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3D Printing Easter Chocolates

April 9, 2014 1:53 pm | by Reuters

The world's confectioners are gearing up for Easter and an anticipated sales bonanza of chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. But one small company has a message for lovers of all things chocolate — print your own.           

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Wind Powered Honda Plant In Ohio

April 8, 2014 11:53 am | by The Weather Channel and Juhl Energy, Inc.

Honda is accelerating its efforts to advance the environmental performance of its products and its operations throughout North America.                                  

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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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Lawmakers Rip GM's Barra In Hearing

April 3, 2014 2:06 pm | by CNNMoney

Here's just a sampling of lawmakers hammering General Motors CEO Mary Barra in a hearing over a delayed recall and vehicle malfunctions.                                  

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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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Behind The Scenes At Mars' New Candy Factory

April 3, 2014 9:33 am | by CBS News

CBS News gets a behind-the-scenes look at the family-run business that has been making candy for longer than 100 years.                                     

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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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The Make-Or-Break Moment For GM And Mary Barra

April 1, 2014 2:00 pm | by CNNMoney

It's a crucial test for General Motors CEO Mary Barra, as she heads to Washington to answer questions about the recall of 2.6 million vehicles.                               

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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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