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Small Businesses: Still Scared To Hire

June 27, 2013 8:01 am | by CNN Money

The job situation is still a very hot topic in the United States. ADP has access to jobs data from 600,000 employers and ADP CFO Jan Siegmund explains what the data is telling us now. He says that the slowing of employment growth over the last few months is due to tax rate changes and the anticipation of health reform.

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Nissan CEO Faces USD Pay Cut

June 26, 2013 12:31 pm | by Reuters TV

Sometimes, as a leader, you just have to take one for the team. And that's exactly what Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has done. Ghosn cheered on a weakening of the yen, despite it shaving a couple million dollars off his current paycheck. Maybe that's because he still out-earns some peers.

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IMTSTV: Manufacturing With Darwin, Moore, & Metcalfe

June 25, 2013 12:30 pm | by IMTSTV

IMTSTV's Penny Brown got a chance to speak with Steve Fritzinger, NetApp's Virtualization Alliance Manager, Java Author, and Economics Writer, about the current state of the manufacturing industry. Fritzinger explains how competition and technology are driving the industry's pace, and why companies must adapt to this change if they want to survive. He also speaks about the future of manufacturing jobs in America.

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Tesla Gets Supercharged

June 24, 2013 1:20 pm | by TeslaMotors

Supercharging enables Tesla Model S drivers to travel long distances, for free, indefinitely, says Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In addition to the expansion of the Supercharger network itself, Tesla has improved the technology behind the Superchargers to significantly speed up the amount of time it takes to charge the Model S, in some cases cutting charging time in half.

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Boeing CEO Announces New, Bigger 787

June 21, 2013 12:59 pm | by CNN Money

CEO Jim McNerney says the 787 is a mature technology as Boeing launches a stretched version of the airliner, the 787-10. The 787-10 holds more passengers, but is designed for shorter distances, making it an ideal aircraft for regional carriers.

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The Kill Decision Shouldn't Belong To A Robot

June 20, 2013 12:04 pm | by TED

As a novelist, Daniel Suarez spins dystopian tales of the future. But on the TEDGlobal stage, he talks us through a real-life scenario we all need to know more about: the rise of autonomous robotic weapons of war. Advanced drones, automated weapons, and AI-powered intelligence-gathering tools, he suggests, could take the decision to make war out of the hands of humans.

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Form 1 3D Printer Hands On Demo

June 20, 2013 8:04 am | by TechCrunch

John Biggs invites TechCrunch into his workshop to give a nice rundown and demo of the Form 1 3D Printer. Differing from the MakerBot, which uses an additive process, Form 1 has a resin and laser process. The result is more precise sculptures.

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Inside A $350,000+ Porsche

June 20, 2013 8:03 am | by CNN Money

CNN Money's Sue Callaway goes inside Singer Vehicle Design, an exclusive Porsche shop in Southern California that takes old Porsches and modernizes them – for a price. Singer Vehicle Design says it is “dedicated to the passionate study, preservation, and optimization of the world’s most respected high performance vehicles through modern techniques and unique and fresh perspectives.”

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Flexible Transportation Design

June 20, 2013 8:02 am | by EPFL

EPFL scientists have imagined a new modular transportation system. Modules are either loaded on a train or clipped under a flying wing, allowing more flexibility for people or freight transportation. Called "Clip-Air," this concept opens the door to a wide range of new research opportunities in the context of flexible transportation.

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Musk: Time To Tackle Dealer Dispute

June 20, 2013 8:01 am | by Reuters TV

Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO, tells the Reuters Global Tech Summit that he'll talk to politicians who back local car dealers trying to keep Tesla from selling directly to consumers. He also talks batteries, charging stations, and why he is in no rush to take SpaceX public.

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After The AR Spill: The Future Of The Oil Industry

June 19, 2013 1:14 pm | by Al Jazeera

In the wake of a ruptured pipeline that coated an Arkansas town in oil over two months ago, residents are complaining about illnesses that could be related to the spill. Al Jazeera take a look at the environmental controls being placed on the U.S. oil industry and what their possible impact on public health could be.

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GE CEO: China Will Drive Energy Tech

June 18, 2013 12:46 pm | by CNN Money

Fossil fuels are still the number one energy source. Andy Serwer, managing editor for Fortune asks GE what that means for the company today, as well as five years from now. At the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt says that future energy development will be focused in China.

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Boeing's 787 Nightmare Is Over

June 17, 2013 1:46 pm | by CNN Money

It wasn't that long ago that the Boeing 787 was having some problems with its battery, leading to many airlines grounding their 787s. Now, the Dreamliner maker's stock is the 2nd best performer in the Dow this year as worries about Boeing's 787 battery problems fade.

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MakerBot's New Brooklyn Factory

June 14, 2013 5:23 pm | by TechCrunch

Bre Pettis and his team have enjoyed phenomenal growth since fashioning MakerBots in 2009. So much so, that they've opened a new space at Sunset Park in Brooklyn to handle all the orders for the Replicator 2 and 2x. Not to mention the new Digitizer that will democratize 3D printing soon to begin shipping.

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Renault Seeks Change Of Mood With Electric Car

June 13, 2013 12:33 pm | by ReutersVideo

Renault hopes its eye-catching all-electric concept car, Twin'Z, can help persuade drivers who refuse to embrace alternative fuel technology to change their minds. Like other all electric vehicles, the Twin'Z is limited in its power and range so the French auto maker is focusing instead on sheer visual pizzazz to reel in the skeptics.

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Firefighting Robot Paints 3D Thermal Images

June 13, 2013 8:04 am | by UCSDRobotics

This project integrates infrared and RGB imagery to produce dense 3D environment models reconstructed from multiple views. The resulting 3D map contains both thermal and RGB information which can be used in robotic fire-fighting applications to identify victims and active fire areas.

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Apparel Brands Look To New Asian Frontiers

June 13, 2013 8:03 am | by Reuters TV

Attention shoppers: Southeast Asia is the emerging hotspot for apparel manufacturing, with cost and safety concerns driving global brands to shift sourcing from stalwarts China and Bangladesh. Today, countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia are making clothing for some big brands.

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U.S.-China Summit Shows Two Powers 'In The Same Boat'

June 13, 2013 8:02 am | by Reuters TV

A successful weekend summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping points to the countries boosting cooperation on issues from North Korea to China's alleged cyber theft, says one Chinese academic. U.S. officials now say that China is ready to begin working more closely with the U.S. on these big issues.

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Driverless Car Steering Course To Road-Readiness

June 13, 2013 8:01 am | by ReutersVideo

Researchers at Carnegie Melon University are putting the finishing touches on their version of a driverless car that, they say, lays the groundwork for computers to replace humans in the driver seat within a decade and will make roads safer. Reuters' Ben Gruber went for a ride.

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U.S. Economy Graded A 'B'

June 12, 2013 12:00 pm | by CNN Money

Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian says uncertainty is keeping the United States economy from growing faster, but we're still doing better than the rest of the world. El-Erain discusses the factors behind economic growth and what's holding it back.

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