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Rolls-Royce Ready to go Off Road with New SUV

February 19, 2015 2:09 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Rolls-Royce is the latest luxury automaker to confirm plans that an SUV model is in the works. 

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A Less Lethal Alternative to Guns

February 18, 2015 3:44 pm | by CNNMoney

The Triple Defender is one of the less lethal alternatives to guns that law enforcement is increasingly interested in after the recent controversies over police killings.

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Hershey Moves to Ban Cadbury Chocolates in U.S.

February 18, 2015 3:37 pm | by CBS News

For more than 30 years, importers of British goods brought English Cadbury Chocolate into the United States, but as a lawsuit between American chocolate behemoth Hersey and British importers draws to a close, fans of milky English bars of chocolate are anticipating a permanent dry spell. 

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Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA ‘Barcode’ for Food

February 17, 2015 2:24 pm | by CBS News

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.

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Hertz Used to Make Cars?

February 13, 2015 2:07 pm | by CNN Money

Hertz may be synonymous with car rentals today, but it began as a manufacturer. Peter Valdes-Dapena drives a car that Hertz manufactured in the early 1900s.

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China Slowdown Doesn't Scare CAT

February 13, 2015 2:00 pm | by CNN Money

Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman says he's actually hoping for a slower economic growth rate in China, and feels his company is well positioned

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Death Followed Jeep Recall

February 12, 2015 3:01 pm

More than a year after Chrysler issued recall of nearly 1.6 million Jeeps because of it rear-mounted gas tank, the position of the tank is blamed for a fiery crash that killed a pregnant woman on a suburban Detroit freeway.

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Police Testing New, Less Lethal Gun Technology

February 11, 2015 3:01 pm | by CBS News

The police department in Ferguson, Missouri, is among many experimenting with the Alternative, a new technology that its creators say makes bullets less deadly.

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The Small Town Behind the Biggest Scoreboards

February 11, 2015 2:25 pm | by CBS News

Brookings, South Dakota, is the home of Daktronics, a company that manufactures those immense video screens so popular at sports stadiums across the country. Lee Cowan checks out how these massive LED displays are made.

New Automation Lends a Hand to U.S. Clothing Manufacturers

February 10, 2015 2:45 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Made-in-America may be a label consumers could start seeing on their clothes once again thanks to a company called SoftWear Automation and Georgia Tech.                           

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Five of the Most Important (and Awesome) SpaceX Launches

February 10, 2015 2:20 pm | by Bloomberg News

In honor of SpaceX's potentially historic rocket launch tonight, here are some of the companies most important launches.                                      

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How the Cognac Market is Growing in the U.S.

February 9, 2015 12:47 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Michael Quinttus, president and CEO of Vintus, discusses the growing market for premium cognac.                                             

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Does A Shotgun Silencer Actually Work?

February 6, 2015 3:39 pm | by CNNMoney

Gun silencers have been around since the early 1900s. However, the world's first shotgun suppressor is now available on the gun rack, thanks to a company called SilencerCo from Salt Lake City, Utah.               

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$100 Oil Could Be At Least 3-5 Years Away

February 6, 2015 3:30 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Institute of International Finance's George Abed and Bloomberg Intelligence's Carl Riccadonna discuss the outlook for oil prices and production.                               

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What's Really Going On With Port Congestion

February 4, 2015 3:09 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Port congestion is reaching new levels as container ships are being forced to wait to berth at anchor off the shore of Los Angeles-Long Beach. While many are assigning the blame to slow or even nonexistent negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association, it is possible that the problems could have a different origin. 

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This is Not Your Grandpa's Buick

February 4, 2015 2:22 pm | by CNNMoney

The official car of elastic waistbands and white sneakers is attempting to be cool again. Buick unveiled two new cars at the Detroit Auto Show and, surprisingly, they're pretty with it.                   

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Amazon's New Robot Workforce

February 3, 2015 2:34 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

The Amazon warehouse in Coppell, Texas is far from an average distribution center. This particular warehouse is populated by a fleet of robots, designed to move around the center at speeds faster than any human is capable.        

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Are Families Accepting GM's Compensation Offers?

February 3, 2015 2:16 pm | by CBS News

This weekend was General Motors' deadline to submit claims for compensation from auto-related deaths and injuries. Ken Feinberg, the man in charge of the compensation fund, discusses how families reacted to the offers extended by GM.     

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Big Vans, Small Market

February 3, 2015 1:51 pm | by USA TODAY

James R. Healey breaks down the big differences in the big van market and what manufacturers are doing to stand out.                                       

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Obama Proposes $3.99 Trillion Budget for 2016

February 2, 2015 3:27 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

President Obama has unveiled his new budget proposal — all $3.99 trillion of it. According to the President, the goal of the new budget is to be “practical, not partisan.”                       

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