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The Dune Buggy That Can Fly

February 19, 2014 2:52 pm | by CNN Money

SkyRunner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.                               

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Why BMW Built A Bobsled

February 18, 2014 11:34 am | by CNN Money

The U.S. Olympic team tapped the automaker to design and develop its two-man bobsled for the 2014 Winter Games.                                       

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VW's Passat, Made In Tennessee

February 14, 2014 10:53 am | by CNN Money

Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant has been getting a lot of attention the past couple of weeks, as workers and VW team up on a vote to unionize the facility. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the plant that's the talk of the nation.    

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Cadillac ELR: Plug-In Luxury, Hefty Cost

February 14, 2014 9:48 am | by CNN Money

The Cadillac ELR is a plug-in that also has a gasoline engine to extend its distance. The car has excellent suspension, decent acceleration, but the $76,000 price tag is a lot for a two-door Cadillac.                

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The Bourbon Boom

February 13, 2014 11:17 am | by CNN Money

Clay Risen, author of American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, discusses the billion dollar bourbon boom.                                  

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Making The All-New Mac Pro

February 13, 2014 9:25 am | by Apple

The Mac Pro is a computer unlike any we have ever created. To build it, we pioneered new processes, innovated manufacturing techniques, and essentially rethought how to make a computer. This is the story of how it all comes together.      

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It's A Low-Wage Recovery

February 13, 2014 9:17 am | by CNN Money

President Obama signs into law a minimum wage increase for a small group of federal workers and Amazon says it will hire 2,500 in its factories. These two moves do little to address the need of the millions more good paying jobs lost in the recession.

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Sinkhole Swallows Priceless Corvettes

February 13, 2014 9:13 am | by CNN Money

A sinkhole at the Corvette Museum in Kentucky has swallowed eight of the vehicles. Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said six of the cars were owned by the museum and two — a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil — were on loan from General Motors.

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Commercial Drones Take Flight

February 12, 2014 1:57 pm | by CNN Money

North Dakota is home to the military's Predator drone and is one of six FAA approved test sites for unmanned aircraft systems.                                     

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Gun Industry Courts Women

February 11, 2014 1:26 pm | by CNN Money

Gun manufacturers are clearly trying to catch the eye and wallet of women, who are becoming a more important segment of their customer base.                                

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The High-Tech Racing Apparel Of Team USA Speed Skaters

February 10, 2014 2:21 pm | by CBS News

Team USA's long-track speed skaters will take the ice in Sochi wearing some of the most high-tech racing apparel the Olympics has ever seen — created by a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Under Armour.             

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Dave Lee Talks Snowboard Manufacturing In The U.S.

February 7, 2014 2:13 pm | by SignalSnowboard

Dave Lee talks snowboard manufacturing, their hit web series Every Third Thursday, and their attempt at doing more to leave the snowboard industry in a better place than they found it.                    

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Microsoft CEO: 'Mobile First, Cloud First'

February 6, 2014 2:23 pm | by CNN Money

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company must figure out how to thrive in a mobile and cloud based world.                                       

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Farms In London's Underground

February 6, 2014 9:53 am | by CNN Money

A modern farming experiment in disused London Underground tunnels grows eco-friendly food. Its backers are hoping to grow the business as well.                               

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Inside Nissan's 'Taxi Of Tomorrow'

February 6, 2014 9:46 am | by CNN Money

New features like charging ports and crash-tested passenger dividers makes the new "Taxi of Tomorrow" a safer and more tech-savvy way to get around NYC.                              

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GM Holden Cutting 2,900 Jobs In Australia

February 6, 2014 9:34 am | by ABC News

Ashlynne McGhee reports live for ABC News on Holden's decision to cease manufacturing in Australia. This news provides a big blow to a country that was recently told Ford will also stop Austrialian production.            

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Hyundai's Alabama Manufacturing Facility

February 6, 2014 9:26 am | by Lets Talk Wheels

Travel to Montgomery, Alabama and the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing facility where they build the popular Elantra and Sonata models. This tour gives you an up close look at the equipment and practices of a Hyundai facility.         

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The Truth Behind McNuggets

February 5, 2014 2:14 pm | by McDonald's Canada

McDonald's Canada answers the question of what exactly is in McNuggets by taking us behind the scenes at the London, Ontario, Canada factory where they're made.                         

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‘Talking’ Cars? It Needs to Happen, Feds Say

February 4, 2014 1:50 pm | by NBC News

Experts say cars that are able to communicate with one another — warning about road dangers or an impending crash — could reduce fatalities.                                

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Why Google Wants Robots

February 3, 2014 12:01 pm | by CNN Money

The search giant has been on a robotics buying spree — most likely because they have the data robots need to function.                                      

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