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China Surpasses U.S. as World’s Largest Economy

October 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by CBS Evening News

The International Monetary Fund says China’s surging economic power has surpassed the United States.                                           

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Boeing Predicts Northeast Plane Demand to Rise

October 9, 2014 12:32 pm

Boeing shares are ready to take flight this morning, as the company predicts demand for more than 1,300 new planes in the Northeast, something that will add to a growing backlog of aircrafts the company will produce.          

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Tesla Model D: Elon Musk's New Electric Car

October 9, 2014 12:23 pm | by Bloomberg News

Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, is expected to announce a new vehicle at an event on Thursday. Bloomberg's Sam Grobart takes a look at the car's likely features and how Tesla is making a play for the mass market.        

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Toyota Unveils its Hybrid Crossover C-HR Concept Vehicle

October 8, 2014 11:54 am | by Bloomberg News

Karl Schlicht, executive president at Toyota, discusses the automaker’s new hybrid concept vehicle, production on their first fuel-cell vehicle and a joint venture with BMW on a dual sports car project.             

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Navy Tests Cutting-Edge Clothing Manufacturing

October 8, 2014 11:32 am | by USA Today

The U.S. Navy is testing out a cutting-edge way of manufacturing clothes; welding them together with ultrasonic waves. The process promises garments that weigh at least 40 percent less.                   

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How a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Gets Made

October 7, 2014 1:36 pm | by Bloomberg News

Victorinox, the maker of the Swiss Army Knife, is retooling itself after their signature product has been all but banned from airplane travel. Hans Nichols visited their factory in Switzerland to see if they have a plan to cut — or saw — through their problems.

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Lamborghini's Plug-In Hybrid Concept

October 7, 2014 12:17 pm | by CNN Money

CEO Stephan Winkelmann says Lamborghini's new plug-in hybrid car is a 'technological demonstrator' and that the company is looking for feedback from its customers.                         

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Hewlett-Packard To Split into Two Companies

October 6, 2014 2:01 pm | by USA Today

Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business.                        

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Test Drive: The 2015 Ford F150

October 6, 2014 10:57 am | by USA Today

USA Today's James R. Healey takes a look at the new 2015 Ford F150.                                                     

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New Label Could Change the Food Packaging Industry

October 3, 2014 12:26 pm | by Reuters

An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, according to its London-based designer, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation. 

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Rolls-Royce Unveils New Model in Paris

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by USA Today

The luxury car segment has been affected less than the mass market by the ongoing crisis in the auto sector, experts at the Paris Motor Show say. Rolls-Royce has been booking record sales.                   

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Pepsi's True Move To E-Commerce

October 2, 2014 5:29 pm | by USA Today

Pepsi is launching a new line of naturally sweetened soda, exclusively through Amazon — a big move in an industry that has lagged in e-commerce.                               

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What’s Next in 3D Printing

October 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by TED

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

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Ebola Scare Means High Demand for Mask Manufacturer

October 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by USA Today

A Texas company is one of the last in the U.S. to manufacture surgical masks. With concerns mounting in regards to Ebola, this company could be a strategic player in the battle against the virus.               

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Honda Piles Six Safety Features Into its New CR-V

October 1, 2014 2:18 pm | by USA Today

Honda says its new "Honda Sensing" suite of safety technologies will lift its 2015 CR-V above competitors.                                          

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Top 5 Ways Virtualization Will Improve Lifecycle Management

September 30, 2014 1:17 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology

Here are the top five capabilities virtualization can enable over the extended lifecycles of MES.                                           

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U.S. Facing Shortage of Technical Skilled Labor

September 30, 2014 12:21 pm | by USA Today

The U.S. is facing a shortage of technical skilled labor. Many of the positions require training but pay well.                                        

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DHL Set To Use Drones in Delivery Project, Beating Amazon and Google

September 29, 2014 3:00 pm | by USA Today

Logistics company DHL is using a drone to fly parcels to a German island, beating Amazon and Google to the punch. DHL, owned by Germany's Deutsche Post, will start delivering medicine and other urgent goods to Juist, a German island in the North Sea.

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Where Are the Jobs?

September 29, 2014 2:42 pm | by USA Today

Joe Poole describes his job as a petrochemical process operator at Chevron Phillips Chemical in Houston.                                          

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6 Things You Need To Know About STEM

September 26, 2014 11:59 am | by CNN Money

STEM — the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math — has sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy. Here are six things you need to know about STEM.       

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