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3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 14, 2015 3:18 pm | by CNNMoney

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.


A Beer That is Literally Out of This World

April 14, 2015 3:15 pm | by CNNMoney

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.


Ecovative Design: Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 13, 2015 2:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Ecovative Design has made a mission of replacing synthetic plastic polymers with natural mushroom based polymers. After disrupting the packaging industry with a line of fully biodegradable mushroom packaging, they are now setting their sights on replacing manufactured wood products.


Could These Robots Reinvent Manufacturing?

April 13, 2015 10:56 am | by CNNMoney

Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.


Ultra-Luxury Automakers Spark $1M Car Trend

April 10, 2015 3:11 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Luxury automakers are pushing the limits of high-end automobiles with the latest trend delivering vehicles with a purchase price topping out at more than $1 million.


Why Everyone in the U.S. Will Feel California's Drought

April 10, 2015 1:49 pm | by Bloomberg Business

As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket.


Ford CEO Discusses Latest Models and Technology

April 9, 2015 1:37 pm | by CBS News

Ford Motor Company revealed new models at the New York International Auto Show. CEO Mark Fields talks about what to expect from the company.


GM Cars Will Spy on Your Teen's Driving

April 8, 2015 2:44 pm | by CNNMoney

General Motors' new Teen Driver monitoring system can track your child's speed and give you a driving report card. But can it track adults as well?


Colleges Help City Kids Join Robotics Craze

April 7, 2015 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press

Michigan high school students from some urban districts are able to compete in robotics thanks to the good will, plus the space, tools and know-how of nearby universities.


Tesla Sells 10K Cars in Q1 With Eyes Now on China

April 6, 2015 2:03 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Shares of Tesla are surging after the company reported strong vehicle sales in the first quarter.


A Tour of the New York International Auto Show

April 6, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Verge

A walk-through of the New York Auto Show floor and some of the big announcements.


Craftsman Re-purposes Detroit’s Unwanted Wood

April 2, 2015 2:17 pm | by CBS News

Detroit's reclaimed wood is getting new life thanks to Mark Wallace and his passion for hand crafting guitars. Wallace says his guitars are a tribute to Detroit's rich music history. 


Hands-On With Kia's New, Sportier Optima

April 2, 2015 2:09 pm | by Bloomberg Business

The Kia Optima has a lot going for it, including some impressive sales numbers. The 2016 model doesn't disappoint with plenty of options to chose from and a sleek look reminiscent of a German automobile.


Aston Martin Exploring Electric Car Partners

April 1, 2015 3:05 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. CEO Andy Palmer talks about the automaker's prospects for developing an electric car and the luxury sport-utility vehicle market. 


Sam Adams CEO: Craft Brewers 'Driving The Beer Industry'

April 1, 2015 3:02 pm | by CBS News

Although Sam Adams is a big name in beer, it makes up only 1 percent of the American market. Boston Beer Company founder and CEO Jim Koch says his company still has "a long way to grow."


Jaguar Manufacturing, Castle Bromwich Assembly Plant

March 31, 2015 1:45 pm | by AutoMotoTV

A look at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich  assembly plant in Castle Vale, Birmingham, England where the Jaguar XF, XJ and F-Type models are made. 


Bob Vila Visits Global Solar Factory

March 31, 2015 1:31 pm | by Bob Vila

Bob Vila visits the Global Solar factory in Tucson, AZ to see how the company manufactures its unique solar-electric (photovoltaic) devices


Top 'Made In America' Factories to Tour

March 30, 2015 2:55 pm | by CBS This Morning

For many Americans, the label "Made In the USA" is a welcome sight. So, if you're looking for an unusual trip this spring, how about visiting some of the places where those labels go on? From coast-to-coast, you can go inside factories to watch fellow Americans make everything from boats and jellybeans to shoes and whiskey.

Will Japanese Whiskey Become the New Scotch?

March 27, 2015 12:30 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Takeshi Niinami, Suntory Holdings CEO, sits down with Charles Passy to talk about the Japanese whiskey market, its acquisition of Jim Beam and its U.S. marketing efforts. 


Behind the Historic U.S. Oil Supply Glut

March 27, 2015 12:16 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Societe Generale Global Head of Oil Research Michael Wittner discusses rising U.S. oil stockpiles.



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