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China Factory Indexes Ebb In New Sign Of Economic Weakness

September 1, 2015 | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Two factory activity indexes released Tuesday were at multi-year lows.

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What To Watch For At The IFA Gadget Show In Berlin

September 1, 2015 2:22 pm | by Frank Jordans, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show when it opens to the public on Friday.

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Five Things You Didn't Know Could Get Hacked

September 1, 2015 2:15 pm | by The Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Hackers aren't always after personal information. 

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Protein Could Create Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

September 1, 2015 2:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

This protein could also allow ice cream to remain in freezers without receiving freezer burn.

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Report: Manufacturing Mergers Remain Active In First Quarter

September 1, 2015 2:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mergers in the manufacturing and distribution industries are off 2014's pace but remain high relative to recent years. 

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Polymer Developed From Squid Teeth Heals Itself With Water

September 1, 2015 1:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Teeth located on the tentacles of squid could one day provide an easier way to fix medical implants or undersea cables.

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U.S. Fines Triumph Motorcycles Up To $2.9 Million

September 1, 2015 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company was fined for violating safety reporting requirements. 

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New LED Material Could Dramatically Lower Production Costs

September 1, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“In general, the cost of LED lighting has been a big concern thus far, but this could change that." 

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European Space Officials Debut New Rover

September 1, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Interact Centaur is a four-wheeled blue and white vehicle with two robotic arms at the front and a camera mounted atop a neck-like structure.

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NASA Prepares For Mars With Year-Long Simulation In Hawaii

September 1, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

They will remain inside for one year and will only journey outside with a spacesuit.

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Jeep Recalling 206,668 Cherokee SUVs For Wiper Defect

September 1, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Customers will be notified and dealers will repair the vehicles for free.

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Massive Gas Find Promises To Ease Egypt's Fuel Crisis

September 1, 2015 9:41 am | by Brian Rohan, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Egypt is making a gradual economic recovery from the years of chaos that followed the 2011 uprising.

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U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Drop In August

September 1, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Industry sales are expected to drop 3 percent from last August. 

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Manufacturers Push Expansion To Pursue Growth In 2015

August 31, 2015 3:30 pm | by Alastair Borthwick | News | Comments

Finance leaders at manufacturing firms should consider the following strategies and best practices to maximize on the opportunities ahead.

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KFC To Debut Fryerside Chats With Col. Sanders

August 31, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

SNL veteran Norm MacDonald will appear as the colonel in this series of online ads.

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Tesla To Buy Lithium From Mexico For Battery Factory

August 31, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla plans to make lithium-ion batteries at its Nevada "gigafactory."

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Report: Natural Gas Operations Could Release Harmful Chemicals

August 31, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study also said that research into chemicals released by natural gas operations is lacking.

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Wyoming Ethanol Plant To Suspend Operations

August 31, 2015 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can't compete with lower gasoline prices. 

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Doubts About China's Economic Leadership Sap Confidence

August 31, 2015 2:49 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Global stock markets have sunk as investors have wrestled with their doubts.

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Nestle: Forced Labor Has No Place In Our Food Supply Chain

August 31, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A lawsuit alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.

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General Mills Sets Ambitious Goal For Greenhouse Gas Cuts

August 31, 2015 2:37 pm | by Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.

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