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Philips' Cheaper Light Bulb Costs $50

May 2, 2012 3:00 pm | by CNN Money

The latest LED bulb from Philips can run for 30,000 hours and uses less electricity than CFLs.


James Bond-esque Watch Communicates With Phones

May 2, 2012 2:59 pm | by The New York Times

The “Pebble” e-paper watch has received a massive following on Kickstarter after the creators failed to secure venture capital funding.


Rattner: General Motors Is Undervalued

May 2, 2012 12:56 pm | by CNN Money

The former 'auto czar' for the Treasury Dept. says the government should hold onto its GM stake for now.


Ford Hits European Roadblock

May 1, 2012 11:24 am | by CNN Money

Mulally discusses the slowdown in the European market in the first three months of 2012.


Gauging America's Global Business Competitiveness

April 30, 2012 2:29 pm | by CNN

Sharma believes America has three things working in its favor: the value of the dollar, the wage growth differential, and technology.


Lamborghini SUV? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

April 27, 2012 12:42 pm | by CNN Money

The Italian sportscar icon has unveiled their crossover SUV concept.


Rolls Royce: 'China Is Our Biggest Market'

April 25, 2012 3:59 pm | by CNN Money

Rolls Royce's CEO says China has become the luxury car maker's biggest market.


Wireless Companies Are Running Out Of Spectrum

April 25, 2012 3:57 pm | by New York Times

Wireless companies say that smartphones are threatening to overwhelm their networks, and are asking the government for help.


IMTSTV: Economic Update With Adrian Cooper

April 25, 2012 3:55 pm | by IMTSTV

Pat McGibbon of AMT interviews one of the country's most informed economists on the  issues impacting the manufacturing technology market.


Green Overdrive: A Test Drive Of The Ford Electric Focus

April 25, 2012 3:53 pm | by Reuters

Ford unveils its all-electric Ford Focus and the Green Overdrive Show takes it for a spin.


ExoHand Gets To Grips With Future Of Automation

April 25, 2012 3:51 pm | by Reuters

A German engineering firm has developed a mechanical exo-skeleton that can increase productivity for factory workers.


Coke's Social Media Failures And A Lesson Learned

April 25, 2012 1:54 pm | by CNN Money

Coca-Cola was slow to embrace social media, but CSO Bea Perez says the company uses it to reach out to consumers and critics.


The Problems With Electric Cars

April 24, 2012 1:58 pm | by CNN Money

Enterprise CEO Andy Taylor discusses the challenges his company faces in renting more electric cars to customers.


Renting The Sun

April 23, 2012 2:18 pm | by CNN

The latest trend in solar power is leasing panels to save money.


Changing The Workplace For The Older Worker

April 20, 2012 11:41 am | by AARP

Ergonomist Josh Kerst shares some small changes that can have a positive effect on older employees.


Workplace Bullying On The Rise

April 18, 2012 3:03 pm | by CNN Money

A 2011 study found that 27 percent of U.S. workers have felt bullied at their place of work.


Phone-Based Monitor For Diabetes Management

April 18, 2012 3:01 pm | by Reuters

A new glucose monitor that can be synced with an iPhone is being hailed as a tool that could save lives.


PETMAN Steps Up For Humanoid Robot Challenge

April 18, 2012 3:00 pm | by Reuters

Boston Dynamics has brought the era of humanoid robots one mechanical step closer with a robot that can now climb stairs.


The First "Robo-Guard" Is On Patrol

April 18, 2012 2:58 pm | by Reuters

A prison in South Korea is testing the world's first robot prison guard.


Alcoa CEO: We Are 'Aluminizing' The World

April 18, 2012 2:56 pm | by CNN Money

CEO Klaus Kleinfeld discusses the company's impact on the aerospace and automotive industries.



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