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Retraining The Long-Term Unemployed

August 6, 2012 1:45 pm | by Reuters

A private-public partnership in Connecticut, geared towards getting the long-term unemployed back to work, is sparking interest in job hunters.


Overcoming Challenges To Bring Products To Market

August 3, 2012 12:37 pm | by The New York Times

Companies designing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles face challenges bringing the new cars to market.


Panasonic CEO: U.S. Can't Attract Manufacturing

August 2, 2012 1:53 pm | by CNN

Panasonic CEO Joe Taylor talks about manufacturing in the U.S. and its current complications.


iPhone 5: Small Design Changes, Big Impact

August 1, 2012 2:43 pm | by CBS News

Apple is reportedly ditching the 30-pin connector it has used on all of its mobile devices since the early iPods.


Augmented-Reality Technology For Mobile Phones

August 1, 2012 2:42 pm | by Ted

Aurasma is a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a smartphone.


Back To Basics: Flow Measurement

August 1, 2012 2:40 pm | by Control Global

Today’s flowmeters are able to offer more accurate results.


U.S. Manufacturer In Search Of Skilled Workers

August 1, 2012 2:38 pm | by CNN Money

Four Seasons Fashion Manufacturing has seen its profit drop and struggles to compete with competitive pricing in China.


A Better Way To Track China's Economy

August 1, 2012 12:32 pm | by Reuters

Growth and manufacturing data are mainstays for those monitoring China's economic health. But investors may glean more from electricity consumption and price readings.


U.S. Design Means U.S. Profits?

July 31, 2012 12:26 pm | by CNN Money

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says as long as things are designed in the U.S., that's where the profits stay.


The Key To Job Growth In the U.S. Is...

July 30, 2012 1:33 pm | by CNN

CNN's Fareed Zakaria examines what the key to job growth may be in the U.S. going forward.


Getting Paid To Use Your Vacation Days

July 27, 2012 12:07 pm | by CNN

One CEO is offering his employees a $7,500 bonus for employees to take their allocated vacation time.


Venture Capitalist: Google Has Money, No Innovation

July 26, 2012 10:22 am | by CNN Money

Peter Thiel tells Google Chairman Eric Schmidt the company has no idea how to invest its money.


'Emotional' Android Shows New Face Of Robotics

July 25, 2012 2:35 pm | by ReutersTV

Italian scientists have created a robot face that can mimic real muscle activity.


Swimming Robot Makes A Splash

July 25, 2012 2:34 pm | by ReutersTV

Scientists in Japan have developed what they say is the world's most advanced swimming robot.


Crimes Of The Future

July 25, 2012 2:32 pm | by Ted

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous, says Marc Goodman.


Knocking Hard On Apple's Door

July 25, 2012 2:30 pm | by Reuters

Google isn't the only one looking to cut into Apple's dominance.


The Steve Jobs Story (Part 2)

July 25, 2012 1:26 pm | by CBS News

Isacson discusses the Apple founder's return to Apple in the late 1990s and his last days.


The Steve Jobs Story (Part 1)

July 24, 2012 12:35 pm | by CBS News

Steve Jobs was already gravely ill with cancer when he asked author Walter Isaacson to write his biography.


Young Workers Target Apprenticeships

July 23, 2012 1:35 pm | by Reuters

One British car factory has doubled its numbers of young people in apprenticeship schemes as jobs become harder.


GE Powers On With Quarterly Earnings

July 20, 2012 11:54 am | by Reuters

GE reported a 2.5 percent rise in Q2 profit as solid U.S. demand for energy equipment offset the effects of a weak EU economy.



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