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Elon Musk Shows Off Tesla Factory's Production Line Robots

September 2, 2015 3:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Instagram to show off Tesla's Fremont factory. 

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From The Top: Implementing Lean Six Sigma Principles

September 2, 2015 2:51 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, we speak with Bob Zimering, the Director of Six Sigma at Raytheon. 

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Manufacturing Productivity Up, Labor Costs Down In Second Quarter

September 2, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Compared to the second quarter of 2014, overall manufacturing productivity increased 1 percent. 

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Dutch Trains To Run On Wind By 2018

September 2, 2015 2:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Netherlands' 1.2 million daily rail passengers will soon commute entirely via wind power.

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Union: Fiat Says Jeep Wrangler Staying In Ohio, Not Cherokee

September 2, 2015 2:23 pm | News | Comments

It's not clear how the moves might affect job numbers at the plant, which employs about 6,000.

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China Chemical Factory Blast Toll Rises To Five

September 2, 2015 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cause of the blast is still under investigation. 

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The New Gear China's Military Will Show Off At Commemorative Parade

September 2, 2015 2:14 pm | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fueled by booming defense spending, the People's Liberation Army is expected to showcase breakthroughs in missile technology and military aircraft. 

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Study: NYC Children’s Meals Bill Would Improve Health

September 2, 2015 10:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The proposal would require children's meals to conform to certain health requirements.

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California Forest Helps Offset Volkswagen Emissions

September 2, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

VW hopes to reduce its passenger vehicle emissions by 90 percent by 2050. 

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Survey: Auto Industry Slow To Embrace Recall Analytics

September 2, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The online poll found that just 8 percent of auto industry executives used predictive analytics regarding vehicle recalls.

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Soyuz Carrying Three-Man Crew Blasts Off For Orbiting Station

September 2, 2015 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The spacecraft departed on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.

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Texas Regulator Clears Oil And Gas Company Of Causing Quakes

September 2, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency determined that a series of earthquakes likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.

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Shell President Says Oil Will Be Required For A Long Time

September 2, 2015 10:07 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.

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Oil Prices Volatility Continues

September 2, 2015 10:01 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Big moves — mostly down — have been a hallmark of the oil market this past year.

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India SUV Maker Rides Into U.S. Market . . . On A Scooter

September 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Dubrin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads.

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Survey: U.S. Businesses Hired At Steady Pace In August

September 2, 2015 9:47 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturers added 7,000, a modest amount but an improvement from the spring when they cut jobs for three months.

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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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