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FAA Keeping Commercial Drones In Check

May 6, 2014 2:49 pm | by CBS News

Anybody can buy and operate drones, but it's illegal to make money using one. That's leading to frustration among businesses big and small.                                

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Inside Motorola's New Chicago Headquarters

May 5, 2014 1:31 pm | by CNNVideo

Christine Romans takes an exclusive look at Motorola's new home in Chicago's Merchandise Mart.                                              

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Ford's Alan Mulally: The Exit Interview

May 2, 2014 2:06 pm | by CNNMoney

Outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally talks about his relationship with Bill Ford, the auto bailout of 2009 and his plans for the future.                                   

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How Alan Mulally Turned Ford Around

May 1, 2014 1:56 pm | by CNNMoney

"He's not a car guy. He's not a plane guy. He's a guy that understands the value of leadership," says the author who documented Mulally's time as CEO of the Ford Motor Company.                     

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Nissan Invents A Self-Washing Car

April 30, 2014 2:12 pm | by USA TODAY

If you're one of millions of car owner across the country who like a nice shiny car but hate what it takes to keep it that way... then wait til you see what Nissan is testing.             

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3D Printing And The Automotive Industry

April 29, 2014 2:27 pm | by /DRIVE

The world of 3D prototyping and printing has changed the automotive industry. Christian von Koenigsegg explains how his company takes advantage of the new 3D printing technology.                    

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Israeli Company Reinvents The Wheel

April 28, 2014 12:09 pm | by Reuters TV

An Israeli company has developed a technology that allows wheelchairs and bicycles to travel more comfortably over bumps and down stairs.                                 

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Could Cell Phones Solve Flight 370 Mystery?

April 28, 2014 10:48 am | by CNNMoney

Damaged cell phone data retrieved from Flight 370 could provide answers as to what happened. But the plane needs to be found first.                                   

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Buffett On Technology Replacing Jobs

April 28, 2014 10:17 am | by CNNMoney

Warren Buffett explains why he thinks it's progress to have technology replacing human jobs, but acknowledges that people who are left behind need support.                             

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Advanced Alternative Energy On Display At Auto Show

April 25, 2014 1:57 pm | by CBS News

Automakers are being pressured to make cars with better gas mileage and electric cars with longer ranges. Tim Stevens takes a look at a few of the models at the 2014 New York International Auto Show that truly show these features off.      

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Michigan's Moves In Advanced Manufacturing

April 24, 2014 2:30 pm | by Forbes

Closing the skills gap and connecting the private sector with local, educated talent is part of a formula the Wolverine State governor is using to create an environment for success.                     

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Inside Google X

April 24, 2014 9:52 am | by CBS

Google X is the top-secret lab where the company strives for world-changing innovation. It's been completely off limits to journalists until now.                               

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The Future Of Combat Could Be This Robot

April 24, 2014 9:44 am | by CBS News

The U.S. military hopes its new robot, Atlas, can one day take on missions deemed too dangerous for humans. But Pentagon researchers are still learning how hard it is to get the technology to perform even the simplest of tasks.       

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A Mission To Keep America Innovating

April 24, 2014 9:42 am | by USA Today

Nathan Myhrvold, CEO and Co-Founder of Intellectual Ventures and also Microsoft's first chief technology officer, is on a mission to keep America innovating, one patent at a time.                     

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Grandfather Builds Safe Gun Tech After Sandy Hook

April 23, 2014 1:53 pm | by CNNMoney

After his 6-year-old grandson was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, Carmen Lobis is crowdfunding and applying for a Silicon Valley grant to build potentially life-saving gun technology.                   

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Climate Change May Shake Up Coffee Market

April 22, 2014 1:51 pm | by CNNMoney

Pests, rising heat, and extreme temperatures resulting from climate change could affect where coffee can be grown around the world by 2050, devastating some communities.                        

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McLaren's New 207mph Beast

April 21, 2014 2:03 pm | by CNNMoney

The new McLaren 650S has a top speed of 207 mph and can go 0-60 in under 3 seconds. It cranks out 641 horsepower from its small 3.8 liter turbo-charged V8 engine — that's more power than the 12C.                

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Revolutions In Car Tech

April 18, 2014 1:59 pm | by CNNMoney

Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford, discusses the last 50 years of Mustang, global car markets, fuel economy, the GM recall and self-driving cars.                             

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Why BMW Is Making Cars In The USA

April 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by CNNMoney

BMW's North American President Ludwig Willisch talks about why the company is manufacturing its X series cars in South Carolina.                                  

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Former Taco Bell Interns: We Invented the Doritos Locos Taco

April 17, 2014 9:37 am | by ABC News

The Doritos Locos Taco has gained notoriety as one of Taco Bell's most popular items. Now former advertising interns for Taco Bell claim that they conjured the idea for a Doritos taco during an ad competition that took place in 1995.      

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