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Job Market Stronger, Not Strong Enough

April 7, 2014 1:49 pm | by CNNMoney

With 192,000 jobs added in March, the labor market is strong enough that businesses are growing, but still too weak for the Federal Reserve to promptly end stimulus.                         

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Sam Adams' Push To Help Small Businesses

April 4, 2014 2:03 pm | by CNNMoney

Sam Adams' "Brewing The American Dream" initiative gives loans and advice to small businesses. Co-Founder and Chairman Jim Koch discusses the program, the company's fundraising, and the surging popularity of craft beer.           

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Wave Of Suicides Caused By Work Culture?

April 3, 2014 9:51 am | by CNNMoney

Orange France has seen a second slew of worker suicides in the last decade. Some that work there say the stress of privatizing the telecom company has been overwhelming.                       

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Ford Shines While Auto Industry Slumps

April 3, 2014 9:41 am | by CNNMoney

Shares of Ford rallied in the first quarter while GM's stock was hit hard by recall woes. But shares of Toyota and Honda are stuck in reverse as well.                             

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New Sensors Show When Food Is Spoiled

April 3, 2014 9:37 am | by CBS News

Find out how the technology could revolutionize how we track the safety of our food, as well as how the sensors could reduce food waste.                                 

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The Future Of Aviation After Flight 370

April 2, 2014 1:50 pm | by CNNMoney

The mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will mark a turning point in how future commercial aircraft will be tracked and monitored.                               

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Is The Honeymoon Over For New BlackBerry CEO?

March 31, 2014 2:14 pm | by CNNMoney

With lackluster quarterly results Friday, is time running out for John Chen to turn around the company?                                          

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Luxury Driverless Concept Car Offers View Of The Future

March 28, 2014 2:13 pm | by Reuters

The Rinspeed XchangE is a luxury car that leaves the job of driving to an onboard computer while passengers relax and enjoy the ride.                                  

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GE Develops Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

March 27, 2014 1:48 pm | by GE Research

Take a spin around the globe with GE as they highlight five manufacturing technologies GE researchers are developing.                                      

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3D Robotics Works To 'Demilitarize' Drones

March 27, 2014 10:10 am | by USA Today

3D Robotics CEO and Co-Founder Chris Anderson shows off the Iris, an insect-like drone that's rigged with a leveling arm for a GoPro camera.                               

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Building A Smarter Mattress

March 27, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney

Tuft and Needle is betting it can apply tech lessons to building a cheaper and more comfortable mattress.                                          

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Improving Predictive Maintenance With Mobile Apps, Part 2

March 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Tia Nowack and Anna Wells, IMPO

The ability to prioritize maintenance work, schedule it in advance, and share findings in real time is a great way to keep facilities running at peak performance, often with cost savings.                   

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A Look Inside The World's Best Search Plane

March 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by CNNMoney

The Poseidon P8 is designed to hunt submarines, but the Navy is using the aircraft to locate wreckage from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.                               

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Texas Gov. Perry Sees Pros Of Tesla Direct Sales

March 25, 2014 1:28 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net

Perry cites the natural change in society and economic structures as the underpinning of why it’s the right choice now — things just aren’t sold the same way today as they were even 10 years ago, he argues.             

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The Last Big U.S. Bike Maker

March 24, 2014 2:28 pm | by CNNMoney

Worksman Cycles has been making industrial tricycles and consumer bicycles for more than 100 years in New York City.                                       

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Is Wireless Electricity Within Reach? Yep.

March 21, 2014 2:48 pm | by CNN

WiTricity is a technology that could power all of our devices over thin air. Check out this developing technology.                                        

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Teaching Kids To Build Robots

March 20, 2014 10:40 am | by CNNMoney

The Brooklyn Robot Foundry is teaching kids engineering skills not usually taught in normal school classes.                                         

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Engineering Newswire: Phantom Boat Flies Above the Water

March 20, 2014 10:38 am | by Product Design & Development

This latest episode of Engineering Newswire from Product Design & Development takes a look at 3D printing documentaries exploring challenges of emerging companies, talks about toilet lights and imagines riding the flying phantom above the water. 

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Mary Barra Apologizes For GM

March 20, 2014 10:07 am | by CNNMoney

CEO offers personal apology and provides an update on how automaker is fixing the problem.                                              

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Improving Predictive Maintenance With Mobile Apps, Part 1

March 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Tia Nowack and Anna Wells, IMPO

The ability to access information and control processes from afar saves time, money, and can keep workers out of potentially dangerous situations. For many solutions providers, this means more business apps for mobile devices.        

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