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Audi's Driverless Car: Taking It Out for a Race

October 16, 2014 12:23 pm | by Bloomberg News

German car-maker Audi takes us for a spin in a driverless concept car version of their RS7. International Correspondent Hans Nichols even got to race it.                           

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Converse is Putting Its Foot Down

October 15, 2014 4:48 pm | by CNN Money

The maker of the iconic "All Star" sneakers is suing 31 retailers and manufacturers, including Wal-Mart and H&M, for selling copycat shoes. It wants them to pay compensation for trademark infringement and unfair competition.       

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Test Driving The $34K Electric Superbike

October 15, 2014 3:23 pm | by Bloomberg News

Tesla has built a well-known brand of high-end electric automobiles, but when it comes to electric motorcycles, no company has reached Tesla's status. Energica, an Italian company, is looking to lead the charge.           

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Elon Musk On Tesla's Auto Pilot and Legal Liability

October 15, 2014 12:48 pm | by Bloomberg News

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., discusses Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature, autonomous driving, government regulations and legal liability.                               

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Ferrari Debuts F60 America Supercar

October 14, 2014 1:59 pm | by USA Today

Ferrari celebrated 60 years of car sales in the United States this week. Chris Woodyard talks to Nicola Boari about the Ferrari F60 America, which was made specifically for this occasion.                  

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The Smart Wheel That Could Change Transportation’s Future

October 14, 2014 1:20 pm | by CBS News

Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.                             

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Light Bulb Manufacturing Comes Back To America

October 13, 2014 2:45 pm | by ABC News

Halogen bulbs now being made in Illinois and Ohio mean more jobs for Americans.                                                 

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Tesla Model P85D Test Drive

October 10, 2014 12:37 pm | by Bloomberg News

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, takes Bloomberg's Betty Liu for a test drive of the Tesla Model P85D.                                           

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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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