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Volvo Plans to Export Chinese-Made Cars to the U.S.

January 13, 2015 1:42 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

With all of this great news for the auto industry in the U.S. market, it’s no wonder why car companies are expanding production in North America. But at least one company plans to do business a little differently.           

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Who is Mary Barra in 83 Seconds?

January 12, 2015 3:03 pm | by CNNMoney

Watch CNN explain Mary Barra and her journey to become the CEO of GM in just 83 seconds.                                               

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The Next Housing Solution Could Be 3D Printing

January 12, 2015 2:42 pm | by Reuters

What Wikipedia did for information, Alastair Parvin and his colleagues hope the WikiHouse Foundation will do for house building by opening up architectural design plans to everyone and allowing people to 3D print materials to build a house.   

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The Big Winners and Losers in a World With Cheap Oil

January 9, 2015 11:56 am | by Bloomberg News

Oil prices have continued their descent in the face of a global supply glut. PwC's UK head of oil and gas told Bloomberg the winners and losers of cheap oil are becoming increasingly clear.                 

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3D Printed Electronic Circuit Boards

January 8, 2015 2:42 pm | by USA TODAY

Helping his son with a school project led Michael Toutonghi to invent a 3D printing medium that conducts electricity and can print plastic circuit boards.                            

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Major Investors Put Money Into Marijuana

January 8, 2015 2:39 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

It appears that marijuana businesses may be coming into their own with today’s announcement of a large venture capital firm buying into the pot industry.                           

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Ford CEO Talks Innovation, Cuba

January 7, 2015 2:34 pm | by USA TODAY

Ford’s CEO Mark Fields says the future of the automaker will go beyond making cars, it will be about helping drivers get from one place to the next in the most efficient way.                     

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Car of the Future

January 6, 2015 2:12 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

According to Dieter Zetsche, chief executive officer of Daimler AG, the search for the car of the future is over and Mercedes-Benz has made it.                               

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Hands-On With the Coolest Drones Invading CES

January 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Bloomberg News

Consumer drone companies are looking to keep drone fever alive at CES 2015. At the show this year, several companies are showing off new drones with features that should make them smaller, cheaper and expand the possibilities of what a consumer drone can do. 

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How Long Before Oil Prices Recover?

January 6, 2015 9:25 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info

No matter where you fall in this mix of hope and dread, the big question is: How long will it last? Here, Dan Dicker, an OilPrice.com senior contributor, weighs in on falling oil prices.                   

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A Car You Can Count On

January 5, 2015 2:21 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

This story of a man and his 1957 Chevrolet Truck seems to lend credence to the theory that cars of the past were made sturdier than cars of the present. This half ton truck has carried him to and from work until retirement, and even though it is a bit rusty now, it sounds like a car you can count on. 

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Should Gov. Supplement Wages Instead of a Minimum Wage Hike?

January 2, 2015 1:58 pm | by Bloomberg News

Laffer Associates Founder Art Laffer and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Peter Coy discuss the U.S minimum wage debate.                                       

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Is This the Perfect Bourbon?

January 2, 2015 1:47 pm | by CNNMoney

Buffalo Trace Distillery is on a mission to make the perfect bourbon and its new "Warehouse X" could help them get the recipe just right.                                 

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SpaceX Marks the Spot

December 30, 2014 1:02 pm | by Bloomberg News

Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison discusses SpaceX’s Elon Musk attempting a tricky, pin-point landing during his next space mission.                               

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Technology Could Have Tracked Missing AirAsia Flight

December 30, 2014 12:58 pm | by CNNMoney

How could another commercial jet disappear? The technology needed to track it already exists, but it wasn't onboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Here's what's stopping airlines from adopting a live-streaming black box.           

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Wind Tree Uses Micro-Turbine Leaves to Generate Electricity

December 29, 2014 12:51 pm | by Reuters

A French start-up says its Wind Tree is ideal for urban environments, harnessing the most gentle of winds to produce power through its micro-turbine leaves.                           

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Porsche Recalls 918 Spyder on Faulty Chassis Parts

December 29, 2014 12:42 pm | by Bloomberg News

 Porsche is recalling 205 of its limited edition Porsche 918 Spyder.                                                   

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Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples

December 26, 2014 1:30 pm | by CBS News

Health officials are investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples.                                           

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International Volvo Car Manufacturing

December 23, 2014 12:52 pm | by AutoMotoTV

Watch Volvos being produced in Sweden, Belgium and China plants.                                                     

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Five Pawns Sets New Standard For Vapor Liquid Manufacturing

December 23, 2014 12:33 pm | by FivePawns

After years in the making, Five Pawns pulls back the curtain and reveals their state of the art production facility.                                       

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