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Global Markets Rebound As China Cuts Rates To Help Economy

August 25, 2015 10:04 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Global markets bounced back Tuesday after China's central bank cut its key interest rate to support growth in the world's second-largest economy.

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Toyota Plans $16M Expansion Of Indiana Forklift Factory

August 25, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The factory will be just over a million square-feet with the upcoming expansion. 

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Chipotle To Hire 4,000 New Employees In One Day

August 24, 2015 2:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chipotle hopes to counter a tightening labor market with an unconventional hiring pitch.

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Nuclear Contractor To Pay $4.8M Over Improper Lobbying

August 24, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Prosecutors alleged that between 2008 and 2012 Sandia used funding to lobby Congress and federal agencies to renew its $2.4 billion annual contract with the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health of U.S. Manufacturing

August 24, 2015 2:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"Right now, the state of U.S. manufacturing is not a pretty picture."

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Report: Tesla Sedan Falls Just Short Of Acceleration Claims

August 24, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Model S P85D went from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.

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Tesla Upgrades Showrooms For The Model X SUV Debut

August 24, 2015 2:34 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Betty Liu reports on the revamping of Tesla's showrooms. 

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Optimization Algorithm Increases Industrial Robot Efficiency By Up To 40 Percent

August 24, 2015 2:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

This doesn’t change the robot’s operation path, just its speed and sequence.

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Budweiser Takes Exception To Firm's 'Queen of Beer' Campaign

August 24, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

She Beverage Co. of Lancaster, California, applied in December to register "The Queen of Beer" phrase with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

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Japan Delivers Whiskey To Space Station . . . For Science

August 24, 2015 1:57 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Japan also sent up 12 mice aboard as part of an aging study.

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Southern Buying AGL Resources For About $7.93 Billion

August 24, 2015 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This would create the second-biggest utility company in the U.S. by customer base.

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From The Top: The Internet Of Things

August 24, 2015 10:27 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

Microsoft’s Colin Masson discusses why Industrial IoT is the next big thing. 

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Managing Change In The Manufacturing Revolution

August 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike DiLeo | News | Comments

It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry — and lots of it. 

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'Mission Control' Band Could Become Hub For Wearables

August 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Lycos has moved into the wearables space with its Lycos Life line.

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Colt Asks Bankruptcy Judge For $2.5M In Executive Payments

August 24, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The West Hartford-based company is trying to eliminate $350 million in debt to creditors.

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Explosion At Chemical Plant In Eastern China Kills One

August 24, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China killed one person less than two weeks after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin. 

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Death Toll Rises To 121 In China Port Explosion

August 24, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the dead from the Aug. 12 disaster are 67 firefighters. 

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Attorneys Argue Powers During Hearing On Federal Water Rule

August 24, 2015 9:52 am | by Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota is leading a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule. 

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EPA Knew Of 'Blowout' Risk For Tainted Water At Gold Mine

August 24, 2015 9:47 am | by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The information also raises more questions about whether enough was done to prevent it.

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Obama Pushing For More Clean Energy Choices For Consumers

August 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Nancy Benac, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama is pressing to give Americans power to choose what kind of power they use.

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