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A Better Way To Track China's Economy

August 1, 2012 12:32 pm | by Reuters

Growth and manufacturing data are mainstays for those monitoring China's economic health. But investors may glean more from electricity consumption and price readings.


U.S. Design Means U.S. Profits?

July 31, 2012 12:26 pm | by CNN Money

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says as long as things are designed in the U.S., that's where the profits stay.


The Key To Job Growth In the U.S. Is...

July 30, 2012 1:33 pm | by CNN

CNN's Fareed Zakaria examines what the key to job growth may be in the U.S. going forward.


Getting Paid To Use Your Vacation Days

July 27, 2012 12:07 pm | by CNN

One CEO is offering his employees a $7,500 bonus for employees to take their allocated vacation time.


Venture Capitalist: Google Has Money, No Innovation

July 26, 2012 10:22 am | by CNN Money

Peter Thiel tells Google Chairman Eric Schmidt the company has no idea how to invest its money.


'Emotional' Android Shows New Face Of Robotics

July 25, 2012 2:35 pm | by ReutersTV

Italian scientists have created a robot face that can mimic real muscle activity.


Swimming Robot Makes A Splash

July 25, 2012 2:34 pm | by ReutersTV

Scientists in Japan have developed what they say is the world's most advanced swimming robot.


Crimes Of The Future

July 25, 2012 2:32 pm | by Ted

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous, says Marc Goodman.


Knocking Hard On Apple's Door

July 25, 2012 2:30 pm | by Reuters

Google isn't the only one looking to cut into Apple's dominance.


The Steve Jobs Story (Part 2)

July 25, 2012 1:26 pm | by CBS News

Isacson discusses the Apple founder's return to Apple in the late 1990s and his last days.


The Steve Jobs Story (Part 1)

July 24, 2012 12:35 pm | by CBS News

Steve Jobs was already gravely ill with cancer when he asked author Walter Isaacson to write his biography.


Young Workers Target Apprenticeships

July 23, 2012 1:35 pm | by Reuters

One British car factory has doubled its numbers of young people in apprenticeship schemes as jobs become harder.


GE Powers On With Quarterly Earnings

July 20, 2012 11:54 am | by Reuters

GE reported a 2.5 percent rise in Q2 profit as solid U.S. demand for energy equipment offset the effects of a weak EU economy.


Robots Get A Feel For The World

July 19, 2012 8:43 am | by USC Viterbi

What does a robot feel when it touches something? Little or nothing until now.


Redefining Middle Class Jobs

July 19, 2012 8:42 am | by CNN

Richard Florida addresses the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs and rise in service industry jobs.


Chris Gerdes: The Future Race Car

July 19, 2012 8:41 am | by Ted

Autonomous cars are coming - and they’re going to drive better than you.


Private Spy Drones Are Coming

July 19, 2012 8:40 am | by Reuters

Drones are moving off the battlefield and into everyday life.


Inventor Turns Plastic Trash Into Liquid Gold

July 19, 2012 8:40 am | by ReutersTV

A Filipino inventor has found a way to turn plastic waste into fuel for vehicles.


Is The Party Over For Planemakers?

July 19, 2012 8:40 am | by Reuters

As defence budgets around the world are slashed, Reuters asks whether the party's over for the world's big planemakers.


Lockheed Martin's Trillion Dollar Headache

July 16, 2012 12:47 pm | by Reuters

The Joint Strike Fighter could cost $1.45T over its lifetime, but for Lockheed Martin the runaway costs are turning into a major headache.



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