goal of the device is to "take away the conflict" between owning a laptop and a tablet.                        

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Building A Better Egg (With No Chicken)

May 22, 2014 12:08 pm | by CNNMoney

Hampton Creek Foods is trying to build a more environmentally friendly egg that looks, tastes and has the nutrition of a regular egg. But unless it's cheaper, can they beat the egg?                      

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Advanced Dock Sealing System

May 22, 2014 10:06 am | by Rite-Hite

The Eclipse is the first system to block light and seal gaps where previous enclosures have failed, guaranteeing the darkest, most environmentally-secure dock possible, says the company.                   

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A Look at the Toyota, Tesla Breakup

May 21, 2014 2:12 pm | by CNNMoney

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz discusses why the automaker's love for hydrogen outweighed its partnership with battery-focused Tesla.                                 

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Inside the Salemtown Board Company

May 20, 2014 2:22 pm | by CBS News

At Salemtown Board Company in Nashville, Tenn., 27-year-old Will Anderson can turn a slab of middle Tennessee oak into a world-class sidewalk cruiser.                              

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