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Californians Cut Water Without State Imposing Fines

August 28, 2015 9:43 am | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide conservation mandate of 25 percent. 


New Estimate: Apple Shipped 3.6 Million Watches Last Quarter

August 28, 2015 9:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

This estimate is enough to change the competitive landscape for other wearable gadgets.


Oil Jumps 10 Percent For Biggest One-Day Gain Since 2009

August 28, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil had fallen, in part, because of worries about the health of China's economy. 


Exploring The Changing Arctic With Underwater Drones

August 27, 2015 3:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“I hate looking into crystal balls, but we can look into this one and say that in five years we’ll have unmanned aerial vehicles in every ship.”


Lawsuit Targets 10 Large Automakers Over Keyless Ignition

August 27, 2015 2:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The lawsuit seeks to force automakers to install features that would automatically shut down unattended engines started with a keyless ignition device.


Report: California Farmers Post Record Revenue Despite Drought

August 27, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Eventually, however, experts believe the drought will catch up with California agriculture.


Apple Schedules New Product Event For Sept. 9

August 27, 2015 2:39 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.


China Detains 11 Over Deadly Warehouse Explosion

August 27, 2015 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The officials are accused of dereliction of duty and abusing their positions. 


Judge Reverses Manslaughter Conviction Due To GM Ignition

August 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by Joe Mandak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pennsylvania judge reversed the conviction after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch contributed to her crash. 


Industry Insider: Acquity On The Impact Of The E-Marketplace, Pt. 3

August 27, 2015 2:26 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Videos | Comments

In the conclusion of this discussion, Bob Barr of Acquity Group provides some tips for distributors who are moving their businesses online.


Tesla’s Model S P85D Breaks Consumer Reports’ Ratings System

August 27, 2015 2:21 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

The luxury car initially scored 103 out of 100.


Manufacturing Minute: Coexisting With Our Robot Overlords

August 27, 2015 10:29 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

Also in this episode, a mayo that isn’t and a crowdfunded vertical takeoff airplane.


Data Security For Manufacturers: Don’t Let Cyberattacks Take A ‘Byte’ Out Of Your Bottom Line

August 27, 2015 10:23 am | by Rick Schreiber and Shahryar Shaghaghi | News | Comments

Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies. 


Trump Vows Never To Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move To Mexico

August 27, 2015 10:15 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

He added that he would consider it if he could find some that were made in the U.S.


Copper Producer Freeport-McMoRan Lowering Production, Cutting Jobs

August 27, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company plans to cut about 10 percent of employees and contractors at U.S. mining operations.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Drop To Very Low 271,000

August 27, 2015 10:00 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.


Chinese Market Surge Leads Global Stocks Higher

August 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Worries about China's economic outlook rose after July exports shrank by an unexpectedly wide margin and August manufacturing weakened.


Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Syngenta confirmed that its board unanimously rejected the latest bid from Monsanto and reiterated prior concerns about regulatory hurdles. 


Google Technology Could Help Drivers Avoid Potholes

August 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Google would pair the GPS in vehicle navigation systems with a vertical movement sensor.


3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Headed To 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals

August 26, 2015 3:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wilson introduced the plans for the working pistol to the Internet two years ago. 



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